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*1750: [[FHC Society]] founded
 
*1750: [[FHC Society]] founded
  
*1776: Phi Beta Kappa founded; search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
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*1776: [[Phi Beta Kappa]] founded; search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
  
 
*18th-21st century: correspondence of students, faculty, staff, and public referencing the College and its students. Search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database].
 
*18th-21st century: correspondence of students, faculty, staff, and public referencing the College and its students. Search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database].
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*19th century: literary societies; search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
 
*19th century: literary societies; search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
  
*20th century: ''Colonial Echo'' ''The Flat Hat'' begin publishing; scrapbooks created by students flourish; administrative records from the Office of the President to various deans as well as personal papers of faculty, staff, students, and alumni are available. Search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database].
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*20th century: ''[[Colonial Echo]]'' (1899) ''[[The Flat Hat]]'' (1911) begin publishing; scrapbooks created by students flourish; administrative records from the Office of the [[President]] to various deans as well as personal papers of faculty, staff, students, and alumni are available. Search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database].
  
 
*1918: [[Women students]] are admitted to the College of William and Mary; search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
 
*1918: [[Women students]] are admitted to the College of William and Mary; search for material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
  
*First [[Asian American Students]]: Art Matsu, 1923-1928, and Beatrice Fujiwara, 1949-1953
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*[[Asian American Students]]: Art Matsu, 1923-1928, and Beatrice Fujiwara, 1949-1953
  
 
*[[African American Students]]: Hulon Willis (1951), first residential female students (1967)
 
*[[African American Students]]: Hulon Willis (1951), first residential female students (1967)
 
 
*Today: So what should we do now? How are we currently documenting student life and what should we be doing? One answer is that documenting student life now includes all of the things we did before as well as collecting fliers, websites, and…   
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*Today: So what should we do now? How are we currently documenting student life and what should we be doing? One answer is that documenting student life now includes all of the things we did before as well as collecting fliers, websites, and…  What do '''you''' think?
What do '''you''' think?
 
  
==Conducting research about William and Mary Alumni and Students==
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There are two listings of William & Mary alumni frequently used to determine if and the dates individuals attended William & Mary. They are the [http://swem.wm.edu/departments/special-collections/exhibits/exhibits/provlist/frame.htm Provisional List of Alumni...1693-1888] and the [http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1188 Catalogue of the Alumni and Alumnae For the Years
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==Material in the Special Collections Research Center==
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*A [http://guides.swem.wm.edu/wm guide] specifically for those researching topics related to William & Mary is available; researchers will find the "People & Groups" tab of particular use.
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*There are two listings of William & Mary alumni frequently used to determine if and the dates individuals attended William & Mary:
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**[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13856 A provisional list of alumni, grammar school students, members of the faculty, and members of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, from 1693 to 1888 : issued as an appeal for additional information.]
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**[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1188 Catalogue of the Alumni and Alumnae For the Years
 
1866-1932].
 
1866-1932].
  
For more in-depth information than simply dates attended, we encourage all researchers to begin their searching of the SCRC's collections at our [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/Tools.cfm Finding Materials page] as it provides an overview of the various means of searching our collections. I would especially encourage you to review the SCRC Collections Database for finding aids/inventories to collections which may be useful in your research.
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*Special Collections [http://guides.swem.wm.edu/scrcgenandlocal guide to genealogy and local history material] in the SCRC. It includes suggestions for not only collections in the SCRC, but also databases and other websites.  
 
 
Another resource on the page is a [http://guides.swem.wm.edu/scrcgenandlocal guide to genealogy and local history material] in the SCRC. It includes suggestions for not only collections in the SCRC, but also databases and other websites. A [http://guides.swem.wm.edu/wm guide] specifically for those researching topics related to William & Mary is available; researchers will find the "People & Groups" tab of particular use.
 
  
==Material in the Special Collections Research Center==
 
 
*''"Hark the students' voices swelling" : nineteenth century student life at the College of William and Mary'', Taylor, Peter Jeffrey. Thesis (Honors)--College of William and Mary, 2005. Archives Book collection call number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 2005, T39.
 
