Circular Letter to "Local Registrars, Clerks, Legislators, and others responsible for, and interested in, the prevention of racial intermixture," from Walter A. Plecker, State Registrar of Vital Statistics, Richmond

Title

Circular Letter to "Local Registrars, Clerks, Legislators, and others responsible for, and interested in, the prevention of racial intermixture," from Walter A. Plecker, State Registrar of Vital Statistics, Richmond

Description

In a 1943 letter to local registrars, clerks, and legislators, Plecker asserted, "[T]here does not exist today a descendant of Virginia ancestors claiming to be an Indian who is unmixed with negro blood."

Source

Rockbridge County (Va.) Clerk's Correspondence, 1912-1943. Local Government Records Collection, Rockbridge County Court Records. The Library of Virginia. 10-0878-003.

Date

December 1943

Format

Mimeographed sheet

Files

Plecker 10_0878_003.JPG

Collection

Citation

“Circular Letter to "Local Registrars, Clerks, Legislators, and others responsible for, and interested in, the prevention of racial intermixture," from Walter A. Plecker, State Registrar of Vital Statistics, Richmond,” Library of Virginia, accessed August 20, 2017, http://lva.omeka.net/items/show/63.