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Norfolk Public Library Administration Files, 1912-2011 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Collection Overview

Title: Norfolk Public Library Administration Files, 1912-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1970s-1980s

ID: 002/RG 12/2015-001

Primary Creator: Norfolk Public Library (Va.) (1894-)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in inventory order. The two inventories are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Date Acquired: 08/17/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk Public Library (Va.)

Forms of Material: Administrative records

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Administrative files collected by Norfolk Public Library in Norfolk, Virginia. Subject matter includes Norfolk Public Library annual reports, the Model City Program, library policies and procedures, intellectual freedom, and correspondence relating to the Sargeant Memorial Collection. Most of the records date from the 1970s through the 1980s.

Subject/Index Terms

Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk Public Library (Va.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Accruals: Boxes 1-3 were transferred August 17, 2015. Boxes 4-6 were transferred December 30, 2015; the inventory for Boxes 4-6 is dated January 13, 2016.

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: Tatiana Laird by transfer

Preferred Citation: Norfolk Public Library Administration Files, RG 12-2015-001, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed March 8, 2019.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Reports, 1981-1982, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Reports, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Reports, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Reports, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Reports, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Reports, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Annual Reports, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Annual Reports, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Annual Reports, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Annual Reports, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Appointments, List of Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees 1944-1985, circa 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Trustees, Policies, Procedures, and Bylaws, circa 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Code of Conduct, Norfolk Public Library Rules and Kirn Meeting Room Regulations, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Federal Aid, Applications, Correspondence, and Instructions, 1964-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Interlibrary, Agreement, Tidewater Interlibrary Loan Agreement, 1982 April 16Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Kirn Cornerstone, Correspondence, Reports, and Clippings, 1961-2009Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Model City Program 1 of 5 (Folder 1 of 2), 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Model City Program 1 of 5 (Folder 2 of 2), 1967-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Model City Program 2 of 5, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Model City Program 3 of 5, circa 1967-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Model City Program 4 of 5, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Model City Program 5 of 5, circa 1972-1976Add to your cart.


Includes papers relating to Municipal Reference Library, circa 1955-1977.

Folder 7: Patrons' Odor, Correspondence relating to patrons with offensive odor, 1986-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Public Libraries of Virginia, Norfolk Public Library Policies, 1985 July 30Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Public Libraries of Virginia, Policies, Statements, Laws, Goals, and Objectives, circa 1953-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Viewers Guide, Promotional Materials for Television Programming, circa 1983-1988Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Virginia State Library, Correspondence and Reports, 1981-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Virginia State Library Board, Correspondence and Annual Reports, 1986-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Barron F. Black Correspondence, 1947-1972Add to your cart.
ADM-01-793-Board of Trustees-B.
Folder 4: Board of Directors, Norfolk Public Library Correspondence, 1937-1961Add to your cart.
ADM-01-794-Board of Trustees-B.
Folder 5: Correspondence, Norfolk Public Library Board, 1964-1984Add to your cart.
[ADM-01]-796-Board of Trustees-B.
Folder 6: Historical, Board of Trustees, 1982-1993Add to your cart.
ADM-01-1287-Board of Trustees-B.
Folder 7: Correspondence 1930, Van Wyck Branch Library, 1931-1952Add to your cart.

ADM-01-903-Branches-Van Wyck-C.

Includes correspondence and photographs.

Folder 8: City Safety, City of Norfolk Policies and Correspondence, circa 1980s-1993Add to your cart.
ADM-01-625-City Safety-C.
Folder 9: Public Services Policy, Sargeant Memorial Room, 1986 JulyAdd to your cart.
SLOVER-SMC-2069-Sargeant Memorial Collection-A.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Censorship - Pornography, Publications, Ordinances, and Correspondence relating to Intellectual Freedom and Censorship, circa 1971-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Censorship #1, Correspondence, Publications, and Clippings relating to Censorship, circa 1974-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Censorship #2, Correspondence, Publications, and Clippings relating to Censorship, circa 1979-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Census Data, Correspondence, Maps, and Data relating to Norfolk Demographics, circa 1981-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kohler, Betty, Correspondence, Clipping, and Subpoena, Kohler v. Hirst, 1984 April - JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Library Board Committee, Norfolk Public Library Board Correspondence, 1964-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Library of Virginia (Folder 1 of 2), Publications, 1999-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Library of Virginia (Folder 2 of 2), Annual Reports, 1996-2002Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Norfolk History Project, Correspondence, 1984-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Norfolk Story 1984, Publication, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Norfolk Story, Publication and Correspondence, 1980-1988Add to your cart.


Norfolk Story 1980 and Norfolk Story 1982; includes correspondence dated 1984-1988.

Folder 4: NPL Newsletter, 1990, 1996-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NPL Newsletter, 1980-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Rosement [sic] Redevelopment, Rosemont Redevelopment Project Map, 1970 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: State of the Region 2008, The State of the Region, Hampton Roads Reports, 2003, 2005, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 8: VLA Intellectual Freedom, Manuals and Policies relating to Intellectual Freedom, circa 1977-1997Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Wards Corner, Correspondence and Photograph, Proposed Wards Corner Branch Library, 1978-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes 1979 - Record 2221, Board of Trustees, Minutes and Correspondence, Friends of the Norfolk Public Library, 1979-1980Add to your cart.

Record 2221-[Board of Trustees-B].

Note: Original folder was numbered 2221, but inventory listed file number as 2121.

Folder 3: Bibliography, Blyden Branch Library Bibliography, Clippings, Ordinance, Report, and Plans, circa 1950s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Serpell Deed DuBois Van Wyck, Photocopied Deed between Georgianna Serpell and William W. Old, Jr., 1912 December 20Add to your cart.
ADM-01-884-Branches-Van Wyck-C.
Folder 5: SMR Correspondence (Folder 1 of 2), Correspondence and Clippings, 1981-1997Add to your cart.
[ADM-01]-1189-Norfolk Main Library-C.
Folder 6: SMR Correspondence (Folder 2 of 2), Correspondence, Clippings, and Promotional Materials, 1977-2001Add to your cart.

[ADM-01]-1189-Norfolk Main Library-C.

Includes "Prevention Survey Analysis (#2)".

Folder 7: SMR Memos, Correspondence and Memos, 1981-2011Add to your cart.
ADM-01-1190-Norfolk Main Library-C.
Folder 8: The Norfolk Foundation, Correspondence and Reports, 1981-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 9: U. S. Savings Bonds, Promotional Materials and Correspondence, U. S. Savings Bonds Campaign, 1967-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Blyden 1956-1957, Blyden Branch Library Correspondence and Lists, 1956-1961, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: City of Norfolk Drawing, Norfolk City Planning Commission Map, undatedAdd to your cart.


Map shows Barron F. Black Library and location for a proposed library in Norview.

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