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City of Norfolk City Clerk Historical Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Council Orders

Proceedings of the Town Point Company

Common Hall Records

Record of Common Council, No. 2-21

Record of City Ordinances

Ordinances and Resolutions Adopted by the Council of the City of Norfolk

Record of Select Council

Stock Receipts

City Licenses

Record of the Finance Committee

Record of Proceedings of The Local Board of Improvement of Atlantic City Ward

Town of Berkley, Virginia Proceedings of the Town Council

Town of Berkley, Virginia Permits to Build

Berkley Ward Public Improvement Committee

Berkley Appraisal

Office City Clerk Appropriations by the City of Norfolk, Virginia

Annexation Proceedings

Contracts, Leases, Agreements, and Bonds Ledger

Insurance Records

Building Lines

Index of World War Medals for Norfolk Men of the Service

The History of Norfolk [England]

City Plan, Norfolk, Virginia, City Planning Commission

A Study of The History and the Laws of The Commonwealth of Virginia...

Norfolk City Clerk's Scrapbooks

Miscellaneous Paper Items

Municipal Manuals and Rules of Order

Three-Dimensional Small Artifacts

CD-ROMs

Oversized Items



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City of Norfolk City Clerk Historical Records, 1736-2015 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Collection Overview

Title: City of Norfolk City Clerk Historical Records, 1736-2015Add to your cart.

ID: 002/RG 04/2018-002

Primary Creator: City of Norfolk

Extent: 103.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged by series, roughly in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 04/28/2018

Subjects: City planning--Virginia--Norfolk, Economic development--Virginia--Norfolk, Historical markers, Norfolk (England), Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--History, Politics and Government, World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Administrative records, Bonds (legal records), Compact discs, Cultural artifacts, Drawings (visual works), Financial records, Government records, Manuals (instructional materials), Minutes (administrative records), Municipal government records, Ordinances, Pins (jewelry), Reports, Resolutions (administrative records), Scrapbooks, Seals (artifacts)

Languages: English, French, Georgian, German, Japanese

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Historical volumes recording the history of the Borough and City of Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, primarily from 1736 to the 1920s. These materials include records of Common Council, Common Hall, Select Council, and the Finance Committee of City Council. Also included are records concerning the formation and development of the Town of Berkley from 1890-1923, as well as the organization of Atlantic City Ward from 1890-1898. This collection also includes a record of city ordinances, resolutions, licenses, stock receipts, insurance records, City Clerk appropriations, 1922 annexation proceedings, building lines, and a volume of Norfolk servicemen receiving medals for their service in World War I.

Other miscellaneous materials include an 1884 volume on the history of Norfolk, England, three scrapbooks from the Norfolk, Virginia City Clerk Louis S. Hudgins (covering the years 1958-1995), various commemorative artifacts from Norfolk's sister cities, the seals of Norfolk Borough and the City of Norfolk, two CD-ROMs, and various oversized materials relating to Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

City planning--Virginia--Norfolk
Economic development--Virginia--Norfolk
Historical markers
Norfolk (England)
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History
Politics and Government
World War, 1914-1918

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: R. Breckenridge Daughtrey by transfer, City Ordinance 47,204

Separated Materials: Many volumes in this collection indicate they were microfilmed by staff at the Library of Virginia in the late 1970s / early 1980s; both the Library of Virginia and Norfolk City Clerk's office are likely to contain these microfilms in their holdings.

Preferred Citation: City of Norfolk City Clerk Historical Records, RG 04-2018-002, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed February 3-10, 2020.

Other Note: Items 1-73 and 98-100 are housed on open shelving. Items 74-97 are housed in three boxes. Items 101-103 are housed in one oversized folder.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Council Orders, 1736-1798],
[Series 2: Proceedings of the Town Point Company, 1759-1775],
[Series 3: Common Hall Records, 1797-1804],
[Series 4: Record of Common Council, No. 2-21, 1798-1906],
[Series 5: Record of City Ordinances, 1818-1906],
[Series 6: Ordinances and Resolutions Adopted by the Council of the City of Norfolk, 1906-1929, 1969-1973],
[Series 7: Record of Select Council, 1855-1906],
[Series 8: Stock Receipts, 1843-1848],
[Series 9: City Licenses, 1858-1860],
[Series 10: Record of the Finance Committee, 1885-1899],
[Series 11: Record of Proceedings of The Local Board of Improvement of Atlantic City Ward, 1890-1898],
[Series 12: Town of Berkley, Virginia Proceedings of the Town Council, 1890-1905],
[Series 13: Town of Berkley, Virginia Permits to Build, 1898-1906],
[Series 14: Berkley Ward Public Improvement Committee, 1908-1914],
[Series 15: Berkley Appraisal, 1923],
[Series 16: Office City Clerk Appropriations by the City of Norfolk, Virginia, 1906-1909],
[Series 17: Annexation Proceedings, 1922],
[Series 18: Contracts, Leases, Agreements, and Bonds Ledger, 1890s-1920s],
[Series 19: Insurance Records, 1920s],
[Series 20: Building Lines, 1920-1970],
[Series 21: Index of World War Medals for Norfolk Men of the Service, circa 1918-1955],
[Series 22: The History of Norfolk [England], 1884],
[Series 23: City Plan, Norfolk, Virginia, City Planning Commission, 1924],
[Series 24: A Study of The History and the Laws of The Commonwealth of Virginia..., 1973 December],
[Series 25: Norfolk City Clerk's Scrapbooks, 1964-1995],
[Series 26: Miscellaneous Paper Items, 1725-2000s],
[Series 27: Municipal Manuals and Rules of Order, 1906-1913],
[Series 28: Three-Dimensional Small Artifacts, 1740s-2000s],
[Series 29: CD-ROMs, circa 2000s],
[Series 30: Oversized Items, circa 1900-1965],
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Series 7: Record of Select Council, 1855-1906Add to your cart.

