Welcome to the Special Collections Research Center Wiki!
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) Wiki provides links to select frequently asked questions and quick facts from material in the SCRC's manuscripts, university archives, and rare books collections. Presently, much of the information in the SCRC Wiki is about or related to the College of William and Mary along with a smaller amount of information related to collections in the SCRC. More information is added on a regular basis and you are bound to find something of interest here.
The first pages created in the wiki were campus buildings and landmarks, lists of honorary degree recipients and commencement speakers with new pages added on a regular basis. Biographical pages were recently added for all of the presidents of the College of William and Mary from the first, Rev. James Blair, to the current president, W. Taylor Reveley III.
To get started, you may want to check out some of the categories used to organize information in this wiki with William and Mary buildings currently holding the top spot as the largest category. However, even the information on these pages is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in the SCRC's collections and elsewhere.
The SCRC welcomes various forms of support from friends and supporters. Here at the SCRC Wiki we welcome visitors to share what you may know about our collections as well as the traditions, history, and people of the College of William and Mary based on your research or personal experience.
You are welcome to create an account and share your memories or what you have discovered while using the SCRC's collections on appropriate pages on the SCRC Wiki. A guide with best practices for the SCRC Wiki is available and we ask that you read it over if you plan to do extensive editing of wiki pages. If you prefer to not edit the wiki directly, contact University Archivist Amy Schindler to share your information. If you are a William and Mary alumnus or have another association with the university, we would appreciate knowing that as well, but it is by no means required. We look forward to hearing from you.
More About the Special Collections Research CenterSwem Library's Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the College of William and Mary is a learning lab for students, much like a science lab, except the raw materials we offer for your experimentation and observation are original manuscripts, photographs, rare books, sheet music, maps, and other unique or rare treasures documenting humanity's history and culture.
Some pages formerly contained in this wiki related to administration of the SCRC, including pages related to Archon, DSpace, accessioning and processing, and material pulled for classes and other visitors were moved to the SCRC Staff Wiki in July 2009.
To search for further material, visit the Special Collections Research Center's Search Tool List for an overview of the Special Collections Database, W&M Digital Archive, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, card catalogs, and other tools available to help you find material of interest in the Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center.
Questions? Contact the Special Collections Research Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-221-3090, or visit the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary.
|A Note About The Contents Of This Wiki|
|The information available in this wiki is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of the College of William and Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information available here is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Information in this wiki is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in the Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center and elsewhere. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the Special Collections search tools for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.|
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