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Ernest P. Gretes Papers


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Ernest P. Gretes Papers, circa 1930s-1980s | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: Ernest P. Gretes Papers, circa 1930s-1980sAdd to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 2018-041

Primary Creator: Gretes, Ernest P. (1915-1988)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order. The realtor listings notebook is arranged in original order.

Date Acquired: 09/07/2018

Subjects: Chesapeake (Va.), Church buildings--Virginia, Ghent (Norfolk, Va.), Housing--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.), Virginia Beach (Va.)

Forms of Material: Advertisements, Booklets, Brochures, Business cards, Clippings (information artifacts), Negatives (photographs), Notebooks, Photographs, Postcards, Printed ephemera, Souvenirs, Yearbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

One circa 1965-1970 realtor listings notebook, business cards, and ephemera from Ernest P. Gretes of Norfolk, Virginia. The notebook includes detailed listings for individual properties with an accompanying black-and-white photograph of the property on the reverse side. The collection also includes family photographs and one 1964 yearbook The Acorn from Carolton Oaks School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Biographical Note

Ernest Peter Gretes was born on April 8, 1915 in Virginia. He was married to Demetra Semon in 1947. Gretes was owner of the Esquire Club on Sewells Point Road in the 1940s. He was later a realtor. Gretes died on December 1, 1988 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Chesapeake (Va.)
Church buildings--Virginia
Ghent (Norfolk, Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Virginia Beach (Va.)

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: Frances C. Gretes by donation

Preferred Citation: Ernest P. Gretes Papers, MSS 2018-041, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed September 10, 2018. Accretions processed April 12, 2021.

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Advertisements, Brown Derby, circa 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Booklet, Guide to Ghent, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Booklet, The Ghent Homeowner's Manual, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Business cards, circa 1940s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: CD, Photographs of Esquire Club and Melody Room, 2018 November 14Add to your cart.
23 jpg images.
Folder 6: Clippings, circa 1940s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Clippings, Car Accident, Demetra and Peter Gretes, 1963 November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, Danny Adams to Peter Gretes, 1961 September 15Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Negatives, Ghent, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Notebook, Realtor listings (Folder 1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notebook, Realtor listings (Folder 2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Notebook, Realtor listings (Folder 3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photocopies, Service Record, Ernest P. Gretes, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, Esquire Lounge, 750 West Little Creek Road, Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs, Evelynn Ott Dance Studio, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, Family Photographs, 1930s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, Ghent, Taken by Frances Gretes, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, Greek Orthodox Church, Sunday School, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Plans, The Oaks Swimming Club, 750 West Little Creek Road, circa 1948-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Postcards, circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Yearbook, The Acorn, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous ephemera, circa 1940s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Includes one photograph, letterhead, an advertisement, one Virginia Beach souvenir folder, and one 1962-1963 Norfolk City Schools brochure.
Folder 23: Photograph, Ernest P. Gretes Family Portrait, 116 Maycox Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia, 1955 May 1Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Newspaper clipping, "Ernie Gretes & the Good Old Days", 1984 January 15Add to your cart.

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