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Zelda J. Miller Papers, circa 1936-1961, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Zelda J. Miller Papers, circa 1936-1961, undated

ID: 00/MG 73

Primary Creator: Miller, Zelda J. (-1998)

Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 06/30/1999

Subjects: Miller, Zelda J., Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Teachers--Virginia--Norfolk, Virginia--History

Languages: English


Zelda J. Miller was a teacher at Robert E. Lee School in Norfolk, Virginia during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The material consists entirely of historical, civic and tourist information about the Hampton Roads area.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The material in this collection dates from 1929 to the early 1960’s. The material consists of elementary- level teaching materials on the subjects of Hampton Roads and Virginia history, some of which are hand-written. This collection also includes tourism materials, civic-minded publications and information regarding Hampton Roads ports and commerce. Of particular note is the information on Norfolk’s Historic Mace. Norfolk is the only city in the United States that has had a complete silver Mace in its possession since Colonial Days.

Collection Historical Note

Zelda J. Miller was a teacher at several schools in Norfolk, Virginia during the 1950s and 1960s including the Robert E. Lee School. Miller passed away on September 11, 1998 at the age of 94.

Subject/Index Terms

Miller, Zelda J.
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger document case

Access Restrictions: Available 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: Peter Stewart

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A99-13

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

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1
Folder 1: Historic Churches, undated
Folder 2: Lynchburg -- The Young Virginian, 1957-58
Folder 3: Norfolk -- Azalea Festival, undated
Folder 4: Norfolk -- City Council, undated
Folder 5: Norfolk -- Glimpses of Ghent, undated
Folder 6: Norfolk -- Guides and Pamphlets, undated
Folder 7: Norfolk -- Mace and Seal, undated
Folder 8: Norfolk -- Museums, undated
Folder 9: Norfolk -- Ports, undated
Folder 10: Norfolk -- The Story of Norfolk: A Pageant, 1936
Folder 11: Norfolk -- Stories of Norfolk Part One and Part Two, undated
Folder 12: Norfolk is Our City Part One and Part Two, undated
Folder 13: Virginia -- The Commonwealth Magazine, 1954
Folder 14: Virginia: "Open These Gates to the Land of Romance", undated
Folder 15: Miscellaneous, undated

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