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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 2: Licensing, circa 1987-1996
This series contains product approvals and correspondence related to the use of the Old Dominion University brand.
Box 1
Folder 3: Articles, Licensing Information, 1989 August-1991 April
Folder 4: Correspondence Credit Union, 1990 June-1992 November
Folder 5: Correspondence ODU Office Regarding Licensing, 1987 April-1991 May
Folder 6: Correspondence CCI/ICE, 1988 December-1993 June
Folder 7: Correspondence Concierge Ltd., 1988 February-1989 May
Folder 8: Correspondence General, 1987-1996
Folder 9: Product Approvals-A, 1988 March-1993 October
Folder 10: Product Approvals-B, 1990 March-1992 August
Box 2
Folder 1: Product Approvals-C, 1987 January-1993 December
Folder 2: Product Approvals-D, 1989 November-1993 July
Folder 3: Product Approvals-E, 1988 July-1991 December
Folder 4: Product Approvals-F, 1990 January-1993 October
Folder 5: Product Approvals-G, 1989 September-1993 June
Folder 6: Product Approvals-H, 1989 December-1993 November
Folder 7: Product Approvals-I, 1989 October-1993 May
Folder 8: Product Approvals-J, 1989 November-1993 December
Folder 9: Product Approvals- K, 1987 June-1992 May
Folder 10: Product Approvals- L, 1991 August

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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