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Margaret Thomas Scrapbook


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Margaret Thomas Scrapbook, 1921-1945, undated | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: Margaret Thomas Scrapbook, 1921-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-075

Primary Creator: Kaufman, Margaret Thomas (1912-1999)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in original order. Loose materials from the front of the scrapbook were separated by record type in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: Camping, Norfolk (Va.), Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk, Schools, Teenage girls--United States, Virginia Beach (Va.), Women--Socialization, World War, 1939-1945

Forms of Material: Ballots, Clippings (information artifacts), Hair (material), Pennants, Photographs, Report cards, Scrapbooks, Sketches

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

One 1927-1929 scrapbook relating to Margaret Thomas during her time at Maury High School. The 142-page scrapbook includes information about school clubs, report cards, football games, and personal saying and jokes. It also includes photographs taken at Maury High school in Norfolk, Virginia and at Camp Owaissa in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The scrapbook also contains select dates for local newspaper headlines during World War II.

Biographical Note

Margaret Elizabeth Thomas Kaufman was born on September 8, 1912 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She married J. Carroll Kaufman on March 12, 1938 in Norfolk, Virginia. Kaufman was an English teacher at Churchland High School. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Portsmouth Women's Club, and she volunteered for the Naval Shipyard Museum. She died on June 7, 1999 in Portsmouth, Virginia and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Norfolk (Va.)
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
Teenage girls--United States
Virginia Beach (Va.)
World War, 1939-1945

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: William B. Inge by donation

Preferred Citation: Margaret Thomas Scrapbook, MSS 0000-075, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed July 27, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Scrapbook, 1927-1929],
[Box 2: Loose Materials, 1921-1945, undated],

Box 2: Loose Materials, 1921-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folders 2-6 are located in Oversize Miscellaneous Box 1. Newspaper headlines relate to prominent events in World War II and include select dates from the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch, and The Portsmouth Star.
Folder 1: Loose Materials, 1921-1943, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes clippings, correspondence, a small pennant, and photographs.
Folder 2: Newspaper Headlines, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper Headlines, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper Headlines, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper Headlines, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper Headlines, 1945Add to your cart.

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