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

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Collection Overview

Title: Alice Rice Jaffe Papers, 1807-1950

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. These may have been collected by Louis Jaffe in his role as editor or through other Norfolk civic involvements. Materials related to her ancestor, Captain Samuel Davis whose papers date from 1807 to 1817. The remainder of the collection dates from 1919 to 1950.

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, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

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

Series III: Captain Samuel Davis
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, September 22, 1807
Folder 5: Letter from the Collector of Norfolk requesting safe overseas passage for Captain Samuel Davis, January 14, 1809
Folder 6: Ship's Roster for the American Barque Petersburg, March 8, 1810

Browse by Series:

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

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