Finding Aid to the All American Soap Box Derby Scrapbook

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
ALL AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY SCRAPBOOK (1949)
The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and photographs about the soap box
derby held in Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 July 1949. Sponsors of the derby included
the Jaycees, the Cary Chevrolet dealership and the local newspapers.
ALL AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY
On 17 July 1949, Lynchburg held its first Soap Box Derby. The race was held on
Rivermont Avenue and had over one hundred entrants. The winner was Penny OWEN
(Ripley P. OWEN), son of William L. and Esther Mary OWEN, of Lynchburg. Penny
OWEN went on to the national contest in Akron, Ohio, but lost in his first heat.
[All American Soap Box Derby Scrapbook, Mss., MS2072, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA;
Hill's Lynchburg City Directory, 1949 (Richmond: Hill Directory Co., 1949), p. 302; The Crest, Vol. 41,
(Lynchburg: E. C. Glass High School, 1954), pp. 147, 187. Ripley P. Owen, graduate of E. C. Glass in
1954.]

MS2072

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Title

Finding Aid to the All American Soap Box Derby Scrapbook

Subject

Finding aids
All American Soap Box Derby -- Lynchburg, Va.

Description

Finding aid to the All American Soap Box Derby Scrapbook held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings and photographs about a soap box derby held in Lynchburg on 17 July 1949.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2024

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

JMLMS2072FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the All American Soap Box Derby Scrapbook,” Digital Collections, accessed June 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/797.