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Petersburg (Va.)--History--20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2006.74
Scope and Contents 1918 Ledger of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for Cockade City, Lodge No. 905, Petersburg, VA. Printed volume with hand-printed completions.

Civilian Conservation Corps Photographs, Petersburg and Waverly, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2008.108
Scope and Contents 71 photographs of people, buildings and grounds at the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Petersburg, Virginia and Waverly, Virginia. The Petersburg Camp, a predominantly white camp, was Company 1364, and the Waverly Camp, a predominantly black camp, was Camp P-55, Company 376. Captain Joseph James Matthews was the commander and responsible for the construction and landscaping of the camp, plus the training of the men. Alice Erickson, the daughter of Captain Joseph James Matthews,...

Elizabeth Williams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00775
Scope and Contents Letters, 1945, of Elizabeth Williams, of Petersburg, Virginia, to her husband, Earl. Her first letter describes her reaction to the surrender of Japan on 14 August 1945. She also describes her social life in Petersburg, Virginia, movies she saw, friends with which she interacted, and other events. Earl Williams was in the United States Navy and stationed aboard the USS Indiana.

Sara Royall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1996.27
Scope and Contents Notebook of newspaper clippings and jottings of Sara Spottswood Royall of Petersburg, Va. Clippings pertain to the Business and Professional Women's Club of Petersburg, Va. Collection includes correspondence, speech, photograph, copies of her obituary and materials relating to Samuel F. Royall's service in World War I in the United States Army. Additions to the collection are the obituaries of Samuel F. Royall, Jr., a Williamsburg, Va. printer, correspondence, clippings, publications, and two...