The Plumeri House at the College of William and Mary is located at 119 Chandler Court. The 2 story frame house was formerly known as the Swem House as it once belonged to College Librarian Earl Gregg Swem. William & Mary purchased the house from Swem on February 8, 1963, for $26,000. (Board of Visitors, May 11, 1963, p.23; Consolidated Land Register; Deed Book 34, p.425)
Earl Gregg Swem nicknamed his home "Spadehaven". Swem House served as faculty housing for the Kenan Professor from 1963 to ___.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- Guide for doing research related to the College of William & Mary
- SCRC Collections Database: search by names, organization, subject, event, etc.
- Search the W&M Digital Archive for additional material.
- Alumni Gazette and Alumni Magazine
- University Archives Buildings File (2007), Swem House Building, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
- Board of Visitors, May 11, 1963, p.23
- Consolidated Land Register; Deed Book 34, p.425
- Plumeri House on the William & Mary website.
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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