A Guide to the Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine Print Blocks from the March 1952 Fairfax County Issue, 1952 Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine Print Blocks from the March 1952 Fairfax County Issue MSS 06-105

A Guide to the Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine Print Blocks from the March 1952 Fairfax County Issue, 1952

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 06-105


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 06-105
Title
The Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine Print Blocks from the March 1952 Fairfax County Issue, 1952
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Creator
Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine
Language
English
Abstract
The Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine Print Blocks from the March 1952 Fairfax County Issue collection consists of five print blocks depicting images of notable Fairfax County individuals used in the feature story.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information.

Preferred Citation

Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine Print Blocks from the March 1952 Fairfax County Issue, MSS 06-105, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Don V. James, Executive Editor of Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine sent these print blocks to Carlton C. Massey in July 1952. This set of cuts ended up at the Fairfax County Archives and Records Management Branch. Archives staff transferred this collection to the Virginia Room in March 2019.

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, April 2019
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2019


Historical and Biographical Information

Beginning in 1946, the League of Virginia Counties published an independent monthly magazine called “Virginia and the Virginia County” which was founded to tell the Virginia story through words and photographs. The magazine initially spotlighted a specific Virginia county each month, but coverage eventually grew to focus more on the building, construction, agricultural, road, and other industries in Virginia. The periodical often featured notable buildings that were being constructed throughout the state.

In January 1954, the magazine became “Virginia and the Virginia Record” after the magazine acquired “The Record” an honored Virginia journal founded in 1878. In June 1954, the Virginia Publishers Wing Inc. assumed publication of the magazine. The publisher shortened the title to just “Virginia Record” beginning with the May 1955 issue. In 1982, “Virginia Record” became the official Journal of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects focusing on Virginia’s built environment. The Virginia AIA phased out the magazine in 1989.

In March 1952, “Virginia and the Virginia County” featured Fairfax County on its cover story. The issue included articles about Fairfax County’s new county executive government, agricultural extension program, home demonstration and 4-H club, Sunset Hills Farm, the Fairfax Hunt, and a lengthy article about the history of Fairfax County by Randolph M. Loughborough.

In July 1952, Don V. James, Executive Editor of “Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine” sent County Executive Carlton C. Massey the print blocks used in connection with the Fairfax County feature in the March 1952 magazine.

An original copy of the magazine is held by the Virginia Room and can be found under the call number VRARE 975.505 V 1952 V.6 No.3.

Scope and Content

The Virginia and the Virginia County Magazine Print Blocks from the March 1952 Fairfax County Issue collection consists of five print blocks depicting images of notable Fairfax County individuals used in the feature story. A letter from the magazine’s editor Donald. V. James to County Executive Carlton C. Massey is also included. Subjects comprise of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and other county officials.


Index Terms

  • Fairfax County (Va.) - History
  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
  • James, Donald Victor (1903-1953)
  • League of Virginia Counties
  • Massey, Carlton Coleman (1907-1981)
  • Virginia - Periodicals
  • Virginia and the Virginia county

Container List

Box 1
 
Letter, Don V. James to Carlton C. Massey, 1952 July 29
Box 1
 
Print block, Arthur I. Shaffer; George T. Lidell, assistant to Commonwealth’s attorney; Hugh March, Commonwealth’s attorney; Randolph M. Loughborough, executive secretary; Anne Wilkins; Carlton C. Massey, new county executive; C.B. Jett; Edna A. Bicksler, clerk to Board of Supervisors; Maurice Fox; Stuart DeBell; and G. Wallace Carper (page 6), Undated
Box 1
 
Print block, Sitting: Arthur I. Shaffer, G. Wallace Carper, and Anne Wilkins. Standing: C.B. Jett, Maurice Fox, and Stuart DeBelll, members of the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County (page 7), Undated
Box 1
 
Print block, Thomas P. Chapman, Jr. (page 8), Undated
Box 1
 
Print block, John E. Taylor, sheriff, Fairfax County (page 8), Undated
Box 1
 
Print block, Randolph M. Loughborouh (page 10), Undated

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • James, Donald Victor (1903-1953)
  • Massey, Carlton Coleman (1907-1981)