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Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, 1930-2005 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Special Collections Staff

Collection Overview

Title: Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, 1930-2005

Collection Identifier: RG 32

ID: 32/RG 32

Primary Creator: Old Dominion University. (1969-)

Other Creators: College of William and Mary. Norfolk Division (1930-1962), Old Dominion College. (1962-1969)

Extent: 220.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Photographs. Series I contains photographs from the 1930s to the present day.  Materials are arranged alphabetically within each decade. Photos include students, faculty and staff, academic and other University departments, buildings, student and staff organizations, athletics, performances, and events. This series is arranged chronologically by decade and alphabetically by category (i.e. Academics: Art, Student Life: Dorm Living).

Series II: Multimedia. Series II contains multimedia including VHS tapes, DVD’s, CD’s containing photo images, and microfilm. Topics covered include commencement and graduation, official promotional videos of the University, and coverage of select events and even classes. Materials are arranged by category (i.e. Commencements, Graduation Images, University Video) and then chronologically and date from 1994 onward.

Series III: Oversize Photos. Series III contains oversize photographs from the 1930s to the present day.  These include framed and unframed photos.

Series IV: Items in Remote Storage. Series IV contains oversize photographs on foam backing, negatives relating to the Old Dominion University photograph collection, slides relating to the history of the university, transparencies for postcards, stereo transparencies, and postcards.

Subjects: Old Dominion University--History, Old Dominion University--Multimedia, Old Dominion University--Photographs

Languages: English

Abstract

The Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection (RG 32) contains a wide range of photos relating to the university’s history from the 1930s to the present.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes a variety of photographs covering the history of the University from 1930 to present day. Photographic subjects include administration, faculty and staff, buildings and grounds, athletics, academic departments, events, convocations, theater and musical performances, student and Greek organizations, and student life. In the 1990s other visual multimedia representations began to be added to the collection, which include VHS, DVD, microform, and photo CD’s.

The print photographs from the Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection have been scanned and are available in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Collection Historical Note

The University Photographic and Multimedia Collection serves as a pictorial history of the university from its founding as the Norfolk Division of William and Mary in 1930 to the present day as Old Dominion University. The photos show the growth of the school from the first William and Mary extension classes held in the Old Larchmont School to the huge multi-building, multi-degree University that is now Old Dominion.  These photos and multimedia document the change in the school’s journey from an extension of the College of William and Mary in 1930 to becoming a college in 1961 to a full-fledged university in 1969 and onward still to the present day.

Subject/Index Terms

Old Dominion University--History
Old Dominion University--Multimedia
Old Dominion University--Photographs

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Accruals: Future accruals are expected.

Alternate Extent Statement: 93 Hollinger document cases, 3 Half Hollinger document cases, 4 VHS/Multimedia Boxes, and 7 Oversize Boxes, 7 loose foam backed oversize photos, 14 record carton boxes, 20 framed photos (unboxed)

Access Restrictions: The collection is 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: Various University Departments, University photographers, and individuals

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Related Materials:

Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections: ODU Photographic Collection

Alumni Relations and Government Relations (RG 6-2a) contains additional photographs related to the University.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], [Box number], [Folder number], Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, Special Collections and Univeristy Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Photographs],
[Series II: Multimedia],
[Series III: Oversize Photos],
[Series IV: Items in Remote Storage],
[All]

Series IV: Items in Remote Storage
Subgroup 1: Loose Oversize Photos On Foam Backing
Item 1: Old Dominion College Homecoming Ball, undated
Item 2: Old Dominion College Baccalaureate Convocation at Center Theater, undated
Item 3: Now: 1990s Teletechnet; Then: Stanley Pliska’s 1950s Geography Course on Television
Item 4: Now: 1999 University Gallery; Then: Norfolk Division College Performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore
Item 5: Now: 1990s Mainstreet Organizations; Then: “Save ODU” Protest
Item 6: Norfolk Division of William and Mary Cheerleaders, undated
Item 7: Now: 1990s Women’s Field Hockey; Then: 1960s and 1970s Coach Sonny Allen’s “Runnin’ Monarchs” Basketball
Item 8: Now: 1990s and 2000s President James Koch and President Roseann Runte; Then: Edward White (Engineering Professor) and the President Lewis Webb (first president of the college)
Item 9: Now: Webb Center late 1990s or early 2000s; Then: Webb Center 1966
Subgroup 2: Negatives
Item  : Negatives relating to the ODU Photograph Collection (approx. 12 boxes)
Subgroup 3: Slides
Box 1
Item  : Slides relating to ODU History
Box 1a
Item 1: Miscellaneous Slides
Subgroup 4: Transparencies
Box 1
Item  : Transparencies for postcards, stereo transparencies, postcards

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Photographs],
[Series II: Multimedia],
[Series III: Oversize Photos],
[Series IV: Items in Remote Storage],
[All]

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