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John R. Biddle Collection


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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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John R. Biddle Collection, 1925-1979 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: John R. Biddle Collection, 1925-1979Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 2019-024

Primary Creator: Biddle, John R. (1913-2004)

Extent: 4.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged by subject.

Date Acquired: 06/00/2019

Subjects: Baseball, Cape Henry (Virginia Beach, Va.), Football, Historic buildings--Virginia--Norfolk, Military funerals, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.). Fire Department, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Sports

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Maps (documents), Notebooks, Photographs, Printed ephemera, Scrapbooks, Ticket stubs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

One 1925-1935 sports scrapbook, one circa 1947-1948 notebook of information regarding the Norfolk Fire Department, one map of Cape Henry, Virginia, and photographs taken primarily in Norfolk, Virginia.

Biographical Note

John Robert Biddle was born on October 16, 1913 in Norfolk, Virginia. He worked for the American Tobacco Company as a processing plant supervisor. Biddle married Bernice Pritchard Owens on June 14, 1952 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He married Ann Rowena Polk on May 10, 1971 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Biddle was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He died on January 25, 2004 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Cape Henry (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Historic buildings--Virginia--Norfolk
Military funerals
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.). Fire Department
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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: Unknown

Preferred Citation: John R. Biddle Collection, MSS 2019-024, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed July 16, 2019.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, Sports Clippings, 1925-1935Add to your cart.
Includes clippings and printed ephemera about sports, particularly football and baseball.
Folder 2: Notebook, John R. Biddle's Norfolk Fire Department Notes, circa 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Includes 136 questions and answers, along with mathematical calculations and miscellaneous other notes.
Folder 3: Photographs, circa 1947, 1963-1969Add to your cart.
14 photographs.
Item 1: Photographs, Norfolk Fire Department fire truck, circa 1947Add to your cart.
Photographs 1 and 2.
Item 2: Photographs, Scope Arena foundation construction, circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Photographs 3-5.
Item 3: Photographs, Plumes of smoke, 1963 JulyAdd to your cart.
Photographs 6-8. Photographs show smoke from a fire with railroad tracks and power lines in foreground.
Item 4: Photographs, Funeral Procession of MacArthur, circa 1964 April 11Add to your cart.
Photographs 9-12.
Item 5: Photograph, Remnants of Hotel York, circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Photograph 13.
Item 6: Photograph, Big Piney Fire Department and Public Library, 1969 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Photograph 14. Big Piney, Wyoming.
Folder 4: Map, Cape Henry, Virginia, 1979Add to your cart.

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