Lenoir Chambers Papers, 1862, 1940-1969
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Brief Description: The unabridged circa 1967 manuscript Salt Water and Printer's Ink, along with speeches, writings, and other materials written or compiled by Lenoir Chambers of Norfolk, Virginia. Subject matter of the writings include the South, Stonewall Jackson, local newspaper history, and desegregation of Norfolk's public schools. There are also separate files of materials on Norfolk Academy and Norfolk Public Library. The collection also includes clippings about Lenoir Chambers from 1940-1968 and clippings about the South, Civil War, and Stonewall Jackson from 1948-1963. There is also one original 1862 proclamation forbidding the assembly of people for purposes of political discussion pasted onto a sheet of paper.
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 0000-009
Created by: Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970 (1891-1970)
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Acquired: 02/01/1965.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
Biographical Note for Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970 (1891-1970) : Joseph Lenoir Chambers, Jr. was born on December 26, 1891 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during World War I. Chambers married Roberta Burwell Strudwick on September 15, 1928 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He joined the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot in 1929 as associate editor. He became editor of the Ledger-Dispatch in 1944 and then the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot from 1950 until his retirement in 1961. Chambers won a Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing in 1960 for his articles on school desegregation. He also published a two-volume biography: Stonewall Jackson in 1959. Chambers published Salt Water and Printer's Ink in 1967. He died on January 10, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Norfolk (Va.)--Newspapers
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
School integration--Massive resistance movement
Genres/Forms of Material
Annual reports
Biographies (documents)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Indexes (reference sources)
Printed ephemera
Publications (document genre)
Speeches (documents)
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: Lenoir Chambers by donation  Lenoir Chambers donated the June 28, 1862 proclamation on February 1, 1965. He donated the manuscript Salt Water and Printer's Ink on August 21, 1969.
Related Materials: Lenoir Chambers Papers #3827, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information please see https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/03827/.
PreferredCitation: Lenoir Chambers Papers, MSS 0000-009, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.