A bibliographical listing of books and materials available in the SMC of the Norfolk Public Library.
A timeline of Norfolk & Portsmouth city growth. Also includes a map of Norfolk annexations.
An index of regional newspapers on microfilm that are available at the SMC.
An index of Norfolk City Records that are available on microfilm at the SMC.
How to Guides
Besides suggestions for starting your research, this guide also includes a list of helpful books and other resources located in the SMC.
How to understand and make the best use of the Norfolk City Directories, as well as a list of Norfolk City Directories available in the SMC.
- 1836 Free African Americans for Borough of Norfolk, Virginia
View the list of free African Americans in Norfolk in 1836 as transcribed by Sargeant Memorial Collection's Troy Valos.
- Virginia's Seaport Cities and Resorts: Norfolk Edition
A promotional guide to Norfolk from the mid-1910's containing nearly 200 entries and photographs about prominent Norfolk businesses and buildings throughout the city.
- The Journal and Reports of the Commissioners Appointed by the Act of 1777:
To Ascertain the Losses Occasioned to Individuals by the Burning of Norfolk and Portsmouth, in the year 1776.