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Rogers Dey Whichard Collection of Printer's Blocks, 1959 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Steven Bookman, University Archivist

Collection Overview

Title: Rogers Dey Whichard Collection of Printer's Blocks, 1959

ID: 17/RG 17-4B2

Primary Creator: Whichard, Rogers Dey

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1959

Subjects: Virginia--History

Forms of Material: wood blocks (printing blocks)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Rogers Dey Whichard was an instructor of foreign languages at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary.

Subject/Index Terms

Virginia--History

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: Four record center cartons

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restriction.

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 Note: The fragile nature of the material may limit handling. Please consult a staff member for details.

Acquisition Source: Rogers Dey Whichard

Acquisition Method: Gift. The collection was given to the library by the donor in 1959.

Preferred Citation: [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.

Processing Information: The collection was minimally processed and described by Greg Magier, Special Collections and University Archives Volunteer, in August 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
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Box 1
Item 1: Langley Air Force Base, 1959
From Volume I, page 214
Item 2: Lower Virginia, 1959
From Volume I, page 5
Item 3: Hampton - Unloading Day's Catch of Oysters at Plant of J.S. Darling and Son, 1959
From Volume I, page 184
Item 4: Elizabeth River Parish Church (Fourth) Erected 1739 Now St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1959
From Volume I, page 384
Item 5: The Borough Church Suggested Original Interior Arrangement, 1959
From Volume I, page 387
Item 6: Gordon or Milhado House - 1768, 1959
From Volume I, page 410
Item 7: Norfolk - 520 East Bute Street, 1959
From Volume I, page 435
Item 8: Flag of Seaboard Rifles, Company F. 6th Regiment, 1959
From Volume I, page 470
Item 9: Norfolk Light Artillery Blues in the Gay Nineties, 1959
From Volume I, page 478
Item 10: Norfolk - A Portion of Market Square in 1888, 1959
From Volume I, page 483
Item 11: Norfolk - Norfolk Fire Department in 1888, 1959
From Volume I, page 483
Item 12: Norfolk - City Hall Avenue, 1959
From Volume I, page 493
Item 13: Norfolk - Entrance to Municipal Gardens Site of Annual Azalea Festival, 1959
From Volume I, page 495
Item 14: Norfolk - Granby Street, 1902, Looking South from Tazewell Street, 1959
From Volume I, page 496
Item 15: View of Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, 1959
From Volume I, page 501
Item 16: Norfolk - Foreman Field - College of William and Mary in Norfolk, 1959
From Volume I, page 506
Item 17: Municipal Airport Administration Building, 1959
From Volume I, page 508
Item 18: Norfolk - Aerial View of Colonna's Shipyard, Inc., 1959
From Volume I, page 511
Item 19: Norfolk - Central Building, Norfolk Public Library, 1959
From Volume I, page 512
Item 20: Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 1959
From Volume I, page 513
Item 21: Part of Norfolk County, 1959
From Volume I, page 311
Item 22: Norfolk - Myers House - 1791, 1959
From Volume I, page 432
Item 23: Portsmouth - Crawford House Erected in 1835, the City's First Hotel, 1959
From Volume II, page 9
Item 24: Portsmouth - Ruins of Navy Yard - 1865, 1959
From Volume II, page 20
Item 25: Portsmouth - East Side of Court Street, Corner of High, 1895, 1959
From Volume II, page 22
Item 26: Trophy Park - 1838-1957, 1959
From Volume II, page 26
Item 27: Plant of Dixie Veneer Company, 1959
From Volume II, page 31
Item 28: Portsmouth High Street Looking East to the Ferries, 1959
From Volume II, page 35
Item 29: South Norfolk - New Public Library, 1959
