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John Garland Pollard Papers, 1683-1968

John Garland Pollard Papers, 1683-1968
Mss. 70 P76
30.0 Cubic Feet
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15,000 Items
Scope and Contents

Letters, clippings, manuscript volumes, business papers, pamphlets, genealogical material, family papers, reports, memos, campaign literature, photographs of John G. Pollard (1871-1937), lawyer, educator, statesman, humanitarian, and governor of Virginia, 1930-1934. Prominent correspondents include Henry Watkins Anderson, Lady Astor, Frederic W. Boatwright, David K. E. Bruce, John Stewart Bryan, William Jennings Bryan, Harry F. Byrd, James Cannon, J. A. C. Chandler, Calvin Coolidge, Westmoreland Davis, Jessie Ball Dupont, Carter Glass, John D. Rockefeller, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Claude A. Swanson, Lyon G. Tyler, Alexander W. Weddell, and Woodrow Wilson.

Box 4 Folder 98 contains plot plans for Pollard Park and Chandler  Court in Williamsburg, VA.

Addition shelved at end of collection is described on Finding Aid/Inventory (below).

Series 3 contains the correspondence and papers of John Garland Pollard related to his career at the College of William and Mary.

Other URL
Series 3 was originally the John Garland Pollard Papers, UA 6.025, and was combined intellectually in August 2011.
Pollard, John Garland (1871-1937)
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
College of William and Mary.
Colonial National Historical Park (Va.)
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Fundraising campaigns
Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Phi Beta Kappa. Virginia Alpha (College of William and Mary)
Southern Baptist Convention--History--20th century
United States. Board of Veterans Appeals
United States. Federal Trade Commission
Virginia--Politics and Government
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century
Young Men's Christian Associations
Agendas (administrative records)
Financial records
Fliers (printed matter)
Receipts (financial records)
Resolutions (administrative records)
Technical reports

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

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
Donated to W&M Special Collections Research Center in batches between 1970 and 1987 by Violet M. Pollard, John G. Pollard, Jr., Charles Pollard, Susan P. Boatwright, Elizabeth P. C. Johnson, Jessie G. P. Dodge, and Joseph P. Pollard. 1989-38A received on 8/31/1989.
Related Materials
Phonograph records from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
Related Publications
Maud Pollard Turman, <i>John Garland Pollard, 1871-1937: An Informal Biography</i> (s.l., s.n., [1960]); and John Stanley Hopewell, "An Outsider Looking In: John Garland Pollard and Machine Politics in Twentieth Century Virginia" (Ph.D. Thesis, University of Virginia).
Preferred Citation
John Garland Pollard Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in January 2010. UA 6.025, John Garland Pollard Papers, was combined intellectually into this collection by Benjamin Bromley in August 2011.
Collection Material Type:
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
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