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Parke Shepherd Rouse, Jr. Papers, 1937-1989

Parke Shepherd Rouse, Jr. Papers, 1937-1989
Mss. 71 R75
18.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Mss. 71 R75

Literary manuscripts and photographs for Parke Rouse's biography "James Blair of Virginia" (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1971) and his editing of "When the Yankees Came: Civil War and Reconstruction on the Virginia Peninsula"(Richmond, Dietz Press, 1977) by George Benjamin West.  37 items.

Acc. 1998.19

Professional papers of Parke Rouse, journalist and historian, including clippings, correspondence, notecards, photographs, generated in part by his Sunday feature articles and by his popular history books.

Acc. 1998.31

Letters to and from Parke Rouse particularly during his active service in World War II. Includes some naval reports and articles written by Parke Rouse during the War.

Acc. 2008.183

Notes for book, begun in 1940's, about late 18th century and early 19th century famous people, places and events in Virginia.  Collection of Theatre Programs, mostly "The Playbill" published for different plays and venues, and a few from the "National Theatre" and other companies.

See PDF link and also the Finding Aid/Inventory for folder lists of some of the accessions. (below).

Other URL
Rouse, Parke Shepherd, Jr.
Attic Press
Clinton, Bill (1946 -)
Clinton, Hillary Rodham (1947 -)
Ford, Gerald R. (1913-2006)
Humphrey, Hubert H. (1911 - 1978)
Powell, Lewis F. (1907-1998)
Thatcher, Margaret (1925-2013)
Authors, American--20th century
Blair, James, 1656-1743
Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.)
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Manuscripts (document genre)
Newspaper columns

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Parke Rouse, Jr. and Mrs. Parke Rouse, Jr..


12/1/1971; 03/01/1976; 02/21/1978; 3/22/1982; 11/17/1982;

05/19/1998; 07/07/1998; 12/16/1998; 03/01/1999

1998.19 and 1998.31 Gifts of Mrs. Parke Rouse.

Preferred Citation
Parke Shepherd Rouse, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:

Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.

Additional index cards added to Acc. 1998.19, Box 10 in 2011 and Acc. 2008.301 was added to inventory by Anne Johnson.

Collection Material Type:
Other Note
A PDF document of part of this inventory is available online.
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