Virginia War History Commission, Norfolk, Virginia Records, 1919-1921
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Brief Description: Questionnaires completed by servicemembers and nurses who served during World War I from Norfolk, Virginia. Individual questionnaires ask for servicemembers' personal information, military service information, and thoughts and feelings about their service during the War. Questionnaires filled out by local churches and schools include statistical information and data on activities relating to financial contributions, general feelings, and patriotic activities implemented during the War. This collection also contains letters, reports, photographs, newsletters, and one 1919 map of the Naval Operating Base in Norfolk, Virginia.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-182
Created by: Virginia War History Commission (1919-1928)
Volume: 19.0 Boxes
Acquired: 01/00/1968.
Arrangement: Arranged in original order. Questionnaires are divided by sex and race, and within these categories are arranged alphabetically by surname. Questionnaires from churches and schools are arranged within their respective categories in alphabetical order. Reports from various local organizations and other miscellaneous materials are arranged in original order.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Naval Station Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--Maps
World War, 1914-1918
Genres/Forms of Material
Government records
Lists (document genres)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/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 Notes: Mrs. S. H. Ferebee by donation
Related Materials: Virginia War History Commission Records, Library of Virginia. For more information please see
PreferredCitation: Virginia War History Commission, Norfolk, Virginia Records, MSS 0000-182, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.