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Society of the Alumni (1842-)

Name
Society of the Alumni (1842-)
Variant Name
William and Mary Alumni Association
Related Creators
College of William and Mary (Associate)
Historical Note
The William and Mary Alumni Association was founded on July 4, 1842, and is the sixth-oldest alumni organization in the country. All graduates and former students of the College of William and Mary are considered members of the Alumni Association. The Alumni Association is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves William and Mary and its many alumni, students, parents and friends and is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors. The generally accepted date for the founding or the William and Mary Alumni Association is July 4, 1842. An alumni organization of some sort may have been in existence before this time. However, this is the date that the Honorable Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, a judge and professor of national and municipal law and of the science of government at the College delivered the first Alumni Day oration. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Society of the Alumni.
Sources
"William and Mary Alumni: About Us, " https://alumni.wm.edu/about_us.shtml and "William and Mary Alumni: History," https://alumni.wm.edu/history/index.shtml accessed 27 April 2007.
Note Author
Amy C. Schindler

By this creator

Records or Manuscript Collections
Alumni Association Photograph Collection, 1960-2010
Alumni Association Records, 1833-2014
Alumni Band Organization Records, 1986-2012
University Archives Artifact Collection, 1693-2014
University Archives Bound Volumes Collection, 1739-1993
Memorial Services Collection, 1939-2001
Order of the White Jacket Records, 1972-2000
Wartime Memory Collection, 1941-1946
Unprocessed Holdings
College of William and Mary Artifacts of J. Edward Zollinger, 1973