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Alexander "Sandy" Gilliam papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG 2/6/1

Content Description

This collection contains materials collected by Alexander "Sandy" Gilliam in his role as University of Virginia Historian. Included are professional and personal correspondence, lectures, notes, letters, clippings, and promotional material. This addition pertains to committee's he served on, lectures and papers he produced about the University of Virginia, correspondence with guests to the university, correspondence to Gilliam on a variety of topics including his retirement, recipients of the Alexander Gilliam Medical Scholarship, and other correspondents. Also included are promotional materials and ephemera collected from events at the University like the Inauguration of President Ryan and the retirement of faculty. It also includes the book "Recollections of a Virginia Gentleman" by Lawrence Grim, Jr.

This is part of RG 2/6: RG 2: Office of the President Series 6: Special Assistants and Assistant to the President.


  • Creation: 1985 - 2016

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the University of Virginia. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from repository.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander G. “Sandy” Gilliam Jr. studied history at the University of Virginia, graduating in 1955. After graduation, he joined the Counter-Intelligence Corps and was sent to Germany in search of Soviet spies. He briefly attended graduate schools but left by his second year and then taught at St. Christopher’s in Richmond followed by the Foreign Service. He was posted in Tel Aviv and later Chad. Sandy began working at UVA in 1974, working until his retirement in 2014. He was the History and Protocol Officer at the time of his retirement.


.5 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box)

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Alexander "Sandy" Gilliam papers
Sadia Hossain
2022 December 5
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States