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, and faculty publications. All University Archives' materials are arranged into Record Groups, except for faculty and alumni publications.

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Sub-communities within this community

  • Integration

    This collection includes items from both the Trustees' Papers - Record Group 2 and the President's Papers - Record Group 3 related to the discussion of integration at Washington & Lee University.
  • RG02 - Board of Trustees

    This record group contains the records of the university's Board of Trustees.
  • RG07 - Dean of the School of Commerce, Economics & Politics

    This record group contains materials created by the Dean of the School of Commerce, Economics & Politics while fulfilling their job duties.
  • RG09 - Departments and Programs

    Materials created under the authority of individual departments
  • RG13 - University Library

    Contains issues of University Library publications, as well as materials related to the construction and renovation of the University Library (later renamed the James Graham Leyburn Library).
  • RG31 - Special Events

    A collection of records created for special events.
  • RG32 - Alumni Office

    This record group contains materials created by Alumni Office during the course of its regular business, such as official publications and records about its management.
  • RG34 - University Museums

    This collection contains selected materials from the University Archives' Record Group 34 on University Museums.
  • RG35 - Student Executive Committee

    This record group contains materials created by the Student Executive Committee during the course of their regular job duties.
  • RG36 - Mock Convention

    This collection contains selected materials from the University Archives' Record Group 36 on Mock Convention.
  • RG38 - Student Papers

    This collection includes Capstone Projects, Course, Projects, Honors Theses, Study Abroad Program, Summer Research Scholars, and other items.
  • RG39 - University and Student Organizations and Societies

    Includes materials created by student, faculty, and mixed organizations, such as the longstanding W&L student newspaper, The Ring-tum Phi, and the magazine, The Spectator: A Magazine of Conservative Thought and Opinion.
  • RG42 - Hillel

    This collection contains selected materials from the University Archives' Record Group 42 on Hillel at Washington and Lee University.
  • RG49 - Mudd Center for Ethics

    This collection contains selected materials from the University Archives' Record Group 49 on the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics.

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