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Office of the President. Alvin Duke Chandler Records, 1951-1960

Office of the President. Alvin Duke Chandler Records, 1951-1960
UA 2.12
45.0 Boxes
Scope and Contents

This collection is stored off-site. A minimum of 72 hours advanced notice is required for use.

The collection includes material from Alvin Duke Chandler's terms as president of the College William and Mary and later chancellor of the Colleges of William and Mary. The collection documents the administration of William and Mary in the mid-twentieth century and includes the routine hiring and resignation of faculty, student matters, alumni relations, and related matters. William and Mary was a small college at the time and many matters passed through the Office of the President.

The collection also reflects changing norms in the United States at the time as seen through applications by African Americans for admission and rules enforced by the administration on students.

For the most part, headings assigned to folders in their office of origin have been maintained in the box list inventories available here.

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Chandler, Alvin Duke (1902-1987)
Office of the President (1693-)
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
College of William and Mary. Office of the President

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acc. 1984.034 and 1985.083 are restricted. 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.
Access Notes
This collection is stored offsite. Consult staff for assistance.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Received from the Office of the President 11/12/1982..
Acc. 1983.11 transferred prior to 3/13/1983 from the Office of the President.
Related Materials
Office of the President John Edwin Pomfret Records (UA 2.11); Office of the President Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Records (UA 2.16); University Archives Photograph Collection; University Archives Audiovisual Collection: Acc. 1982.033: 16 mm. color film of Chandler's inauguration; Acc. 1983.043: five copies of a film of Chandler's inauguration.
Preferred Citation
Office of the President, Alvin Duke Chandler Records, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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