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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 7: Political Individuals, Ashe—Plunkett, 1920-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Victor J. Ashe / Citizens Committee, 1946-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Peter K. Babalas, circa 1965-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper, The Voice, 1965 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 1, Number 4. Babalas and Howell for State Senate.
Folder 4: Baecher, Duffy, Fine, and Martin, Candidates for the House of Delegates, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ballard, Barfield, and Schweitzer, Administration Ticket, Norfolk City Council, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: William C. Battle, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Armistead Boothe, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Breeden, Howell, and Roberts, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: L. Charles Burlage, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Circular, The King Can Do No Wrong? or the Case of Howard Carwile, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Colgate W. Darden, 1934-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper, The Portsmouth Sun, 1936 August 2Add to your cart.
Colgate W. Darden, Jr.
Folder 13: Ralph H. Daughton, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: William L. Dawson, Democratic National Committee, 1949, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The Professional Committee For Contact, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey for President, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Duckworth-Etheridge-Page For City Council, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Virginia Foster Durr, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Horace H. Edwards, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 19: James W. Ford, 1934-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mills Edwin Godwin, Jr., 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Statement by Raymond Gottlieb, Norfolk City Budget Hearing, 1970 May 15Add to your cart.
Includes invitation to cocktails with Raymond L. Gottlieb dated April 19, 1970.
Folder 22: Norman R. Hamilton, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Circular, Even Justice and a Square Deal For All, Vote for Harding and Coolidge, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Winder R. Harris, 1941 April 8Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Hart For Senate Committee, James P. Hart, Jr., 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 26: James W. Holley III, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Independent Citizens For Holton, Reynolds, and Miller, 1969 October 22Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Charles P. Howard, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Henry Howell, 1963-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Freedom Democrats for the Johnson-Humphrey Ticket, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Joe Jordan, circa 1958-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Circular, Appeal to Reason!, Menalcus Lankford, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Roy B. Martin, Jr., 1953-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Advance Norfolk: Martin, Perkins, Adams, and Thornton, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Vote 5 for Norfolk: Martin, Nusbaum, Hughes, Hill, and Perry, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Charles A. McDuffie, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Francis Pickens Miller, 1949-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Lester V. Moore, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Thomas W. Moss, Jr., 1967, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Vivian L. Page, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Republican Candidates for State Senate and House of Delegates, 1967Add to your cart.
Parsons, Lustig, and Doumar; Keefe, Davis, Berman, Ogg, Baugh, and Hope.
Folder 42: Plunkett for Governor, 1945Add 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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