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Norborne Berkeley papers

Identifier: MSS 15526

Scope and Contents

The Norborne Berkeley papers consist of 8 document boxes, 4 cubic feet, of mostly family correspondence during World War I. Letters between Norborne (Bunny) Berkeley and his wife Dorothy (Dot) Berkeley contain details about World War I and the hardships of the war especially being forced to be apart. Also included are correspondence and materials related to the American Expeditionary Forces, and the University of Virginia, such as the Alumni Association, the Overseas Alumni, the European Division, the V-Club, and Delta Kappa Epsilon. Miscellaneous items include an overseas map of enemy first postions, a war mileage voucher, receipts, Confederate money, and Dolly Berkeley's hair.


  • Creation: 1918-1929

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Norborne Berkeley was born in Danville, Va. and graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1916. During the same year, he joined the New York law firm of Cravath & Henderson. In the war, he was a captain of field artillery in the Army and was named a Major after serving in France. In 1919 he began his career of forty-five years at Bethelem Steel Company where he became vice-president and director. He retired in 1961. He was also on the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia from 1955 to 1963. Source: https//


4 Cubic Feet (8 document boxes, and oversize item) : Mostly correspondence. (Letters, printed, newspaper clippings, photographs, and log books). Overseas map of enemy first positions, broadside of the National Committee of China Famine Relief. Hair, receipts. Confederate money.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Jennifer Berkeley to the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on January 2, 2013.

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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States