Alexandria Gazette I Collection Finding Aid MS331

Alexandria Gazette I Collection Finding Aid MS331


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
pwalker@alexlibraryva.org
URL: http://alexlibraryva.org/lhsc

Amanda Acosta

Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS331
Title
Alexandria Gazette I (MS331) 1942 - circa 1991
Quantity
.46 Cubic Feet, 1 legal box
source
The Alexandria Gazette
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Alexandria Gazette I Collection, MS331, Alexandria Library, Local History and Special Collections, Alexandria, Virginia.


Biographical / Historical

The Alexandria Gazette is a long-running daily, newspaper published in Alexandria, Virginia. It predecessors date back to the late 18th century. The paper reports on local news and was especially active in reporting events surrounding the Civil War (1861-1865). Its political affiliations have led to numerous instances of press supression throughout its history.

The newspaper was formally published as Alexandria Gazette in 1834 by Edgar Snowden. It remained under this name until 1974 when it became The Gazette . From 1978 until 1987 it was The Alexandria Gazette and from 1987 until 1991 it was the Alexandria Gazette Packet . Since then the newspaper has undergone several more name changes and still produces content.

Scope and Contents

The Alexandria Gazette I, 1942 - circa 1991, contains nearly 230 photographs taken for and published in the Alexandria Gazette . Notable Alexandrians, politicians, events, and historic sites are captured. Several photographs have their original captions included.

Arrangement

The photographs in this collection are arranged by subject.

Related Material

Alexandria Gazette 1784-2008, Microfilm #00001

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Alexandria (Va.)
  • Alexandria Gazette
  • Newspaper publishing -- Alexandria (Va.)
  • Old Town (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Photographs.
  • The Alexandria Gazette

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bayes, William J. (William Jaqua), 1959-2021
  • Papp, John P., 1938-2005
  • Partlow, Wayne
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Alexandria (Va.)
  • Alexandria City Hall (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Alexandria Free Methodist Church (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • Athenaeum (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Campagna Center (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Christ Church (Alexandria, Va)
  • Churches
  • Fort Ward (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Friendship Firehouse (Alexandria, Va.)
  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, VA)
  • George Washington Townhouse (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Gum Springs (Va.)
  • Jones Point Lighthouse (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
  • Old Presbyterian Meeting House (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Old Town (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Oronoco Bay Park (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Oxon Hill (Md.)
  • Reenactors
  • Swann-Daingerfield House (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Virginia -- Artists
  • William Ramsay House (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge

Container List

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 1
Parades/Memorials
Wide World Photos, Inc.
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 5 aerial photographs of memorial processions, including the funeral procession for President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 2
Atlantic Research Corporation
Atlantic Research Corporation
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs. One is of the Atlantic Research Corporation building and two are of scientists working in the facility.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 3
Cameron Street
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs taken along Cameron Street.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 4
Tombstones
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 4 photographs of gravemarkers.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 5
Churches
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 7 photographs; 3 of Old Presbyterian Meeting House and 4 of Christ Church.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 6
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Scope and Contents

