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Manuscripts Artifact Collection, 1800-2010

Manuscripts Artifact Collection, 1800-2010
Mss. 1.03
Scope and Contents

The Manuscripts Artifact Collection includes artifacts from a variety of personal papers and organizational records collections, as well as items acquired individually.

Images of a growing number of artifacts are available through the SCRC's Flickr account at



Artifacts are organized according to Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging: Third Edition of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects, which is published by AltaMira Press in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History. Nomenclature 3.0 classifies artifacts based on their purpose or function.

Categories include: Built Environment Artifacts, Furnishings, Personal Artifacts, Tools and Equipment For Materials, Tools and Equipment for Science and Technology, Tools and Equipment For Communications, Distribution and Transportation Artifacts, Communication Artifacts, Recreational Artifacts, and Unclassifiable Artifacts.

This collection is currently being evaluated, described, and rehoused by staff.

Political campaigns--Virginia
Buttons (information artifacts)
Unprocessed Materials
"Between the Act" Cigar Tins, undated
Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (Va.) Tobacco Silk, undated
P. Whitlock's Old Virginia Cheroots Tobacco box, undated
UVA Tobacco Leather, undated

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Future accruals are expected.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Various gifts and purchases.
Acquisition information can often be found in the records of the original collections, personal papers, or organizational records from which the artifact was transferred. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Preferred Citation
Manuscripts Artifact Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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