J. Henry McCoy Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of J. Henry McCoy document McCoy's professional life as a member of the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors and as Vice-Chair of Tidewater Community College. The collection contains McCoy's correspondence with Old Dominion College/University and Tidewater Community College, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia-Tidewater Dental Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, the US Congress, and Associated Naval Architects. Included also are letters, proposals, program progress reports, meeting minutes, community college general information, and postcards that McCoy collected. McCoy's scrapbook materials include newspaper articles about McCoy's appointment to the Board of Visitors and letters of congratulations on the accomplishment; the hiring and resignation of James L. Bugg, president of Old Dominion University; Old Dominion students' concern over a racist hiring process; and other general news about the university.
- circa 1918-1976, undated
- Other: Date acquired: 02/10/1978
- McCoy, J. Henry, Jr. (Person)
1.60 Linear Feet
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Biographical or Historical Information
Dr. J. Henry McCoy, Jr. attended Norfolk Division of William and Mary (now Old Dominion University) and graduated from Medical College of Virginia. In 1968, he was appointed to the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors. Later McCoy was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Local Board of Tidewater Community College. During the mid 1980's, Dr. McCoy represented the Kempsville Borough on the Virginia Beach City Council. He became Mayor of Virginia Beach in 1984. His term as Mayor ended in 1986.
Note written by Special Collections Staff
Language of Materials
Material primarily relates to McCoy's service on the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors and his relationship with Tidewater Community College.
Source of Acquisition
Dr. J. Henry McCoy, Jr.
Method of Acquisition
Gift. Accession #A78-12
- Bugg, James L., Jr. (1920-2015)
- City council members--Virginia--Virginia Beach
- Gadfly literary magazine (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.)
- Mayors--Virginia--Virginia Beach
- Old Dominion University--Sports
- Old Dominion University. Board of Visitors
- Peterson, Leland D.
- Tidewater Community College
- Virginia Community College System
- A Guide to the J. Henry McCoy Papers
- Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.