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Roy B. Martin Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Personal Papers and Published Materials

Newspaper Clippings

Magazines

Loose Materials from Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks

Scrapbook

Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks

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Roy B. Martin Collection, 1937-1989 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Roy B. Martin Collection, 1937-1989Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1960s-1970s

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-031

Primary Creator: Martin, Roy B., Jr. (1921-2002)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Date Acquired: 09/08/1999

Subjects: Buildings, Businesses, City planning--Virginia--Norfolk, Commerce, Death--Social aspects, Elections--Virginia, Hampton Roads (Va. : Region), MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk (Va.)--Maps, Norfolk (Va.)--Newspapers, Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century, Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century, Organizations, Virginia--Politics and government

Forms of Material: Agendas (administrative records), Booklets, Business cards, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Dedications (documents), Envelopes, Invitations, Itineraries, Magazines (periodicals), Municipal government records, Nametags, Newsletters, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Photographs, Press releases, Programs, Publications (document genre), Ribbon (material), Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, magazines, conference materials, ephemera, and scrapbooks belonging to Roy B. Martin, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia. Boxes 2 and 3, and Scrapbook 2 in Box 4 primarily relate to General Douglas MacArthur and the MacArthur Memorial. Scrapbooks 1 and 3 through 8 cover Roy Martin's life, particularly his political career, professional development, and public service for the City of Norfolk.

Biographical Note

Roy Butler Martin, Jr. was born on May 13, 1921 in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia and received a BS degree in commerce in 1943. Martin served during World War II in the United States Navy as a lieutenant. He married Louise Freeman Eggleston on April 17, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia. Martin was elected to Norfolk's City Council in 1953 and mayor in 1962. He wanted to be known as a "bricks and mortar" mayor. Under Martin's leadership, Norfolk became home to the Chrysler Museum, saw the establishment of the MacArthur Memorial, and witnessed the building of the Scope complex. He served as chairman of the MacArthur Foundation for 26 years. Martin died at the age of 81 on May 20, 2002 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Buildings
Businesses
City planning--Virginia--Norfolk
Commerce
Death--Social aspects
Elections--Virginia
Hampton Roads (Va. : Region)
MacArthur Memorial
Norfolk (Va.)--Maps
Norfolk (Va.)--Newspapers
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Organizations
Virginia--Politics and government

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.

Acquisition Source: Bob Kolstee by transfer

Separated Materials: Aesthetics and Technology in Building by Pier Luigi Nervi, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965.

Preferred Citation: Roy B. Martin Collection, MSS 0000-031, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed August 23, 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Personal Papers and Published Materials, 1960s-1980s],
[Box 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1960s-1980s],
[Box 3: Magazines, 1961-1977],
[Box 4: Loose Materials from Scrapbooks, circa 1960-1979],
[Box 5: Scrapbooks, 1949-1964],
[Box 6: Scrapbook, 1962-1964],
[Box 7: Scrapbooks, 1964-1968],
[Box 8: Scrapbooks, 1968-1972],
[Box 9: Scrapbook, 1972-1989],
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Box 1: Personal Papers and Published Materials, 1960s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2), 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Much of the correspondence was written to and from W. Fred Duckworth and concerns the MacArthur Memorial.
Folder 2: Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2), 1965-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dedication Details, 1962, 1978, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes papers relating to the dedication ceremony of MacArthur Square and a map showing the placement of individuals during the ceremony.
Folder 4: MacArthur Memorial Visit, 1964 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Itinerary and papers from the Visit of Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Republic of the Philippines on October 4, 1964. Includes map of the MacArthur Memorial and streets around it from the Division of Surveys, Department of Public Works, Norfolk, Virginia, October 1, 1964.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings, City of Norfolk, 1962-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper clippings, General Douglas MacArthur, 1960s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings, Roy B. Martin, 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs, circa 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Four photographs relating to Roy B. Martin and Khedive Shriners.
Folder 9: Programs, 5 for Norfolk, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Program, First National Bank of Norfolk, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Programs, Global Strategy Discussions, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Program, National League of Cities, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Programs, Relating to Douglas MacArthur, 1975-1982, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes programs for the dedications of MacArthur Square and the MacArthur Auditorium, and a program for the play "I Shall Return."
Folder 14: Programs, The United States Conference of Mayors, 1964-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Programs, Virginia Municipal League (Folder 1 of 2), 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Programs, Virginia Municipal League (Folder 2 of 2), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Programs and Miscellaneous Materials, 1962-1968Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Personal Papers and Published Materials, 1960s-1980s],
[Box 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1960s-1980s],
[Box 3: Magazines, 1961-1977],
[Box 4: Loose Materials from Scrapbooks, circa 1960-1979],
[Box 5: Scrapbooks, 1949-1964],
[Box 6: Scrapbook, 1962-1964],
[Box 7: Scrapbooks, 1964-1968],
[Box 8: Scrapbooks, 1968-1972],
[Box 9: Scrapbook, 1972-1989],
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