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Collection Overview

Title
University Archives Diploma Collection, 1756-1984
ID
UA 342
Extent
96.0 Folders
Primary Creator
College of William and Mary
Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name.  This collection is currently being processed. Contact staff for assistance.
Date Acquired
00/00/1926
Forms of Material
Diplomas
Languages
English, Latin

Restrictions

Access
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Use
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Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains originals and copies of diplomas awarded by the College of William and Mary. The collection also includes honorary degrees, diplomas awarded by other colleges and universities, and certificates of distinction.

Biographical Note

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Series 1: Diploma File, 1756-1984
Drawer 1: A-B
Folder 1: Addington, Olin Monroe, August 1931
One Bachelor of Science diploma from William and Mary.  Written in Latin.
Folder 2: Armistead, Cara Rowland, June 1924
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary.  Written in Latin.
Folder 3: Armistead, Cara Rowland, August 1926
One Master of Arts diploma from William and Mary.  Written in Latin.
Folder 4: Baker, Hugh J., June 23, 1904
One Certificate of Distinction in American History and Politics from William and Mary.  Written in English.  Accessioned sometime in 1958.
Folder 5: Barksdale, Mildred E., 1924
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary.  Written in Latin.
Folder 6: Baskerville, Gordon Lee, August 1964
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary.  Written in Latin
Folder 7: Bell, Carlton Seay, June 1928
One Bachelor of Science diploma from William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 8: Blackwell, Thomas, 1839
One diploma written in Latin with an English Translation.  Acc. 1980.037
Folder 9: Boisseau, James, July 1842
Two Bachelor of Arts diplomas from William and Mary.  Both are photostat copies and are written in Latin.
Folder 10: Bonney, John Harvey, June 1916
One Teacher's Diploma from William and Mary.  Written in English.
Folder 11: Bowden, Lemuel Jackson, 1832
One Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin. The diploma  is a copy and is glued to cardboard.
Folder 12: Bray, Benjamin Foster, June 1948
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary.  Written in Latin
Folder 13: Bridges, Florence Margaret, 1922-1927
One Bachelor of Arts diplomas from William and Mary in 1922.  One Master of Arts diploma from William and Mary in 1927.  Both diplomas are written in Latin.
Folder 14: Brown, Alexander, 1900
One Legal Doctorate diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Drawer 2: C-F
Folder 1: Cato, John Henry, Jr., June 1912
One Teacher's Diploma from William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 2: Cauthorn, Ethelbert G., 1844
One Certificate of Achievement in the Senior Political Science course at William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 3: Cauthorn, Ethelbert G., July 4, 1844
One photostat copy of a Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 4: Chanes, Aaron David, June 1931
One Bachelor of Science diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 5: Cocke, John H., 1824
One photostat copy on cardboard of a Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in English.  Acc. 2008.087
Folder 6: Coke, Richard, July 1848
One poster copy of a Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 7: Conellee, Edward Linwood, circa 1920
One Teacher's Diploma from William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 8: Coppola, P. Edward J., August 1936
One Bachelor of Science diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 9: Cutherell, Henry Edward, July 1879
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 10: Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammel, October 1805
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 11: Ewing, Elizabeth Stewart, 1930
One certificate of proficiency from the William and Mary Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health, written in English. Also, one Bachelor of Science diploma from William and Mary that is written in Latin.
Folder 12: Faison, James Oscar, Jr., June 1924
One Bachelor of Science diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 13: Floyd, Virginia, August 1928
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 14: Fowler, Harold Lees, 1928-1934
One Doctorate of Philosophy diploma from Harvard, one Master of Arts diploma from Harvard, and one Bachelor of Arts diploma from Dartmouth.  Mr. Fowler was a faculty member at William and Mary from 1934-1974.
Folder 15: Franklin, Benjamin, 1756
Two copies of an honorary degree awarded to Benjamin Franklin from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Drawer 3: G-J
Folder 1: Gordon, Armistead Churchill, 1906
One Honorary Doctorate diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 2: Groettum, Richard E., June 1942
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 3: Gwathmey, William Henry, 1838-1840
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary in 1840 that is written in Latin. One certificate of completion from 1838 for courses in Law, Chemistry, Rhetoric, National Logic, Moral Philosophy, Natural Philosophy, and History. Written in English. One certificate of completion from 1839 for History, Political Economy, and Mathematics. Written in English.
Folder 4: Hall, Channing Westbrook, June 1910
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Original is on cardboard and is written in Latin.
Folder 5: Hall, Emily Moore, circa 1921, 1922-1923
