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Roane Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1975.31

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Scope and Contents

Photographs, postcards, election material and family material of the Roane Family of Gloucester County, Virginia.  Collection centers on the Roane Family, but also has material on Gloucester, Virginia organizations such as the Historical Society and Virginia organizations, such as the Clerk of Courts Association, and regional organizations, such as the Rotary Club.


  • Creation: 1880-1973
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1950's

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Conditions Governing Access:

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 reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gloucester County, Virginia from 1918 to 1974. Born at Cash, Gloucester County, Virginia on January 1, 1889.


0.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Collection is divided into folders, ordered alphabetically by subject, and into rolled items which include panoramic photographs and a genealogy chart.

Acquisition Information:


Separated Materials:

Nine books were removed from collection to be added to Swem Library Collection or SCRC Rare Books.  See list in folder 5, Printed Materials.

Undated printer's block with photograph of Basil Bernard Roane has been transferred to the Artifact Colleciton.

Processing Information:

Processed by Anne Johnson.


Guide to the Roane Family Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Anne T. Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository