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Dr. Walter Taylor Reveley II Papers

Identifier: CA-000106

Scope and Contents

The Dr. Walter Taylor Reveley II Papers document Reveley’s tenure as president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1963 to 1977. The collection includes documents related to his acceptance and inauguration as president of Hampden-Sydney, some correspondence, photographs from his time as president, and items related to his departure as president along with materials related to his death and burial.


  • 1963/1993

Access to Materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.

Use of These Materials

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This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning and individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the College assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical Note

Dr. Walter Taylor Reveley II was born on Febuary 11th, 1917. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1939, and went on to receive his divinity degree from the Union Presbyterian Seminary as well as a Ph.D. from Duke University. Reveley served in World War II and was a Presbyterian minister prior to becoming a professor and a later dean at Rhodes College. In 1963 he became the 18th president of Hampden-Sydney College, a position that he held until his retirement in 1977. His position coincided with a large increase in the student body, faculty, and endowment which reflects the modern college. He also oversaw the construction of new buildings on campus, including the current science building, and the modernization of the college curriculum. Reveley passed away on December 30, 1992.


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The documents in this collection are arranged chronologically according to subject. Photographs are organized by size as many are undated.

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Processed by: James Stanton Camp, 2021 April.
Dr. Walter Taylor Reveley II Papers
James Stanton Camp
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Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Hampden-Sydney College
Walter M. Bortz III Library
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 United States
(434) 223-7225