Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, 1942-1980
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Brief Description:

This collection includes approximately 14,000 aperture cards (a computer data card with a 35mm microfilm window) that cover major development projects and related activities in the City of Norfolk, Virginia from the 1940s through the 1970s. The cards are organized by neighborhood area or project, and in some cases, sub-organized by category of activity and information (site diagrams, architectural plans, roads and utilities, etc.).

Aperture cards are an obsolete data storage and retrieval system used in the 1960s through the early 1990s. Machine-readable "punch" holes in the card contained searchable metadata about the subject in the microfilm window. Most of the cards in this collection are not "punched," but do include notes about subject, date, and project number.

Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 002/RG 06/2015-003
Created by: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Volume: 10.0 Boxes
Acquired: 04/23/2015.
Arrangement: Arranged in original order.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Roads--Virginia--Tidewater (Region)--Maps
Urban renewal
Genres/Forms of Material
Aerial photographs
Aperture cards
Government records
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 Redevelopment and Housing Authority by transfer
PreferredCitation: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, RG 06-2015-003, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.