Virginia S. Wood research materials
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Virginia S. Wood research materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wood, Virginia S.
Title: Virginia S. Wood research materials
Dates: 1970-1979
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 2173

Biographical/Historical Note

Virginia Steele Wood was a native of North Carolina and worked as the reference specialist in naval and maritime history at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a master's degree from Boston University, and a master's degree in library science from Catholic University of American in Washington. For several generations her family lived along the Georgia coast and Wood has conducted research on this area throughout her career. In addition to her award-winning book, Live Oaking: Southern Timber for Tall Ships, Wood has edited for publication early diaries and other historical documents that concern coastal Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains research materials including notes, genealogies, photocopies, and letters collected by Virginia S. Wood in the 1970s on Georgia shipbuilding during World War I, Blackbeard Island, Georgia, and genealogical information on Isaac Levy.

Index Terms

Blackbeard Island (Ga.)
Genealogies (histories)
Letters (correspondence)
Levy, Isaac.
Research notes.
Wood, Virginia S.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.