Raymond L. Harper is a close personal friend of this site’s publisher.

He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Old Dominion University, and Weber State University. He is a veteran of World War II, having served the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater. He retired from federal service in 1988 after more than thirty-two years. He has been president of the Chesapeake Museum Board of Directors, served on the City of Chesapeake 40th-anniversary committee and the Jamestown 2007 committee, and been an advisor to the Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia Graduate School, among other honors. He has written nine books, including South Norfolk, Virginia, 1661-2005 (Volumes I, II, and III) for the History Press.

Books by Raymond L. Harper are full of South Norfolk images, old places, names, dates and more! They are available in our local bookstores and online at Amazon.

We usually offer them here, but from time-to-time, Amazon makes us apply for a new affiliate account due to inactivity. If you see a blank space — we are currently inactive. (That just means you need to buy more books!)

Thank you for supporting Mr. Harper’s South Norfolk books and this web site.

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