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Calvert Walke Tazewell Papers, 1935-1994 | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Calvert Walke Tazewell Papers, 1935-1994

ID: 00/MG 75

Primary Creator: Tazewell, Calvert Walke (1914-)

Extent: 4.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is organized alphabetically by topic with the exception of correspondence which is organized chronologically within series.

Date Acquired: 06/30/2000

Subjects: Boush-Tazewell-Waller House, MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964, MacArthur Memorial, Maury High School (Norfolk, Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th Century, Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Norfolk Historical Society (Va.), Tazewell, C. W.(Calvert Walke), 1917-, Virginia History Federation

Languages: English


Retired USAF lieutenant colonel, author, publisher, local historian. The collection includes papers from Tazewell’s years as President of the Norfolk Historical Society and Virginia History Federation. Also included is information on the Boush-Tazewell-Waller House and papers of Philip Brower, former archivist of the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk. Brower’s papers include research on General Douglas MacArthur, personal papers and papers regarding the MacArthur Memorial Archives.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Tazewell collection includes materials dated from 1935 to 1994. It includes correspondence, newsletters, press releases, meeting reports, and other papers relating to the Norfolk Historical Society, Virginia History Federation and the Friends of the Boush-Tazewell-Waller House. Also included is research material related to various aspects of Norfolk history, and index cards of contacts and organizations.

Mr. Tazewell was given the papers of Philip Brower, former archivist at the Mac Arthur Memorial in Norfolk. These papers include biographical and genealogical material about General Douglas Mac Arthur, research material about Mac Arthur's presidential ambitions in 1952, and material related to the Memorial and archive.

Included as well in this collection are the papers from Lucile Pearce, who was involved with the Norfolk Historical Society and Boush-Tazewell-Waller house. Her papers include mementos from Maury High School in the 1930s, a scrapbook of ephemera from amateur musical performances and photographs.

Collection Historical Note

Calvert Walke Tazewell was born in 1917 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was educated in public and private schools in Norfolk. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1937 and received a commission while overseas in World War Two. During the war he received the Bronze Star Medal for his service in the China Campaign. He reached the rank of Lt. Colonel, serving in communications and electronics and as commanding officer. He retired from active duty in 1959.

After the military, he worked as Civil Defense Coordinator for Dade County Florida, taught Civil Defense courses, worked for the Florida State Board of Health, and the Health-Welfare-Recreation Planning Council after returning to Norfolk.

Tazewell founded the Norfolk Historical Society, a group dedicated to preserving all aspects of local history, in 1965. He served as its president for two terms, then as Executive Vice President. He was also a co-founder of the Virginia History Federation, an organization that sought to link all history related groups in Virginia. He served as the Federation's first president in 1969. Tazewell was the founder and director of the Hampton Roads Central Library, an internet digital library and archive from 1993-1997. He also operated the W. S. Dawson publishing company until 1997.

Subject/Index Terms

Boush-Tazewell-Waller House
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
MacArthur Memorial
Maury High School (Norfolk, Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th Century
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk Historical Society (Va.)
Tazewell, C. W.(Calvert Walke), 1917-
Virginia History Federation

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 12 Hollinger document cases

Access Restrictions: The collection is 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: C.W. Tazewell

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A2000-5

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Calvert Walke Tazewell 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: Norfolk Historical Society],
[Series II: Virginia History Federation],
[Series III: Norfolk History],
[Series IV: Boush-Tazewell-Waller House],
[Series V: Papers of Phillip Brower],
[Series VI: Miscellaneous],

