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The [[Special Collections Research Center]] (SCRC) in the [[Earl Gregg Swem Library]] at the [[College of William and Mary]] established this wiki on March 15, 2007. The SCRC Wiki was begun with information about the university's buildings, presidents, events, and other frequently asked questions. It continues to grow with additional information related to and from Manuscript Collections, Rare Books, and University Archives in the SCRC.
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The [[Special Collections Research Center]] (SCRC) in the [[Earl Gregg Swem Library]] at the [[College of William and Mary]] established this wiki on March 15, 2007. The first pages created in the wiki were [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Category:College_of_William_and_Mary_Buildings campus buildings] and [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Category:College_of_William_and_Mary_Landmarks 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]].
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To get started, you may want to check out some of the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Special:Categories 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.
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Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the SCRC's other [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/Tools.cfm access tools] in addition to the SCRC Wiki for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.
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Revision as of 21:31, 5 January 2011

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary established this wiki on March 15, 2007. 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.

Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the SCRC's other access tools in addition to the SCRC Wiki for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.

Share What You Know

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.

If you would like to share your memories or what you have discovered while using the SCRC's collections, please contact us at spcoll@wm.edu or 757-221-3090. We look forward to hearing from you.