From Volume II, page 48
Item 30: Virginia Beach - Cavalier Yacht and Country Club, 1959
From Volume II, page 130
Item 31: The James River Bridge, Approximately Five Miles Long Connecting Warwick with Isle of Wight, 1959
From Volume II, page 264
Item 32: Smithfield - Plant No. 2, P.D. Gwaltney, Jr. and Company, Inc., 1959
From Volume II, page 275
Item 33: Isle of Wight - Historic Isle of Wight Court House, 1959
From Volume II, page 253
Item 34: Isle of Wight - Old Brick Church 1632-1682, 1959
From Volume II, page 252
Box 2
Item 1: Cape Henry - First Landing 1607 April 26, 1959
From Volume I, page 61
Item 2: Lower Norfolk County - Adam Thoroughgood House, Built Before 1660, 1959
From Volume I, page 265
Item 3: Portsmouth - Norfolk County Court House (1846), 1959
From Volume I, page 290
Item 4: Norfolk Museum, 1959
From Volume I, page 507
Item 5: Langley Air Force Base - Air View, 1959
From Volume I, page 212
Item 6: Langley Air Force Base - 16 Foot Transonic Wind Tunnel, Operation by National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1959
From Volume I, page 215
Item 7: Norfolk - Elizabeth River Parish Communion Service 1700-1764, 1959
From Volume I, page 348
Item 8: Hampton - Buckroe Beach, 1959
From Volume I, page 182
Item 9: Part of Princess Anne County - Kempsville to Moore's Bridges from Clinton MS. 267 (circa 1781), 1959
From Volume I, page 272
Item 10: Hampton - Communion Silver (1619), St. Mary's Church, Smith's Hundred Present (circa 1627) to Elizabeth City Parish Church: Now in Possession of St. John's Church, It's Descendent, 1959
From Volume I, page 92
Item 11: Items for Mr. Matthew Godfrey; Handwriting of Dr. Thomas Tabor (circa 1697), 1959
From Volume I, page 358
Item 12: Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, Painting by Peter Paul Rubens, 1959
From Volume I, page 220
Item 13: Portsmouth - Air View, 1959
From Volume II, Frontispiece
Item 14: Portsmouth - The Norfolk and Portsmouth Ferries, 1895, 1959
From Volume II, page 33
Item 15: Virginia Beach - The Old Princess Anne Hotel in 1888, 1959
From Volume II, page 114
Item 16: Suffolk - Air View, 1959
From Volume II, page 173
Item 17: South Norfolk - Oscar Frommel Smith High School, 1959
From Volume II, page 49
Item 18: Old Glebe Church, 1959
From Volume II, page 139
Item 19: High Street West from Crawford, Portsmouth in December 1872, 1959
From Volume II, page 24
Item 20: Newport News - The Mariners' Museum, 1959
From Volume II, page 230
Item 21: Newport News - Court House and Public Safety Building, 1959
From Volume II, page 216
Item 22: Newport News - Saturday Traffic on Washington Avenue, North from 28th Street, 1959
From Volume II, page 219
Item 23: Newport News - Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Waterfront Facilities, 1959
From Volume II, page 242
Item 24: James River Golf Museum, James River Country Club, 1959
From Volume II, page 205
Item 25: View of Newport News Shipping and Dry Dock Company, 1959
From Volume II, page 225
Item 26: Franklin High School, 1959
From Volume II, page 296
Item 27: Franklin - Aerial View, Paper Operations, 1959
From Volume II, page 302
Item 28: Jamestown Exposition (1907) - The Powhatan Oak, 1959
From Volume II, page 365
Item 29: Princess Anne County - Cape Henry Lighthouse, the First One Constructed by United States Government (1791), 1959
From Volume II, page 82
Item 30: Smithfield Court House built in 1749, 1959
From Volume II, page 272
Box 3
Item 1: Norfolk - The Hague - Ghent Bridge and Mowbray Arch, 1959
From Volume I, page 503
Item 2: Norfolk - United States Public Health Service Hospital Hampton Boulevard, 1959
From Volume I, page 499
Item 3: Norfolk - Granby Street About 1878 Old Atlantic Hotel on Left, 1959
From Volume I, page 484
Item 4: Norfolk - Benjamin Franklin's Diploma, 1959
From Volume I, page 382
Item 5: Norfolk Old City Hall and Court House Erected 1847-1850, 1959
From Volume I, page 461
