Papers pertaining to the Hamilton Family of Norge, James City County, Virginia and related families. Among the formats included are diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, Norge High School records, church records, photographs, slides, CD-Roms, certificates, financial records, a Langley Air Force base photo album, and news clippings and ephemera.
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Frances Anne Huckstep Hamilton ,(1928-2008) was born in Norge, Virginia a descendant of Mr and Mrs Halvor H. Anderson one of the Norwegian farming families that settled the village in the early 1900s. Except for a short residence in Toano Frances Hamilton resided most of her life in Norge. She coauthored "Velkommen til Norge" a pictorial history of the town, and helped organize and lead the Norge Civic League. She served on the James City County Historical Commission and helped the Norge Community Club preserve Norge Hall. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:
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Collection has been dividied into four series: Series 1: Personal Papers of Frances H. Hamilton; Series 2: Norge History; Series 3: Personal Papers of James K. Anderson; Series 4: Rosina Bowers Papers.
All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection. The Toano High School yearbooks were removed from the Hamilton Family Papers in 9/2012 and transferred to the Rare Books Collection.