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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

Abstract

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],
[All]

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

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],
[All]

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