• In Memoriam: Lillian Cabell Gay

    Katie Taylor contacted me in September 2015 to ask if I might be able to gather a few items from her Aunt Lillian Cabell Gay’s time at Collegiate in advance of “Lil’s” 100th birthday. “Sure” I said. It was a simple request. An hour tops. Well, not exactly. I emerged a month later, deeply fascinated… [Continue Reading]

    In Memoriam: Lillian Cabell Gay
  • Founders: Mary Carter Anderson Gardner

    When Mary Carter Anderson (Gardner) helped establish the Collegiate School for Girls in 1915 it was but another piece of a long and distinguished career in education. Here, in an editorial published in the Richmond News-Leader the day after her death, editor and author Douglas Southall Freeman pays tribute to the impact and legacy of… [Continue Reading]

    Founders: Mary Carter Anderson Gardner
  • Traditions: May Day at Collegiate

    May 1st means May Day. Enjoy this collection of images and ephemera spanning the 54 year history of May Day festivities at Collegiate School.  

    Traditions: May Day at Collegiate
  • Halt! It’s the 1928 Torch!

    For your viewing pleasure: the two-part title page of the 1928 Torch.

    Halt! It’s the 1928 Torch!
  • April Fools’ Day

    Founded in March 1946, The Match is Collegiate’s longest-running student-led publication. The periodical’s April Fools’ Day editions are a particular favorite here at the Julia A. Williams Study & Archive Center. See what The Match is up to on the web at www.matchcollegiate.org and on Facebook and Twitter @MatchCollegiate  

    April Fools’ Day

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