Celestyne Diggs Porter Papers, 1880s-2011
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Brief Description: Personal papers, photographs, awards, certificates, and newspaper clippings belonging to Celestyne Diggs Porter of Norfolk, Virginia. The collection spans Porter's life, particularly her career as a schoolteacher for the public school system in Norfolk and a celebration of her life and accomplishments. Photographs include Porter as a young woman at Hampton University, school groups and local organizations associated with Porter, and family photographs.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at] norfolk.gov
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-036
Created by: Porter, Celestyne Diggs (1911-2012)
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Acquired: 10/27/2010.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
Biographical Note for Porter, Celestyne Diggs (1911-2012) : Celestyne Elizabeth Diggs Porter was born on August 24, 1911 in Mathews County, Virginia. Her parents were Wilbur and Susan Diggs. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and received a B. S. degree from Hampton Institute and a M. A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Porter married Leroy Porter on March 25, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia. Porter taught social studies at Booker T. Washington High School and was the first African American coordinator of social studies in Norfolk, Virginia. She died at the age of 101 on September 27, 2012 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
African Americans
African American women
African American women educators
History--Study and teaching
International travel
Norfolk (Va.)
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
Genres/Forms of Material
Business cards
Clippings (information artifacts)
Report cards
Theater programs
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: Estate of Celestyne Diggs Porter by donation
PreferredCitation: Celestyne Diggs Porter Papers, MSS 0000-036, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.