A GUIDE TO THE

The Collection of the Virginia Fire and Police Museum, 1879—1985

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The Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia
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Processed by: Trenton Hizer
Date completed: 25 October 2000

Organization Records Collection, Acc# 37327
Extent: 33 reels; Misc. Reels 2208 - 2240

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the Virginia Fire and Police Museum, 23 November 1999.

Restrictions:
None

Preferred citation:
Virginia Fire and Police Museum. Collections, 1879-1985. Accession 37327. Organization records collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 

Separations:
None

HISTORY

The Virginia Fire and Museum was founded in 1976 and is located in the oldest standing firehouse in Richmond, Virginia. The building, which served as the home for Steamer Company number 5 from 1849 to 1968 and for the 3rd police station from 1865 to 1898, was slated for demolition in 1976. However, the building was saved to serve as the home for the museum. The museum offers visitors a lesson in police and firefighting architecture, uniforms, and equipment, and provides an educational program on fire and life safety.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Collection, 1879-1985, of the Virginia Fire and Police Museum consisting of log books, supply books and lists, miscellaneous records, insurance brochures, reports on personnel and equipment, accounts and account books, requisitions, inventories, correspondence, house fund books, directories, lists of personnel, personnel histories, leave log books, Fireman's Mutual Aid Society records, burial funds, Fort Lee Fire Department time and attendance books, Board of Fire Commissioners meeting minutes, records of fires in Richmond, visitors register to the Virginia Fire and Police Museum, and miscellaneous loose papers. Log books contain company rosters, duties, watches, daily and monthly reports, alarms, equipment checks, leaves, absences, addresses and telephone numbers, supplies, accounts, weather observations, and other information. Loose papers consist of advertisements, calendars, department orders, receipts, vehicle reports, and other miscellaneous items.

