Old Dominion University Department of English Records, 1958-1990 | Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Old Dominion University Department of English Records, 1958-1990
Collection Identifier: RG 17-3A
ID: 17/RG 17-3A
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Scope and Contents: This collection contains reports, memos, newsletters, and dialect research and survey forms, dated 1958-1990. Of interest, the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada, located in Series II, Sub-series A, was created by Guy Lowman Jr. and others during 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. The collection also includes the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) located in Series II, Sub-series B, which consists of photocopied worksheets (1968 and 1970) created by University of Wisconsin Madison’s DARE project. Some of the files contain biographies of the interviewees and audio tapes.