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John Parker Collection

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John and Rose Marie Parker Personal Papers

John Parker's Novels

John Parker's Novels

John Parker's Novels

John Parker's Novels

John Parker's Novels

John Parker's Novels / Novels

Ghent

Ghent

Ghent / Norfolk

Norfolk

Norfolk

Fergus Reid / de Lustrac Papers

Photographs

Photographs

Negatives

Norfolk Property Assessments

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John Parker Collection, circa 1850-2008 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: John Parker Collection, circa 1850-2008Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 2014-002

Primary Creator: Parker, John A. (1944-2014)

Extent: 24.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by subject matter in rough chronological order.

Date Acquired: 11/12/2014

Subjects: Burlesque (Theater), Families--Virginia, Ghent (Norfolk, Va.), Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--History

Forms of Material: Advertisements, Birth announcements, Booklets, Books, Certificates, Clippings (information artifacts), Deeds, Diplomas, Dog tags (military tags), Lists (document genres), Manuscripts, Maps (documents), Mirrors, Negatives (photographs), Novels, Photocopies, Photographs, Portraits, Posters, Report cards, Thermometers, Yearbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal papers, photographs, and manuscripts of John Albert Parker, Jr. of 539 Warren Crescent in Ghent, Norfolk, Virginia. Items include birth and marriage announcements, school diplomas, and miscellaneous mementos. Photographs include family members, especially his wife Rose Marie Norwood Parker and his parents. The photographs also include the Parkers' wedding, John Parker's service in Vietnam from 1967-1968, circa 1990s holiday parties at Kirn Memorial Library, houses and scenes of Ghent, and John and Rose Marie's cats. Manuscripts include at least 10 unpublished novels written by John Parker as well as four manuscript copies of his published nonfiction volume Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia.

The collection also includes materials collected by Parker relating to the neighborhood of Ghent and the city of Norfolk. Materials include 1900 and 1910 census transcriptions from Ghent, The Ghent Homeowner's Manual, and a heavily notated copy of Ghent: John Graham's Dream, Norfolk, Virginia's Treasure. Materials relating to Norfolk, Virginia include volumes 3-5 of Shank's Raw Materials, pin-up advertisements for local businesses, a circa 1900 property assessment ledger organized by street name, and two circa 1940-1942 posters advertising Rose La Rose at Gaiety Theatre on Main Street.

Finally, the collection contains papers relating to Fergus Reid, his wife Mary Wilson Chamberlain Reid, and their daughter Helen de Lustrac. Materials include family photographs, receipts and correspondence.

Subject/Index Terms

Burlesque (Theater)
Families--Virginia
Ghent (Norfolk, Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History

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: Estate of John Parker by donation

Preferred Citation: John Parker Collection, MSS 2014-002, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.


