Who Can Submit

Undergraduate students may submit their approved honors projects, and Graduate Education students may submit their capstone projects. Inquiries regarding other forms of research should be sent to Simpson Library Special Collections and University Archives.


The submission license grants the University of Mary Washington the right to publish the submitted materials. If you have questions regarding revisions to submitted or published materials, or questions regarding the potential removal of research, please contact Simpson Library Special Collections and University Archives.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the submission license. You can read the submission license below:

Submission License

By submitting this license, you, the author and copyright holder, grant to the University of Mary Washington the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate, and/or distribute your submission in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.

You agree that the University of Mary Washington may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation. You also agree that the University of Mary Washington may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.

You represent that the submission is your original work, and that you have the right to grant the permissions contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.

You affirm that this work is the complete and final version of your paper submitted in partial fulfillment of a degree from the University of Mary Washington. You affirm the University of Mary Washington honor pledge: "I hereby declare upon my word of honor that I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this work."

If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the University of Mary Washington the rights required by this license, and that such third-party-owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.

If the submission is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by an agency or organization other than the University of Mary Washington, you represent that you have fulfilled any right of review or other contractual obligations required to be met prior to the release of the submission.

The University of Mary Washington will clearly identify you as the author of the submission, and will not make any alterations other than as allowed by this license.