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Mason C. Andrews Papers, 1777-2006, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

By Janice Halecki

Collection Overview

Title: Mason C. Andrews Papers, 1777-2006, undated

ID: 00/MG 62

Primary Creator: Andrews, Mason Cooke (1919-2006)

Extent: 25.42 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into the following series: I. Personal Papers; II. Medical Papers; III. Medical Center Planning; IV. E.V.M.S; V. Community Service; VI. Norfolk City Government; VII. Newspaper Clippings; VIII. Binders and Published Materials; IX. Oversized, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items.

Series I. Personal Papers.This series includes 3 sub-series: A. Papers of Dr. C. J. Andrews; B. Children; C. Household. The series contains correspondence of Mason C. Andrews and other family members dating from 1949 to 1997. Sub-series A contains correspondence of Dr. C. J. Andrews dating from 1932 to 1944. Sub-series B includes correspondence and material relating to Andrews' two children. Sub-series C contains material regarding planning and design of a vacation home, and boat ownership.

Series II. Medical Papers.This series includes 6 sub-series: A. Lectures; B. Medical Tower; C. Articles; D. Norfolk General Hospital; E. Medical Societies; F. Audio-Visual materials. This series contains correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1973, pertaining to Dr. Andrews medical practice. Sub-series A contains materials used in medical instruction. Sub-series B contains material, dated from 1957 to 1960, on the development and management of the Medical Tower building. Sub-series C contains medical articles on a variety of topics arranged alphabetically by topic. Sub-series D contains correspondence, reports, and other materials, dating from 1957 to 1967, pertaining to Dr. Andrews practice at Norfolk General Hospital. Sub-series E contains correspondence, meeting agendas, and other materials, dated 1950 to 1989, from various medical societies. Sub-series F contains two 16mm film reels and an audio cassette tape used in medical education.

Series III. Medical Center Planning.This series includes correspondence, architectural drawings, reports and other materials dating from 1959 to 1973 regarding the planning and development of the Norfolk Medical Center complex.

Series IV. E.V.M.S.This series includes two sub-series: A. Curriculum and B. Jones Institute. This series contains correspondence, pamphlets, reports, fundraising materials and the school's first yearbook. The materials included date from 1971 to 1995. Sub-series A includes reports and proposals for the school's medical curriculum. Sub-series B includes correspondence, reports, and other information on the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and in-vitro fertilization.

Series V. Community Service.This series includes 3 sub-series; A. Awards; B. Board of Directors; C. Sabine Andrews. Materials in this series date from 1961 to 1994, they include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agendas. Sub-series A includes mostly correspondence regarding various awards given to Dr. Andrews. Sub-series B includes correspondence, reports and other materials related to Dr. Andrews' service as director for various companies. Sub-series C includes information on the community service activities of Sabine Andrews.

Series VI. Norfolk City Government.This series is divided into 10 sub-series: A. City Council Papers; B. Transportation; C. Cousteau Ocean Center; D. Nauticus; E. Waterside; F. Mac Arthur Center; G. Park Place; H. Commissions and Task Forces; I. Speeches; J. Mayor's Files. Materials in this series date from 1974 to 1997. Sub-series A, Box 19, includes mostly council meeting materials, minutes, agendas, and correspondence. Sub-series A, Boxes 20 through 23 consist of alphabetically arranged files each dealing with specific city issues. Sub-series B includes correspondence, and reports regarding the issue of local transportation. Sub-series C includes information on the proposed Cousteau Ocean Center that was never built. Sub-series D contains information on the development of the Nauticus project. Sub- series E contains correspondence and information on the Waterside Festival Marketplace project. Sub-series F contains information on the development of the Mac Arthur Center Mall in downtown Norfolk. Sub-series G includes correspondence, reports, and meeting materials related to the redevelopment of the Park Place neighborhood in Norfolk. Sub-series H contains reports produced by various city commissions and task forces. Sub-series I contains notes, transcripts, and correspondence regarding speeches given by Dr. Andrews. Sub-series J includes correspondence and other materials pertaining to Dr. Andrews' tenure as Mayor of Norfolk from 1992 to 1994.