One 1922 Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary, and one 1923 Master of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Both are written in Latin. One Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Certificate circa 1921 from William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 6: Hall, John Leslie, 1873-1921
One 1921 Honorary Doctorate from William and Mary that is written in Latin. One certificate of distinction in Mathematics from Randolph Macon College, and one diploma awarded in French. Both certificates are from 1873. One 1916 Honorary Doctorate from Wake Forest University that is written in English.
Folder 7: Harnesberger, Hugh Francis, January 1944
One Bachelor of Science diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin
Item 8: Holman, Margaret, 1927
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin with temple seal of William and Mary attached. Acc. 2013.105
Folder 9: Hopewell, Lou Ross, 1977-1980
One Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education, 1977, written in English. One Doctor of Education diploma, 1980, written in English. Acc. 2011.667
Folder 10: Hubbard, James Nimmo, 1905
One diploma from the School of History of William and Mary. Written in English. Acc. 1994.043
Folder 11: Hubbard, James Nimmo, 1890s-1906
Six diplomas declaring Hubbard a graduate in each school.  Includes Physics and Chemistry from 1890s, American History and Politics from June 1905, Philosophy in June 1905, General History in June 1906, Latin in June 1906, and English in June 1906. All of the diplomas are written in English and are from William and Mary.
Folder 12: Irby, Benjamin, 1841
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin. Acc. 1979.010
Folder 13: Ivy, John H., 1852
One copy of a Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 14: James, Arthur Wilson, June 1913
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 15: Johnson, Arthur Warren, 1921
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 16: Jones, Robert Strachan, June 1872
One Bachelor of Philosophy diploma from William and Mary.  Written in English
Folder 17: Jones, Thomas Gabriel, 1867
One Bachelor of Philosophy diploma from William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 18: Jones, William Throckmorton, July 1840
One original and one copy of a Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Both written in Latin.
Folder 19: Jones, William Throckmorton, July 1840
One Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 20: Jones, William Gustavus, July 1876
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Drawer 4: K-O
Folder 1: Kent, Yelverton Oliver, June 1931
One Bachelor of Science diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 2: Lafayette, Gilbert Motier, October 1824
3 copies of an Honorary Degree diploma given by the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 3: Lambert, Jay Wilfred, 1924, 1927, 1981
Contains Lambert's Leesburg High School diploma from 1924, written in English; Lambert's Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary in 1927, written in Latin; and an L.H.D. from William and Mary in 1981, written in Latin. Acc. 1994.080
Folder 4: Land, Hillary H., July 1843
One original and one copy of a Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 5: Larrick, Herbert S., 1892-1893
Eight certificates of distinction from the College of William and Mary. Included are certificates for American History; Chemistry, Physics, Botany, and Physiology; Civil Government; English; Math; Pedadogics; Intermediate Chemistry, Physiology, and Physics; and Intermediate History. Written in English
Folder 6: Lawson, Paul Allen, August 1937
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 7: Leigh, Benjamin, 1835, 1837
One copy of an Honorary Degree diploma from William and Mary in 1835. Written in Latin. Also included is a copy of an Honorary Degree for Henry St. George Tucker in 1837 from William and Mary. Written in Latin with an English translation.
Folder 8: Mason, Thomas W., 1858
One copy of a Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 9: Mettauer, Frances Joseph, July 1837
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 10: Moody, Woodson Cheadle, 1847
One Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 11: Owen, John Stansbury, June 1929
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 12: Ozlin, Samuel Ashton, 1928
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Drawer 5: P-R
Folder 1: Pattie, Barton Duvall, June 1929
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 2: Peatross, Louis Ashby, June 1918
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin
Folder 3: Ramsey, Edwin Benjamin, July 4, 1892
One License of Instruction from the College of William and Mary's Normal School. Written in English.
Folder 4: Rives, Robert Carroll, June 14, 1917
One Teacher's Diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 8: Robb, Robert Gilchrist, July 4, 1892
Certificate of Distinction donated by Frances Robb
Folder 10: Robertson, Isaac Wiley, June 8, 1916
One Teacher's Diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in English
Folder 11: Robins, Augustine Warner, 1829
One photostatic copy of a Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 12: Rogers, Linda Louise, June 1933
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 13: Rosenbalm, Robert Lee, circa 1914
One Teacher's Diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in English
Folder 14: Rowland, Kate Mason, 1915
One Honorary Degree diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 15: Ruffin, Francis, 1841-1844
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from 1842, one Bachelor of Civil Law diploma from 1844, one certificate of distinction in Chemistry and Junior Mathematics from 1841, and one certificate of distinction in Law from 1843. All are from the College of William and Mary. The diplomas are written in Latin and the certificates of distinction are written in English.
