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Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
The Papers of Dorothy F. Lippincott
Dorothy Lippincott received her bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and her master of science in education from Old Dominion University. She began working at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary in 1957. One year later, Mrs. Lippincott was appointed full time director of College Relations and Placement. In that capacity, she established Old Dominion's first Placement Office and organized its first formal recruitment programs by businesses, government, and industry. She was also responsible for developing annual Federal Career Days, business and industrial career conferences, campus-wide alumni celebrations, the first general information folder at ODU, departmental brochures, a campus wide calendar of events. Mrs. Lippincott was also the coordinator of ODU's first appearance and victory on the G.E. College Bowl television program in 1970.
Eventually, Mrs. Lippincott was named to serve as liaison between ODU and the news media, In that capacity, she coordinated a half hour program on WTAR radio. Also, she handled various special events at the University such as the dedication of new buildings or facilities. At the same time she developed the ODU Speakers Bureau and worked very closely with organizations such as Town-N-Gown and the Faculty Wives Club. After a long and distinguished career, Mrs. Lippincott retired on July 1, 1974.
The collection includes: correspondence; the records of Town-N-Gown; a report on Norfolk Division of William and Mary; activities at Old Dominion University; information on Quarantine Road, a historical landmark commemorating the first quarantine house in Virginia and located on the ODU campus; and assorted brochures. Mrs. Lippincott participated in the growth of ODU as one of its most able administrators. Among her papers the records of Town-N-Gown represent an interesting new phase of University history just as a report entitled "The College of William and Mary in Norfolk" represents an earlier one.
Collection is open to researchers without restrictions. Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.
One half Hollinger Document case. 0.417 linear feet.
Folder 1: Correspondence