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Hilton Village Papers, 1918-1960


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Collection Overview

Hilton Village Papers, 1918-1960
Mss. 65 H56
19.0 Items
Date Acquired


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Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers, 1918-1960, concerned with the development of Hilton Village in Warwick County, Va. (now part of Newport News, Va.), the first federally sponsored housing project in the United States which opened in 1918.

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[Series 1: Mss. 65 H56, 1918-1960],

Series 1: Mss. 65 H56, 1918-1960
Folder 1: Hubbard, Henry V. and Francis Y. Jones, "The First War Emergency Government Towns." Journal of the American Institute of Architects, July 1918
July 1918: 333-334. Photostatic negatives. 7 items.
Folder 2: "Some Preliminary Considerations in Government Industrial  War Housing.", July 1918

Landscape Architecture (July 1918) Vol. VIII, No. 4: 157-168

Article concerning Hilton Village [Va.] 1 item.

Folder 3: "Government Industrial Housing a Business Proposition.", August 7 1918

American Architect August 7, 1918. Vol. CXIV, No. 2224, pp. 157-166, Plates 42-52

Article of Hilton Village. 1 item.

Folder 4: Palen, F.P. "Housing Our Shipbuilder.", November 1918
The Shipbuilder. (November 1918): 2-3. Photostatic Negatives. 2 items.
Folder 5: "Henry Vincent Hubbard: An Official Minute on His Professional Life and Work.", January 1948

Landscape Architecture. (January 1948) Vol. XXXVIII. No. 2: 46-60.

Article as a tribute to Henry Vincent Hubbard, city planner of Hilton Village. (1 item)

Folder 6: Anderson, Dick. "A History of Warwick [County, Va.]", 1953
1 item.
Folder 7: Warwick the City and its Government. Warwick, Va.: City of Warwick, 1956
1 item
Folder 8: Chambers, Ruth Hanners. "Hilton Village - Another FIRST for Virginia.", August 1960
Seminar paper presented to College of William and Mary in Virginia on Hilton Village [Va.] 1 item
Folder 9: Chambers, Ruth H. "Hilton Village: The Government's first planned community was built to serve in an emergency." Virginia Cavalcade, Spring 1967
Volume XVI, No.: 41-47 (1 item)
Folder 10: Articles by Ruth Hanners Chambers which appeared in the Daily Press [Newport News-Hampton, Va.]  Dominion Magazine's four-part series on Hilton Village, [Va.], May 21- June 11 1967
4 items
Folder 11: Articles on Hilton Village [Va.] historical marker, September 5-6 1967

"Historical Marker placed in Village." Times-Herald [Newport News, Va.] 5 September 1967

"Village's Distinction Chronicled on Marker."  Daily Press [Newport News-Hampton, Va.]. 6 September 1967 (2 items)

Folder 12: Articles concerning the expansion of Warwick Boulevard and the controversy over its effects on the preservation of Hilton Village [Va.], October 16, December 8 1967

Wilson, Madge. "Operation Survival...Expressway Plans Threaten Life of Hilton Village." Times-Herald [Newport News, Va.]. 16 October 1967.

Wilson, Madge.  "On Second Thought..." Times-Herald [Newport Nes, Va.]. 8 December 1967. 21-22. (2 items)

Folder 13: Hilton Village After Fifty Years. Newport News, Va.: Department of City Planning, 1968
1 item.
Folder 14: Articles on fiftieth anniversary celebration of Hilton Village [Va.], July 5,6 1968

"Hilton Celebrates Despite the Rain." Daily Press [Newport News, Va.] July 5 1968

"Hilton Opening Called 'New Era'." Daily Press [Newport Nes, Va.]. July 6 1968. (2 items)

Folder 15: Article concerning the preservation of Hilton Village., October 10 1968
Greiff, John B. "Hilton Village Preservation Taking Shape In New Plan." Daily Press [Newport News, Va.] (1 item)
Folder 16: "Save Historic Hilton Village" bumper sticker
1 item
Folder 17: Photographic print, 13 1/2"x11", black and white, Colony Inn on Main Street in Hilton Village, Newport News, Va., 1956
(1 item)

Administrative Information

Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Ruth H. Chambers
Acquisition Method
Gifts of 1961, 1968, and 1969.
Preferred Citation
Hilton Village Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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