Supplementary correspondence files of the Virginian-Pilot [manuscript], 1931-1949.


Supplementary correspondence files of the Virginian-Pilot [manuscript], 1931-1949.

Included are articles, reports, speeches, newsclippings, pamphlets, and other printed material, photographs and some correspondence, all pertaining to subjects of concern to Jaffe as editor of the "Virginian-Pilot." The chief topic is the use by Norfolk Polytechnic College (later Virginia State College, Norfolk Division) of a vacated nurses home at the former St. Vincent's Hospital in a predominantly black section of Norfolk. Also of interest are materials on the Southern Regional Council, including minutes of the executive committee and board meetings and copies of "The Southern frontier" and "The new South." Topics also include suffrage reform, particularly in regard to the poll tax, World War II and the military build up in Norfolk and attendant problems, Virginia politics and the Byrd machine, Norfolk civic issues, public health and Judaism. Of unusual interest is a letter from Bravid W. Harris re: third world democracy and Liberia. Other correspondents include Alben Barkley, Stringfellow Barr, Charles Borland, Lyman B. Brooks, G.W.C. Brown, Lenoir Chambers, Colgate Darden, Amelia Earhart, Charles O. Goolrick, Bravid W. Harris, Vivian L. Page, Moss Plunkett, George W. Spicer, Abram P. Staples, Robert H. Tucker, J.K. Taussig, Roy Wilkins and Plummer Bernard Young.

430 items.

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Brown, G. W. C. (person)

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Tucker, Robert C (person)

Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 (person)

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Taussig, Joseph K. (Joseph Knefler), 1877-1947 (person)

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Darden, Colgate W. (Colgate Whitehead), 1897-1981 (person)

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