Thomas B. Mosher (1852-1923), then a manufacturer of various stationery materials, published his first book in 1891 without the author's knowledge or permission. He successfully published 16 books by 1895, sold his stationery business and began to publish full-time. Noted for his contributions to the private press movement in the United States, he published 384 separate titles, 338 reprints of those, and 61 "privately printed" books, all limited editions. (excerpted from Wikipedia "Thomas Bird Mosher": http://en.wixipedia.org, viewed June 2012.).
In addition to documenting the life of a person, funeral bulletins and cards often provide genealogical information such as birth, death and burial dates and locations, names of close relatives, and an insight into his/her life and interests
Vols. 1-3. include clippings, pamphlets, and photographs, chiefly from 1974-2000, about Beach businesses and buildings, many of them now demolished. Included also are clippings about landmarks and new attractions, including Mt. Trashmore and the Virginia Marine Science Center (now the Virginia Aquarium). Many related photographs are in Vols. 4-6
Chiefly press photographs of Alan B. Shepard during the preparation for his 1961 flight and of his family during this period, plus photographs of the Shepard family meeting President Kennedy and being feted after the flight. Includes a color postcard of Shepard in his Mercury flight suit. Also includes a postcard of the Alan B. Shepard Convention Center in Virginia Beach. The Alan B. Shepard Convention Center, renamed in honor of Shepard in 1963, (also known as the Alan B. Shepard Civic Center and The Dome) was a popular concert and convention venue from 1958 until its demolition in 1994
File 1. Theater programs. Kempsville Playhouse (Kempsville Recreation Center): Ones at eight : Shrink by Bill Wine ; I can't dance no more by Dean Norton ; The marginal man by Greg Jenkins (January 29, 30, 31, 1988) -- The Sandpiper Playhouse: Mister Roberts ; Brigadoon ; Critic's choice (August and September 1962) -- The Princess Anne Ruritans' 9th annual revival of the original American minstrels (presented at Princess Anne High School, March 31, April 2, 3 & 4, 1964 ; includes roster of members) --The Virginia Beach Rotary Club presents the Virginia Beach Civic Chorus and Orchestra: Carousel (April 8, 9, 10, & 11, 1964 ; includes Rotary Club officers and history of the club, plus a history of the Virginia Beach Civic Chorus) -- The Virginia Beach Rotary Club presents The Virginia Beach Civic Chorus and Orchestra: South Pacific (presented at Alan B. Shepard Civic Center, May 6-7-8, 1966 ; includes Rotary Club officers and a history of the Virginia Beach Civic Chorus)
Newspaper clippings, col. photographs, and misc. papers collected by Margaret (Peggy) Capps Beda during her tenure as Librarian of Virginia Beach-Princess Anne County Public Library from 1960-1962, and, after the city-county merger in 1963, of the Virginia Beach Public Library. Includes articles concerning the growth of the library system and the establishment of the (1st) Bayside Library on Virginia Beach Blvd., Windsor Woods Library, Bayside Library on Independence Blvd., and Kempsville Public Library. Also includes articles concerning the role of the library board, Mrs. Beda's resignation, and the hiring of Samuel Clay as her replacement. Additional clippings and miscellanea include invitations to library events through 1978
Matchbook covers distributed by hotels, restaurants and other area businesses in Virginia (chiefly Norfolk and Virginia Beach) as a means of advertising their products and services. Also, matchbook covers from various military bases in the Hampton Roads area from at least 1940. Matches removed
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis opened their home for the Virginia Beach Resort Tour portion of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 1981. 1981 was the 48th consecutive year that the Garden Club of Virginia held the event. "Every April, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during 'America's Largest Open House.' Historic Garden Week provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with fabulous flower arrangements"--Garden Club of Virginia website. Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic gardens