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Catalogs & Handbooks

 

Browse William & Mary catalogs and handbooks by year ('Issue Date') or try a keyword search.

The William & Mary catalogs and handbooks are available through the W&M Digital Archive. Modern college catalogs are best remembered for detailed course descriptions and information about degree requirements, but catalogs also include other important information about the university, its people, buildings, and history. In the catalog you will find lists of faculty and staff, highlights of facilities and services, academic policies, descriptions of student groups, and much more information intended to inform current and attract potential students.Student handbooks also offer information about campus life, student organizations, student rules, etc.

Catalogs and handbooks are a treasure trove for researchers of not only William & Mary history, but also family history as they list faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Researchers of William & Mary and Williamsburg history will not be disappointed though as they follow the growth and development of campus and its buildings through announcements and fold-out maps of campus, which were common in the early 20th century catalogs.

Catalogs from 2004 to the present were available electronically from the Office of the University Registrar and were added to the W&M Digital Archive. Swem Library was able to digitize the 1829-2004 catalogs and student handbooks from 1909 to the 21st century with the support of donors to Swem Library's Special Collections. Digitization by the Internet Archive was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative with funding from LYRASIS members and the Sloan Foundation.

As a result of this project the catalogs and handbooks are also available via the Internet Archive where users can browse online as well as download to e-readers such as Kindle.

Paper copies are also available in Special Collections.

Catalogs from the School of Law are available in the William & Mary Law School Scholarship Repository.

As the university has grown, separate catalogs for schools and divisions have been published by William & Mary including the School of Marine Science, School of Education, and Graduate Arts & Sciences Program. Recent catalogs from these programs are available here, but the majority of these catalogs have not yet been digitized. Historical divisions of William & Mary that no longer exist such as the Extension and Evening Colleges, Richmond Division (Virginia Commonwealth University), Norfolk Branch (Old Dominion University), etc. have not yet been digitized. Paper copies are available in Special Collections. Interested in supporting access to these catalogs? Contact us.

This collection holds Catalogs from the College of William and Mary, including modern catalogs produced by the Office of the University Registrar. Information about the Office of the University Registrar is available at http://www.wm.edu/offices/registrar/.

Recent Submissions

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    College of William and Mary. School of Education. (College of William and Mary, 1988/1989)
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    College of William and Mary (College of William and Mary, 1925)
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    v. 14
    College of William and Mary.; Young Men's Christian Association of North America (College of William and Mary, 1926)
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    no. 9
    College of William and Mary.; Young Men's Christina Association of North America (College of William and Mary, 1913)
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    no. 6
    College of William and Mary.; Young Men's Christina Association of North America (College of William and Mary, 1909)
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    9th ed.
    College of William and Mary.; Young Men's Christina Association of North America (College of William and Mary, 1921)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 1972)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 1973)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 1982)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 1980)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 1977)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 1976)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2009)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2007)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2006)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2005)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2004)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2003)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2002)
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    College of William and Mary. (College of William and Mary, 2001)

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