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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 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

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