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The Special Collections is located on the east side of the Library at the front of the 3rd floor.

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Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0256
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Student Handbooks

HISTORY

Old Dominion University was founded in September 1930 as an extension campus of the College of William and Mary in the Tidewater region of Virginia.  The “Norfolk Division” as it was known offered a two year course of study allowing students the opportunity to earn transferable credit through the sophomore year to any four year college throughout the United States.  In 1961 the Division earned accreditation as a four year school and in August 1962 was established by the Virginia General Assembly as Old Dominion College.  In 1969, Old Dominion College became present day Old Dominion University. 

The original student body at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary in 1930 numbered at 356 with a faculty of 13 instructors.  In 2011, there were over 24,000 registered students which includes 18,000 undergraduate, 5,500 graduate, and 1400 international students.  Since 1930, the Norfolk Division, Old Dominion College, and Old Dominion University have collectively produced over 100,000 alumni living in all 50 states and 78 countries. 

On March 7, 1947, an article in the student newspaper, The High Hat reported work had begun to develop a freshman handbook for the 1947 fall semester.  The freshman handbook was intended to provide incoming freshman with information concerning student government, social clubs, and other important campus functions.  The student handbook was published annually until 2004 when it was incorporated into the undergraduate/graduate student catalog.  This publication is produced biennially and remains available in a print as well as a web based format.  Additionally, other guides and handbooks, such as international student handbooks, community college transfer handbooks, and career information guides have been published periodically to satisfy the needs of an expanding and diverse student body.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

This collection contains student handbooks for the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, Old Dominion College, and Old Dominion University, non-continuous, from 1948 to 2003.  Also included in the collection are handbooks related to intramural sports, community college transfer orientation, international students, health/physical education majors, and post graduate career handbooks.  Additionally, the collection includes two student handbooks titled Disorientation, a source of alternative orientation information for Old Dominion freshman published in 1969 by the Old Dominion Chapter of College Americans for Democratic Action, a campus free speech organization.        

 

PROVENANCE

Unknown.

ACCESS

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

SIZE

4 Hollinger Document Cases.

COLLECTION NUMBER

RG 7-4A

CONTAINER LISTING

Box 1: Student Handbooks, 1948-1949 through 1967-68

Folder 1:
College of William and Mary/VPI in Norfolk, Student Handbook, 1948-49

Folder 2:
College of William and Mary/VPI in Norfolk, Student Handbook, 1949-50

Folder 3:
College of William and Mary/VPI Student Handbook, 1951-52

Folder 4:
College of William and Mary/VPI Student Handbook, 1952-53

Folder 5:
College of William and Mary/VPI Student Handbook, 1953-54

Folder 6:
College of William and Mary/VPI Student Handbook, Evening College, 1953-54

Folder 7:
College of William and Mary in Norfolk Student Handbook, 1954-55

Folder 8:
College of William and Mary in Norfolk Student Handbook, 1955-56

Folder 9:
College of William and Mary in Norfolk Student Handbook, 1956-57

Folder 10:
College of William and Mary in Norfolk Student Handbook, 1957

Folder 11:
College of William and Mary, Norfolk Division Student Handbook, 1958

Folder 12:
College of William and Mary, Norfolk Division Student Handbook, 1959

Folder 13:
College of William and Mary, Norfolk Division Student Handbook, 1960

Folder 14:
The Norfolk College of William and Mary of the Colleges of William and Mary, Student Handbook, 1961

Folder 15:
Old Dominion College Student Handbook, 1963

Folder 16:
Old Dominion College, Intramural Handbook, 1963-64

Folder 17:
Old Dominion College Student Handbook, 1965
Folder 18:
Old Dominion College Student Handbook, 1966

Folder 19:
Old Dominion College Student Handbook, 1966-67

Folder 20:
The Landmark, 1967-68

Folder 21:
Old Dominion College, Division of Continuing Education, Evening College Student Handbook, 1967-68