CONTAINER LIST

Misc. Reel Contents
2208 Truck Co. No. 1 Log Book, 1 July 1903-1917 (target incorrect)
Truck Co. No. 1 Log Book, 30 September 1916-8 April 1928 (loose papers 1916-1935)
Truck Co. No. 1 Log Book, 23 November 1916-16 September 1917
Truck Co. No. 1 Log Book, 1 February 1916-22 November 1916
Truck Co. No. 1 Log Book, 17 September 1917-30 March 17918.
2209 Truck Co. No. 1 Supplies, January 1939-October 1941 (loose papers)
Engine Co. No. 3 Log Book, 1 July 1903-1914 (target incorrect)
Engine Co. No. 3 Log Book, 1 February 1916-24 November 1916
Engine Co. No. 3 Log Book, 14 October 1916-31 December 1924
Engine Co. No. 3 Log Book, 2 September 1917-21 March 1918
Engine Co. No. 3 Log Book and Supplies, 1925-1933
2210 Engine Co. No. 3 and Truck Co. No. 1 Log Book 1 July 1931-21 April 1932
Engine Co. No. 3 Log Book, 1 January 1925-1 September 1931
Engine Co. No. 3 and Truck Co. No. 2 Log Book, 16 October 1938-9 August 1939
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 August 1902-23 August 1905
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 July 1903-31 March 1907
2211 Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 April 1907-31 December 1910
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 January 1911-31 March 1912
Engine Co. No. 4(?) Supplies, 27 July 1911-December 1914 (target incorrect)
Engine Co. No. 4(?) Log Book, 1 July 1915-26 November 1916, and miscellaneous records, 1903-1937
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 February 1916-14 October 1916
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 14 October 1916-3 July 1917
2212 Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 26 January 1919-17 February 1920
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 7 May 1919-13 May 1921
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 July 1915-25 November 1916 (target incorrect)
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 January 1922-31 January 1926
2213 Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 February 1926-31 August 1927
Engine Co. No. 4(?) Log Book and miscellaneous records, 1920-1955 (target incorrect)
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 March 1927-1 March 1929
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 March 1929-31 December 1930
2214 Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 January 1933-31 July 1935
Engine Co. No. 4 (?) Log Book, 31 July 1935-30 June 1939
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 July 1939-30 April 1940
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 January 1941-31 December 1942
2215 Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1 January 1937-1946
Engine Co. No. 4 Log Book, 1943-1949 (target incorrect)
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 2 September 1906-14 December 1912
Various Reports on Facilities, Personnel, and Equipment, 1912-1934 (target incorrect)
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 1 July 1909-30 December 1914, (loose papers, 1911-1912, 1941)
Engine Co. No. 5(?) Supplies, 1 January 1913-3 April 1918
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book 16 July 1916-25 November 1916
2216 Engine Co. No. 5(?) Log Book, 1 January 1916-18 September 1917
Engine Co. No. 5(?) Log Book, 21 April 1920-22 May 1921
Engine Co. No. 5 and Truck Co. No. 1 Log Book, 1 January 1925-24 October 1925
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 20 May 1924-13 March 1925 (loose papers, 1924-1925)
2217 Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 21 July 1923-19 May 1924 (loose papers, 1924-1925)
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 1926
Steamer Co. No. 5 Log Book, 1926
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 24 October 1926-27 August 1927
2218 Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 1 January 1926-31 December 1931 (miscellaneous records, 1903-1933)
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 23 June 1928-13 April 1929
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 14 April 1929-7 February 1930
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 21 May 1933-15 March 1934
2219 Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 1 January 1935-30 May 1938
Engine Co. No. 5 Various Reports on Facilities, Personnel, and Equipment, 1934-1937
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 1 September 1931-30 April 1939
Engine Co. No. 5 Log Book, 1 September 1943-31 December 1944
Steamer Co. No. 5 Requisitions, 21 April 1890-3 May 1901
2220 Engine Co. No. 5 Log of Vehicle Repairs, etc., 1960-1970 (loose papers, 1964)
Engine Co. No. 6 Log Book, 1 February 1916-19 November 1916
Engine Co. No. 6 Log Book, 6 May 1919-8 June 1920
Engine Co. No. 6 Log Book, 1 November 1925-15 August 1926
2221 Engine Co. No. 6 Log Book, 1 January 1931-31 December 1932
Engine Co. No. 6 Log Book, 1 January 1944-31 December 1944 (loose papers, 1941-1943)
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 1 April 1913-23 April 1921
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book and miscellaneous information, 4 October 1909-1 April 1913
2222 Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 19 June 1917-5 January 1918
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 20 July 1918-5 February 1919
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 10 May 1932-28 February 1933
Engine Co. No. 7(?) Supplies, 1919-1936
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 7 January 1925-1 November 1925
2223 Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 24 August 1926-10 June 1927
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 5 April 1928-30 January 1929
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 30 January 1929-26 November 1929
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 22 September 1930-19 July 1931
