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The Records of the ODU English Department

HISTORY

The English Department is the largest department within the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University. Undergraduate and graduate courses prepare students for a range of professions in writing, journalism, analytic fields, linguistics, and teaching. The English Department offers services for students and alumni including literary contests, publications and the Writing Center, formerly known as the Writing Tutorial Service.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

This collection contains reports, memos, newsletters, and dialect research and survey forms, dated 1958-1990.  Series I, Administrative and Course Material is dated 1958-1990. Series II, Linguistic Research dated circa 1934 – 1970, contains worksheets and reel-to-reel audio tapes from linguist surveys conducted in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (primarily). Surveys are coded by state and respondent number.

Sub-series A Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada. Created by Guy Lowman Jr.’s and others in the mid-1930s. Included is a short typed manuscript by Guy Lowman Jr., “Notes on Virginia History”, summarizing ethnic settlement history. Pronunciation worksheets for respondents from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are undated but some have interviewees’ names.

Sub-series B, Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) consists of photocopied worksheets (1968 and 1970) created by University of Wisconsin Madison’s DARE project.  Some files contain biographies of the interviewees and audio tapes.

Corresponding transcripts in the “Voices from the Days of Slavery” collection at Library of Congress are dated 1934 and 1935.

PROVENANCE

Administrative material gifted by various donors. Linguist material donated by Dr. Carol Hines, 2005.

ACCESS

Open to researchers without restrictions. Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.

SIZE

22 Hollinger Document Cases

COLLECTION NUMBER

RG 17-3A

CONTAINER LISTING

Series I: Administrative and Course material

Box 1: A-C     

Folder 1: Advanced Placement
Folder 2: Advisory Committee
Folder 3: Alumni Addresses
Folder 4: Annual Report, 1958-60
Folder 5: Annual Report, 1969-70
Folder 6: Annual Report, 1970-71
Folder 7: Annual Report, 1971-72
Folder 8: Annual Report, 1972-73
Folder 9: Annual Report, 1973-74
Folder 10: Arts and Letters, 1970-71; 1971-72; 1973; 1974
Folder 11: Arts Reunion, First Annual 1978
Folder 12: A.B. Degree in English
Folder 13: Bulletins from the Deans (or President)
Folder 14: College History—“Old Dominion University, Past, Present, Future”—Journalism 351, June 1969
Folder 15: Committees Through 1970
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1971
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1974-75
Folder 18: Division of Continuing Education (Evening College)
Folder 19: English Department Course Offerings

Box 2: C-G

Folder 1: Course Outline 1969; English 101-102
Folder 2: Course Outline 1970; English 204
Folder 3: Department of English; Faculty Info
Folder 4: Departmental Constitution
Folder 5: English Department Event Fliers
Folder 6: English Language Center—College of Arts and Letters
Folder 7: Evaluation and Purpose
Folder 8: Ferebee, Samuel Harrell
Folder 9: Festa, Conrad
Folder 10: General Studies, School of-
Folder 11: Graduate Council
Folder 12: Graduate: Jr. College Teaching
Folder 13: Graduate Program I
Folder 14: Graduate Program II
Folder 15: Guidelines for Freshmen English 1959-71
Folder 16: Proposal for Graduate Fellowship in English

Box 3: G-N

Folder 1: Dept. Memos 1969
Folder 2: Dept. Memos 1070-71
Folder 3: Doris Lessing Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 1—Vol. 5, No. 2, 1980-81
Folder 4: English Department Newsletter, 1979-90
Folder 5: Honors Program
Folder 6: Interdepartmental Communications
Folder 7: Library
Folder 8: Memo to Faculty through 1970
Folder 9: Miscellaneous
Folder 10: Proposal for Graduate Study at ODC

Box 4: O-W

Folder 1: “Open” 1974
Folder 2: Opportunities for English Majors
Folder 3: Peterson, Leland D.
Folder 4: Proposed Course Changes
Folder 5: Qualifications for Various Ranks
Folder 6: School of Education: State of VA. And NCATE
Folder 7: Speakers Bureau and Reports
Folder 8: Student Activities
Folder 9: Student and Faculty Affairs
Folder 10: Term Paper Manual, Department of English—The Norfolk College of William and
Mary, 1962
Folder 11: Time Out Day
Folder 12: Virginia Association of Teachers of English, Anthology of Student Writing—1984
Folder 13: Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation
Folder 14: Writer in Residence

Series II: Linguistic Research

Sub-series A Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada.

