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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 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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