A Guide to the Papers of Colonel James W. Roberts 1944-1964 Roberts, Colonel James Papers, 1944-1964 MG 2

A Guide to the Papers of Colonel James W. Roberts 1944-1964

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Special Collections, Perry Library, Old Dominion University
Collection number
MG 2
Papers of Colonel James W. Roberts
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8 Hollinger Documents Cases

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[Identification of item], The Papers of Colonel James W. Roberts, [Box number], [folder number], Special Collections, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia


Gift of James W. Roberts, August 1975

Biographical/Historical Information

James Walker Roberts was born on December 2, 1891, in Alexandria, Virginia and was educated at the Friends (High) School in Washington, D.C. Roberts served in the U.S. Army in World War I and attained the rank of Captain in the Field Artillery. He returned to uniform during World War II as a Lt. Colonel commanding a Virginia State Guard Battalion. His service earned Col. Roberts the First Citizen Award of Norfolk Cosmopolitan Club in 1943.

Roberts enjoyed a successful business career in Norfolk which saw him become president and then chairman of the board of the Henry B. Gilprin Co., wholesale drug firm. His political career was equally successful. From 1948-1968 Roberts represented Norfolk in the Virginia General Assembly where he came to occupy a powerful position on the Appropriations Committee. Roberts also served on the Norfolk City Planning Commission and was appointed to several Governor's advisory committees.

Scope and Content Information

Col. Roberts represented Norfolk from 1948 to 1968 in the Virginia House of Delegates. His papers consist principally of legislative correspondence for the period 1963-1964. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically according to its source. In addition there are two boxes of publications issued by agencies of state government and one box of other publications. Also included is the two-volume study, Debates Constitutional Convention 1901-1902 Virginia.

Contents List

Series I: Legislative Study Commission Reports
  • Box 1, Folder 1
    "Reorganization of the Division of Ports," Legislative Study Commission Report 1951
Series II: Legislative Correspondence 1963-1964

Arranged alphabetically by sender.

  • Box 1, Folder 2
  • Box 1, Folder 3
  • Box 1, Folder 4
    C-Part I
  • Box 1, Folder 5
    C-Part II
  • Box 1, Folder 6
  • Box 1, Folder 7
  • Box 1, Folder 8
  • Box 1, Folder 9
  • Box 1, Folder 10
    H,I,J-Part I
  • Box 1, Folder 11
    H,I,J-Part II
  • Box 2, Folder 1
  • Box 2, Folder 2
  • Box 2, Folder 3
    N,O-Part I
  • Box 2, Folder 4
    N,O-Part II
  • Box 2, Folder 5
  • Box 2, Folder 6
  • Box 3, Folder 1
    S-Part I
  • Box 3, Folder 2
    S-Part II
  • Box 3, Folder 3
    T,U,V-Part I
  • Box 3, Folder 4
    T,U,V-Part II
  • Box 3, Folder 5
Series III: Publications
  • Box 4, Folder 1
    Did the Court Interpret or Amend? - A commentary prepared by the Commission on Constitutional Government
  • Box 4, Folder 2
    Question and Answer - Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report
  • Box 4, Folder 3
    Suggested State Legislation: Program for 1961 - Committee of State Officials on suggested State Legislation of the Council of State Governments
  • Box 4, Folder 4
    Virginia Corporation Law - issued by the State Corporation Commission
  • Box 4, Folder 5
    Virginia Tax Laws: A Brief Digest for Taxpayers
  • Box 4, Folder 6
    We The States: An Anthology of Historic Documents and Commentaries thereon. Expounding the State and Federal Relationship--issued by the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government
  • Box 5, Folder 1
    Supplement To the Regulations of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
  • Box 5, Folder 2
    Opinions of the Attorney General and Report to the Governor of Virginia 1952-1953
  • Box 5, Folder 3
    Annual Report of the Auditing Committee of the General Assembly 1959
  • Box 5, Folder 4
    Virginia Election Laws 1960
  • Box 5, Folder 5
    Annual Report--Virginia Department of Labor and Industry 1963
  • Box 5, Folder 6
    Motor Vehicle Laws of Virginia 1952
  • Box 5, Folder 7
    Manual on the Planning and Execution of State Capital Outlays 1944
  • Box 5, Folder 8
    Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates 1776-1955
  • Box 5, Folder 9
    Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction 1951-1952
  • Box 6, Folder 1
    Annual Report of the State Corporation Commission--Appendix I 1948
  • Box 6, Folder 2
    Virginia Traffic Crash Facts 1959
  • Box 6, Folder 3
    Department of Conservation and Development - The Board of Directors, The Director, Commissioners and Division Programs 1956
  • Box 6, Folder 4
    Report of the Treasurer of Virginia 1956
  • Box 6, Folder 5
    Virginia Retirement Plan For Public Employees 1960
  • Box 6, Folder 6
    Virginia Welfare Bulletin June 1953
  • Box 7
    Debates Constitutional Convention 1901-1902 Virginia, Vol. I
  • Box 8
    Debates Constitutional Convention 1901-1902 Virginia, Vol. II