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James A. Howard Papers, 1962-1971 | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: James A. Howard Papers, 1962-1971

ID: 01/RG 1-1B2

Primary Creator: Howard, James A. (1918-)

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 01/20/1977

Subjects: Civic leaders--Virginia--Norfolk, Howard, James A., Lawyers--Virginia--Norfolk, Old Dominion College Intercollegiate Foundation, Old Dominion University--Buildings and grounds, Old Dominion University--Student discipline, Old Dominion University. Board of Visitors

Languages: English

Abstract

Member of the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion University (1962-1971) and the Board of Directors of the Old Dominion University Intercollegiate Foundation. Consists of papers accumulated during his service on these two boards. Noteworthy material includes his service on the Board of Visitors' Building and Grounds Committee, the Child Study Clinic, dormitories, the President's home, the Physical Education Building, speaker regulations, and student disturbances.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Papers of James A. Howard are the papers which he accumulated during his tenure as a member of the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion College/University and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Dominion College Intercollegiate Foundation. Some significant topics in these files include Mr. Howard's service on the Board of Visitors Building and Grounds Committee, the Child Study Clinic, dormitories, the President's home, the Physical Education Building, speaker regulations and student disturbances.

Collection Historical Note

Mr. James A. Howard was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 8, 1918. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy in 1937 and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1941 from the University of North Carolina. He served in the United States Navy from the fall of 1941 until he was discharged as a Lieutenant Commander in Naval Intelligence in 1946.

In 1945 Mr. Howard married the former Ellen Logan. They have three children, James A. Howard II, Martha Ellen and Susan Logan Howard. After his discharge from military service, Mr. Howard enrolled at Duke University Law School where he received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1949. He was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1950. Since 1953 he has been associated with the firm of Breeden, Howard and MacMillan in Norfolk engaging in the general practice of law.

Mr. Howard has been a leader in civic and professional affairs. He is a member of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Associations and the Virginia Bar Association. He served as president of the Norfolk-Portsmouth group in 1968-1969 and he was president of the Virginia State Bar in 1974. An active Mason, Mr. Howard is a member of the Khedive Temple of the Order of the Mystic Shrine. He is currently serving a five-year tenure as chief organizer of the Oyster Bowl football game which is sponsored by the Khedive Temple. In 1978 he was named Sportsman of the Year by the Norfolk Sports Club. Mr. Howard was appointed by Governor Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. in 1962 as a member of the first Board of Visitors of Old Dominion College. He served on the board until 1971. In addition, he served as a member of the Old Dominion College Intercollegiate Foundation. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Howard has also served as president of the Duke Alumni Law Association and the Alumni Council of Duke University.

Subject/Index Terms

Civic leaders--Virginia--Norfolk
Howard, James A.
Lawyers--Virginia--Norfolk
Old Dominion College Intercollegiate Foundation
Old Dominion University--Buildings and grounds
Old Dominion University--Student discipline
Old Dominion University. Board of Visitors

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 15 Hollinger document cases

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: James A. Howard

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A77-4

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


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Box 1
Folder 1: Buildings and Grounds Committee I
Folder 2: Buildings and Grounds Committee II
Folder 3: Buildings and Grounds Committee III
Folder 4: Buildings and Grounds Committee IV
Folder 5: Buildings and Grounds Committee V
Folder 6: Buildings and Grounds Committee VI
Folder 7: Buildings and Grounds Committee VII
Folder 8: Buildings and Grounds Committee VIII
Folder 9: Buildings and Grounds Committee IX
Box 2
Folder 1: Buildings and Grounds Committee X
Folder 2: Buildings and Grounds Committee XI
Folder 3: Buildings and Grounds Committee XII
Folder 4: Buildings and Grounds Committee XIII
Folder 5: Buildings and Grounds Committee XIV
Folder 6: Buildings and Grounds Committee XV
Box 3
Folder 1: Buildings and Grounds Committee XVI
Folder 2: Buildings and Grounds Committee XVII
Folder 3: Buildings and Grounds Committee XVIII
Folder 4: Buildings and Grounds Committee XIX
Box 4
Folder 1: By-Laws
Folder 2: Child Study Clinic I
Folder 3: Child Study Clinic II
Folder 4: Child Study Clinic III
Folder 5: Child Study Clinic IV
Folder 6: College Classic
Folder 7: Dormitories, Commercial I
Folder 8: Dormitories, Commercial II
Box 5
Folder 1: Dormitories, Commercial III
Folder 2: Dormitories, Commercial IV
Folder 3: Dormitories, Commercial V
Folder 4: Dormitories, Commercial VI
Folder 5: Executive Committee
Folder 6: Faculty Association
Folder 7: Finance Committee
Box 6
Folder 1: General I
Folder 2: General II
Folder 3: General III
Folder 4: General IV
Folder 5: General V
Folder 6: General VI
Box 7
Folder 1: General VII
Folder 2: General VIII
Folder 3: General IX
Folder 4: General X
Folder 5: General XI
Folder 6: General XII
Box 8
Folder 1: General XIII
Folder 2: Binder-Agenda-Board of Visitors, ODU, April 9, 1970
Folder 3: Binder-Agenda-Board of Visitors, ODU, August 27, 1970
Folder 4: Binder-Old Dominion College-New Dormitories
Box 9
Folder 1: Intercollegiate Foundation I
Folder 2: Intercollegiate Foundation II
Folder 3: Intercollegiate Foundation III
Folder 4: Intercollegiate Foundation IV
Folder 5: Intercollegiate Foundation V
Folder 6: Intercollegiate Foundation VI
Box 10
Folder 1: Intercollegiate Foundation VII
Folder 2: Intercollegiate Foundation VIII
Folder 3: Intercollegiate Foundation IX
Folder 4: Intercollegiate Foundation X
Folder 5: Intercollegiate Foundation XI
Folder 6: Intercollegiate Foundation XII
Box 11
Folder 1: Intercollegiate Foundation XIII
Folder 2: Intercollegiate Foundation XIV
Folder 3: Intercollegiate Foundation XV
Folder 4: Intercollegiate Foundation XVI
Folder 5: Minutes I
Folder 6: Minutes II
Box 12
Folder 1: Minutes III
Folder 2: Minutes IV
Folder 3: Minutes V
Folder 4: Minutes VI
Folder 5: Minutes VII
Box 13
Folder 1: Minutes VIII
Folder 2: Minutes IX
Folder 3: Naming of Buildings
Folder 4: New President's Home I
Folder 5: New President's Home II
Folder 6: Physical Education Building-Supervision I
Folder 7: Physical Education Building-Supervision II
Box 14
Folder 1: Physical Education Building-Supervision III
Folder 2: Physical Education Building-Supervision IV
Folder 3: Physical Education Building-Supervision V
Folder 4: School of Business Administration
Folder 5: Speaker Regulations I
Folder 6: Speaker Regulations II
Folder 7: Speaker Regulations III
Box 15
Folder 1: Student Disturbance I
Folder 2: Student Disturbance II
Folder 3: Student Disturbance III
Folder 4: Student Disturbance IV
Folder 5: Student Disturbance V

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