Colonial Williamsburg Research Division Web Site


These reports were created to summarize research projects undertaken by members of the Department of Training and Historical Research, and are copyrighted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. They are free for download here on the site, and can be reproduced for academic or non-commercial use.

The reports are given in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). When you click on the Download button on the download page, they will open in a separate window. You may save, print, or simply read the document at this point.

As part of an on-going effort by the Foundation to complete digitization of all research work, these reports are being gradually converted into XML (Extensible Markup Language) and will be available for full-text searching in Colonial Wiliamsburg’s Digital Library.

Reports Available for Download

Common People

Common People and Their Material World: Free Men and Women in the Chesapeake, 1700-1830. 1995.

Provisioning Early American Towns

Provisioning Early American Towns. The Chesapeake: A Multidisciplinary Case Study. 1997.