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Doris C. Baker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.115
Scope and Contents

Photographs and photograph albums, circa 1950s-1980s, of Doris C. Baker, author and poet of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The photographs document her travels throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia and include images of scenery, people with whom she met, and people with whom she traveled. Baker was from Muskegon, Michigan and went to work teaching in Department of Defense schools in Europe in the 1950s.

Moncure Conway Letter to Ellen Conway

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00489
Scope and Contents

Letter from Monc[ure] [Conway], S.S. Australia, to his wife, Ellen, while traveling  to Sydney, Australia for a lecture tour.  He writes of his love for her, events on the voyage, money matters, sights he has seen and his activities in Australia and other places and his thoughts on religion.  September 19, 1883.

Diary (Asia)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00023
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one diary containing thoughts transcribed by an unknown author during a 1982 trip to Asia, with trips to Thailand, India, and Hong Kong. The author comments on the scenery and the locals. Much of the diary concerns Les — the author's significant other and travel companion who left as tensions rose between them. The author's travels, thoughts, and interactions with locals are increasingly bitter and lonely after Les departed. The seller of the diary alludes that...

Eddie to Lottie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01501
Scope and Contents

Letter about how he misses her and mentioning life in Burma.

Keystone View Company Collection Tour of the World

 Collection
Identifier: 01/MS 00008
Scope and Contents This collection contains a full set of stereoviews from the Keystone View Company's "Tour of the World" series.  The set includes stereoview images from six continents, excluding Antarctica. The scenes capture diverse people, monuments, and landscapes.  Each stereoview has a description of the scene located on the back.  The descriptions are often ethno-centric towards non-western cultures.  Points of interest include European-controlled Africa, the Middle East before the creation of Israel,...

Map Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 1.06
Scope and Contents

Includes for the most part published maps, 1629-[ongoing].

Maps are described individually and are best discovered using keyword searches (check "include box list"). When requesting maps, please indicate folder and item number.

The description of this collection is in process and is currently underway; new items are being added on an ongoing basis.