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Virginia Beach Resorts Research Collection

Collection ID: RC 02

Content Description

This research collection contains photocopies of newspaper articles related to Seaview and other African American beach resorts, Seashore State Park, and Dudley Cooper, who operated both Ocean View Amusement Park and Seaview Beach and Amusement Park. Any copies made from the collection are for research purposes only.


  • 1916-2017


0.2 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.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The material in the collection was collected by Sherry Dibari as part of her research into the African American resorts in Virginia Beach. Dibari then gave her research to Special Collections and University Archives in 2021.

Related Materials

Ocean View, Seaside, and Seaview Amusement Parks Collection (MG 31); Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Hampton Roads Records (MG 76)

Processing Information

The collection was minimally processed by Kathleen Smith, Special Collections Metadata Specialist, in August 2021.

A Guide to the Virginia Beach Amusement Park Research Collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU Community Collections Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US