Old Dominion University Department of English Records, 1958-1990
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Brief Description: 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.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at] odu.edu
Record Series Number: 17/RG 17-3A
Created by: Old Dominion University. Department of English
Volume: 8.6 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/17/2005.
Arrangement: Series I: Administrative and Course Material, is dated 1958-1990. Series II: Linguistic Research, is dated circa 1934-1970, contains worksheets and reel-to-reel audio tapes from linguist surveys conducted in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (primarily). Surveys are coded by state and respondent number.
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Dictionary of American Regional English
Linguistic atlas of the United States and Canada
Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University--Dept. of English
Old Dominion University--History
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: Carole Hines and other donors  Transfer. Accession #A2005-18 and various transfers.
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PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Old Dominion University Department of English Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.