201 postcards : chiefly col. ; 9 x 14 cm.
Stored in an archival 3-ring binder in 2 parts: Part 1. 195 postcards in binder sleeves. Part 2. Envelope containing oversized and non-Virginia Beach items: Large postcard of Kona-Kai, Virginia Beach ; Advertisement from Good Housekeeping Magazine April 1902 regarding Virginia Beach and the Princess Anne Hotel ; 3 multi-card souvenir postcard folders of Virginia Beach ; 1 postcard of Granby street, Norfolk, VA. ; 1 postcard of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1922 ; Postcard of Norton Corporation, Worcester, MA.
C. Michelle Norton was one of the original reference librarians hired for the Virginia Beach Central Library prior to its opening in 1988. While undergoing treatments for terminal breast cancer, she collected these postcards as a legacy to be donated to the library system.
Collection dates based on postmarks; postcards without dates, some without postmarks.