Edgar T. Brown was renowned as a collector of Virginia Beach history and ephemera. For many years, authors and researchers were guided to Mr. Brown and his massive collection of photographs, articles, fliers, family and local histories and postcards. Although Mr. Brown died at age 72 in 2005 his collection lives on through the generosity …
Church records can often replace missing civil vital records. Denominations record births, baptisms, confirmations, banns, marriages, deaths and burials. Celebrations special to that area, ethnic group or denomination might also be recorded. As the person recording the information generally knows the person or persons in the record the …
Longtime Virginia Beach resident Wallis E. Damon was an extraordinary artist who throughout his career, painted signs by hand that included billboards, vehicles and storefronts. Wallis or Wally, (also known as “Rembrandt” to his friends) first studied art at the University of Connecticut but left to join the Army in World War II. …
High School Bands have always been popular and foster pride and school spirit. For a number of years in the 1960’s through the 1980’s, Virginia Beach was home to a yearly band and music festival where schools would come to compete for the trophy. This collection contains photos from those exciting and memorable events.
Virginia Beach is rich in history. Among our city’s many treasures are historic houses, churches and other buildings from as early as the seventeenth century. Virginia Beach has also been known as a resort paradise where many famous people came to vacation and participate in the fun events offered over the years. This collection …
VBPL Digital Archives provides access to a growing collection of electronic Virginia Beach/Princess Anne County archival collections and information including:
The VBPL Digital Archives compliments the growing Local History Archives located at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library.
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