2224 Engine Co. No. 7 Automatic Sprinkler Cut-off Log and Personnel Information, 1928-1936
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 10 June 1927-3 April 1928
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 26 November 1929-21 July 1930
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 25 December 1933-21 October 1934
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 2 November 1935-1 December 1936
2225 Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 1 August 1942-23 May 1943
Truck Co. No. 7(?) Inventories and Address Reports, 1937-1945
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 20 August 1939-10 June 1940
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 23 May 1943-14 March 1944
Engine Co. No. 7 Log Book, 16 November 1908-1 February 1916 (loose papers)
2226 Engine Co. No. 3 Log Book, 22 March 1918-29 September 1918
Engine Co. No. 12 Log Book, 2 April 1918-22 October 1918
Engine Co. No. 12 Log Book, 23 October 1918-6 May 1919
Engine Co. No. 12 Log Book, 1 February 1916-26 November 1916
Engine Co. No. 12 Log Book, 19 September 1917-31 March 1918
Engine Co. No. 12 Log Book, 3 November 1923-21 March 1925
2227 Engine Co. No. 12 Log Book, 17 August 1943-28 April 1945
Engine Co. No. 13(?) Log Book and miscellaneous records, 1922-1935 (target incorrect)
Engine Co. No. 15 Log Book, 1 January 1937-30 June 1938
Engine Co. No. 15 Log Book, 1 April 1933-31 August 1934 (loose papers (1936-1937)
2228 Engine Co. No. 15 Log Book, 14 March 1944-6 January 1945
Hook and Ladder Truck Co. No. 2 Log Book, 1 April 1883-28 December 1900
Engine Co. No. 4(?) Requisitions and Supplies, 1900-1910
Richmond Fire Department, Unidentified Firehouse Account Book, 1901-1904 (undated loose papers)
Richmond Fire Department, Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 12 May 1907-31 December 1907
2229 Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 11 May 1911-22 November 1915
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Account Book, 1915-1930
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 1 January 1914-1 July 1915
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 26 November 1916-5 March 1918
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 4 July 1917-21 December 1918
2230 Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 3 April 1918-10 August 1918 (entries, November 1931)
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 18 June 1918-25 January 1919
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 20 April 1919-20 May 1920
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 18 February 1920-2 January 1921 
2231 Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 2 January 1921-25 November 1921
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Personnel and Apparatus Records, 1929-1945
2232 Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 19 July 1931-10 May 1932 (silent alarms, 1944-1945)
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 16 May 1930-17 November 1935
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 1 May 1940-31 December 1940
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 12 September 1940-17 December 1940
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 10 October 1941-31 July 1942
2233 Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book and List of Alarm Calls, 1 September 1944-17 December 1955
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse House Fund, 1921-1924
Richmond Fire Department Unidentified Firehouse Log Book, 3 September 1918-20 March 1919 (target incorrect)
Directory of Personnel, 1907-1912
Richmond Fire Department List of Personnel, 1 July 1912-1 July 1915
2234 Richmond Fire Department Personnel Histories (loose pages: index), 1915-1918
Richmond Fire Department Personnel Histories, 1919-1926
Sick, Injured, Furlough and Special Leave Log Book, 1921
Sick, Injured, Furlough and Special Leave Log Book, 1922
Sick, Injured, Furlough and Special Leave Log Book, 1923
Sick and Injured Lists, 1924
Sick, Injured, Furlough and Special Leave Log Book, 1925
Sick, Injured, Furlough and Special Leave Log Book, 1926
Fireman's Mutual Aid Society, Richmond Roll of Contributing Members, loose papers, 1921-1923
Richmond Fire Department Burial Fund, 1935-1958
2235 Fort Lee Fire Department Time and Attendance, July 1945-February 1953 (September 1957)
Motor Apparatus Installed and Transferred Since January 1919, Log Book 1919-1932, loose papers, 1915-1927
Alarms Received, 1 July 1900-31 December 1908
Alarm Box Log and Regular Log Book, 1938-1945
Fire Department Burial Fund, 1942-1946
Apparatus Inspections, 1942-1946
Supplies Ordered, 1941-1954
Supplies Ordered and Log Book, 1947-1953
Account Ledger, 1926-1929
2236 Supplies Ordered Log Book, 1926-1929
Virginia Fire and Police Museum Steamer Co. No. 5 Visitors Log, 7 October 1978-18 May 1985
Board of Fire Commissioners, Minutes of Meetings, 2 July 1888-31 December 1894
Index to Proceedings of the Board of Fire Commissioners of Richmond, Virginia, Commencing January 8 1894 Ending December 31 1894
2237 Board of Fire Commissioners, Minutes of Meetings, 14 January 1895-24 June 1907
Board of Commissioners, Index to Minutes of Meetings
Board of Fire Commissioners, Minutes of Meetings, 10 November 1913-17 November 1918
2238 Richmond Fire Department Records of Fires, 24 January 1879-29 December 1896
Richmond Fire Department Official Records of Fires, 1 January 1897-1 January 1916
2239 Richmond Fire Department Record of Fires, 1 January 1916-27 December 1924 (loose papers, 1921)
Richmond Fire Department Record of Fires, 1 January 1925-31 December 1931 (loose papers, 1931-1940)
2240 Directory of Personnel Listed by Companies, 1903-1913

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