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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 18: Subject Files, circa 1920s-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ledger, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, 1963 August 28Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bulletin, Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1964 February-MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 8, Number 1.
Folder 4: Newsletter, East Ghent Newsletter, 1964 June 29Add to your cart.
Volume 1, Number 4.
Folder 5: Magazine, Peace Corps Volunteer, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speech, The Handpicked Jury System, 1965 May 4Add to your cart.
To the Ladies Auxiliary of Norfolk Fire Department.
Folder 7: Magazine, The ULICO, 1965 SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Application For Membership to "Teen Corps", Brenda Exum, 1965 August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper, VTA Bulletin, 1965 November/DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume XLVII, Number 3.
Folder 10: List, Citizens living in Young Park who need transportation to City Hall for purpose of registering to vote, 1966 April 26Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Thesis, Massive Resistance to the 1954 Supreme Court Decision in Virginia from 1954-1965, 1967 AugustAdd to your cart.
By Clarence Emmel Bunch.
Folder 12: Newspaper, The Virginia Observer, 1967 September 15Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Newspaper, The Pelican Press, 1967 October 27Add to your cart.
Volume 3, Number 42.
Folder 14: Berkley Swimming Pool Fund, circa 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Clippings, Poor Peoples March, 1968 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Article, "Norfolk: Renewal's Prodigy, Child of Ambition," The Commonwealth: The Magazine of Virginia, 1968 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: The Tuskegee Alumni Support Picture In the 1959-1969 Decade, circa 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Profile of Poverty: Facts About East Ghent, circa 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Booklet, Federal Benefits... for Veterans and Dependents, 1971 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Newsletter, Ford Foundation Letter, 1971 September 1Add to your cart.
Volume 2, Number 6.
Folder 21: Publication, Employment News, Human Resources, 1971 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Annual Report, Richmond Reports, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Newsletter, RCA, Baton, 1972Add to your cart.
Volume 19, Number 1.
Folder 24: Publication, Minority Manpower, Virginia Employment Commission, 1972 SummerAdd to your cart.
Volume 2, Number 3.
Folder 25: Newsletter, News of Service to Families Under Stress, 1972, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Program, Open House Dedication of Marcella Land Paige Day Care Center, 1973 January 30Add to your cart.
Folder 27: VEP News, 1974 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Booklet, A Decade of Decay During the Brick-and-Mortar Administration, A History of Church Street, circa 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Periodical, The Journal of Negro History, 1976 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Periodical, The Journal of Negro History, 1976 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Newspaper, Journal & Guide, 1978 November 3Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Newsletter, The Trio Messenger, 1994 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Newsletter, Federal Public Service Employees Council, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Dope Stop Teen Counselor Program, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Brochure, Separate Is Not Equal, The Conversion of a Segregationist, by Kenneth J. Foreman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Virginia Labor's League for Political Education, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Inventory, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1076, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Blank Case Report, President's Committee on Fair Employment Practices, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Blank Certificates, Norfolk Alliance of Political Action Committees, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Flier, Opportunities Industrialization Center, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Tentative List of Nominees for Board of Directors, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Poetry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-1960sAdd 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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