Gloucester, Virginia, Newspapers Privately Printed by Douglas P. Smith
Scope and Contents
Original newspapers privately printed in Gloucester, Virginia by Douglas P. Smith on a child’s Swiftset printing press. Most are one page. Issue sizes vary from 3.5 x 5.5 to 7 x 7.5.
Also included are personal papers of Douglas P. Smith and two June 1945 editions of a newsletter, "The Gloucester Pointer.”
- Creation: 1903-1951
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1942-1943
- Smith, Douglas P. (Person)
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Conditions Governing Access:
The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use:
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library
0.50 Linear Feet
Arrangement of Materials:
The first series are the dated newspapers, filed chronologically. The second series are the undated newspapers and they are grouped by the titles of the issues. The third series are newspaper duplicates, the fourth series are other printed materials and the fifth series are miscellaneous personal papers.
- Guide to the Gloucester, Virginia, Newspapers Privately Printed by Douglas P. Smith
- Finding Aid Authors: Eileen O'Toole.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English