Box 2: Student Handbooks, 1968 through 1978-79

Folder 1:
The Landmark, 1968

Folder 2:
Old Dominion College, Division of Continuing Education, Evening College, Student Handbook, 1968-69

Folder 3:
Old Dominion University, Division of Continuing Education, Student Handbook, Fall 1969

Folder 4:
The Landmark, 1969

Folder 5:
College Americans for Democratic Action, Disorientation Handbook, 1969-70

Folder 6:
Disorientation Handbook, The Ultimate Deception, 1969-70

Folder 7:
Old Dominion University Handbook of Information, 1970-71

Folder 8:
Old Dominion University, Fact Book, 1970-71

Folder 9:
Old Dominion University, Handbook of Information, 1971-72

Folder 10:
Old Dominion University, Handbook of Information, 1972-73
Student Organization Handbook, 1972-73

Folder 11:
Intramural Recreation Handbook, 1972-73

Folder 12:
Student Handbook of Information, 1973-74

Folder 13:
Intramural and Recreational Handbook, 1973-74

Folder 14:
Old Dominion University, Handbook of Student Information, 1974-75

Folder 15:
Intramural and Recreational Handbook, 1974-75

Folder 16:
Student Handbook, 1975-76

Folder 17:
Old Dominion University, Intramural and Recreational Handbook, 1975-76

Folder 18:
Student Handbook of Information, 1976-77
Old Dominion University Calendar and Student Handbook, 1976-77

Folder 19:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1977

Folder 20:
Old Dominion University, Intramural and Recreational Handbook, 1977-78

Folder 21:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1978

Folder 22:
Old Dominion University, Intramural and Recreational Handbook, 1978-79

Box 3: Student Handbooks, 1979 through 1988-89

Folder 1:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1979

Folder2:
Old Dominion University Student Handbook, 1979-80

Folder 3:
Old Dominion University, Career Planning Programs, 1979-80
Old Dominion University, Programs and Careers for Undergraduates, 1979-80

Folder 4:
Old Dominion University, Intramural and Recreational Handbook, 1979-80

Folder 5:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1980

Folder 6:
Old Dominion University Student Handbook, 1980-81

Folder 7:
Old Dominion University, Admissions Guide for International Students, 1980-81

Folder 8:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1981

Folder 9:
Old Dominion University, Student Handbook, 1981-82

Folder 10:
Student Handbook, 1982-83

Folder 11:
Old Dominion University, Student Handbook, 1983-84

Folder 12:
Old Dominion University, Student Handbook, 1984-85

Folder 13:
Old Dominion University, Handbook for International Students and Scholars, 1985

Folder 14:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1985

Folder 15:
Old Dominion University, Student Handbook, 1985-86

Folder 16:
Old Dominion University, Student Handbook, 1986-87

Folder 17:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1986-87

Folder 18:
Old Dominion University, Handbook for International Students and Scholars, 1987

Folder 19:
Student Handbook, 1987-88

Folder 20:
School of Nursing Handbook, 1987-88

Folder 21:
Student Handbook and Calendar, 1988-89

Box 4: Student Handbooks, 1989-90 through 2002-2003

Folder 1:
Student Handbook and Calendar, 1989-90
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1989-90

Folder 2:
Student Handbook and Calendar, 1990-91

Folder 3:
Student Handbook, 1991-92
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, 1991-92

Folder 4:
Student Handbook, 1992-93

Folder 5:
Student Handbook, 1994-95

Folder 6:
Student Handbook, 1996-97

Folder 7:
Student Handbook, 1997-98

Folder 8:
Old Dominion University, Student Handbook 2002-2003

Folder 9:
Directions for Your Future, Career Planning Guide, (undated)

Folder 10:
Handbook for Undergraduate Majors in the Department of Health and Physical Education, (undated)

Folder 11:
Old Dominion University, Handbook for International Students and Scholars, (undated)

Folder 12:
Old Dominion University, Office of Career Placement and Planning, Student and Alumni Resume Writing Guide, (undated)

Folder 13:
Old Dominion University, Virginia Community College Transfer Guide, (undated)

 

Revised: 9/10/2010