Rogers Dey Whichard Collection of Printer's Blocks, 1959
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Brief Description: The collection contains approximately 100 printer's blocks of images that were used in the book "The History of Lower Tidewater Virginia" written by Rogers Dey Whichard, a foreign languages instructor at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. The book was published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. in 1959. Each printer's block is wrapped in newspaper with a photograph of the corresponding image from the book taped to the outside.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: libspecialcollections [at]
Record Series Number: 17/RG 17-4B2
Created by: Whichard, Rogers Dey
Volume: 4.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1959.
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restriction.
Subject Index
Genres/Forms of Material
wood blocks (printing blocks)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Physical Access Notes: The fragile nature of the material may limit handling. Please consult a staff member for details.
Acquisition Notes: Rogers Dey Whichard  Gift. The collection was given to the library by the donor in 1959.
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Rogers Dey Whichard Collection of Printer's Blocks, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.