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Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection

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Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, 1942-1980 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, 1942-1980Add to your cart.

ID: 002/RG 06/2015-003

Primary Creator: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in original order.

Date Acquired: 04/23/2015

Subjects: Buildings, Businesses, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Roads--Virginia--Tidewater (Region)--Maps, Urban renewal

Forms of Material: Aerial photographs, Aperture cards, Government records

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes approximately 14,000 aperture cards (a computer data card with a 35mm microfilm window) that cover major development projects and related activities in the City of Norfolk, Virginia from the 1940s through the 1970s. The cards are organized by neighborhood area or project, and in some cases, sub-organized by category of activity and information (site diagrams, architectural plans, roads and utilities, etc.).

Aperture cards are an obsolete data storage and retrieval system used in the 1960s through the early 1990s. Machine-readable "punch" holes in the card contained searchable metadata about the subject in the microfilm window. Most of the cards in this collection are not "punched," but do include notes about subject, date, and project number.

Subject/Index Terms

Buildings
Businesses
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Roads--Virginia--Tidewater (Region)--Maps
Urban renewal

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: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority by transfer

Preferred Citation: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, RG 06-2015-003, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed February 2019.


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Item 1: ODU area (R-28), circa 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Item 2: Lincoln Park (VA 7-12), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Carney Park, circa 1943Add to your cart.
Item 4: Calvert Park, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Merrimack Park (VA 6-1), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Liberty Park, circa 1948-1965Add to your cart.
Item 7: Moton Park (VA 6-5), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Grandy Park (VA 6-8), circa 1950Add to your cart.
Item 9: Tidewater Park (VA 6-9), circa 1962Add to your cart.
Item 10: Young Park, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Item 11: Norfolk State University area, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Includes Norfolk State University development (academic buildings, dorms, and support facilities), Middletown Arch, East Brambleton and Broad Creek development areas. Also included are Booker T. Washington High School, Grace townhomes, Bank Street apartments, JP & P townhouses, COGIC high-rise apartments, Bowe's apartments, Park Avenue relocation, Hale's funeral home, and Park Terrace apartments.

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