In 1967, the Endowment Association established an endowment of $200,000 for the Heritage Fund, designed to provide stipends of $500 each for the Eminent Scholars of the faculties of the College of William and Mary who would be known as Heritage Fellows or Professors.
The original Heritage Fellows were chosen by the Vice President for Academic Affairs after discussion with the Deans of the Schools and the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Their appointments requred final approval by the university's President. Under conditions of the Heritage Program, it was understood that they be senior members of the faculty, and that their appointments be permanent.
The first Heritage Fellows: Royce W. Chesser, E. Rae Harcum, R. Wayne Kernodle, Bruce T. McCully, Fraser Neiman, Pierre Oustinoff, William R. Reese who was succeeded by Anthony L. Sancetta, Carl A. Roseberg, S. Y. Tyree, Jr., J. P. Whyte, Jr.
In 1974 the Heritage Fund was changed to instead establish one or two professorial chairs.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- Accession 1979.084, Box 17, Folder 14: Heritage Fellows, May 1968-March 1977, Office of the President. Thomas A. Graves, Jr. Records, Special Collections Research Center, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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