Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Chartered in 1940, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is one of five graduate schools of the College of William and Mary. The tripartite mission of VIMS is to provide research, education, and advisory service in marine science is mandated in the Code of Virginia. The main campus is located in Gloucester Point, VA, at the mouth of the York River, a major tributary and passageway to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. The Eastern Shore Laboratory, in Wachapreague, VA, offers access to embayments, salt marshes, and barrier beaches. A third campus, the Kauffman Aquaculture Center on the Rappahannock River, provides access to a low-salinity environment. The Institute focuses much, but not all, of its research on coastal and estuarine systems. Approximately 500 faculty, staff, and students are engaged in marine science activities at the Institute.
Curtis Lakeman Newcombe, Director from 1940-1944
William J. Hargis, Jr., Director and Dean from 1959-1981
Frank O. Perkins, acting Dean from 1981-1982, Dean and Director from 1982-1990
Dennis L. Taylor, Dean and Director from 1991-1995
Don Wright, Dean and Director from 1995-2003
John Wells, Dean and Director from 2003-present
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- Search the SCRC Collections Database for the many references to the Virginia Institute for Marine Science and VIMS
- Virginia Institute of Marine Science Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
- University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
- University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
- Office of the President, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
- Curtis L. Newcombe Scrapbooks
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.
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