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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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Oversized

Oversized

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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 Manuscripts include at least 10 unpublished novels written by John Parker as well as four manuscript copies of his published nonfiction volume Thirteen Blocks: A Social History of Early Ghent in Norfolk,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 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.

Browse by Box:

[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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