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Trosvig Family Photograph Album

Identifier: SC 00030

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Scope and Contents

Photograph album of the Trosvig family of Lightfoot, Va. from circa 1930s-1940s.  Some of the photographs are dated and identified.  The images feature various family members, including John Trosvig and his daughters, Milla, Ida, Clara and Alma, as well as their home, which still stands in Lightfoot.


  • Creation: 1930-1940

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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.

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Administrative History:

The Trosvig family moved from Otter Tail County, Minnesota to Lightfoot, Va. sometime around the turn of the 20th century.  The family included parents John and Aase (Louise) and their six daughters: Lena (died in Minnesota), Ida, Milla, Alma, Clara, and Emma.

Milla and Ida were school teachers.  Milla taught at a school in Hopewell, Va., and Ida taught at the Matthew Whaley School in Williamsburg, Va.  Emma died in 1920, and Alma and Clara stayed at home. Alma was the gardener and Clara was the cook.

Clara and Alma established a scholarship at the College of William and Mary in honor of Milla and Ida.*

*Biographical information contributed by Trosvig relative and donor of the album, Beverly Tetterton-Opheim.


1.20 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:


Guide to the Trosvig Family Photograph Album
Finding Aid Authors: Kimberly Sims.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository