Browse Collections (32 total)

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Helen M. Anderson Papers, 1818-1912

The Helen M. Anderson collection consists chiefly of correspondence between Anderson and U.S. Army officers occupying Williamsburg, Virginia in 1862.…

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African Americans, Slavery and the Slave Trade

This collection contains items related to the history of African Americans, slavery and the slave trade. Virginia materials in this collection include…

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F.S. Lincoln Photography Collection

The FS Lincoln Collection

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Fay S. Lincoln (known professionally as F.S. Lincoln) operated a photography studio in New York…

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The American Revolution

This collection contains letters, commissions, journals, maps and images documenting the American Revolution. Materials are drawn from American,…

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Highlights of the Albert Durant Photography Collection

The Albert Durant Photography Collection encompasses photoprints, negatives, slides, and personal papers that document the photographic production of…

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An Architect of the Restoration: The Pencil Sketches of Thomas Mott Shaw, F.A.I.A.

BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS MOTT SHAW, F.A.I.A.

Thomas Mott Shaw is best known as one of the founding partners and principal architects of the prominent…

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Singleton P. Moorehead Streetscapes

Singleton P. Moorehead (1900 – 1964), was born in Saranac, NY, attended Harvard (BA, 1922; M. Arch, 1927), and was employed in 1928 by the Boston…

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Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River records

The Tappahannock Female Seminary was founded by Lucy Yates Wellford Gray in 1818 as an educational institution for young girls. The wife of Dr. Thomas…

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Adam Cuninghame journal and letters, 1728-1736

Journal and correspondence of Adam Cuningham (b. ca. 1705). Cuningham was the son of Sir William Cuningham of Caprington, Ayr, Scotland and Janet Dick…

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Selections from the Postcard Collection

The Postcard Collection housed at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library consists of postcards of Williamsburg and surrounding areas dating from the late…

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Centennial Photographic Company Albumen Prints

Some of the earliest pre-restoration photos held in the library's archives are albumen prints. Dating to circa 1875, the photos were produced by the…

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Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slides

Produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Company of Los Angeles, this collection of forty-five lantern slides depicts individuals involved in the…

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Distinguished Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg has played host to numerous distinguished visitors in the form of foreign dignitaries and heads of state, royalty, musicians,…

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Elizabeth G. Elliott Papers

Legal documents, correspondence, and receipts retained by Sydney Smith; the bulk pertaining to the estates of Kemp P. and Elizabeth G. Elliott.…

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Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection

Mr. Peter Hornbeck, a Landscape Architect and Harvard professor who died in 1998, assembled the Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection. He collected…

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Highlights of the Susan Higginson Nash Photograph Collection

Susan Higginson Nash was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on August 8, 1893 and died in Boston on July 25, 1971. She served as a consultant on…

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Richard Garrison Photography Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Richard Garrison was a New York photographer with a studio at 52 Vanderbilt Avenue in New York City. His architectural…

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Frederick Hooker Ball Photograph Collection

Frederick H. Ball and his wife, Merill Proctor Ball, lived in the Peyton Randolph House in Williamsburg, Virginia in the early twentieth-century. Ball…

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Earl Gregg Swem Photograph Collection

Dr. Earl Gregg Swem served as a librarian at the College of William and Mary from 1920-1944. A graduate of Lafayette College, he began building his…

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D.N. Davidson Photograph Collection

In 1933, the Williamsburg Holding Corporation acquired a set of over one hundred photographs from Newport News photographer D.A. Davidson. Described…

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