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Virginia Folklore Society records

 Series
Identifier: MSS 9936
Scope and Contents Virginia Folklore Society records (1913-1967; 22.7 cubic feet) consist chiefly of songs collected by the society's fieldworkers in the 1930s under the direction of society archivist Arthur Kyle Davis. Sheet music, folklore, newsletters and photographs are also included, as are recordings of many of the songs.Regarding boxes 6-10 and 21-24: These boxes contain the correspondence of C.A. Smith and Arthur K. Davis dealing primarily with folksong and ballad collecting. Some of this...
Dates: 1905 - 2007

Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and New York photographs

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 15684
Scope and Contents Note The photo album (circa 1880s-1910s; 0.15 cubic feet) contains scenes of ships in Hampton Roads including the U.S.S. San Francisco, U.S.S. Brooklyn, the Cape Charles light ship, the Princess Anne, and the St. Louis. There are scenes of the seashore at Virginia Beach and Richmond. Beyond Virginia, scenes include monuments in Baltimore, Maryland, various streets and historical sites in New York City, and the United States Capitol. The album consists of a total of 50 pages, 8 of which...
Dates: circa 1900

Petra Vogt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS -16480
Content Description This collection contains journals, artworks, correspondence, and photographs that illuminate the life and work of Petra Vogt, a poet, actress, artist, and model, known for her involvement with the Living Theatre, Ira Cohen, and the Bardo Matrix Press during the 1960s and 1970s. Of particular interest are thirty-four journals, chiefly by Petra Vogt, with poetry, prose works, diary entries, and intricate rapidograph drawings along with collage, paintings, and other artworks within; about 150...
Dates: 1966 - 1978

Booker T. Washington photograph

 Item — Box: BW 22, Folder: 1 [X031677118]
Identifier: MSS 16446
Scope and Contents Note The Booker T. Washington photograph (1902; 0.03 cubic foot) documents Washington wearing a cap and gown.
Dates: 1902-04-12

Otto Herman Weiss photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16422
Scope and Contents Note The Otto Herman Weiss photographs (circa 1900-circa 1950; 0.4 cubic feet) document Virginian buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes in the early to middle twentieth century. The collection contains approximately 150 gelatin silver print photographs by Weiss. Subjects include extensive images of Norfolk, Fredricksburg, and Williamsburg, along with aerial photographs of Richmond, Norfolk, and Washington, D.C.
Dates: circa 1900-circa 1950

World War I soldier diary and papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16717
Content Description A concisely written diary documenting the realities of life on the Western Front as experienced by chemical warfare soldiers in the British Army. The diarist makes his first proper entry upon being transferred from the Machine Gun Section to the Chemical Section in September 1915, only a few weeks before the first British mobilization of chemical weapons during the Battle of Loos. Following his month-long training at Helfaut, he is attached to the 15th section of the 187th Company, first...
Dates: 1915-09 - 1917-04

Kathleen Bonnie Crispin Worsham papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 16435
Scope and Contents Note The Kathleen Bonnie Crispin Worsham papers (1860s-2018; 1.35 cubic feet) document Worsham's historical research on the unincorporated community of Cifax in Bedford County, Virginia. Materials include family histories, photocopies of municipal documents, photographs of residents past and present, building floor plans, topographical maps, application materials for the National Register of Historic Places, and architectural surveys. Worsham's research places special emphasis on The Cedars, the...
Dates: 1860s-2018