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Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Family Papers / Individuals / Clippings

Dental Profession

Churches / Church Leaders

Fraternities and Sororities

Schools

Political Individuals, Ashe—Plunkett

Political Individuals, Reid—Young / Politics

Organizations, AFL-CIO—Community Boys Club

Organizations, Community Democratic Club

Organizations, CIAA—NAACP

Organizations, NAACP

Organizations, National Business League—Norfolk Community Hospital

Organizations, Norfolk Community Hospital

Organizations, Norfolk Council of Colored Social Agencies—Tidewater Voter Registration Project

Organizations, United Black Federation of Norfolk—ZANU Support Committee

Subject Files

Subject Files

Booklets and Brochures

Postcards, Photographs, CDs, and Artifacts

Newspapers and Artifact



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Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers, 1908-2011 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers, 1908-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1950s-1970s

ID: 001/01/MSS 2016-072

Primary Creator: Coppage, Samuel F., Sr. (1886-1977)

Extent: 21.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged roughly by subject: family papers, dental profession, fraternities, schools, political individuals, organizations, and subject files. Some materials are arranged by record type: correspondence, booklets and brochures, small family photographs, CDs, artifacts, and oversized newspapers.

Date Acquired: 09/20/2016

Subjects: African Americans, Boy Scouts of America, Civil rights, Dentists, Fraternal organizations, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Nonprofit organizations, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century, Norfolk Community Hospital, Organizations, Politics and Government, Sports, Virginia--Politics and government, Voting

Forms of Material: Articles, Biographies (documents), Booklets, Brochures, Budgets, Bulletins, Certificates, Church bulletins, Clippings (information artifacts), Compact discs, Correspondence, Cultural artifacts, Minutes (administrative records), Negatives (photographs), Newsletters, Notes, Patches (costume accessories), Photographs, Pins (jewelry), Postcards, Printed ephemera, Programs, Publications (document genre), Reports, Rosters, Speeches (documents)

Languages: English, Japanese

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal, professional, political, and family papers of Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. of Norfolk, Virginia. The collection includes Coppage's involvement in various local organizations, particularly the Community Democratic Club, NAACP, and Norfolk Community Hospital. The collection also documents his activities with professional dental organizations such as the Old Dominion Dental Society; fraternal groups including the Elks and Frontiers Club; youth groups such as Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, and Community Boys Club; church involvement at Grace Episcopal Church; and support for organizations such as the Norfolk Council of Social Agencies and Child and Family Service, Inc. The Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers include correspondence with politicians and political campaign brochures and leaflets. The collection documents activities of civic groups such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Tidewater Voter Registration Project. Most of the materials in the collection date from the 1950s-1970s.

Some materials in the collection were created or collected by Coppage's wife, Constance Jordan Coppage, and his son, Samuel F. Coppage, Jr. There are also family photographs, correspondence, and clippings.

Biographical Note

Samuel Francis Coppage, Sr. was born on January 25, 1886 in Durants Neck, Perquimans County, North Carolina. He was a dentist, civil rights leader, and activist. Coppage earned his dentistry degree from Howard University in 1912. He helped organize the Old Dominion Dental Society, and he was on the Board of Directors for Norfolk Community Hospital. Coppage married Eunice Marion Ganey on September 11, 1911 in Pasquotank, North Carolina; she died due to complications from a premature birth in 1916. He married Constance Elizabeth Jordan on December 28, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia. They had one child, Samuel F. Coppage, Jr. Coppage was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. He founded the Community Democratic Club and was an active member of the NAACP. Coppage was a charter member of CIAA and an active leader for the Boy Scouts. He was also active through Alpha Phi Alpha, the Improved Benevolent Order of Elks, and Frontiers Club of America. Coppage died on February 26, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans
Boy Scouts of America
Civil rights
Dentists
Fraternal organizations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Nonprofit organizations
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Norfolk Community Hospital
Organizations
Politics and Government
Sports
Virginia--Politics and government
Voting

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection may have restrictions.

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 Source: Estate of Samuel F. Coppage by donation

Preferred Citation: Samuel F. Coppage, Sr. Papers, MSS 2016-072, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed October 6, 2022.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1909-1995],
[Box 2: Family Papers / Individuals / Clippings, circa 1919-2010],
[Box 3: Dental Profession, 1918-1976],
[Box 4: Churches / Church Leaders, circa 1920-1983],
[Box 5: Fraternities and Sororities, 1922-1976],
[Box 6: Schools, 1912-1977],
[Box 7: Political Individuals, Ashe—Plunkett, 1920-1977],
[Box 8: Political Individuals, Reid—Young / Politics, 1922-1977],
[Box 9: Organizations, AFL-CIO—Community Boys Club, 1930-1976],
[Box 10: Organizations, Community Democratic Club, 1933-1975],
[Box 11: Organizations, CIAA—NAACP, 1924-1977],
[Box 12: Organizations, NAACP, circa 1945-1977],
[Box 13: Organizations, National Business League—Norfolk Community Hospital, 1918-1973],
[Box 14: Organizations, Norfolk Community Hospital, 1930-1976],
[Box 15: Organizations, Norfolk Council of Colored Social Agencies—Tidewater Voter Registration Project, circa 1925-1973],
[Box 16: Organizations, United Black Federation of Norfolk—ZANU Support Committee, 1918-1975],
[Box 17: Subject Files, 1913-1962],
[Box 18: Subject Files, circa 1920s-1994],
[Box 19: Booklets and Brochures, 1910s-1970s],
[Box 20: Postcards, Photographs, CDs, and Artifacts, circa 1900-2011],
[Box 21: Newspapers and Artifact, circa 1950s-1960s],
[All]

