World War II
Related to the College of William of Mary
The College of William and Mary enabled students to finish their education quicker during the war in part via a summer school program. A Navy Chaplains school was operated on campus during the war.
There is a chapter in The College of William and Mary : a history, (Susan H. Godson, et al, Williamsburg, Va. : King and Queen Press, Society of the Alumni, College of William and Mary in Virginia, c1993) about the World War II years.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- A guide to World War II material in the SCRC.
- Oral histories from students and Williamsburg residents about WWII. Others are not yet digitized and are available in the SCRC.
- The history of the Chaplain Corps, United States Navy, available in Swem's Special Collections and online through the Internet Archive.
- Audio recording of From The ’Burg To Berlin And Beyond: World War II At Swem Library Exhibit Tour.
- From the 'Burg to Berlin and Beyond: World War II at Swem Library exhibit of Special Collections material in 2008. Link goes to images of installed cases.
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.
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