Drawer 6: S-U
Folder 1: Sample, circa 1860
One scholarship recognition sample certificate from the College of William and Mary. The diploma is written in English.
Folder 2: Sample, circa 1910
One teacher's diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 3: Sample, 1944
One certificate of completion for the General Basic Curriculum of Army Specialized Training Program at the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 4: Sample, 1953
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 5: Sample, 1964
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 6: Sample, 1984
Several samples of a Bachelor of Arts diploma along with samples of a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Business Administration, and a certificate of Advanced Study in Education. The diplomas are written in Latin and the certificate is in English.
Folder 7: Schepmoes, Charles Harmon, 1913, 1914
One Bachelor of Arts and one Master of Arts diplomas from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 8: Scott, Francis Benjamin Watkins, June 1901
One certificate for being a Graduate in American History and Politics from the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 9: Selden, Miles, 1844
One original and one photostatic copy of a Bachelor of Science diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 10: Sinclair, Cardin Baytop, June 1924
One Bachelor of Science diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 12: Snead, William Winston
William Winston Snead, June 1900, signed by Lyon G Tyler and others. From W&M College, State Male Normal College.  Gift of Billie Snead Budkoff, class of 1944
Folder 16: Swecker, Jennings Judy, 1917
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 17: Swem, Earl Gregg, June 1941
One original and one copy of an honorary diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 18: Taliaferro, John P., July 1848
One Medical Instruction certificate from the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 19: Tatem, Mary Nash, September 1925
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin
Folder 20: Tazwell, Litleton Walter, June 1792
One copy of a Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 21: Tuck, William McKinley, June 14, 1917
One Teacher's Diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 22: Tucker, St. George, 1790
One Doctorate of Civil Law from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Drawer 7: V-Z
Folder 1: Vaiden, Henry M., July 1845
One Master of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 2: Vaiden, Joseph Campbell, July 13, 1848
One photostatic copy of a certificate of Medical Instruction from the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 3: Vinyard, Walter Darnall, 1924, 1928, 1932
One 1932 Bachelor of Science diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin. Also contains his grammar school and high school diplomas from 1924 and 1928, respectively. Written in English
Folder 4: Von Meyer, Howard Fontaine, August 1938
One Bachelor of Science diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 5: Waters, LaVerne Weilt, August 1932
One Master of Science in Social Work diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 6: Whitehead, William Harwood, Jr., June 1938
One Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 8: Williams, Charles Nash, 1899-1900
Four certificates of achievement in Latin, German, French, and Greek from June 1899. Two certificates of achievement in General History and English from June 1900. All from the College of William and Mary. Written in English.
Folder 10: Woltmann, Richard, circa 1969
One certificate from the Marshall-Wythe Summer Program in Law in England. Written in English.
Folder 11: Wright, Martine Ackerman, June 1932
One Master of Science in Social Work from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.
Folder 12: Yates, Robert Jackson, circa 1894
One License of Instruction from the Normal School at the College of William and Mary. Written in English. Gift of Robert C. Yates.
Folder 13: Yancey, David, 1796
One original and copies of a Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of William and Mary. Written in Latin.

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Administrative Information

Repository
Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
Various Gifts and Transfers.
Acquisition Method
Acc. 1979.010 received on 2/6/1979, gift of Mrs. Charles L. Terry; Acc. 1980.037 received sometime in 1966, gift of Miss Bessie Barnes and Mrs. G.S.P. Holland; Acc. 1994.080 was received in 1994; Acc. 2008.087 received on 8/15/2008, gift of Mrs. Robert Norfleet; Yancey diploma was received from Malcolm Harris and accessioned as Acc. 1926.44 and later transferred to the University Archives. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Separated Materials
J. Wilfred Lambert's high school and William and Mary diplomas, along with his honorary doctorate, were once part of the J. Wilfred Lambert Papers (UA 6.067) and were made part of this collection on 6/8/2009.
Related Materials

Mildred Barksdale Papers (UA 5.060); Benjamin F. Bray Scrapbook (UA 5.071)

J. Wilfred Lambert's high school and William and Mary diplomas, along with his honorary doctorate, were once part of the J. Wilfred Lambert Papers (UA 6.067) and were made part of this collection on 6/8/2009.

Preferred Citation
University Archives Diploma File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Processing Information
Processed by Steven Bookman in November 2008. Acc. 2013.105 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2013.