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Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Family Papers / Individuals / Clippings

Dental Profession

Churches / Church Leaders

Fraternities and Sororities

Schools

Political Individuals, Ashe—Plunkett

Political Individuals, Reid—Young / Politics

Organizations, AFL-CIO—Community Boys Club

Organizations, Community Democratic Club

Organizations, CIAA—NAACP

Organizations, NAACP

Organizations, National Business League—Norfolk Community Hospital

Organizations, Norfolk Community Hospital

Organizations, Norfolk Council of Colored Social Agencies—Tidewater Voter Registration Project

Organizations, United Black Federation of Norfolk—ZANU Support Committee

Subject Files

Subject Files

Booklets and Brochures

Postcards, Photographs, CDs, and Artifacts

Newspapers and Artifact



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Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers, 1908-2011 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers, 1908-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1950s-1970s

ID: 001/01/MSS 2016-072

Primary Creator: Coppage, Samuel F., Sr. (1886-1977)

Extent: 21.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged roughly by subject: family papers, dental profession, fraternities, schools, political individuals, organizations, and subject files. Some materials are arranged by record type: correspondence, booklets and brochures, small family photographs, CDs, artifacts, and oversized newspapers.

Date Acquired: 09/20/2016

Subjects: African Americans, Boy Scouts of America, Civil rights, Dentists, Fraternal organizations, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Nonprofit organizations, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century, Norfolk Community Hospital, Organizations, Politics and Government, Sports, Virginia--Politics and government, Voting

Forms of Material: Articles, Biographies (documents), Booklets, Brochures, Budgets, Bulletins, Certificates, Church bulletins, Clippings (information artifacts), Compact discs, Correspondence, Cultural artifacts, Minutes (administrative records), Negatives (photographs), Newsletters, Notes, Patches (costume accessories), Photographs, Pins (jewelry), Postcards, Printed ephemera, Programs, Publications (document genre), Reports, Rosters, Speeches (documents)

Languages: English, Japanese

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal, professional, political, and family papers of Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. of Norfolk, Virginia. The collection includes Coppage's involvement in various local organizations, particularly the Community Democratic Club, NAACP, and Norfolk Community Hospital. The collection also documents his activities with professional dental organizations such as the Old Dominion Dental Society; fraternal groups including the Elks and Frontiers Club; youth groups such as Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, and Community Boys Club; church involvement at Grace Episcopal Church; and support for organizations such as the Norfolk Council of Social Agencies and Child and Family Service, Inc. The Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers include correspondence with politicians and political campaign brochures and leaflets. The collection documents activities of civic groups such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Tidewater Voter Registration Project. Most of the materials in the collection date from the 1950s-1970s.

Some materials in the collection were created or collected by Coppage's wife, Constance Jordan Coppage, and his son, Samuel F. Coppage, Jr. There are also family photographs, correspondence, and clippings.

Biographical Note

Samuel Francis Coppage, Sr. was born on January 25, 1886 in Durants Neck, Perquimans County, North Carolina. He was a dentist, civil rights leader, and activist. Coppage earned his dentistry degree from Howard University in 1912. He helped organize the Old Dominion Dental Society, and he was on the Board of Directors for Norfolk Community Hospital. Coppage married Eunice Marion Ganey on September 11, 1911 in Pasquotank, North Carolina; she died due to complications from a premature birth in 1916. He married Constance Elizabeth Jordan on December 28, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia. They had one child, Samuel F. Coppage, Jr. Coppage was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. He founded the Community Democratic Club and was an active member of the NAACP. Coppage was a charter member of CIAA and an active leader for the Boy Scouts. He was also active through Alpha Phi Alpha, the Improved Benevolent Order of Elks, and Frontiers Club of America. Coppage died on February 26, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans
Boy Scouts of America
Civil rights
Dentists
Fraternal organizations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Nonprofit organizations
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Norfolk Community Hospital
Organizations
Politics and Government
Sports
Virginia--Politics and government
Voting

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection may have restrictions.

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 Source: Estate of Samuel F. Coppage by donation