Series I: Norfolk Historical Society
Sub-Series A: Business
Box 1
Folder 1: Board of Directors
Folder 2: Contributions and Expenses
Folder 3: Forms and Form Letters
Folder 4: Meeting Reports-, 1965, 1968
Folder 5: Meetings
Folder 6: Membership Drive
Folder 7: Office Management, Procedures
Sub-Series B: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 8: Not Dated
Folder 9: 1965
Folder 10: January-October 1966
Folder 11: November-December 1966
Folder 12: National Historic Preservation, 1967
Folder 13: January-March 1967
Folder 14: April 1967
Folder 15: May-June 1967
Folder 16: July 1967
Folder 17: September 1967
Folder 18: October 1967
Folder 19: November-December 1967
Folder 20: 1968-1994
Folder 21: E-mails and Memos to Members of the Norfolk Historical Society, 1997
Sub-Series C: Miscellaneous
Box 2
Folder 1: Fort Norfolk
Folder 2: Fort Norfolk Courier and Update, 1992-1994
Folder 3: Genealogical Bulletin
Folder 4: History of NHS
Folder 5: Invitations and Event Announcements, 1966-1981
Folder 6: News Releases, 1966-1968
Folder 7: Newsletter, 1965-1987
Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 9: Photographs of EXPO and Office
Folder 10: Proposals
Folder 11: Old Christ Church Newspaper Clippings
Folder 12: Save Old Christ Church Campaign, 1966-1967
Series II: Virginia History Federation
Sub-Series A: Business
Box 2
Folder 13: Business Papers, Budget
Folder 14: Constitution
Folder 15: Forms, Brochures, Mailings
Folder 16: Grant Applications
Folder 17: Mailing Lists
Folder 18: Meetings and Conferences
Folder 19: Press Releases
Folder 20: Proposals
Folder 21: Purpose of Virginia History Federation
Sub-Series B: Correspondence
Box 2
Folder 22: Not Dated
Folder 23: September 1967-August 1968
Folder 24: October 1968
Box 3
Folder 1: November 1968
Folder 2: December 1968
Folder 3: January 1969
Folder 4: February 1969
Folder 5: March-June 1969
Folder 6: July 1969
Folder 7: August 1969
Folder 8: September-December 1969
Folder 9: 1970-1992
Sub-Series C: Miscellaneous
Box 3
Folder 10: Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
Folder 11: Biography Committee
Folder 12: Commissioning of the USS Richard L. Page (DEG-5)
Folder 13: Historic Building Preservation
Folder 14: Lineage Societies-Information and Correspondence
Folder 15: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 16: Presentations/Speeches
Folder 17: Travel Industry
Folder 18: The Virginia Phoenix, 1968-1974
Series III: Norfolk History
Box 4
Folder 1: Account of Life in Norfolk in the Late 18th Century by Mrs. Ritson
Folder 2: American Friends of Lafayette
Folder 3: "Ancient History of Norfolk in Ragtime"
Folder 4: Berkley
Folder 5: Bibliography Virginia State Library, Richmond, 1991
Folder 6: Boush, John (will), 1790
Folder 7: The Boush Plan, 1910
Folder 8: Brannan Bible
Folder 9: Chronology-Norfolk History
Folder 10: Chrysler Library/Museum
Folder 11: Crime History, Letters to Editor
Folder 12: Genealogy
Folder 13: German Club
Folder 14: The Gimlets Bridge Club
Folder 15: Glennan, Michael
Folder 16: Graham School
Folder 17: Grigsby, Hugh Blair
Folder 18: Grigsby, Hugh Blair-Oration, 1831
Folder 19: History of Norfolk
Folder 20: Hope, James Barron
Folder 21: Howard Association
Folder 22: Leache, Irene
Folder 23: Miscellaneous
Folder 24: Miscellaneous Articles
Folder 25: Monday Club
Folder 26: Negro Schools in Norfolk
Folder 27: Newspaper Clippings Re: Norfolk & Residents
Folder 28: Newspaper Clippings Re: Norfolk Landmarks
Folder 29: Newspaper Clippings: Tidewater Landfalls
Box 5
Folder 1: Norfolk Academy
Folder 2: Norfolk Bar
Folder 3: Norfolk Beacon (Photocopies), 1831
Folder 4: Norfolk City Council and Burning of Norfolk, 1776
Folder 5: Norfolk History/Bibliography
Folder 6: Norfolk Mace
Folder 7: Norfolk Maps
Folder 8: Norfolk Mayors
Folder 9: Norfolk on the Web
Folder 10: Norfolk Pamphlets
Folder 11: Norfolk Parks
Folder 12: Norfolk Post Office
Folder 13: Norfolk Stone Bridge
Folder 14: Norfolk Street Cars
Folder 15: Norfolk Street Names
Folder 16: Norfolk Tricentennial
Box 6
Folder 1: Ocean View
Folder 2: Old House in Norfolk, Photos and Negatives
Folder 3: "Poetical Picture of America" (photocopy), 1809
Folder 4: Ragtime Drafts
Folder 5: Raising the Merrimack & Congress
Folder 6: Russian Visits to Norfolk
Folder 7: St. Paul's Church
Folder 8: Songs about Norfolk
Folder 9: Squires, William
Folder 10: Street Lights
Folder 11: Union Occupation of Norfolk
Folder 12: Viett, George
Folder 13: Vignettes from the Shadows-Drafts
Folder 14: Vignettes-Maps and Other Illustrations
Folder 15: Virginian Pilot-75th Anniversary
Folder 16: The Weisiger Family
Folder 17: Samuel L. Wilson
Folder 18: Yellow Fever in Norfolk, 1855
Series IV: Boush-Tazewell-Waller House
Box 6
Folder 19: Articles of Incorporation of Friends of the Boush-Tazewell-Waller House
Folder 20: Board of Directors-Correspondence, 1983-1987
