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Alice Rice Jaffe Papers, 1807-1950, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Alice Rice Jaffe Papers, 1807-1950, undated

Predominant Dates:1919-1950

ID: 17/RG 17-2B1

Primary Creator: Jaffe, Alice Rice

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 06/01/1977. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division, Davis, Samuel, Jaffe, Alice Rice, Jaffe, Louis I.(Louis Isaac), 1888-1950, Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Norfolk College of William and Mary, Old Dominion University--Dept. of Art, Old Dominion University--Faculty, Rice, Henry, Ship captains, Virginian-pilot, Webb, Louis

Languages: English

Abstract

Includes assorted reports, newspaper articles and correspondence, etc. relating to Hampton Roads history and Old Dominion University's early history as Norfolk Division of William and Mary College. Contains material from Jaffe's family including her husband, journalist Louis I. Jaffe, her father, Colonel Henry Rice and ancestor, Captain Samuel Davis.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The material in this collection relates to people in Alice Jaffe's life, rather than to Alice Jaffe personally. These persons include: Louis I. Jaffe, her husband and editor of the Virginian-Pilot from 1919 to 1950; Colonel Henry Rice, her father; and Captain Samuel Davis, an ancestor and ship's captain. A part of the collection includes materials on the first two decades of growth of the Norfolk Division of William and Mary which later became Old Dominion College and then Old Dominion University.

Collection Historical Note

Alice Rice Jaffe was an art teacher at Old Dominion College/Old Dominion University in the 1960s and 1970s. Jaffe received her A.B. from Vassar College. She was married to the late Louis I. Jaffe, editor of the Virginian Pilot from 1919 to 1950.

Subject/Index Terms

College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division
Davis, Samuel
Jaffe, Alice Rice
Jaffe, Louis I.(Louis Isaac), 1888-1950
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk College of William and Mary
Old Dominion University--Dept. of Art
Old Dominion University--Faculty
Rice, Henry
Ship captains
Virginian-pilot
Webb, Louis

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Accruals: Additional accessions made in March 1980 and May 1981.

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 Hollinger document cases

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: Alice R. Jaffe

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A77-41

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Alice Rice Jaffe Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Norfolk Division of William and Mary, 1938-1948, undated],
[Series II: Col. Henry Rice, 1936],
[Series III: Captain Samuel Davis, 1807-1817],
[Series IV: Louis I. Jaffe, 1919-1950],
[Series V: Miscellaneous, 1938, undated],
[All]