Box 17: Subject Files, 1913-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ephemera, Black Americana, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Certificate, Piedmont Sanatorium, circa 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sports and Officiating, Samuel F. Coppage, Sr., 1924-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings, Sports, 1950-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: A Statement Concerning Presidential Appointees and Other Colored Men and Women Employed by the Federal Government, circa 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lists, Suggested Work and Projects for Persons Employed or Under Relief with VERA, circa 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Voter Registration Card, S. F. Coppage, 1933 December 4Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Certificate and Pin, Delegate to 2nd District Democratic Convention, Norfolk, Virginia, 1941 February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Air Raid Defense, circa 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Advertisements, Negro History Week, 1944, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Circular, One Fourth of Our People by Paul B. Comely, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Resolution, Norfolk Delegates to the State Democratic Convention, Richmond, Virginia, 1946 September 5Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Journal and Guide Annual Honor Roll, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Housing, circa 1948-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Housing, Oakwood, circa 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Clippings, Fair Housing, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Newsletter, NCDH Trends In Housing, 1967 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 11, Number 9.
Folder 18: Brochure, Our Medical Schools - Will They Be Next? by James E. Buckley, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Madam Daniels' School of Beauty Culture / Negro Beautician of the State of Virginia, 1949, circa 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Booklet, Leaders in their fields, presented by Pepsi-Cola Company, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Moton Conference Center, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Paper, Negro Higher and Professional Education in Virginia, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Skit, It Can Happen Here, written by Clarence E. Thompson, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Paper, Suggestive Health Education Program For the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Newspaper, Virginia Education Bulletin, 1950 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Newsletter, Aging, 1951, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, 1951 ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Newspaper, Daily Bulletin, 1952 September 17Add to your cart.
Journal of the American Hospital Association.
Folder 29: Newspaper, Public Affairs in Virginia, 1953 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Article, "Southerners Will Like Integration" by Sarah Patton Boyle, 1955 February 19Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post.
Folder 31: Prayer Pilgrimage For Freedom, 1957 May 17Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Book Cover, Norfolk, Virginia Emergency Numbers, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Flier, A Pilgrimage of Prayer for Public Schools on Emancipation Day, 1959 January 1Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Ordinance No. 19,889, Sidewalks along Myrtle Avenue, 1959 April 21Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Questions Submitted to Dr. S. F. Coppage, Civic Leader, Norfolk, Virginia, 1959 June 16Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Map and Flag, City of Norfolk, circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Roscoe Conkling Brown, circa 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Refusal to participate in All-America award presentation, circa 1960 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Magazine, Norfolk, 1960 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 22, Number 5.
Folder 40: Correspondence and Clippings relating to racial integration in Norfolk's museums, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Democratic Victory Mary McCloud Bethune Memorial Dinner, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Magazine, Negro History Bulletin, 1960-1961, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Periodical, The Journal of Negro History, 1961 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Speech, The South and the Nation, Lenoir Chambers, UNC Commencement, 1961 June 5Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Program, Conference on The Role of Education in the Field of Aging, 1961 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Commencement Address, Lawrence E. Spivak, Shaw University, 1962 May 28Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1909-1995],
[Box 2: Family Papers / Individuals / Clippings, circa 1919-2010],
[Box 3: Dental Profession, 1918-1976],
[Box 4: Churches / Church Leaders, circa 1920-1983],
[Box 5: Fraternities and Sororities, 1922-1976],
[Box 6: Schools, 1912-1977],
[Box 7: Political Individuals, Ashe—Plunkett, 1920-1977],
[Box 8: Political Individuals, Reid—Young / Politics, 1922-1977],
[Box 9: Organizations, AFL-CIO—Community Boys Club, 1930-1976],
[Box 10: Organizations, Community Democratic Club, 1933-1975],
[Box 11: Organizations, CIAA—NAACP, 1924-1977],
[Box 12: Organizations, NAACP, circa 1945-1977],
[Box 13: Organizations, National Business League—Norfolk Community Hospital, 1918-1973],
[Box 14: Organizations, Norfolk Community Hospital, 1930-1976],
[Box 15: Organizations, Norfolk Council of Colored Social Agencies—Tidewater Voter Registration Project, circa 1925-1973],
[Box 16: Organizations, United Black Federation of Norfolk—ZANU Support Committee, 1918-1975],
[Box 17: Subject Files, 1913-1962],
[Box 18: Subject Files, circa 1920s-1994],
[Box 19: Booklets and Brochures, 1910s-1970s],
[Box 20: Postcards, Photographs, CDs, and Artifacts, circa 1900-2011],
[Box 21: Newspapers and Artifact, circa 1950s-1960s],
[All]


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