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Margaret Stephenson papers

 Unprocessed — Box: ViU2022.0030_001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0030

Content Description

This collection contains Margaret Stephenson's research materials on the Nansemond County Training School (NCTS), a historic Rosenwald School for African-American students first constructed in 1924 in Suffolk, Virginia. The materials include historical files and pictures on the school and students, NCTS reunion day event materials and registration forms, information on Strength Through Our Roots, a documentary that presents a first-hand historic record of the life of African-Americans in Nansemond County during the 1924-1970 period, along with newspapers with articles on NCTS and Rosenwald Schools. The collection also contains a copy of the documentary, Strength Through Our Roots, a film by Jochen Künstler and Caroline Stephenson.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Frank Stephenson, 6 December 2021.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This collection contains 1 DVD. Original digital media Such as DVDs, cannot be handled directly by patrons. Appointments must be made in advance to request these items held by Special Collections. In most cases, materials must be reformatted before they can be accessed, sometimes at the researcher’s expense. Please use our online reference request form ( to request access to these materials or to ask for further information or to schedule access to audio-visual materials.

Use Restrictions

No reproductions of photocopies from other libraries


  • 2000 - 2014
  • Majority of material found within 2013 - 2014



.2 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size document box) : two letter size folders

1 items (1 DVD)


1 half-width letter size document box