This folder contain 1 photograph of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 7
Construction
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs of construction in Alexandria.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 8
Fire Equipment
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs; 1 of Wagon 54 in front of Alexandria Fire Station #4 and 1 of a historic fire engine.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 9
George Washington Birthday Parade
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 9 photographs taken during the George Washington Birthday Parade. Several photographs are dated with the year 1980.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 10
Gadsby's Tavern
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 4 photographs of Gadsby's Tavern's exterior and interior.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 11
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 4 photographs of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, taken from different vantage points.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 12
Hospitals
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs of hopitals; two of Mt. Vernon Hospital under construction and one of Old Alexandria Hospital.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 13
King Street
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 6 photographs taken on King Street.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 14
Mt. Vernon
Bayes, William J. (William Jaqua), 1959-2021
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 4 photographs taken in the Mount Vernon area.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 15
Oronoco Street
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photos taken along Oronoco Street, including one of Robert E. Lee's Boyhood Home.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 16
Prince Street
Partlow, Wayne
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 7 photographs taken along Prince Street. Buildings photographed include the Free Methodist Church, the Swann-Daingerfield House (Carter Hall) and the Anthenaeum.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 17
Market Square
Partlow, Wayne
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs taken in Market Square.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 18
Reenactments
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 13 photographs of Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactors and activities.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 19
Plantations & Friendship Firehouse
Papp, John P., 1938-2005
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 11 photographs of Virginia plantations and one of the Friendship Firehouse tower. Sites captured are Beeches House, Brimstone Hill, Gunston Hall, Stratford Hall, Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism and the William Paca Garden.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 20
Miscellaneous People
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 6 photographs of people, including Clova Demaine of the Little Theatre. Several people are identified but not all.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 21
People
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 6 photographs of people including James Cash Penney and baseball player Bill Kennedy. One of Kennedy's photographs is autographed.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 22
St. Asaph Street
Bayes, William J. (William Jaqua), 1959-2021
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs taken along St. Asaph Street.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 23
Sports
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 5 photographs of sports players, including baseball player Bill Kennedy and boxer Anthony Ross.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 24
Torpedo Factory
Partlow, Wayne
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs of the Torpedo Factory's interior and exterior.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 25
Transportation/Jones Point Lighthouse
Partlow, Wayne
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs; 2 of Metro public transportation and 1 of the Jones Point Lighthouse.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 26
Washington Street
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 9 photographs taken along Washington Street. Photographs of the Lyceum and the Campagna Center are included.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 27
Miscellaneous Buildings
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 8 photographs of buildings throughout Alexandria, including homes, storefronts and a Historic Alexandria Foundation plaque.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 28
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge under construction.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 29
Bag Pipers
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs of pipers from Alexandria Pipe and Drum and Washington Scottish Pipe Band.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 30
George Washington Birthnight Ball
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph of Rebecca Russell of the Watergate Bakery decorating a cake for George Washington's Birthnight Ball.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 31
Movie Theaters
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 6 photographs of movie theaters in Alexandria. The theaters pictured are the Richmond Theater, the Virginia Theater, the Vernon Theater, and the Reed Theater.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 32
Police
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph of a police investigation.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 33
Schools
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 7 photographs of Alexandria schools and insignia, including T. C. Williams High School, a banner for St. Mary's Academy and Northern Virginia Community College.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 34
Churches
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs of churches. The churches pictured are Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gum Springs and Trinity Methodist Church.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 35
Old Town Buildings
Bayes, William J. (William Jaqua), 1959-2021
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 15 photographs of businesses, cultural centers, and monuments in Old Town.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 36
King Street
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs of businesses along King Street.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 37
Oxon Hill Manor, Maryland
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph of Oxon Hill Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 38
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 39
Home Interiors
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs of the interior of the Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 40
Route 1 South
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph of the Dixie Pig Barbecue restaurant located along Route 1.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 41
Seminary Road
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs of businesses along Seminary Road.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 42
Shopping Centers
Bayes, William J. (William Jaqua), 1959-2021
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 photographs of shopping centers.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 43
Washington Street
Bayes, William J. (William Jaqua), 1959-2021
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 4 photographs taken along Washington Street.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 44
Oronoco Park, Waterfront
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph of Oronoco Bay Park.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 45
West End (Landmark Area)
Bayes, William J. (William Jaqua), 1959-2021
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph taken in Alexandria's West End.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 46
Miscellaneous Building Fronts
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 6 photographs of blocks and buildings in Alexandria.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 47
Fort Ward
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs taken at the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 48
Mt. Vernon
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph taken at Plantation Pier in Mount Vernon ahead of a boat tour.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 49
Colonial Era Reenactors
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 10 photographs of reenactors at historic sites in Alexandria. Some of the photographs were taken during History Weekend in March, 1981 and the George Washington Birthday Parade in Februrary, 1981.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 50
Revolutionary War Reenactors
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 19 photographs of reenactors at historic sites in Alexandria.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 51
Tomb of Revolutionary Soldier
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 1 photograph taken on Memorial Day of reenactors in front of a veteran's tomb.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 52
Civil War Reenactors
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 6 photographs of reenactors at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site.

Graphic Materials box: 1 folder: 53
Miscellaneous
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 photographs; 1 is of a building front and 1 is of domestic relics.