Series VII. Newspaper Clippings.This series includes clippings on various topics. The clippings are arranged alphabetically by topic and range in date from 1960 to 1996.

Series VIII. Binders and Published Materials.This series includes materials in binders that are too large to be included in the other boxes. Boxes 34 through 36 are related to city government issues. The materials in Box 37 are related to Dr. Andrews' medical career.

Series IX. Oversize, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items.This series includes one oversize bound report, souvenir tee-shirt, seal, and photographs.

Date Acquired: 10/14/1998. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Andrews, Mason C., 1919-2006, City council members--Virginia--Norfolk, Eastern Virginia Medical Authority, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Gynecologists--Virginia--Norfolk, Hampton Roads (Va.)--History--20th century, Mayors--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century, Physicians--Virginia--Norfolk

Languages: English

Abstract

Physician, former city council member and mayor of Norfolk. Served on Norfolk city council from 1974 to 2000 and as the city’s mayor from 1992-1994. Was instrumental in the development of the Eastern Virginia Medical School complex and the redevelopment of downtown Norfolk. The collection includes personal, business, and political papers spanning the years 1932-1997.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Mason C. Andrews date from 1932 to 1997. The collection includes correspondence related to personal, business and city issues; photographs; medical articles; newspaper clippings; architectural drawings; 16mm film reels; reports; and miscellaneous materials. The bulk of the material relates to the development of the medical center and the Eastern Virginia Medical School and Andrews' tenure on the city council from 1974 to 1997.

Collection Historical Note

Mason C. Andrews was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1919. He graduated from Maury High School, and later received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Princeton and his M.D. from John's Hopkins University. He specialized in obstetrics and gynecology and completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins as well. Andrews then began a successful ob/gyn private practice in Norfolk in 1950. Additionally, Dr. Andrews taught Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University and later at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Andrews' community service began during the 1950's with service on the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and the Health Welfare and Recreation Planning Council. While serving as president of the Norfolk County Medical Society, Andrews appointed a bipartisan committee to study the need for a medical school in the area. The study was able to convince the Virginia General Assembly of the need for a new medical school. In 1964 the Eastern Virginia Medical Center authority was formed with the charge of developing the new medical school. Andrews served as the chairman of the authority from 1964-1970. Under his leadership a medical center complex was built in an area that has once been slums. The medical complex now consists of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk General Hospital, Medical Tower, Public Health Department, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and Tidewater Rehabilitation Institute. In addition, as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at EVMS Andrews was instrumental in bringing the team of Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones to Norfolk. The Drs. Jones specialized in treating infertility problems. In 1981 they brought notoriety to Norfolk with the role they played in the first successful birth, in the United States, of a baby conceived by in-vitro fertilization. With the success of the in-vitro fertilization program the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine was founded in 1983.

Andrews also served on the Norfolk City Council from 1974 to 2000 and as the city's mayor from 1992 to 1994. During his tenure on the council he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the downtown waterfront. Andrews introduced the developer of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, James Rouse, to Norfolk. Rouse designed the Waterside Festival Marketplace for the Norfolk waterfront. Other downtown projects promoted by Andrews included Nauticus, the Norfolk campus of Tidewater Community College, and the MacArthur Center Mall. Mason Andrews declined to run for re-election to city council in 2000.

Andrews passed away on October 13, 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Andrews, Mason C., 1919-2006
City council members--Virginia--Norfolk
Eastern Virginia Medical Authority
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Gynecologists--Virginia--Norfolk
Hampton Roads (Va.)--History--20th century
Mayors--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Physicians--Virginia--Norfolk

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Accruals: Second accession: November 2011

Alternate Extent Statement: 44 Hollinger document cases and 1 oversized box

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

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.

