Norfolk Public Library Scrapbooks, 1896-2003
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Brief Description: Thirty-five scrapbooks chronicling the history of Norfolk Public Library in Norfolk, Virginia from 1896 to 2003. The collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about the history of the Library in chronological order, with gaps from 1972-1974. There are also three volumes primarily focused on the history of Norfolk, Virginia from circa 1926-1942, one scrapbook on the history of Virginia from circa 1928-1941, one scrapbook of Norfolk people (usually obituaries) from circa 1930s-1940s, two volumes of supplies and materials purchased from vendors for Norfolk Public Library business operations from circa 1930s-1940s, one scrapbook of clippings relating to Norfolk poetry from circa 1927-1941, one 1975 scrapbook titled "Cooperation is the Key to Successful Public Relations," and one album of the "Racing to Read" 5K sponsored by the Norfolk Public Library in April 1981. The early scrapbooks are primarily limited to newspaper clippings, but printed ephemera appears with some frequency starting with the 1965-1966 volume. Finally, there are several scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings from the local paper featuring marital engagements. The volumes are numbered up through eight, but Volume 3 is missing. These Engagement scrapbooks feature indexes for both males and females.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 002/RG 12/0000-001
Created by: Norfolk Public Library (Va.) (1894-)
Volume: 24.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/1896.
Arrangement: Arranged by subject in chronological order.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History
Norfolk Public Library (Va.)
Public libraries--Virginia
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Printed ephemera
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: Norfolk Public Library
Related Materials: Other scrapbooks in the Sargeant Memorial Collection that appear to have been compiled by Norfolk Public Library include: "Norfolk in By-Gone Days" Van Wyck Library Scrapbook (MSS 0000-106-b), African American Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook (MSS 0000-271), Mariners' Museum Scrapbooks (MSS 0000-092), and Norfolk and Virginia Beach Local History Scrapbook (MSS 0000-103).
PreferredCitation: Norfolk Public Library Scrapbooks, RG 12-0000-001, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.