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Louisa Venable Kyle Collection


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Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, 1905-1990 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Title: Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, 1905-1990Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-223

Primary Creator: Kyle, Louisa Venable (1903-1999)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/0000

Subjects: Authors, American Virginia, Genealogy--Research, Norfolk (Va.), Princess Anne County (Va.), Virginia Beach (Va.), Virginia Beach (Va.)--History, Women authors, American--20th century

Forms of Material: Biographies (documents), Book jackets, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Genealogical tables, Memoirs, Poems, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Two 1950s clipping scrapbooks of articles written by Louisa Venable Kyle of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The collection also includes a Kyle-Venable Family book of origins featuring genealogical research and photographs of ancestral homes and plantation houses, compiled by Louisa Venable Kyle in Summer 1968. There are also writings of and about Louisa Venable Kyle dating from 1950-1990 in the collection.

Biographical Note

Louisa Carrington Venable Kyle was born on August 11, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia. She married William Emmett Kyle on June 28, 1924 in Norfolk, Virginia. Kyle wrote local history articles in The Virginian-Pilot and The Portsmouth Star during the 1950s. She authored several non-fiction and fiction books from 1960-1993, including Little Neck Section of Princess Anne County, The Witch of Pungo, Ram Lam, My Virginia Childhood: The Years 1903-1914, A Country Woman's Scrapbook, and A Country Woman's Christmas. She was a founding member of the Princess Anne County Historical Society. Kyle was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach and she was also a member of National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Monday Club, and Princess Anne Garden Club. Kyle died on October 24, 1999 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, American Virginia
Norfolk (Va.)
Princess Anne County (Va.)
Virginia Beach (Va.)
Virginia Beach (Va.)--History
Women authors, American--20th century

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

Acquisition Method: It appears the green and black scrapbooks (Boxes 1 and 2) were compiled by NPL staff.

Preferred Citation: Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, MSS 0000-223, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: August 14, 2020.

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