Old Dominion University Office of University Relations Records, 1956-2005, undated
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Brief Description: This collection contains records from the Office of the Vice President of University Relations as well as from the Office of Information Services, whose predecessor was Collegiate Relations. It includes correspondence, bumper stickers, reports and product approvals. Internal and external public relations publications such as brochures and newspaper clippings are also included. Topics include 1970s budget crisis and civil rights compliance. Of interest is the first proposal of ODU’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action Plan (Series I: Civil Rights, March 1973-June 1973) and the showing of five million dollars’ worth of Nike missile equipment at Norview High School in 1960. The Licensing series contains product samples and information on logos and copyrighting. Of particular interest is the ODU Cross Stitch Kit (Series I: Licensing, Product Approvals - H). This collection dates from 1956 to 2005.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at] odu.edu
Record Series Number: 06/RG 6-3A
Created by: Old Dominion University. Office of University Relations
Volume: 4.4 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/09/1976.

The collection is divided into the following series:

Series I: Civil Rights. This series contains papers from 1971 to 1973 pertaining to Civil Rights at ODU and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Series II: Licensing. This series contains information and records dealing with licensing of Old Dominion University branded products such as clothing and memorabilia. This series dates from 1987 to 1993. It is organized alphabetically.

Series III: Publications. This series is comprised of two sub-series: Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Publications. The series dates from 1966 to 2005.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Affirmative action programs in education--United States
Old Dominion University--History
Old Dominion University--License agreements
Old Dominion University--Reports
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/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 Notes: David T. Shufflebarger  Accession #A76-27 and various transfers.
Related Materials: In relation to the Public Relations folders “School of Business Reserve” and “University Relations Studies”, the records of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (RG18-26A) might be of interest. In relation to the Public Relations folder “School of Dental Hygiene”, the Dental Association of Norfolk and Portsmouth Minutes 1880-1888 (MG 99) might be of interest.
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Old Dominion University Office of University Relations Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.