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Old Dominion University Office of University Relations Records, 1956-2005, undated | Special Collections and University Archives

By Sonia Yaco; Mel Frizzell

Collection Overview

Title: Old Dominion University Office of University Relations Records, 1956-2005, undated

ID: 06/RG 6-3A

Primary Creator: Old Dominion University. Office of University Relations

Extent: 4.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

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.

Date Acquired: 06/09/1976

Subjects: Affirmative action programs in education--United States, Old Dominion University--History, Old Dominion University--License agreements, Old Dominion University--Reports

Languages: English

Abstract

The ODU-University Relations Records contains items 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, brochures, newsletters and newspaper clippings. Topics include 1970s budget crisis and civil rights compliance.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

University Relations has been part of Old Dominion University since its days as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. Prior to 1949, the Division’s Director handled all public relations. In 1949 it was also known as the Committee on Publications and Public Relations. Dorothy Lippincott was named Director of College Relations and Placement in 1958. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, University Relations worked with Collegiate Licensing and many other companies to design and produce Old Dominion memorabilia and clothing. Today, it is part of the Office of Institutional Advancement. University Relations supports the efforts of the Office of Institutional Advancement through media relations, public information, the publication of periodicals and a daily news Web page, and photography. They also provide comprehensive public relations services toward the goal of promoting the advancement of knowledge and offering leadership to the state and nation in teaching, research and service.

Subject/Index Terms

Affirmative action programs in education--United States
Old Dominion University--History
Old Dominion University--License agreements
Old Dominion University--Reports

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 11 Hollinger Document Cases

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

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 Source: David T. Shufflebarger

Acquisition Method: 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.

Preferred Citation: [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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Civil Rights, circa 1971-1973],
[Series 2: Licensing, circa 1987-1996],
[Series 3: Publications, circa 1965-2005],
[Series 4: Public Relations, 1956-1973],
[Series 5: The Newsletter and Intercom and Greater News, 1947- 1970],
[All]

Series 4: Public Relations, 1956-1973
This series contains placement reports, publicity related to various schools within Old Dominion, and the Old Dominion ROTC.
Box 6
Folder 1: Advertising, 1971-1973
Folder 2: Alumni Association, 1959-1969
Folder 3: Annual Placement Report, 1958-1959
Folder 4: Annual Placement Report, 1959-1960
Folder 5: Annual Placement Report, 1960-1961
Folder 6: Annual Placement Report, 1961-1962
Folder 7: Annual Placement Report, 1962-1963
Box 7
Folder 1: Annual Placement Report, 1963-1964
Folder 2: Annual Placement Report, 1964-1965
Folder 3: Annual Placement Report, 1966
Folder 4: School of Arts and Letters, Music Department Reserve, 1958 August-1968 December
Folder 5: Biology, 1965-1971
Folder 6: Budget Crisis, 1969 September-1970 March
Folder 7: Budget Crisis Clippings, 1969 September-1970 April
Folder 8: Alpha Kappa Psi, School of Business, 1956-1968
Box 8
Folder 1: School of Business Reserve, 1958-1960
Folder 2: Chemistry, 1959-1969
Folder 3: Commencements, 1972
Folder 4: Continuing Education, 1957-1971
Folder 5: Dental Hygiene, 1968-1971
Folder 6: Department of Military Science, 1970-1971
Box 9
Folder 1: Distributive Education, 1967-1969
Folder 2: Early Childhood Child Study Center, 1967-1968
Folder 3: School of Education, 1970-1971
Folder 4: Elementary Education, 1961-1967
Folder 5: Education General, 1966-1970
Folder 6: Education Industry Arts, 1960-1965
Folder 7: Secondary Education, 1966
Folder 8: Facilities, circa 1990-1999
Box 10
Folder 1: Engineering General, 1966-1970
Folder 2: School of Engineering, 1970-1971
Folder 3: School of Engineering Reserve, 1957-1966
Folder 4: Geology Geophysical Sciences, 1967-1969
Folder 5: Health and Physical Education, 1969-1971
Folder 6: History of College, 1959-1965
Folder 7: Law Enforcement, 1960-1969
Folder 8: Military Events and NATO, 1963 April-1966 March
Folder 9: Miscellaneous Events, 1960 December-1965 September
Folder 10: N.I.K.E. Missile at Norview, 1960
Folder 11: Nursing, 1963-1971
Box 11
Folder 1: Physics, 1961-1971
Folder 2: Psychology, 1962-1967
Folder 3: School of Science, 1967-1970
Folder 4: School of Science Solar Eclipse, 1970 March 1
Folder 5: Speech, 1957-1968
Folder 6: Technical Institute, 1957-1964
Folder 7: University Relations Study, 1961
Folder 8: Virginia Academy of Science, 1962
Folder 9: Virginia Academy of Science, 1967
Box 12
Item 1: ROTC Pin with Coat of Arms, circa 1969
Item 2: ODU ROTC Patch with Torch, City of Norfolk Mace, and Quill, circa 1969

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Civil Rights, circa 1971-1973],
[Series 2: Licensing, circa 1987-1996],
[Series 3: Publications, circa 1965-2005],
[Series 4: Public Relations, 1956-1973],
[Series 5: The Newsletter and Intercom and Greater News, 1947- 1970],
[All]

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