The Callahan Photography Collection
The Doran S. Callahan collection of Eastern Shore photographs was donated to the Eastern Shore Public Library by Mrs. Doran S. Callahan (Ruby I.) on May 5, 1974. The photographs were collected by Doran Callahan’s father, Griffin Clay Callahan, and complement a collection of printed historical materials donated to the Onancock High School library and later transferred to the Eastern Shore Public Library. The photographic images represent a variety of scenes from Accomack and Northampton Counties. Subjects include homes, churches, courthouses and other buildings, landmarks, and gravestones. Some of the buildings depicted no longer exist.
The Countryside Transformed
A joint project of the Eastern Shore Public Library and of the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia.
An interactive website tracing the development of Parksley from the town’s beginnings with the coming of the railroad in 1884 and the formation of the Parksley Land and Improvement Company (PLIC) in 1885 to its incorporation in 1904.
Historic Parksley Virginia
World War I Questionnaires
After the conclusion of World War I, the Virginia War History Commission conducted a survey of veterans in Virginia through the use of a printed questionnaire. Everything from family life, to training and promotions, to reflections about war is covered in the questionnaire. Photographs in uniform were also requested. Help the Library of Virginia transcribe these WWI Questionnaires for glimpse into the lives of WWI veterans:
Accomack County: https://fromthepage.com/lva/accomack-county-va
Northampton County: coming soon! The originals can also be accessed by searching the Library of Virginia catalog here: http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas13&local_base=CLAS13
Yearbooks from Accomack and Northampton County up to 1977. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia and Internet Archive, and with thanks to Cape Charles Museum for allowing us to use their scans of Cape Charles yearbooks.
This project is ongoing. Have a yearbook to donate? Contact us at email@example.com.