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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

By Will Hopkins

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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: Commercial Place area, circa 1950-1975Add to your cart.
(Continues from Box 8). Includes Harbour Pointe, Diggs Park, MacArthur Square, ICC office building, Longshoreman's Association, downtown feasibility and utility studies, parking plans, Downtown Shopping Plaza, Golden Triangle site, gas tanks, Civic Center, Circle Tower, waterfront surveys, St. Paul's Boulevard, fire department and civil defense, First Virginia Bank, Waterfront Drive, Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk Gardens, roads and utility plans, topographic and hydrographic maps. (Note that some cards cover R-8 and R-9 areas found in Box 1).

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