Acquisition Source: Dr. Mason C. Andrews

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A98-10

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Mason C. Andrews Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Personal Papers, 1932-1997, undated],
[Series II: Medical Papers, 1949-1973, undated],
[Series III: Medical Center Planning, 1959-1973, undated],
[Series IV: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), 1962-2006, undated],
[Series V: Community Services, 1960-1994, undated],
[Series VI: Norfolk City Government, 1777-2005, undated],
[Series VII: Newspaper Clippings, 1865-2005, undated],
[Series VIII: Binders & Published Materials, 1966-1997],
[Series IX: Oversized, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items, circa 1940-1999, undated],
[All]

Series VI: Norfolk City Government, 1777-2005, undated
Series includes material from Mason Andrews involvement with Norfolk city government. Some of the topics include Norfolk public schools, construction projects in Norfolk, transportation, and Norfolk city council.
Sub-Series A: City Council Papers, 1777-2002, undated
Consist of alphabetically arranged files each dealing with specific city issues.
Box 22
Folder 1: Miscellaneous Papers, 1974-1975
Folder 2: Miscellaneous Papers, 1976
Folder 3: Miscellaneous Papers, 1977-1984
Folder 4: Miscellaneous Papers, 1985-1988
Folder 5: Miscellaneous Papers, 1989
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Papers, 1990-1991
Folder 7: Miscellaneous Papers, 1992-1993
Folder 8: Miscellaneous Papers, 1994 July- October
Folder 9: Miscellaneous Papers, 1994 November 1-7
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Papers, 1994 November 8-16
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Papers, 1995 June-September
Folder 12: Miscellaneous Papers, 1995 October
Folder 13: Miscellaneous Papers, 1997
Folder 14: Miscellaneous Papers, 2000
Box 23
Folder 1: At-Large Voting System, 1989 October
Folder 2: Campaign (I), 1972-1974
Folder 3: Campaign (II), 1974
Folder 4: Campaign, 1976
Folder 5: Campaign, 1994
Folder 6: Campaign, 1996
Folder 7: Campaign, 2000
Folder 8: Campaign Brochures, 1992-1996
Folder 9: Campaign Regulation, 1992-1993
Folder 10: Capital Improvement Program FY 1998-2002, 1998-2002
Folder 11: Capital Improvement Program FY, 1964-1968
Folder 12: City Planning Commission, 1967 May
Folder 13: City Rebirth, 1966-1967
Folder 14: Collective Bargaining, 1974-1976
Folder 15: Community Development Block Grant, 1996-1997
Box 24
Folder 1: Consultants, 1993-1994
Folder 2: Correspondence Re: Virginia Pilot Article "City buys up downtown out of necessity and hope", 1995 June-July
Folder 3: Cox Cable, 1993 April 6
Folder 4: Chrysler Museum, undated
Folder 5: Cultural Resurgence, 1968, 1982
Folder 6: Downtown Development, 1957-1979
Folder 7: Downtown Development, 1994-97, 2001
Box 25
Folder 1: Downtown Graphics (Directional Signs), 1992-1993
Folder 2: Downtown Moving Message Sign, 1994-1995
Folder 3: Empowerment Zone Application, 1994
Folder 4: Empowerment Zone Correspondence, 1992, 1994
Folder 5: Environmental Quality, undated
Folder 6: Finance and bond rating, 1975
Folder 7: Fort Norfolk, 1992 October 2
Folder 8: Ghent Rehabilitation, 1971 April 4
Folder 9: Greater Norfolk Corporation, 1994-2000
Folder 10: Harrison Opera House, 1993 November
Folder 11: Historic Markers, 1995-1996
Folder 12: Historic Memorials, 1777-1991
Contains copies of early documents.
Folder 13: Location and Design Study-Waterfront Drive, 1963
Box 26
Folder 1: Miscellaneous, undated, 1981
Folder 2: Norfolk City Jail, 1994 March 28
