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Monday - Friday:
9 am - 4:30 pm

Other times by appointment


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

Contact Information

Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0256
telephone (757) 683-5350
fax (757) 683-5954


The ODU Photographic Collection (RG 32)

Background - Access - Container Listings - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s - Oversize

ODU Students on the wall 1980s ODU Students


The ODU Photographic Collection (RG 32) contains a wide range of photos relating to the university’s history from the 1930s to the present. They are arranged chronologically by decades and alphabetically by category (i.e. Academics: Art, Student Life: Dorm Living). The collection itself is ever growing and is subject to more additions of photos in the upcoming years.


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


162 Hollinger flat boxes, 3 oversized boxes (located in remote storage), 12 boxes of negatives (located in remote storage), 1 Hollinger flat box of slides (located in remote storage), 1 Hollinger Flat Box of transparencies for postcards, stereo transparencies, postcards.

ODU Cheerleaders - 1958 ODU Cheerleaders - 1988

Revised: 16/8/2011