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Carl Abbott Papers, 1958-1977 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Justina Williams, November 2012; Kathleen Smith, August 2014

Collection Overview

Title: Carl Abbott Papers, 1958-1977

Collection Identifier: RG 17-5B7

ID: 17/RG 17-5B7

Primary Creator: Abbott, Carl (1944-)

Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is broken down into two series:

Series I: Norfolk City Schools Integration

Series II: Plans and Proposals for Southeastern VA

Items in the collection are arranged chronologically.

Subjects: City Planning--Virginia--Isle of Wight County (Va.), City Planning--Virginia--Newport News, City Planning--Virginia--Virginia Beach, Housing--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century, Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century, Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University--Dept. of History, Old Dominion University--Faculty, Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk, School integration--Massive resistance movement, Segregation in education--Virginia--Norfolk

Languages: English

Abstract

Small collection focusing on materials used by Carl Abbott who taught history at Old Dominion University from 1972-1978.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Small collection focusing on materials used by Carl Abbott who taught history at Old Dominion University from 1972-1978. Materials in the collection consist of materials regarding the integration of public schools in Norfolk, Virginia and urban planning materials for southeastern Virginia cities.

Collection Historical Note

Carl Abbott was born December 3, 1944 in Knoxville Tennessee. Abbott studied at Swarthmore College where he received his B.A. in 1966 and furthered his studies at the University of Chicago, receiving a M.A. in 1967 and a Ph.D. in 1971. From 1972-1978, he taught history at Old Dominion University and currently teaches American history of urban development at the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University.

References:

"Carl Abbott." http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Abbott

"The Urban West: Official Site of Professor Carl Abbott." http://theurbanwest.com/

Subject/Index Terms

City Planning--Virginia--Isle of Wight County (Va.)
City Planning--Virginia--Newport News
City Planning--Virginia--Virginia Beach
Housing--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University--Dept. of History
Old Dominion University--Faculty
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
School integration--Massive resistance movement
Segregation in education--Virginia--Norfolk

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger document case

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: Unknown provenance

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Carl Abbott Papers, 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: Norfolk City Schools Integration],
[Series II: Plans and Proposals for Southeastern VA],
[All]

Series I: Norfolk City Schools Integration
Box 1
Folder 1: 100 Businessmen Advocating the Reopening of Schools
Folder 2: Integration of Neighborhoods-Colonial Place
Folder 3: Norfolk Schools Integration (I), 1958-1959
Folder 4: Norfolk Schools Integration (II), 1958-1959

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