Gertrude E. Ward Scrapbook, 1918-2002, undated
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Brief Description: One circa 1941-1945 scrapbook of personal mementos relating to Betty Ward and her husband, Fred Ward. The scrapbook includes photographs, telegrams, playbills, birthday cards, poems, and other materials relating to the couple's relationship during Fred's service in the United States Navy in World War II. Prominent geographic locations in the scrapbook include New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; and San Diego, California. The scrapbook also includes several late 1990s to early 2000s photographs of Fred Ward in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 2015-061
Created by: Ward, Gertrude E. (1919-1996)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 07/02/2015.
Arrangement: Arranged in original order. Loose materials have been separated.
Biographical Note for Ward, Gertrude E. (1919-1996) : Gertrude "Betty" Elizabeth Parsons Harkness Ward was born on August 12, 1919 in San Dimas, California. She married Frederick George Ward on May 6, 1941 in Yuma, Arizona. Ward taught for the Norfolk and Virginia Beach school systems for more than 30 years; she taught at Princess Anne High School for a total of 19 years. She died on June 7, 1996 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Jersey City (N.J.)
Man-woman relationships
New York (N.Y.)
San Diego (Calif.)
United States. Navy--History--World War, 1939-1945
Virginia Beach (Va.)
World War, 1939-1945
Genres/Forms of Material
Business cards
Feather (material)
Greeting cards
Love letters
Money (objects)
Napkins (culinary textile)
Printed ephemera
Souvenir programs
Theater programs
Ticket stubs
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Estate of Frederick G. Ward by donation
PreferredCitation: Gertrude E. Ward Scrapbook, MSS 2015-061, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.