Norfolk NATO Festival Collection, 1954-2015
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Brief Description: Official documents, correspondence, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia collected by the Norfolk NATO Festival 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 2015-009
Created by: Norfolk NATO Festival (1953-)
Volume: 19.0 Boxes
Acquired: 08/12/2015.
Arrangement: Arranged in original order, generally in chronological order. Photographs are separated by size in chronological order.
Biographical Note for Norfolk NATO Festival (1953-) : The Norfolk NATO Festival began in 1953 as the International Azalea Festival, with main events held at the city's expanded Azalea Garden (now Norfolk Botanical Garden). The Festival soon became associated with NATO, which had established an Atlantic headquarters in Norfolk in the early 1950s. Festival queens were selected from various NATO member countries, and annual Festival events had member-country themes. Notable American queens included Linda Baines Johnson, Tricia Nixon, and Susan Ford. The event was renamed the Norfolk NATO Festival in 2010. It remains the longest-running festival in Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
International Azalea Festival (Norfolk, Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
North Atlantic Treaty Organization--Anniversaries, etc.
Portrait photography
Spring festivals--Virginia--Norfolk--History
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Financial records
Membership lists
Press releases
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the Unitied States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Norfolk NATO Festival by donation
PreferredCitation: Norfolk NATO Festival Collection, MSS 2015-009, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.