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[Box 1: John and Rose Marie Parker Personal Papers],
[Box 2: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 3: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 4: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 5: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 6: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 7: John Parker's Novels / Novels],
[Box 8: Ghent],
[Box 9: Ghent],
[Box 10: Ghent / Norfolk],
[Box 11: Norfolk],
[Box 12: Norfolk],
[Box 13: Fergus Reid / de Lustrac Papers],
[Box 14: Photographs],
[Box 15: Photographs],
[Box 16: Negatives],
[Box 17: Norfolk Property Assessments],
[Box 18: Oversized],
[Box 19: Oversized],
[Box 20: Oversized],
[Box 21: Oversized],
[Box 22: Oversized],
[Box 23: Oversized],
[Box 24: Oversized],
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Box 1: John and Rose Marie Parker Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, John Parker Family, circa 1920s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Stamp Album, For the Purchase of United States War Savings Bonds, circa 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Baby Book, Rose Marie Norwood, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Birth Announcement, John Parker, 1944 January 25Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Book, Your Birthday January 25, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Test, Kuder Preference Record, Personal, Form AH, circa 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Magazine, The Alumni Review, 1950 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Clipping, Charm School student Evelyn Dale, 1954 August 8Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Report Card, Rose Norwood, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Yearbook, The Pilot, Norview High School, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Diploma, Old Dominion College, John Albert Parker, Jr., 1965 June 6Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Dog Tag and Nameplate, John Parker, circa 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Announcement, Marriage of Rose Marie Norwood to John Albert Parker, Jr., 1970 May 29Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deed of Trust and Buyers Closing Statement for 539 Warren Crescent, 1975 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, A Gift of Love: Letters from John Albert Parker 1967-1968, for Aunt Vera & Uncle Sam, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Notebook, John Parker's personal memoir notes, circa 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Proclamation, Commendation to John Parker, Jr. by Mayor Paul D. Fraim, 2008 August 24Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sketch, Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck at General Reference Desk, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, Howl of the Wolf Agency to Rose Marie Parker, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2: John Parker's NovelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Index, Novel EpisodesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript, Little Voices of Reason, Chapters 1-9Add to your cart.
Copy 1.
Folder 3: Manuscript, Little Voices of Reason, Chapters 10-17Add to your cart.
Copy 1.
Folder 4: Manuscript, Little Voices of Reason, by John A. Parker, Chapters 1-8, 2008Add to your cart.
Copy 2.
Folder 5: Manuscript, Little Voices of Reason, by John A. Parker, Chapters 9-17, 2008Add to your cart.
Copy 2.
Box 3: John Parker's NovelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, "Come On In Kids and Have Fun"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript, Your Standard Three-Way Light Bulb, Chapters 1-10Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript, Your Standard Three-Way Light Bulb, Chapters 11-20Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript, On Boundary Street, Chapters 1-6Add to your cart.
Box 4: John Parker's NovelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, On Boundary Street, Chapters 7-14Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript, KetchikanAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript, Under Pears, Grapes, Oranges, and Leaves, Chapters 1-7Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript, Under Pears, Grapes, Oranges, and Leaves, Chapters 8-13Add to your cart.
Box 5: John Parker's NovelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, One Plus One, Chapters 1-7Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript, One Plus One, Chapters 8-13Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript, One Plus One, Chapters 14-19Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript, A Dinosaur Names Baryshnikov, Chapters 1-9Add to your cart.
Box 6: John Parker's NovelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, A Dinosaur Named Baryshnikov, Chapters 10-19Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript, Two Views of Tessie Blansky, Chapters 1-9Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript, Two Views of Tessie Blansky, Chapters 10-16Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript, Five Months, Chapters 1-9Add to your cart.
Box 7: John Parker's Novels / NovelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, Five Months, Chapters 10-17Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript, Five Months, Chapters 18-25Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscript, Five Months, Chapters 26-31Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript, Episode August 8, 1987, Chapel HillAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Manuscript, My Sister, The Witch by Matthew Dillon, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Manuscript, No Snowman For the Little Dutch Girl by Tim Cratchit, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 8: GhentAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. ParkerAdd to your cart.
Copy 1. No appendices.
Folder 2: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, Chapters 1-6Add to your cart.
Copy 2.
Folder 3: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, Chapters 7-13Add to your cart.
Copy 2.
Folder 4: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, Chapters 1-7Add to your cart.
Copy 3.
Folder 5: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, Chapters 8-13Add to your cart.
Copy 3.
Box 9: GhentAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, AppendicesAdd to your cart.
Copy 3.
Folder 2: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, Chapters 1-7Add to your cart.
Copy 4.
Folder 3: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, Chapters 8-13Add to your cart.
Copy 4.
Folder 4: Manuscript, Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia by John A. Parker, AppendicesAdd to your cart.
Copy 4.
Folder 5: Ghent 1900 CensusAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ghent 1910 Census (Folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Box 10: Ghent / NorfolkAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Ghent 1910 Census (Folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ghent XI, Sandoz-TurnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Booklet, The Ghent Homeowner's Manual, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Booklet, Ghent, Proposed Zoning For Historic and Cultural Conservation, 1976 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, circa 1914 streetcar in Ghent, circa 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Book, Ghent: John Graham's Dream, Norfolk, Virginia's Treasure by Amy Waters YarsinskeAdd to your cart.
Includes extensive notations.
Folder 7: Price List, Construction Costs for Homes in Ghent, circa 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photocopy, Map of Ghent from 1900 Atlas of Norfolk, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Shank's Raw Materials, Volume 3, 1890-1899, Pages 729-954, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Box 11: NorfolkAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Shank's Raw Materials, Volume 3, 1890-1899, Pages 955-1104, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Shank's Raw Materials, Volume 4, 1899-1906, Pages 1105-1299, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Shank's Raw Materials, Volume 4, 1899-1906, Pages 1300-1513, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Shank's Raw Materials, Volume 5, 1906-1919, Pages 1514-1669, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Shank's Raw Materials, Volume 5, 1906-1919, Pages 1670-1799, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Box 12: NorfolkAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Shank's Raw Materials, Volume 5, 1906-1919, Pages 1800-1892, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Book, Jamestown Exposition Edition of The Norfolk Dispatch, 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photocopy, Original Location of Waterways in Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1736-1956, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Advertisement, A. J. Legum, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Advertisement, A. J. Legum, Framed Thermometer, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Advertisement, Arrow Cleaners, Framed Mirror, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Advertisements, Chas. Syer & Co., 1947 March-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Advertisement, Growers Exchange, circa 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Advertisements, Navy Gift Shop, circa 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Advertisement, Norfolk, Baltimore & Carolina Line, 1952 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Advertisement, Richmond Auto Parts, Inc., Norfolk Branch, 1959 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Memo Books, Priddy's Fertilizers advertisements, circa 1949-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Memo Books, Smith-Douglass Co. Fertilizers, AGRICO, circa 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Box 13: Fergus Reid / de Lustrac PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Chromolithographs, circa 1850-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Portrait, Antoine Marquis de La Corbiere, 1743-1831, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs, Reid Family, circa 1890-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, Mary Chamberlaine Reid, circa 1910-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Portrait, Two Young Boys, circa 1900Add to your cart.
