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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],
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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

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