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Robert Gates' personal papers arrive at Swem

On Sept. 1 a truck loaded with the personal papers of College of William and Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates arrived at Swem Library.

In 2013, Gates announced he would donate his personal papers, which encompass his time at the CIA, his service on the National Security Council under four presidents, his tenure as president of Texas A&M, his term as secretary of defense and his role as chancellor at William and Mary.

"My experience as an undergraduate at William and Mary had a great influence on shaping my life, just as the College has had a great influence in shaping our...

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