A Guide to the Basl family papers, 1935-1998 Basl family papers 50557, 50826

A Guide to the Basl family papers, 1935-1998

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 50557, 50826


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
50557, 50826
Title
Basl family papers, 1935-1998
Extent
.9 cu. ft. and 2 boxes
Creator
Basl family
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Basl family papers, 1935-1998. Accession 50557, 50826. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jim Basl.


Biographical Information

Rose Popek was born 30 August 1919 in Richmond, Virginia, to Vaclav Popek and Katherine Prastil Popek, Czechoslovakian immigrants. Her father was a gardener and the family lived in Richmond until she was 6 years old, then moved to Hanover County, Virginia. Rose Popek graduated from Washington Henry High School in Hanover County in 1936 and attended Smithdeal Massey Business School. Popek worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia in the unemployment commission. After her marriage to Joseph Basl in 1947, Rose Basl moved to Prince George County, Virginia, working as a clerk in an insurance agency. The Basls had two children. After her husband's death in 1971, Rose Basl worked as a clerk in a realty and in an insurance agency, then for the city of Petersburg, Virginia.

James Joseph Basl was born 19 July 1949 to Joseph Basl (d. 1971) and Rose Popek Basl (1919-) in Petersburg, Virginia. He attended Petersburg Public High School and the University of Virginia, from where he graduated with a BA in 1971. Basl earned a Master's of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. After graduation, Basl worked in banking. He now lives in Midlothian, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1935-1998, of the Basl family of Chesterfield and Hanover Counties, and Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of ads, correspondence, diaries, essays, exams, guides, licenses, membership cards, notes, poems, programs, reports, songs, stories, and other papers of Rose Popek Basl (1919-) and her son James J. Basl (1949-).


Contents List

Rose Popek Basl papers, 1935-1998.
Boxes: 1
Extent: 1 box.

Papers, 1935-1998, of Rose Popek Basl (1919-) of Hanover County and Petersburg, Virginia, consisting of information on Washington-Henry High School in Hanover County, Christmas poems, a driver's license, a Girl Scout membership card, notes on Czechlosovakia, a song sheet, information on Hanover Town, an ad for fishing rods and tackle, a business guide and information sheet for Pungo and Sandbridge in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Collection also includes programs for the Washington-Henry High School senior class play, Man of La Mancha performed at the Barksdale Theatre, and a performance by pianist Rudolph Firkunsy. Papers also include correspondence, 1988-1998, from Juanice Ford of Redondo Beach, California, and Diane Popek of Czechlosovakia, discussing personal and family news, and reminiscing about Virginia.

The Washington-Henry Gazette, newspapers for Washington-Henry High School in Hanover County, Virginia, have been transferred to the Library of Virginia Newspaper Project. The issues run from 1933 to 1935.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Correspondence, 1988-1998.
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Clippings, programs, cards, licenses, notebooks, business guides, and miscellaneous papers, 1935-1998.
James J. Basl papers, 1962-1990.
Boxes: 1-2
Extent: 2 boxes.

Papers, 1962-1990, of James J. Basl of Chesterfield County and Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of compositions, diaries, essays, exams, poems, programs, reports, stories, and other papers from Basl's time as a student in the Petersburg Public School system and as a student at the University of Virginia. Papers highlight his interests in literature, history, sociology, and computers, and contain essays, stories, and poems written by Basl while a student. Diaries include descriptions of his stays at Seashore State Park (now First Landing State Park); papers also cover his extracurricular activies in campus politics at Virginia and his work in the banking industry.

Two issues of the Cavalier Daily (15 September 1967 and 28 October 1968) have been transferred to the Library of Virginia Newspaper project. Copies of these issues can be found in on film 2563.

  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Seashore State Park (First Landing State Park) diaries, 1962-1963, undated.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Diary, 1967.
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Diary, 1968.
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Diary, ca. 1966-1969.
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Diary sections, undated.
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    "My Autobiography."
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    "The Absurd in the Philosophy of Albert Camus," English 8A paper.
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    "Can We Dissent?" English 9 paper, 2 June 1967.
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    "The Onlooker," (F. Scott Fitzgerald), 11th grade term paper.
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    "The Electronic Digital Computer."
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    "The World of Sherlock Holmes," English 1, section 3C, 13 May 1968.
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    Class paper on the 1920s, HIUS 52 paper, undated.
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    "A White Southerner Attempts to Come to Grips with the Black Panthers," HIUS 82, 8 May 1970.
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Final exam, Sociology 4.
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Draft of letter, etc., concerning the Democratic primary race for gubernatorial nomination, 1969.
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    University of Virginia student strike, 1970.
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Jefferson Literary and Debating Society draft letter (University of Virginia).
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    "A Study of the Infromation Systems Software Procurement and Contracting Process at a Commercial Bank,"August 1977.
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Professional papers, banking, 1983-1989.
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    Birth account, undated.
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    Letter, undated.
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    Stories, essays, compositions, circa 1960s.
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    Poems, titled.
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    Poems, untitled.
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    General notes on coursework, etc.
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    Virginia Progressive Party (University of Virginia).
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    University of Virginia Graduation Exercises, 6 June 1971.
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    Virginia Commonwealth University Commencement Program, 1978.
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    Italy trip, 1971.
  • Box 2
    Folder 18
    University of Virginia syllabus and honor pledge, ca. 1968.
  • Box 2
    Folder 19
    Raven Society (University of Virginia).
  • Box 2
    Folder 20
    Invitation to the Eighth Annual Restoration Ball of the University of Virginia, 8 May 1971.
  • Box 2
    Folder 21
    Songs, poems, writings, etc., by others, including cheers and songs for Petersburg High School.
  • Box 2
    Folder 22
    Printed material: "Ninth Annual Central District Basketball Tournament;" open house card for School of Engineering at the University of Virginia; Rapier cover; "Proposal for an Information Retrieval System for U.Va. Students and Faculty;" and "An Open Letter to Bankers Everywhere" from the Boston Phoenix, 1965-1990.