This series documents the meetings of the Select Council, a municipal legislative body created by the Common Council and which met simultaneously.

Each entry notes the meeting date and lists attending and absent members. An introductory paragraph is followed by entries which consist of: 1. Select Council's concurrence with ordinances adopted by Common Council; 2. concurrence with reports from city departments adopted by Common Council; 3. concurrence with resolutions adopted by Common Council; and 4. concurrence with Common Council's approval to pay the City's bills. The concurrences with Common Council were arrived at by aye and nay votes, and in most instances, individual votes are recorded. The entries are ended by a motion for adjournment, and with signatures of the President of Select Council and the Clerk. Each volume is indexed internally and in the general card file index.

Item 40: Record of Select Council, No. 2, 1855 June 28 - 1867 November 12Add to your cart.
Item 41: Record of Select Council, No. 3, 1867 December 10 - 1873 April 15Add to your cart.
Item 42: Record of Select Council, No. 5, 1879 April 8 - 1884 June 27Add to your cart.
Item 43: Record of Select Council, No. 6, 1884 July 1 - 1889 December 10Add to your cart.
Item 44: Record of Select Council, No. 7, 1889 December 17 - 1894 June 30Add to your cart.
Item 45: Record of Select Council, No. 8, 1894 July 2 - 1896 December 8Add to your cart.
Item 46: Record of Select Council, No. 9, 1897 January 5 - 1898 September 13Add to your cart.
Item 47: Record of Select Council, No. 10, 1898 October 11 - 1900 April 3Add to your cart.
Item 48: Record of Select Council, No. 11, 1900 April 10 - 1901 August 22Add to your cart.
Item 49: Record of Select Council, No. 12, 1901 September 10 - 1903 May 12Add to your cart.
Item 50: Record of Select Council, No. 13, 1903 June 9 - 1904 December 13Add to your cart.
Item 51: Record of Select Council, No. 14, 1905 January 10 - 1906 August 31Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Council Orders, 1736-1798],
[Series 2: Proceedings of the Town Point Company, 1759-1775],
[Series 3: Common Hall Records, 1797-1804],
[Series 4: Record of Common Council, No. 2-21, 1798-1906],
[Series 5: Record of City Ordinances, 1818-1906],
[Series 6: Ordinances and Resolutions Adopted by the Council of the City of Norfolk, 1906-1929, 1969-1973],
[Series 7: Record of Select Council, 1855-1906],
[Series 8: Stock Receipts, 1843-1848],
[Series 9: City Licenses, 1858-1860],
[Series 10: Record of the Finance Committee, 1885-1899],
[Series 11: Record of Proceedings of The Local Board of Improvement of Atlantic City Ward, 1890-1898],
[Series 12: Town of Berkley, Virginia Proceedings of the Town Council, 1890-1905],
[Series 13: Town of Berkley, Virginia Permits to Build, 1898-1906],
[Series 14: Berkley Ward Public Improvement Committee, 1908-1914],
[Series 15: Berkley Appraisal, 1923],
[Series 16: Office City Clerk Appropriations by the City of Norfolk, Virginia, 1906-1909],
[Series 17: Annexation Proceedings, 1922],
[Series 18: Contracts, Leases, Agreements, and Bonds Ledger, 1890s-1920s],
[Series 19: Insurance Records, 1920s],
[Series 20: Building Lines, 1920-1970],
[Series 21: Index of World War Medals for Norfolk Men of the Service, circa 1918-1955],
[Series 22: The History of Norfolk [England], 1884],
[Series 23: City Plan, Norfolk, Virginia, City Planning Commission, 1924],
[Series 24: A Study of The History and the Laws of The Commonwealth of Virginia..., 1973 December],
[Series 25: Norfolk City Clerk's Scrapbooks, 1964-1995],
[Series 26: Miscellaneous Paper Items, 1725-2000s],
[Series 27: Municipal Manuals and Rules of Order, 1906-1913],
[Series 28: Three-Dimensional Small Artifacts, 1740s-2000s],
[Series 29: CD-ROMs, circa 2000s],
[Series 30: Oversized Items, circa 1900-1965],
[All]


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