Item 6: Old Point Comfort - View of Fort Monroe (Begin 1819), 1959
From Volume I, page 192
Item 7: Part of Princess Anne County, Cape Henry to Little Creek, 1959
From Volume I, page 274
Item 8: Lower Norfolk County - "Dudlies", Keeling House circa 1690, Residence of Rear Admiral and Mrs. Leon J. Manees, 1959
From Volume I, page 277
Item 9: Boush's Lots, Norfolk 1728-1732, 1959
From Volume I, page 353
Item 10: Hampton - Fourth Elizabeth City Parish Church (1727) Now St. John's Episcopal Church, 1959
From Volume I, page 141
Item 11: Norfolk - Original Home (1876) at E. Main Street of Bank of Commerce, 1959
From Volume I, page 472
Item 12: Norfolk - 1896 Picture of Marine Bank Building, Now a Part of the National Bank of Commerce, 1959
From Volume I, page 474
Item 13: Naval Station Bell and Headquarters of the Fifth Naval District - United States Naval Base, 1959
From Volume I, page 366
Item 14: Portsmouth Parish Church (1762), Now Trinity Episcopal Church, 1959
From Volume II, page 12
Item 15: Portsmouth - Destruction of Navy Yard, 1861 April 21 by United States Forces, 1959
From Volume II, page 18
Item 16: Super-Carrier Forrestal Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company; World's Largest Warship, 1959
From Volume II, page 245
Item 17: Newport News - Coal Pier of C & O Railway, 1959
From Volume II, page 235
Item 18: Newport News - War Memorial Museum of Virginia (2 plates), 1959
From Volume II, page 232
Item 19: The Ocean House, Portsmouth Leading Hotel for Many Years, Built in 1856, 1959
From Volume II, page 14
Item 20: Warwick Public Library, 1959
From Volume II, page 204
Item 21: Portsmouth - View of the Seaboard Market and Armory, Built in 1893 and Burned in 1936, 1959
From Volume II, page 22
Item 22: South Norfolk - Plant of Lone Star Cement Corporation, 1959
From Volume II, page 51
Item 23: Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, 1959
From Volume II, page 175
Item 24: Smithfield - Modern Meat Packing Plant in City noted for Smithfield Hams, 1959
From Volume II, page 270
Item 25: Newport News - New Esso Bunker Oil Station, C & O Piers, 1959
From Volume II, page 228
Item 26: Portsmouth - Naval Hospital, the Navy's Oldest, Built in 1827, Photographed in 1875, 1959
From Volume II, page 8
Item 27: Fort Eustis - "SS Neversail," Army Landship used to Train Port Personnel, 1959
From Volume II, page 204
Box 4
Item 1: Norfolk Waterfront and Tunnel Bridge, 1959
From Volume I, Frontispiece
Item 2: Mantle given by Powhatan to Captain Christopher Newport in 1608, 1959
From Volume I, page 30
Item 3: Wishard House, 1959
From Volume I, page 271
Item 4: Derby's Engraving of the White Map: Chesapeake Bay to Neuse River, 1959
From Volume I, page 16
Item 5: Part of Norfolk County - Norfolk and Portsmouth to Great Bridge, 1959
From Volume I, page 303
Item 6: Norfolk - 1888 View Showing Car Houses of Norfolk and Western Railroad, 1959
From Volume I, page 480
Item 7: Norfolk - Downtown Granby Street Looking South from Freemason Street, 1959
From Volume I, page 490
Item 8: Main Street, Franklin, 1959
From Volume II, page 298
Item 9: Portsmouth - United States Naval Hospital Cemetery, 1959
From Volume II, page 37
Item 10: The "SS United States" Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News; The Fastest Ship in the World and the Largest in the United States, 1959
From Volume II, page 243
Item 11: Virginia Beach Aerial View, Atlantic Avenue and Boardwalk, 1959
From Volume II, page 127
Item 12: Old Point Comfort - Fort Monroe Casemate Museum, 1959
From Volume II, page 211
Item 13: Newport News - Victory Arch, Dedicated April 13, 1919, 1959
From Volume II, page 237
Item 14: Smithfield - Residential Scene, 1959
From Volume II, page 281
Item 15: Suffolk - Early Day Street Scene, 1959
From Volume II, page 172
Item 16: Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads 1841, 1959
From Volume II, page 52

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