Norfolk War History Commission, World War II, Records, 1941-1946
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Brief Description: Four scrapbooks relating to the Norfolk United War Fund from 1941-1945 and the USS Hotel Fairfax Residential Club, circa 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia. The collection also includes a volume titled Record of Publicity, Office of Civilian Defense that largely includes clippings of civil defense activities in Norfolk. Also in the collection is correspondence relating to air wardens and Smith Street U. S. O., along with negatives of local civil defense personnel and facilities.
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 0000-167
Created by: Norfolk War History Commission (1944-1951)
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 09/29/1948.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
Biographical Note for Norfolk War History Commission (1944-1951) : The Norfolk War History Commission was created in 1944 by the City of Norfolk under City Manager Charles B. Borland to document the city's contributions and activities relating to World War II. The Commission was originally comprised of the following members: Frank Pace (Chairman), Mary D. Pretlow, E. S. Brinkley, W. H. T. Squires, and Frank Turin. The Norfolk War History Commission was part of the greater Virginia War Commission created by the General Assembly that year. The Norfolk Commission operated until 1951.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Civil defense
Norfolk (Va.)
World War, 1939-1945
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Government records
Military records
Negatives (photographs)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
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: Norfolk War History Commission by donation
PreferredCitation: Norfolk War History Commission, World War II, Records, MSS 0000-167, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.