Preferred Citation: Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers, MSS 2016-072, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed October 6, 2022.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1909-1995],
[Box 2: Family Papers / Individuals / Clippings, circa 1919-2010],
[Box 3: Dental Profession, 1918-1976],
[Box 4: Churches / Church Leaders, circa 1920-1983],
[Box 5: Fraternities and Sororities, 1922-1976],
[Box 6: Schools, 1912-1977],
[Box 7: Political Individuals, Ashe—Plunkett, 1920-1977],
[Box 8: Political Individuals, Reid—Young / Politics, 1922-1977],
[Box 9: Organizations, AFL-CIO—Community Boys Club, 1930-1976],
[Box 10: Organizations, Community Democratic Club, 1933-1975],
[Box 11: Organizations, CIAA—NAACP, 1924-1977],
[Box 12: Organizations, NAACP, circa 1945-1977],
[Box 13: Organizations, National Business League—Norfolk Community Hospital, 1918-1973],
[Box 14: Organizations, Norfolk Community Hospital, 1930-1976],
[Box 15: Organizations, Norfolk Council of Colored Social Agencies—Tidewater Voter Registration Project, circa 1925-1973],
[Box 16: Organizations, United Black Federation of Norfolk—ZANU Support Committee, 1918-1975],
[Box 17: Subject Files, 1913-1962],
[Box 18: Subject Files, circa 1920s-1994],
[Box 19: Booklets and Brochures, 1910s-1970s],
[Box 20: Postcards, Photographs, CDs, and Artifacts, circa 1900-2011],
[Box 21: Newspapers and Artifact, circa 1950s-1960s],
[All]

Box 4: Churches / Church Leaders, circa 1920-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bank Street Baptist Church, 1922-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Danville Christian Progressive Association, circa 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ninety-Fourth Annual Assembly of the Washington and Norfolk District Disciples of Christ, 1965 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: First Baptist Church, 418 East Bute Street, 1931, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 5: First Baptist Church, Corner 45th Street and Parker Avenue, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dedication Services, First Baptist Church Home For the Aged, 1972 June 25Add to your cart.
Folder 7: First Calvary Baptist Church, 1949, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Grace Episcopal Church, 1925-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, Richard B. Martin to S. F. Coppage, Grace Episcopal Church, 1945-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bulletins, Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, 1949-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newsletter, Grace Church Bulletin, 1948-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Grace Episcopal Church, circa 1972-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 100th Anniversary Grace Episcopal Church, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lott Carey Missionary Convention, 1945, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Moore Street Baptist Church, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 16: New Calvary Baptist Church, 1968 June 9Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Program, The Norfolk Institute on Church and Social Work, 1938 September 22Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Queen Street Baptist Church, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 19: St. John's A. M. E. Church, 1951-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1945-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1958-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Newsletter, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Virginia Christian Leadership Conference, 1962-1975Add to your cart.
Virginia State Unit, Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Folder 24: Tidewater Christian Leadership Conference, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Norfolk Christian Leadership Conference, 1963-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Tynes Street Baptist Church, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Zion Baptist Church, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Bravid W. Harris, 1943-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Booklet, The Order For the Consecration of The Rev. Bravid Washington Harris As Eighth Missionary Bishop of Liberia, 1945 April 17Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Herman Hugo Harrison, Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests, 1976 August 28Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Booklet, Virginia Presents Dr. E. H. Hunter for the Bishopric in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Baptist Church List, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Magazine, St. Andrew's Cross, 1963 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 76, Number 3.
Folder 34: St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan, 1963, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 35: National Council / Episcopal Church, A Report to the House of Bishops, Toronto, Ontario, 1963 August 12Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Pioneer Prophets & Priests: Black Leadership in the Episcopal Church, circa 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Birthday Gifts to the Christ-Child to Adorn and Beautify His House At the High Altar, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Religious Ephemera, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1909-1995],
[Box 2: Family Papers / Individuals / Clippings, circa 1919-2010],
[Box 3: Dental Profession, 1918-1976],
[Box 4: Churches / Church Leaders, circa 1920-1983],
[Box 5: Fraternities and Sororities, 1922-1976],
[Box 6: Schools, 1912-1977],
[Box 7: Political Individuals, Ashe—Plunkett, 1920-1977],
[Box 8: Political Individuals, Reid—Young / Politics, 1922-1977],
[Box 9: Organizations, AFL-CIO—Community Boys Club, 1930-1976],
[Box 10: Organizations, Community Democratic Club, 1933-1975],
[Box 11: Organizations, CIAA—NAACP, 1924-1977],
[Box 12: Organizations, NAACP, circa 1945-1977],
[Box 13: Organizations, National Business League—Norfolk Community Hospital, 1918-1973],
[Box 14: Organizations, Norfolk Community Hospital, 1930-1976],
[Box 15: Organizations, Norfolk Council of Colored Social Agencies—Tidewater Voter Registration Project, circa 1925-1973],
[Box 16: Organizations, United Black Federation of Norfolk—ZANU Support Committee, 1918-1975],
[Box 17: Subject Files, 1913-1962],
[Box 18: Subject Files, circa 1920s-1994],
[Box 19: Booklets and Brochures, 1910s-1970s],
[Box 20: Postcards, Photographs, CDs, and Artifacts, circa 1900-2011],
[Box 21: Newspapers and Artifact, circa 1950s-1960s],
[All]


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