Reverse side of photograph: "R. J. Butler" and "[E.] Butler."
Folder 6: Photographs, Woman and Dog, circa 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Print, William S. Sims, Vice-Admiral, U. S. Navy, circa 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Excerpts, Chataigne's Norfolk Directory, 1892Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Postcards, circa 1900-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, Fergus Reid to Mary Reid, 1900 September 4-5Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Menu, New York Club, 1904 March 23Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Resolution, Fergus Reid resignation as Treasurer of Norfolk Protestant Hospital, 1904 December 3Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Cards, by Fergus and Helen Reid, circa 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Essays by Helen Reid, circa 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Memoir, Armistead Borland, circa 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Map, Virginia State Highway, 1936 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Receipts, Fergus and Mary Reid, 1906-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Diploma, Sacred Heart School, Francoise C. de Lustrac, 1945 June 8Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Booklet, Trois Reconnaissances de Cavalerie en Septembre 1914 by Baron de Lustrac, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Address Book, circa 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Clippings, circa 1910-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Needlework, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1920s-1940sAdd to your cart.
Box 14: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: John and Rose Marie Norwood Parker, circa 1945-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: John and Rose Marie Norwood Parker Wedding, 1970 May 30Add to your cart.
Folder 3: John Parker in Vietnam, circa 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Photographs, circa 1940s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Box 15: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Kirn Library, John and Rose Marie Parker and library staff, circa 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Ghent Houses and Scenes, circa 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Elmwood Cemetery Monuments, circa 1980 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Demolition of Maritime Tower and Adjacent Buildings, circa 1996 November 24Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, circa 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Tucson, Arizona, circa 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Cats, 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
John and Rose Marie's cats.
Box 16: NegativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: 539 Warren Crescent IAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 539 Warren Crescent IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: 539 Warren Crescent IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: 539 Warren Crescent IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: 539 Warren Crescent VAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 539 Warren Crescent VIAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: 539 Warren Crescent, C. WalkerAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: 539 Warren Crescent, PicnicAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 539 Warren Crescent, Removing stairsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Unknown"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Norfolk's Traffic Accident Record, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Aerial negative, GhentAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Slides, 539 Warren CrescentAdd to your cart.
Three slides.
Box 17: Norfolk Property AssessmentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ledger, Property Assessments in Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1900Add to your cart.
Index includes street name and page number. Property assessments by street name include house number, owner name, land value, building value, and total value.
Box 18: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Print, Captain William Wilson Chamberlain, 806 17th Street NW, circa 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photograph, Beechwood Place, M. W. C., circa 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Book, The City of Norfolk: A Sketch of Its Growth and a Record of its Progress, circa 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Calendar, Greenbrier Farms, Inc., 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Portrait, John Albert Parker, circa 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Diplomas, John Albert Parker, 1961, 1966Add to your cart.
Granby High School (June 12, 1961) and University of North Carolina (August 27, 1966).
Folder 7: Diploma, Rose Marie Norwood, University of North Carolina, 1967 January 28Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Certificates, Army Commendation Medal and Honorable Discharge, 1968, 1972Add to your cart.
Army Commendation Medal (July 2, 1968) and Honorable Discharge (October 10, 1972).
Folder 9: Architectural Drawing, Elevation of main stair and front door, circa 1890Add to your cart.
Box 19: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Cartes-de-visite, "Folk", circa 1880-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Portrait, Unidentified Man in Confederate Uniform, circa 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hand Painting on Velvet, John Parker in Vietnam 1967-1968, circa 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photograph, Warren Crescent, circa 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, Ghent and Downtown Norfolk, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 20: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Poster, Gaiety Theatre (Folder 1 of 2), circa 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poster, Gaiety Theatre (Folder 2 of 2), 1942 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Box 21: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Items in Box 21 are housed separately.
Folder 1: Map, Plan of The Norfolk Co., circa 1890Add to your cart.
Color map shows 6th Ward of The City of Norfolk.
Folder 2: Map, The New World Order, circa 1990-2000Add to your cart.
Handdrawn map shows John Parker's version of southside Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Box 22: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Atlas of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Berkley, and Vicinity, 1900Add to your cart.
Published by Sam W. Bowman.
Box 23: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch, Progress Edition, 1952 May 21Add to your cart.
Box 24: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch, 1944 January-FebruaryAdd to your cart.

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[Box 1: John and Rose Marie Parker Personal Papers],
[Box 2: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 3: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 4: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 5: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 6: John Parker's Novels],
[Box 7: John Parker's Novels / Novels],
[Box 8: Ghent],
[Box 9: Ghent],
[Box 10: Ghent / Norfolk],
[Box 11: Norfolk],
[Box 12: Norfolk],
[Box 13: Fergus Reid / de Lustrac Papers],
[Box 14: Photographs],
[Box 15: Photographs],
[Box 16: Negatives],
[Box 17: Norfolk Property Assessments],
[Box 18: Oversized],
[Box 19: Oversized],
[Box 20: Oversized],
[Box 21: Oversized],
[Box 22: Oversized],
[Box 23: Oversized],
[Box 24: Oversized],
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Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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