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Martha Iredell Scrapbooks


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Martha Iredell Scrapbooks, 1927-1934 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: Martha Iredell Scrapbooks, 1927-1934Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-062

Primary Creator: Iredell, Martha S. (1908-1985)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in original order.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: Art, Edenton (N.C.), Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century, Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences (Va.), Norfolk Navy Yard (U.S.), Teenagers--United States--Social life and customs, Virginia--Social life and customs, Women--Socialization

Forms of Material: Cards (information artifacts), Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Invitations, Theater programs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Two 1920s-1930s scrapbooks created by Martha Southgate Iredell. The scrapbooks feature newspaper clippings relating to the Norfolk German Club debutantes and Norfolk society, dance invitations, calling cards, wedding invitations, theater programs from Wells Theatre, and exhibit catalogs from the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences in Norfolk, Virginia.

Biographical Note

Martha Southgate Iredell was born on August 4, 1908 in Virginia. She was a local artist of Norfolk, Virginia, exhibiting her paintings in the Hampton Roads area. Iredell joined the Norfolk Art Corner in 1938 and served as the organization's president in the 1940s. She retired as a clerk from Lavino Shipping Company in Norfolk, Virginia. She died on October 12, 1985 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Edenton (N.C.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences (Va.)
Norfolk Navy Yard (U.S.)
Teenagers--United States--Social life and customs
Virginia--Social life and customs

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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: Unknown

Related Materials: Martha S. Iredell scrapbooks, 1937-1954. For more information please see https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/martha-s-iredell-scrapbooks-5813.

Preferred Citation: Martha Iredell Scrapbooks, MSS 0000-062, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed June 16, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Maroon Scrapbook, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
Includes clippings, invitations, theater programs, and cards relating to debutantes from the Norfolk German Club, formal invites to teas, parties, and dances, and announcements of engagements and weddings.
Folder 2: Black Scrapbook, 1930-1934Add to your cart.
Includes clippings, theater programs, postcards, and correspondence relating to history, art, politics, engagements, and weddings. Also includes clippings on actress Margaret Sullavan, Declaration of Independence signer Joseph Hewes, the Lindberg kidnapping case, the 1933 repeal of prohibition, artist Hildegarde Hamilton Ryland, and the Iredell House in Edenton, North Carolina.

Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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