Recovering Magruder: Updated Bibliography

References

Ann T. Chapman Papers
1884-1954 Swem Library Special Collections Research Center.  College of William and Mary, Williamsburg.

Archibald F. Ward, Jr. Papers
1939-2007 Swem Library Special Collections Research Center.  College of William and Mary. Williamsburg.

Belvin, Ed
2002 Williamsburg Facts and Fiction 1900-1950.  Swem Library Special Collections Research Center.  College of William and Mary. Williamsburg.

Bitting, Samuel Tilden
1915 Rural Land Ownership Among the Negroes of Virginia with Special Reference to Albemarle County. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Publications.

Burnham, Philip
2008 The Disappearing Black Community of Williamsburg. The Richmond Voice, March 5.

Camp Lee Virginia
1944 Camp Lee vs. Camp Peary football game announcement and team rosters for game on November 5, 1944 at Lee Field on Camp Lee. “Camp Lee Welcomes Camp Peary.” World War II History Commission Collection, Section III “Camps & Stations [c.1944-c. Sept. 1945]”: Box 21. Library of Virginia, Richmond.

Carlton Casey Papers
1894-1999 Swem Library Special Collections Research Center.  College of William and Mary, Williamsburg.

Ebert, Bruce C.
1986 Lost Town: 44 Years After Being Displaced, Some Still Bitter Over Camp Peary.  Times Herald, April 7.

Fisher, Terri L., and Kirsten Sparenborg
2011 Lost Communities of Virginia.  Earlysville, VA: Albemarle Books.

Foster, Andrea Kim
1993 “They’re Turning the Town all Upside Down”: The Community Identity of Williamsburg, Virginia, Before and After the Reconstruction. Ph.D. dissertation, Columbian Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University.

Julia Oxrieder Papers
1877-1998 Swem Library Special Collections Research Center.  College of William and Mary, Williamsburg.

Magruder School Parent Teacher Association Scrapbook
1949-1960 Swem Library Special Collections Research Center.  College of William and Mary, Williamsburg.

McCartney, Martha W.,
1997 James City County : Keystone of the Commonwealth. Virginia Beach: The Donning Company.

McDonald, Bradley M., Kenneth E. Stuck, and Kathleen Joan Bragdon
1992 “Cast Down Your Bucket Where You are” : An Ethnohistorical Study of the African-American Community on the Lands of the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, 1865-1918. Williamsburg: William and Mary Center for Archeological Research.  Swem Library Special Collections, Williamsburg.

Porter, Carl
1942 December 10, 1942 Letter to the Citizens of the Magruder Area from Carl W. Porter, Commander of the Public Works Department, Naval Operating Base about Building a Camp for the Seabees and Citizens Needing to Vacate their Homes.  Swem Library Special Collections Research Center.  College of William and Mary, Williamsburg.

United States Government Printing Office
1943 Hearings Before the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, June 17, 1943 on H.R. 2886 “Removal of Oysters from York River and Queens Creek, VA.”  Washington, DC: House of Representatives, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.

Virginia Department of Welfare and Institutions
1944 War Came to Magruder. Virginia Public Welfare Journal 22(1):1-2.

Virginia Department of Welfare and Institutions
1943 The Evacuation of Magruder. Virginia Public Welfare Journal 21(3):3.

World War II History Commission
1944 Archived material, Library of Virginia Archives, Section III “Camps & Stations [c.1944-c. Sept. 1945]”: Box 21, Camp Peary folder, Richmond, Virginia.

1 Response to “Recovering Magruder: Updated Bibliography”


  1. 1 mal2013 March 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    You’ve got a nice mix of primary and secondary sources. Have you been able to find secondary sources that might discuss twentieth century African-American displacement more broadly? Consider incidents of displacement for inter-state construction (e.g. in Richmond). There may also been secondary scholarship on the military’s practices of appropriating civilian land, African-American or otherwise. Such sources could place the Magruder experience in a wider context.

    At this point, I would ease up on your literature-based research and concentrate on finding the people you want to interview!

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