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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 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

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