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

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Collection Overview

Title: James A. Howard Papers, circa 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 collection consists of papers accumulated by James A. Howard during his tenure as a member of the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion College and Old Dominion 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, Old Dominion University Libraries.


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Folder 1: By-Laws, circa 1962-1971
Folder 2: Child Study Clinic I, circa 1962-1971
Folder 3: Child Study Clinic II, circa 1962-1971
Folder 4: Child Study Clinic III, circa 1962-1971
Folder 5: Child Study Clinic IV, circa 1962-1971
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Folder 8: Dormitories, Commercial II, circa 1962-1971

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