Francis N. Crenshaw Papers, 1927-1977 | Special Collections and University Archives
Crenshaw, Francis N.
Crenshaw, Russell S., 1886-1975
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Old Dominion University--Administrators
Old Dominion University--Buildings and grounds
Old Dominion University--History
Old Dominion University. Board of Visitors
United States. Navy--Officers
World War, 1939-1945
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The Papers of Francis N. Crenshaw, dated 1927-1977, document the careers of the donor, Francis Crenshaw and his father, Captain Russell S. Crenshaw. The papers in Series I are principally concerned with Crenshaw’s service as a member of the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors from 1968-1976, and as Rector of the Board from 1970-1976. The papers include correspondence and records of his service on the board and of special interest are the numerous papers which deal with Crenshaw's role as Rector.
The papers in Series II are related to Captain Russell Crenshaw, are chiefly concerned with naval orders issued him during World War II. Of some note is a copy of a document marked secret which contains a detailed account of the military situation in early 1943.