Folder 3: "New Norfolk", 1964 May-1967 September
Folder 4: Norfolk Public Schools, 1974
Folder 5: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 1940-1990
Folder 6: Norfolk Regional Slides, undated
Folder 7: Norfolk Sister City Association, 1994 February 6
Folder 8: The Norfolk Story, 1966, 1973
Folder 9: Norfolk Works, Inc., 1994-1995
Folder 10: Ocean View, 2001 October 25
Folder 11: Old Dominion University, 1967, 1973
Folder 12: Parking, Downtown, 1997
Folder 13: PACE- Cadet Program, 1992 October-December
Folder 14: Popular election of mayor, 1978, 1997
Folder 15: Port of Hampton Roads, 1991, 1993
Folder 16: Preserving Norfolk's Heritage: Proposed zoning for Historic and cultural conservation, 1965 December
Folder 17: Real Estate assessment, 1974
Folder 18: Refinery, 1975-1979
Folder 19: Revenue Sharing, 1973-1974
Box 27
Folder 1: Taxes, 1975
Folder 2: Union Mission, 2000
Folder 3: Urban Development Action Grant, 1977 August
Folder 4: Urban Land Institute, 1989, 1993
Folder 5: Various Partnership/ Projects, 1994
Folder 6: Virginia Waterfront-brochures, 1995
Folder 7: Water and Sewer Charges, 1974 August
Folder 8: Water Supply System, 1977 May
Sub-Series B: Transportation, 1960-2000
Includes correspondence, and reports regarding the issue of local transportation.
Box 27
Folder 9: Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel, 1960 November
Folder 10: Hampton Roads Crossing Study, 1993-1995
Folder 11: Tidewater Regional Transit System, 1981, 1993
Folder 12: Transportation Task Force, 1993-1995
Folder 13: Light Rail, 1994-2000
Folder 14: Hurricane Evacuation Interstate Highway Plan, 1995
Folder 15: Regional Transportation, 1999
Folder 16: Miscellaneous, 1972-1994
Sub-Series C: Cousteau Ocean Center, 1983-1985
Includes information on the proposed Cousteau Ocean Center.
Box 28
Folder 1: Economic projections, feasibility studies, 1983-1985
Folder 2: Lease Agreement, 1985
Folder 3: Legal Papers, 1984-1985
Folder 4: Miscellaneous, 1984-1985
Sub-Series D: Nauticus, 1985-2000
Contains information on the development of the Nauticus project.
Box 28
Folder 5: National Maritime Center Authority (Nauticus), 1995
Folder 6: Report-Summary of correspondence concerning the National Maritime Center Authority and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, 1986-1993
Folder 7: Capital campaign, 1991
Folder 8: Marketing Plans, 1998 January-August
Folder 9: Hampton Roads Naval Museum, 1993 January 23
Folder 10: Nauticus Briefing Book, 1998 August 19
Folder 11: Educational Materials, 1998-1999
Folder 12: Miscellaneous, 1985-2000
Sub-Series E: Waterside, 1972-1994
Contains correspondence and information on the waterside Festival Marketplace project
Box 29
Folder 1: Development of Waterside Festival Marketplace, 1980
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1979-1989
Folder 3: Revenue Reports, 1994
Folder 4: Rouse & Co. (Architect), 1972-1980
Folder 5: Brochures, 1983
Sub-Series F: Mac Arthur Center, 1993-1999
Contains information on the development of the Mac Arthur Center Mall in downtown Norfolk
Box 29
Folder 6: Design Plans, 1994 June
Folder 7: Land Disposition and Development Contract, 1994 May 6
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1993-1999
Folder 9: Financing, 1993-1994
Folder 10: Articles, press releases, brochures, 1999
Sub-Series G: Park Place, 1992-1995, undated
Includes correspondence, reports, and meeting materials related to the redevelopment of the Park Place neighborhood in Norfolk.
Box 30
Folder 1: Park Place Steering Committee, 1993
