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A. Preston Breeden Scrapbooks


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Red Scrapbook

Green Scrapbook

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A. Preston Breeden Scrapbooks, circa 1930-1970 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: A. Preston Breeden Scrapbooks, circa 1930-1970Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-057

Primary Creator: Breeden, Albert Preston (1897-1972)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in original order. Loose materials are in separate folders.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: Chicago (Ill.), Detroit (Mich.), Hot Springs (Va.), Knoxville (Tenn.), Norfolk (Va.), Salt Lake City (Utah), San Francisco (Calif.), Toronto (Ont.), Travel--United States--History, Virginia--Description and travel, Virginia--Social life and customs, Virginia Beach (Va.)

Forms of Material: Certificates, Clippings (information artifacts), Itineraries, Matchbooks, Nametags, Napkins (culinary textile), Newsletters, Photographs, Postage stamps, Postcards, Scrapbooks, Telegrams, Theater programs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

One circa 1935-1952 scrapbook of Albert Preston Breeden's travels to conferences for the Shriners and the Municipal Finance Officers' Association and one 1962 scrapbook featuring A. Preston Breeden's retirement from service as City Auditor for the City of Norfolk, Virginia. Scrapbook items include newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, correspondence, theater programs, and other mementos.

Biographical Note

Albert Preston Breeden was born on March 20, 1897 in Norfolk, Virginia. He served in World War I. Breeden married Harriet Lenz Anshutz in 1920. He worked for the City of Norfolk from 1920 to 1962 and served as City Auditor from 1934 until his retirement. Breeden was a member of Ruth Lodge No. 89. He died on October 12, 1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Chicago (Ill.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Hot Springs (Va.)
Knoxville (Tenn.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Salt Lake City (Utah)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Travel--United States--History
Virginia--Description and travel
Virginia--Social life and customs
Virginia Beach (Va.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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.

Physical Access Note: The green scrapbook contains loose items throughout the scrapbook. Metallic residue from adhesive tape remains around many of the formerly taped edges of items. The scrapbook is relatively fragile due to heavy objects pasted onto some pages. Handle with care.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Preferred Citation: A. Preston Breeden Scrapbooks, MSS 0000-057, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed June 13, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Red Scrapbook, 1962],
[Box 2: Green Scrapbook, circa 1935-1952],

Box 1: Red Scrapbook, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Loose pages, 1919-1963Add to your cart.
Albert P. Breeden's 1918-1919 War Service Certificate, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and a photograph of A. Preston Breeden.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, 1962Add to your cart.
Includes clippings, photographs, correspondence, cards, a telegram, and a poem relating to A. Preston Breeden's retirement as City Auditor of the City of Norfolk, Virginia.

Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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