City of Norfolk City Clerk Historical Records, 1736-2015
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Brief Description:

Historical volumes recording the history of the Borough and City of Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, primarily from 1736 to the 1920s. These materials include records of Common Council, Common Hall, Select Council, and the Finance Committee of City Council. Also included are records concerning the formation and development of the Town of Berkley from 1890-1923, as well as the organization of Atlantic City Ward from 1890-1898. This collection also includes a record of city ordinances, resolutions, licenses, stock receipts, insurance records, City Clerk appropriations, 1922 annexation proceedings, building lines, and a volume of Norfolk servicemen receiving medals for their service in World War I.

Other miscellaneous materials include an 1884 volume on the history of Norfolk, England, three scrapbooks from the Norfolk, Virginia City Clerk Louis S. Hudgins (covering the years 1958-1995), various commemorative artifacts from Norfolk's sister cities, the seals of Norfolk Borough and the City of Norfolk, two CD-ROMs, and various oversized materials relating to Norfolk, Virginia.

Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 002/RG 04/2018-002
Created by: City of Norfolk
Volume: 103.0 Items
Acquired: 04/28/2018.
Arrangement: Arranged by series, roughly in chronological order.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
City planning--Virginia--Norfolk
Economic development--Virginia--Norfolk
Historical markers
Norfolk (England)
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History
Politics and Government
World War, 1914-1918
Genres/Forms of Material
Administrative records
Bonds (legal records)
Compact discs
Cultural artifacts
Drawings (visual works)
Financial records
Government records
Manuals (instructional materials)
Minutes (administrative records)
Municipal government records
Pins (jewelry)
Resolutions (administrative records)
Seals (artifacts)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Georgian [geo]
German [ger]
Japanese [jpn]
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: R. Breckenridge Daughtrey by transfer, City Ordinance 47,204
PreferredCitation: City of Norfolk City Clerk Historical Records, RG 04-2018-002, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.