Folder 2: Park Place Redevelopment Foundation Bylaws, undated
Folder 3: Park Place Community Development Corporation meeting materials, 1993
Folder 4: Park Place Community Development Corporation meeting materials, 1994
Folder 5: Park Place Community Development Corporation correspondence, 1993-1995
Folder 6: Economic Empowerment Demonstration Project, 1993
Folder 7: Rouse & Co., 1992-1993
Folder 8: General correspondence, 1992-1995
Folder 9: Miscellaneous, 1994
Sub-Series H: Commissions and Task Forces, 1964-2005
Contains reports produced by various city commissions and task forces.
Box 31
Folder 1: Greater Norfolk Corporation, 2005
Folder 2: Norfolk Public Housing Task Force, 1995 July 13-14
Folder 3: Norfolk Public Housing Task Force Workbook, 1995 April
Folder 4: Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 1994-1995
Folder 5: Southeastern Virginia Planning District Commission Regional Housing Strategic Plan, 1989
Folder 6: Southeastern Virginia Planning District Commission 1989 Economic Outlook, 1989
Folder 7: Southeastern Virginia Planning District Commission Southeastern Transportation Control Plan, 1984 May
Folder 8: Southeastern Virginia Planning District Commission "Evaluation of transportation control strategies for Southeastern Virginia", 1983 July
Folder 9: Southeastern Virginia Planning District Commission correspondence, 1989
Box 32
Folder 1: Southeastern Virginia Regional Planning Commission- Suggested Draft of the Comprehensive Plan, 1964 January
Folder 2: Task Force on Violence and Crime Reduction, 1992
Folder 3: Report to the Task Force on Violence and Crime Reduction, 1992 May
Folder 4: "Vision for Parks, Boulevards, and Waterways"  Steering/ Oversight Committee, 1995
Sub-Series I: Speeches, 1990-1994
Contains notes, transcripts, and correspondence regarding speeches given by Dr. Andrews.
Box 32
Folder 5: Civic Luncheon Speech, 1993
Folder 6: Community Development, 1992
Folder 7: Correspondence Re: Speeches, 1993
Folder 8: Health Care Reform, 1994
Folder 9: Honoring Individuals, 1992-1993
Folder 10: Law Enforcement, 1992-1993
Folder 11: Military, 1993-1994
Folder 12: Miscellaneous, 1992-1994
Box 33
Folder 1: Openings/Dedications, 1990, 1992-1994
Folder 2: Talks to visiting groups and conventions, 1992-1994
Sub-Series J: Mayor's Files, 1992-1994
Includes material from Mason Andrew's time as Mayor of Norfolk.
Box 33
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1992-1994
Folder 4: Azalea Festival Mayor's Schedule, 1994 April 19-24
Folder 5: Letters of congratulations on election as Mayor, 1992
Folder 6: Mayor's Institute on City Design, 1993
Folder 7: Miscellaneous, 1992-1994
Sub-Series K: Tidewater Community College-Norfolk Campus, 1993-2006
Material related to the building of the Tidewater Community College Norfolk Campus.
Box 33
Folder 8: Downtown Norfolk Campus of TCC-Preliminary Design, 1993
Folder 9: Tidewater Community College- Norfolk Campus, 2006

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Personal Papers, 1932-1997, undated],
[Series II: Medical Papers, 1949-1973, undated],
[Series III: Medical Center Planning, 1959-1973, undated],
[Series IV: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), 1962-2006, undated],
[Series V: Community Services, 1960-1994, undated],
[Series VI: Norfolk City Government, 1777-2005, undated],
[Series VII: Newspaper Clippings, 1865-2005, undated],
[Series VIII: Binders & Published Materials, 1966-1997],
[Series IX: Oversized, Photographs, and Miscellaneous Items, circa 1940-1999, undated],
[All]

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