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Rembert Family Papers, circa 1885-1965

Rembert Family Papers, circa 1885-1965
MS 00019
4.2 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 1400 total items including approximately 550 letters from 1944 to 1955 between John Patrick Rembert and his wife Sarafan, as well as other correspondence regarding homelife and the military and World War II. Also included in this collection are photo albums and loose photographs, including many portraits of John Patrick Rembert and Sarafan Rembert, relatives of the Remberts, friends and family and the Rembert's travels. There are several 8x10 official Naval photographs of the Remberts and Naval parties and dinners, as well as eight 8x10 photographs of the 1968 Washington D.C. "Negroe Integration Riots." The collection also includes many pieces of ephemera, including many certificates including a 1921 Masonic certificate of the 32nd Degree, cards, and drawings, as well as a collection of John Patrick Rembert's Naval buttons.

Items range in date from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s (bulk 1910s-1950s).

This collection is currently being arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.
Rembert, John Patrick (1907-1976)
Rembert, Sarah
Race relations--1960-1970
United States. Navy--Officers--History--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Personal narratives
Account books
Buttons (fasteners)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Letters (correspondence)

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: Purchased from Tim Abbott..
Related Materials
One box inscribed J. P. R. including assortment of Naval buttons, pins, and cuff-links belonging to John Patrick Rembert moved to Manuscript Artifact Collection. Collection includes inscribed box, seven pins, three pairs of cuff-links, and thirteen brass eagle buttons.
Preferred Citation
Rembert Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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