Finding Aid of the Virginia Ross Papers, 1951-1997, PC.5041

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Finding Aid of the Virginia Ross Papers, 1951-1997, PC.5041

Abstract

Virginia Ross moved to the Outer Banks with her husband and children in 1975 from Washington D.C. She belonged to many conservation groups and conducted her own ecological study of the Outer Banks. Her vast horticultural knowledge enabled her to act as a consultant to the book . Mrs. Ross spent many hours identifying and classifying Aycock Brown photographs for David Stick.
The Virginia Ross Papers consist of materials relating to her various research interests on the Outer Banks including horticultural, ecology and conservation.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Virginia Ross Papers
Call Number
PC.5041
Creator
Ross, Virginia
Date
1951-1997
Extent
0.60 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5041, Virginia Ross Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Virginia Ross papers consist of materials relating to her various research interests on the Outer Banks including horticultural, ecology and conservation. There are research notes, manuscripts, newspapers, photocopies and notebooks.

Arrangement Note

The Virginia Ross papers are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Biographical Note

Virginia Ross discovered the Outer Banks while vacationing in 1951, and moved to the area with her husband and children in 1975 from Washington D.C. She belonged to many conservation groups and conducted her own ecological study of the Outer Banks. Through these studies, she targeted problem areas and did what she could to improve situations. Her vast horticultural knowledge enabled her to act as a consultant to the book . Mrs. Ross spent many hours identifying and classifying Aycock Brown photographs for David Stick; her system is still in place at the Outer Banks History Center.

Contents of the Collection

1. Oral Histories Collected by Virginia Ross, 1980 - 1986

Scope and Content:

18 oral history interviews on 27 cassettes, including old ballads by Dick Tillet and a tour of the Elizabethan Gardens

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Alma Etheridge Wilson, 05/28/1986

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Aubrey Harris, ND

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Eddie Tate, 11/03/1986

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Baum Reunion, Swan Quarter, John Lloyd Gallop and Myra ___? Currituck, ND

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Hal Ward, 03/07/1985

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L. Tillet, 04/15/1985

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Virgie Cox, 05/03/1985

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Norris Austin, ND

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Old Ballads by Dick Tillett, ND

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Old Ballads by Dick Tillett, ND

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Old Ballads by Dick Tillett, ND

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Dunes of Dare Garden Club Conservation Committee Conducted Tour With Louis Midgett of Elizabethan Gardens, 10/23/1980 - 11/6/1980

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Elizabethan Garden, 10/23/1980

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Elizabethan Garden, 11/06/1980

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Elizabethan Garden, 11/06/1980

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History - Elizabethan Gardens, 5/14/1986

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Louis Midgett, Supt. Tape 1, 5/14/1986

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Louis Midgett, Supt. Tape 2, 5/22/1986

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Tape 2b, 5/22/1986

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Interview with Louis Midgett Elizabethan Gardens No. 3, 07/02/1986

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Louis Midgett E.G. 4A, 07/17/1986

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Louis Midgett 4B, 07/17/1986

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Louis Midgett, 11/18/1986

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Louis Midgett [tape A], 11/18/1986

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Louis Midgett B, 11/18/1986

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Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors, 06/17/1986

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Clay Tillet (Decoys), 07/22/1986

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John Wilson, IV (Corolla), 07/26/1986

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Calvert Duvall (Nags Head Woods), 05/21/1985

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Elizabethan Gardens, 1981

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Virgie Cox, 05/03/1985

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2. Architecture

3. Black Culture

4. Cataloging Aycock Brown Photos

5. Cemeteries

6. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

7. Colorful Characters

8. Industry

Fishing
Box 1
Hunting
Box 1
Lighthouses, Lifesaving Stations, Coast Guard
Box 1
Newspaper Clippings
Box 1

9. Correspondence

10. Crime

11. Currituck

12. Ecology

13. Education

14. Folklore

15. Genealogy

16. Horticulture

17. Interviews

18. Land Transfers

19. Lost Colony

20. Manuscripts 1

21. Manuscripts 2

22. Maps

23. Midgette, Louis

24. Military

25. Genealogical Materials

26. Municipalities

27. Nags Head Woods

28. Newspapers

29. Recreation

30. Recreation

31. Religion

32. Vital Statistics

33. Wright Brothers

Subject Headings

  • Brown, Aycock
  • Midgette, Louis
  • Wright, Orville, 1871-1948
  • Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Lost Colony (Symphonic drama)
  • Architecture
  • African Americans
  • Cemeteries--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Folklore
  • Genealogy
  • Horticulture
  • Religion
  • Currituck (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Virginia Ross in 1997.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Outer Banks History Center staff
  • Encoded by Christine A. Dumoulin, December, 2007