Series I: Norfolk Division of William and Mary, 1938-1948, undated
This series includes correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and brochures regarding the early formation and growth of the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary from 1938 to 1948. Many of the documents are addressed to or copied to Mr. Louis Jaffe, Alice Jaffe's husband and editor of the Virginian Pilot at the time. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Arrangement: Chronological
Box 1
Folder 1: Pamphlet: "Some Facts about The Norfolk Division, College of William and Mary, and its Services to Parent College and Community", 1938
Folder 2: Miscellaneous News Articles on William and Mary, 1939
Folder 3: Letter from Public Welfare Director H. G. Parker to Louis Jaffe, William D. Fawcett, and Col. James Mann, 1941 April 29
Folder 4: Letter from City Manager Charles B. Borland to Norfolk Council President Joseph D. Wood, with Attached Copy of Committee Report, 1941
Folder 5: Report of Charles J. Duke, Jr. to President John Stewart Bryan of the College of William and Mary, 1941 September 5
Folder 6: Booklet: "Programs for Training the High School Graduate in Skills Valuable in Time of War," Norfolk Division, 1942 January
Folder 7: Letter from Charles J. Duke, Jr. to Louis I. Jaffe, February 18, 1942, with Accompanying Report of Mr. Duke to President John Stewart Bryan of the College of William and Mary, 1942 February 5
Folder 8: News Release on the Establishment of a Vocational School at the Norfolk Division, 1944 October 1
Folder 9: News Release on Appointment of Lewis Webb as Director of the Norfolk Division, 1946 May 27
Folder 10: Memorandum on the Progress of the Norfolk Division Since June 1941, Presented to the Board of Visitors, 1946 June 4
Folder 11: Letter from Charles Duke to Governor William Tuck Regarding the Consolidation of the Educational Facilities of the St. Helena Extension and the Norfolk Division, 1948 March 22
Folder 12: Report of Committee to Study Extensions, to the Rector and The Board of Visitors, College of William and Mary, undated
Folder 13: Bulletin of Present Facilities and Plans for Future Development, Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, undated
Series II: Col. Henry Rice, 1936
This series relates to the building of a house for year round occupancy at Virginia Beach in 1936 by Alice Jaffe's father, Col. Henry Rice. Included are price estimates, brochures, bills, construction plans, and other related materials. This series is arranged alphabetically.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Box 1
Folder 14: Construction Papers--Brochures, 1936
Folder 15: Construction Papers--Materials, 1936
Folder 16: Construction Papers--Methods of Construction and Plans, 1936
Folder 17: Construction Papers--Price Estimates and Bills, 1936
Series III: Captain Samuel Davis, 1807-1817
This series relates to Captain Samuel Davis, a ship's captain, citizen of Norfolk, Virginia, and an ancestor of Alice Jaffe. The series is broken into two sub-series: A. Correspondence and B. Legal Documents.
Sub-Series A: Correspondence--Captain Samuel Davis, 1810-1817
This sub-series contains correspondence regarding U.S. trade with Britain and France. Material is arranged chronologically and dates from 1810 to 1817.
Arrangement: Chronological
Box 2
Folder 1: Correspondence--Captain Samuel Davis, 1810
Folder 2: Correspondence--Captain Samuel Davis, 1815
Folder 3: Correspondence--Captain Samuel Davis, 1817
Sub-Series B: Legal Documents, 1807-1810
This sub-series contains legal documents including a ship's roster for the American Barque Petersburg, a letter from the Collector of Norfolk requesting safe overseas passage for Captain Davis, and a document regarding the sale of a slave to Samuel Davis. Material is arranged chronologically, and dates from 1807 to 1810.
Arrangement: Chronological
Box 2
Folder 4: Sale of Slave to Samuel Davis, 1807 September 22
Folder 5: Letter from the Collector of Norfolk Requesting Safe Overseas Passage for Captain Samuel Davis, 1809 January 14
Folder 6: Ship's Roster for the American Barque Petersburg, 1810 March 8
Series IV: Louis I. Jaffe, 1919-1950
This series contains a booklet with a compilation of articles and speeches by Alice Jaffe's husband, Louis Jaffe who was the editor for the Virginian Pilot from 1919 until his death in 1950. He won the Pulitzer Price for Editorial Writing in 1929 for An Unspeakable Act of Savagery, which condemned lynching. This compilation includes this editorial, and his other famous editorial The Baby Magnolia (1920). Other topics include: the press, the Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, anti-lynching laws and race relations, and introductions of speakers such as Robert Frost, World War II.
Arrangement: Chronological
Box 2
Folder 7: Articles and Speeches by Louis I. Jaffe, Editor, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 1919-1950
Series V: Miscellaneous, 1938, undated
This series contains a birthday card with an illustrated map of Virginia, a portrait of the presentation of the Norfolk Mace to the Corporation of Norfolk by Robert Dinwiddie, Governor of Virginia in 1754, and sheet music from the records of the ODU School of Arts and Letters. Material is arranged alphabetically.
Arrangement: Alphabetically
Box 2
Folder 8: Birthday Card with Illustration of the Map of Virginia, undated
Folder 9: Photo of Norfolk Mace, 1938
Folder 10: Sheet Music Covers, undated
Folder 11: Sheet Music, undated

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Norfolk Division of William and Mary, 1938-1948, undated],
[Series II: Col. Henry Rice, 1936],
[Series III: Captain Samuel Davis, 1807-1817],
[Series IV: Louis I. Jaffe, 1919-1950],
[Series V: Miscellaneous, 1938, undated],
[All]

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