Box 5:

Folder 1: Notes on Virginia History by Guy Lowman, Jr.
Folder 2: Worksheets for Delaware and Maryland, not made by Atlas
Folder 3: Worksheets for District of Columbia and Maryland
Folder 4: Worksheets for VA 101-132
Folder 5:  African Americans Worksheet: VA 109, VA 131, VA 139, VA 153, VA 195, VA 241
Folder 6: Worksheets for VA 167-200
Folder 7: Worksheets for VA 201-234

Box 6:

Folder 8: Worksheets for VA 237-262
Folder 9: Worksheets for VA 267-298

Sub-series B, Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

Folder 10: Survey Form Master Pages 2- 142
Folder 11: Survey Form Master Pages 143-227
Folder 12: Survey Form Master Pages 228- 288
Folder 13: Survey Form Master Pages 289- 325

Box 7: VA1-VA7

Folder 1: VA 1, 2, 3 I
Folder 2: VA 1, 2, 3 II
Folder 3: VA 1, 2, 3 III
Folder 4: VA 1, 2, 3 IV
Folder 5: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 I
Folder 6: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 II
Folder 7: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 III
Folder 8: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 IV

Box 8: VA8-VA16

Folder 1: VA 8-12
Folder 2: VA 8-12
Folder 3: VA 8-12
Folder 4: VA 8-12
Folder 5: VA 13-16
Folder 6: VA 13-16
Folder 7: VA 13-16
Folder 8: VA 13-16
Folder 9: VA 13-16

Box 9: VA 18- VA 26

Folder 1: VA 18-21
Folder 2: VA 18-21
Folder 3: VA 18-21
Folder 4: VA 18-21
Folder 5: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 6: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 7: VA 22-25, VA 26

Box 10: VA22-VA29

Folder 1: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 2: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 3: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 4: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 5: VA 27, 28, 29 I
Folder 6: VA 27, 28, 29 II
Folder 7: VA 27, 28, 29 III
Folder 8: VA 27, 28, 29 IV

Box 11: VA 30-VA 34

Folder 1: VA 30-32
Folder 2: VA 30-32
Folder 3: VA 30-32
Folder 4: VA 33-34
Folder 5: VA 33-34
Folder 6: VA 33-34

Box 12: VA 35-41

Folder 1: VA 35-38
Folder 2: VA 35-38
Folder 3: VA 35-38
Folder 4: VA 35-38
Folder 5: VA 35-38
Folder 6: VA 39-41
Folder 7: VA 39-41
Folder 8: VA 39-41

Box 13: VA 42-46

Folder 1: VA 42-43
Folder 2: VA 42-43
Folder 3: VA 42-43
Folder 4: VA 44-46
Folder 5: VA 44-46
Folder 6: VA 44-46

Box 14: VA 53-62

Folder 1: VA 53-57
Folder 2: VA 53-57
Folder 3: VA 53-57
Folder 4: VA 53-57
Folder 5: VA 58-62
Folder 6: VA 58-62
Folder 7: VA 58-62
Folder 8: VA 58-62

Box 15: VA 63-75

Folder 1: VA 63-68
Folder 2: VA 63-68
Folder 3: VA 63-68
Folder 4: VA 63-68
Folder 5: VA 74-75
Folder 6: VA 74-75
Folder 7: VA 74-75

Box 16: VA 76-86

Folder 1: VA 76-80
Folder 2: VA 76-80
Folder 3: VA 76-80
Folder 4: VA 81-86
Folder 5: VA 81-86
Folder 6: VA 81-86

Box 17: VA 87-96

Folder 1: VA 87-92
Folder 2: VA 87-92
Folder 3: VA 87-92
Folder 4: VA 87-92
Folder 5: VA 93-96
Folder 6: VA 93-96
Folder 7: VA 93-96
Folder 8: VA 93-96

Box 18: VA 97-105

Folder 1: VA 97-101
Folder 2: VA 97-101
Folder 3: VA 97-101
Folder 4: VA 102-105
Folder 5: VA 102-105
Folder 6: VA 102-105

Box 19: VA 106-109

Folder 1: VA 106-109
Folder 2: VA 106-109
Folder 3: VA 106-109
Folder 4: VA 106-109

Box 20: VA 969-973

Folder 1: VA 969-970
Folder 2: VA 969-970
Folder 3: VA 969-970
Folder 4: VA 971-973
Folder 5: VA 971-973
Folder 6: VA 971-973

Box 21: Audiotapes

Box 22: Audiotapes

 

 

 

Revised: 9/10/2012