Folder 21: Board of Directors-Lists and Miscellaneous
Folder 22: Board of Directors-Meeting Minutes
Folder 23: Draft of Report on BTW House by Lucille W. Pearce
Folder 24: Report by Lucille W. Pearce
Folder 25: Brochures
Folder 26: By Laws
Box 7
Folder 1: Financial Reports
Folder 2: Mailing List
Folder 3: Newsletter: Tazewell Talk, 1979-1988, 1990
Folder 4: Post Cards and Invitation Cards
Folder 5: Proposal Re: Preserving Old Buildings
Folder 6: Publicity: Newspaper Articles, Pamphlets
Folder 7: Restoration
Folder 8: Tazewell Hall
Folder 9: Tazewell Library
Series V: Papers of Phillip Brower
Sub-Series A: 1952 Presidential Election
Box 7
Folder 10: Articles Re: Election of 1952
Folder 11: Book Chapter: "The Coming of Power: Critical Presidential Elections in American History"
Folder 12: Book Chapter: "Eisenhower: Captive Hero"
Folder 13: Book Chapter: "Political Misadventure"
Folder 14: Footnotes/Draft: "Mac Arthur's Last Chance: His Presidential Ambitions", 1952
Folder 15: Mac Arthur & Eisenhower
Folder 16: Mac Arthur and the Presidency, 1948-1952
Folder 17: Notes, 1952 Elections I
Folder 18: Notes, 1952 Elections II
Folder 19: Notes, 1952 Elections III
Box 8
Folder 1: Phillip La Follette Papers
Folder 2: Presidency, 1952
Folder 3: Presidency 1952: Letters and Speeches
Folder 4: Republican Convention, 1952
Folder 5: Speaking Tour
Folder 6: Speeches
Sub-Series B: Mac Arthur: Miscellaneous Information
Box 8
Folder 7: Book Chapter: "Six Presidents, Too Many Wars"
Folder 8: Bonus March
Folder 9: Book Chapter: "Franklin D. Roosevelt Launching the New Deal"
Folder 10: Book Chapter: "A Long Row of Candles"
Folder 11: Book Chapter: "The Mac Arthur Controversy"
Folder 12: Certificate of Americanism
Folder 13: "Darling Baby Girl"
Folder 14: Mac Arthur Biographical Information
Folder 15: Mac Arthur Genealogy
Folder 16: Newspaper Clippings, 1964, 1968, 1982
Folder 17: Notes, Bibliographical Re: Mac Arthur
Folder 18: Notes: Japanese Repatriation & Philippine Invasion
Folder 19: Notes: Mac Arthur Opinions
Box 9
Folder 1: Post War Mac Arthur Correspondence (copies)
Folder 2: Pre World War II Mac Arthur Correspondence (copies)
Sub-Series C: Mac Arthur Archives
Box 9
Folder 3: Brower's Speeches
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1965-1971
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1972-1993
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Papers
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 8: Photographs
Folder 9: Storage on Shelves
Sub-Series D: Mac Arthur Memorial
Box 9
Folder 10: Brochures
Folder 11: Jean Mac Arthur
Folder 12: Mac Arthur Memorial Foundation
Folder 13: Newspaper Clippings
Sub-Series E: Brower-Personal
Box 9
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1962-1979
Folder 15: Mac Arthur Stamp
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Papers
Series VI: Miscellaneous
Sub-Series A: Lucille Pearce
Box 10
Folder 1: "Frolics of 1935"
Folder 2: Maury High School Class of 1939-Reunion Roster, Sorority, and Club Rosters
Folder 3: Maury High School Graduation, June 1939
Folder 4: Maury High School Football, Songs, and Cheers
Folder 5: Miscellaneous Maury High School Mementos
Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 7: Norfolk Society of Arts
Folder 8: Photos of Mrs. Pearce and Others, 1900-1950s
Folder 9: Photos of Mrs. Pearce and Others, 1960s
Folder 10: Scrapbook
Sub-Series B: Other Miscellaneous
Box 11
Folder 1: Autograph Book: WSYR Radio, 1922-1972
Folder 2: 18th Century Legal Papers (Photocopies)
Folder 3: "Facts about the Civil War" from the Stonewall Jackson Memorial
Folder 4: "Henry Clay Cocharane, 1841-1947," Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, Virginia
Folder 5: Historic Maps, Jamestown/Yorktown
Folder 6: Literary Club
Folder 7: Miscellaneous
Folder 8: Notes, Clippings, Drafts
Folder 9: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 10: "Old Ironsides" Booklet and "Treasure Map"
Folder 11: "Oral History and the Mythmakers"-Preservation Leaflet
Folder 12: Other Groups/Organizations
Folder 13: Photographs, December 24, 1967
Folder 14: Postcards: General Longstreet's Headquarters, Gettysburg, Pennslylvania
Folder 15: P.T. Boats/Lt. Snelling
Folder 16: "The South and the Midwest: Maps and Plans" (Catalogue)
Folder 17: "Virginia Credit Union League History", 1922-1954
Folder 18: "Virginia Librarian" Vol. 16, Spring 1969
Folder 19: "The Virginia Numismatist", November-December, 1967
Folder 20: Women's Suffrage
Box 12
Item 1: Index Cards

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Norfolk Historical Society],
[Series II: Virginia History Federation],
[Series III: Norfolk History],
[Series IV: Boush-Tazewell-Waller House],
[Series V: Papers of Phillip Brower],
[Series VI: Miscellaneous],

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