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Old Dominion University Office of Alumni Relations Records, 1960-2018, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

By Mel Frizzell

Collection Overview

Title: Old Dominion University Office of Alumni Relations Records, 1960-2018, undated

ID: 06/RG 6-2A

Primary Creator: Old Dominion University. Office of Alumni Relations (1957-)

Extent: 2.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Office Files. This series contains office files including correspondence, pamphlets, reports, event programs, newsletters, and handbooks from the 1960s to the 2000s.  Material is arranged chronologically.

Series II: Memorabilia. This series contains memorabilia including alumni stickers and reunion pins.  The only dated item is from 1983.  Material is arranged alphabetically.

Series III: Photographs. The Alumni Office collected photos and devised a numbering system to help identify these.  This series has been kept in original order based on this photo numbering system with the exception that folders were divided into groups of 25 photos each and unidentified photos and extras are given their own folders for each grouping of 100 photos.  Additionally, reference materials are included in a folder at the beginning of the series.  These reference items include a spreadsheet, a CD containing only a digital version of this spreadsheet, and a compilation of notes that were found on envelopes and pieces of paper within this series that may be helpful in identifying photos. Materials are from the 1980s and 1990s.

Date Acquired: 06/26/2008

Subjects: Old Dominion University--Alumni and alumnae, Old Dominion University--History, Old Dominion University--Reports

Languages: English

Abstract

The Old Dominion University Office of Alumni Relations Records includes administrative letters, pamphlets, reports, event programs, invitations, and memorabilia of the ODU Alumni Relations and Govertment Relations office from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes administrative letters, pamphlets, reports, event programs, invitations, memorabilia, and photographs from the 1960s to the 2000s. They include material on fundraising, reunions, alumni weekends, and chart the growth of the alumni office both in the university and among alumni.

Collection Historical Note

The Old Dominion University Alumni Association was established in 1957 as an independent and all volunteer organization. In 1961, it became part of the university and gained paid personnel and a president. Through the office of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Association focused on keeping graduates connected to the university through reunions and alumni weekends, and contributing to the university by way of regular fundraisers. The Alumni Association grew over the years, forming specialized chapters such as one for the Nursing School in 1977 and a chapter devoted to the School of Business in 1988. In 1990, the Alumni Association joined with the Office of Government Relations to launch the Alumni Legislative Network, dedicated to lobbying on behalf of Old Dominion University.

Subject/Index Terms

Old Dominion University--Alumni and alumnae
Old Dominion University--History
Old Dominion University--Reports

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 6 Hollinger Document Cases

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Delaine Goodman, Alumni Office

Acquisition Method: Accession #A2008-11 and various transfers.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Old Dominion University Office of Alumni Relations Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Office Files, 1960-2018, undated],
[Series II: Memorabilia, 1983, undated],
[Series III: Photographs, circa 1960-2009, undated],
[All]

Series I: Office Files, 1960-2018, undated
Box 1
Folder 1: ODU Alumni Association, 1960-1969
Folder 2: ODU Alumni Association, 1970-1979
Folder 3: ODU Alumni Association Nursing Chapter Newsletter, 1977
Folder 4: ODU Alumni Association, 1980-1989
Folder 5: ODU Alumni Association, 1989
Folder 6: ODU Alumni Association, 1990-1999
Folder 7: Alumni Legislative Advocacy Council Handbook, 1995
Folder 8: ODU Alumni Association, 2000-2018
Folder 9: Alumni Association, undated
Box 7
Folder 1: Alumni Gazette - College of William and Mary, 1960 March
Folder 2: Alumni Bulletins, 1961-1972
Folder 3: Alumni Bulletins - Extra Copies, 1961-1970

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Office Files, 1960-2018, undated],
[Series II: Memorabilia, 1983, undated],
[Series III: Photographs, circa 1960-2009, undated],
[All]

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