*''"Hark the students' voices swelling" : nineteenth century student life at the College of William and Mary'', Taylor, Peter Jeffrey. Thesis (Honors)--College of William and Mary, 2005. Archives Book collection call number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 2005, T39.
 
*[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1591 Advisory Working Group on Undergraduate Enrollment Files, 1989-1990], Offfice of the Provost Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
 
*[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1591 Advisory Working Group on Undergraduate Enrollment Files, 1989-1990], Offfice of the Provost Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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*1790-1800 student numbers from the "Students" folder and attributed to Lyon G. Tyler, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
 
*1790-1800 student numbers from the "Students" folder and attributed to Lyon G. Tyler, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
  
==Further Information==
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*To search for material in the SCRC, including the items mentioned above, see the [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/Tools.cfm SCRC Access Tools].
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*''[http://swem.wm.edu/departments/special-collections/exhibits/exhibits/provlist/alum14.htm The Provisional List of Alumni, 1696-1888]''
 
*''[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1188 Catalogue of the Alumni and Alumnae For the Years 1866-1932]''
 
 
 
 
 
==Need help?== 
 
To search for further material, see [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/Tools.cfm Finding Materials in the SCRC] for an introduction to the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/ SCRC Collections Database], card catalogs, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, etc. 
 
 
 
Questions? Contact the SCRC at spcoll@wm.edu or 221-3090, or visit the [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/ Special Collections Research Center] in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/scrc hours]).
 
  
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Revision as of 17:05, 31 December 2011

This wiki page about Students at the College of William and Mary is a work in progress with information added as staff finds and/or compiles information in response to inquiries. The Alumni page also provides frequently requested information and the list of SCRC Wiki entries categorized as about Students may also be of interest.

Number of Students

1790: 16

1791: 22

1792: 8

1793: 42

1794: 23

1795: 19

1796: 32

1797: 25

1798: 35

1799: 43

1800: 44

1833: 18; After a cholera epidemic, only eighteen students matriculated in 1833.


1906: 244 (Godson, p. 491)

1907-1916: averaged 208 (Godson, p. 491)

1917: 149 (Godson, p. 491)


1976: 4,381 undergraduates; 1,223 graduate; and 449 law school

2006: 7,544 undergraduate; 1,243 graduate; and 616 law school

Multicultural

1976: 103 African American students attended the College (2.2%)

1982: 162 African American students attended the College (3.4%)

1983: 153 African American students attended the College

1985: 195 African American students attended the College (4%)

1988: 303 African American students attended the College (5.8%); 145 Asian American students attended the College (2.8%); 50 Hispanic students attended the College (.9%); 5 American Indian students attended the College(.1%)

Student Life at the College of William and Mary

A brief timeline and a few suggested sources.

  • 18th-21st century: correspondence of students, faculty, staff, and public referencing the College and its students. Search for material in the SCRC Collections Database.
  • 20th century: Colonial Echo (1899) The Flat Hat (1911) begin publishing; scrapbooks created by students flourish; administrative records from the Office of the President to various deans as well as personal papers of faculty, staff, students, and alumni are available. Search for material in the SCRC Collections Database.
  • Today: So what should we do now? How are we currently documenting student life and what should we be doing? One answer is that documenting student life now includes all of the things we did before as well as collecting fliers, websites, and… What do you think?


Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • A guide specifically for those researching topics related to William & Mary is available; researchers will find the "People & Groups" tab of particular use.

1866-1932].

  • "Hark the students' voices swelling" : nineteenth century student life at the College of William and Mary, Taylor, Peter Jeffrey. Thesis (Honors)--College of William and Mary, 2005. Archives Book collection call number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 2005, T39.
  • Advisory Working Group on Undergraduate Enrollment Files, 1989-1990, Offfice of the Provost Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

References

  • 1790-1800 student numbers from the "Students" folder and attributed to Lyon G. Tyler, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


Need help?

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 William & Mary Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

Questions? Contact the Special Collections Research Center at spcoll@wm.edu or 757-221-3090, or visit the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at William & Mary.

A Note About The Contents Of This Wiki
The information available in this wiki is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. Information in this wiki is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center and elsewhere. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the Special Collections search tools for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.