Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, 1905-1990
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Brief Description: Two 1950s clipping scrapbooks of articles written by Louisa Venable Kyle of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The collection also includes a Kyle-Venable Family book of origins featuring genealogical research and photographs of ancestral homes and plantation houses, compiled by Louisa Venable Kyle in Summer 1968. There are also writings of and about Louisa Venable Kyle dating from 1950-1990 in the collection.
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 0000-223
Created by: Kyle, Louisa Venable (1903-1999)
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/0000.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type in chronological order.
Biographical Note for Kyle, Louisa Venable (1903-1999) : Louisa Carrington Venable Kyle was born on August 11, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia. She married William Emmett Kyle on June 28, 1924 in Norfolk, Virginia. Kyle wrote local history articles in The Virginian-Pilot and The Portsmouth Star during the 1950s. She authored several non-fiction and fiction books from 1960-1993, including Little Neck Section of Princess Anne County, The Witch of Pungo, Ram Lam, My Virginia Childhood: The Years 1903-1914, A Country Woman's Scrapbook, and A Country Woman's Christmas. She was a founding member of the Princess Anne County Historical Society. Kyle was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach and she was also a member of National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Monday Club, and Princess Anne Garden Club. Kyle died on October 24, 1999 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Authors, American Virginia
Norfolk (Va.)
Princess Anne County (Va.)
Virginia Beach (Va.)
Virginia Beach (Va.)--History
Women authors, American--20th century
Genres/Forms of Material
Biographies (documents)
Book jackets
Clippings (information artifacts)
Genealogical tables
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: Unknown  It appears the green and black scrapbooks (Boxes 1 and 2) were compiled by NPL staff.
PreferredCitation: Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, MSS 0000-223, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.