W&L University Library Special Collections & Archives

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W&L University Library Special Collections & Archives


The Special Collections & Archives department acquires, preserves, arranges, describes, and makes accessible its rich holdings of secondary and primary materials to support the diverse teaching and research needs of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and the larger community. These collections document local, regional, and Virginia history. In addition, the Department is responsible for documenting the history of the university, and has a large collection of university and faculty publications, administrative records, photographs, and ephemera.

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  • Washington & Lee University’s Special Collections houses the archival collections and records of individuals, families, and local organizations.
  • University Archives contains records created by Washington and Lee University or members of its community during the course of university business. This includes student papers, such as Honors Theses and Capstone Projects, ...

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