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Other times by appointment


The Special Collections is located on the east side of the Library at the front of the 3rd floor.

Contact Information

Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0256
telephone (757) 683-5350
fax (757) 683-5954


The Papers of Zelda J. Miller

Historical Sketch
Zelda L. Miller was a teacher at several schools in Norfolk, Virginia during the 1950s and 60s including the Robert E. Lee School.

Scope and Contents
The material in this collection dates from 1929 to the early 1960’s. The material consists of elementary- level teaching materials on the subjects of Hampton Roads and Virginia history, some of which are hand-written. This collection also includes tourism materials, civic-minded publications and information regarding Hampton Roads ports and commerce. Of particular note is the information on Norfolk’s Historic Mace. Norfolk is the only city in the United States that has had a complete silver Mace in its possession since Colonial Days.

Gift from Peter Stewart, 1999.

Available to researchers without restrictions. Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.

Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Papers of Zelda Miler, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

1 Hollinger Document Case

Container Listing
Box 1

  1. Historic Churches
  2. Lynchburg -- The Young Virginian, 1957-58
  3. Norfolk – Azalea Festival
  4. Norfolk – City Council
  5. Norfolk – Glimpses of Ghent
  6. Norfolk – Guides and Pamphlets
  7. Norfolk – Mace and Seal
  8. Norfolk – Museums
  9. Norfolk – Ports
  10. Norfolk – The Story of Norfolk: A Pageant, 1936
  11. Norfolk – Stories of Norfolk Part One & Part Two
  12. Norfolk is Our City Part One & Part Two
  13. Virginia – The Commonwealth Magazine, 1954
  14. Virginia: "Open These Gates to the Land of Romance"
  15. Miscellaneous

Revised: 9/24/09