Beverly Randolph Middleton Papers, 1945-1974 | Special Collections and University Archives
Norview High School (Norfolk, Va.)--Sports
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
Virginia. General Assembly
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
Virginia Polytechnic Institute--Sports
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets
The papers of Beverly R. Middleton deal primarily with his athletic career at Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1945 until 1949 and his political career from 1967 to 1974. The collection provides an adequate look at Beverly R. Middleton's athletic career at VPI.
The political aspects of the collection which concentrate heavily on his election and re-election campaigns in 1967, 1969, and 1971 as well as political correspondence from 1970 until mid-1971 provide a genuine examination of his political aspirations. Included in this collection is some sparse material that gives hints to both his athletic career at Norview High School and his career after he left the Virginia House of Delegates. The collection provides a perspective look into the growth of Middleton's public image from a star athlete to a Virginia Beach delegate.
The documents and materials in the Beverly R. Middleton collection are divided into eight series entitled in order of appearance: correspondence, campaign files, organizations, printed material, photographs, artifacts, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.