The Library of Lady Jean Skipwith: “a small, but well-chosen library”

The recent acquisition of seven letters written by Sir Peyton Skipwith and one by Sir Gray Skipwith reveal what Sir Peyton thought of his wife Lady Jean’s library. The library is featured in an exhibit, Exceptional in Any Age, at Swem Library that will run through October 2016.

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Web Archiving at W & M

Have you ever found an old website with the Wayback Machine or played the 1990 version of Oregon Trail in your browser? If you have, you’ve used the services of the Internet Archive, which Brewster Kahle founded in 1996 and which has captured and preserved over 366 billion websites since then. Here’s a shot of the home page for William & Mary in 1997:

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Teamwork: Saving History the William & Mary Way

In 1997, the College of William & Mary purchased property on Ironbound Road from a prominent African American couple, Charles E. (d. 2001) and Zelda DeBerry Gary (d. 2010). He, the owner of the West End Valet Shop and a notary public, and she, a nurse who once worked for the James City County school system, were long-time residents of Williamsburg. Both tremendously enriched the community through years of civic involvement in a number of local organizations.

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