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==Material in the Special Collections Research Center==
 
==Material in the Special Collections Research Center==
 
*Search the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/ SCRC Collections Database] for references to College Woods or Matoaka Woods.
 
*Search the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/ SCRC Collections Database] for references to College Woods or Matoaka Woods.
**Board of Visitors Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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**Board of Visitors Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13430 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, January 14, 1966, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13430 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, January 14, 1966, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13427 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, November 20, 1965, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13427 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, November 20, 1965, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
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***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13429 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, September 11, 1965, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13429 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, September 11, 1965, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13428 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, January 14, 1967, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13428 Minutes, Meeting of the Board of Visitors, January 14, 1967, Selected] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
**Office of the President, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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**Office of the President, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13431 President's Office File for Campus Trees, 1964-1966] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13431 President's Office File for Campus Trees, 1964-1966] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13435 President's Office File for Buildings and Grounds Committee, 1965-1972] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
 
***[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13435 President's Office File for Buildings and Grounds Committee, 1965-1972] in the William & Mary Digital Archive.
**University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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**University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
*''Buildings and Grounds--Lake Matoaka and Matoaka Woods'', University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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*''Buildings and Grounds--Lake Matoaka and Matoaka Woods'', University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
 
*Marzoff, Melanie and Feldbaum, Maureen, ''2002: Social and policy aspects of development in Williamsburg'', College of William and Mary, http://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/studentresearch/researchwm/02e/index.php, accessed 22 March 2011.
 
*Marzoff, Melanie and Feldbaum, Maureen, ''2002: Social and policy aspects of development in Williamsburg'', College of William and Mary, http://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/studentresearch/researchwm/02e/index.php, accessed 22 March 2011.
  

Latest revision as of 16:15, 9 September 2019

The College Woods, located on the northwestern side of the College of William and Mary campus, originally totaled around 1200 acres when it was developed by the College and the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C) between 1933 and 1934. Dubbed Matoaka Park, the College Woods was intended for the enjoyment and education of both students and Williamsburg citizens. Over time, the woods have been used for classes in botany, biology, ecology, and ornithology. In 1934, Player's Dell, a retreat for concerts, plays, and other activities, was created next to Lake Matoaka. Walking trails, bridges, boathouses, and horse trails were added over time. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a portion of the College Woods was cut down due to both the rapid construction of buildings on the New Campus and an infestation of beetles killing the majority of the pine trees in the forest (Buildings and Grounds--Lake Matoaka and Matoaka Woods, University Archives Subject File Collection). In the 1990s, with the development of Route 199 and Monticello Avenue, located just west of campus, the College tried to save the woods from further development by buying adjacent land and designating 300 acres of the College Woods as a nature preserve. [1]


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References

  • Buildings and Grounds--Lake Matoaka and Matoaka Woods, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
  • Marzoff, Melanie and Feldbaum, Maureen, 2002: Social and policy aspects of development in Williamsburg, College of William and Mary, http://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/studentresearch/researchwm/02e/index.php, accessed 22 March 2011.

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