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Old Dominion University Department of English Records, 1958-1990 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Sonia Yaco

Collection Overview

Title: Old Dominion University Department of English Records, 1958-1990

Collection Identifier: RG 17-3A

ID: 17/RG 17-3A

Primary Creator: Old Dominion University. Department of English

Extent: 8.6 Linear Feet. More info below.

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.

Date Acquired: 11/17/2005

Subjects: 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: English

Abstract

Old Dominion University Department of English Records contains reports, memos, newsletters, and dialect research and survey forms, dated 1958-1990.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

The English Department is the largest department within the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University. Undergraduate and graduate courses prepare students for a range of professions in writing, journalism, analytic fields, linguistics, and teaching. The English Department offers services for students and alumni including literary contests, publications and the Writing Center, formerly known as the Writing Tutorial Service.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 22 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: Carole Hines and other donors

Acquisition Method: Transfer. Accession #A2005-18 and various transfers.

Related Materials: For more information please see https://www.odu.edu/englishdept.

Preferred Citation: [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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative and Course material],
[Series II: Linguistic Research],
[All]

Series I: Administrative and Course material
Box 1
Folder 1: Advanced Placement
Folder 2: Advisory Committee
Folder 3: Alumni Addresses
Folder 4: Annual Report, 1958-1960
Folder 5: Annual Report, 1969-1970
Folder 6: Annual Report, 1970-1971
Folder 7: Annual Report, 1971-1972
Folder 8: Annual Report, 1972-1973
Folder 9: Annual Report, 1973-1974
Folder 10: Arts and Letters, 1970-1971; 1971-1972; 1973; 1974
Folder 11: Arts Reunion, First Annual, 1978
Folder 12: A.B. Degree in English
Folder 13: Bulletins from the Deans (or President)
Folder 14: College History “Old Dominion University, Past, Present, Future”: Journalism 351, June 1969
Folder 15: Committees Through, 1970
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1971
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1974-1975
Folder 18: Division of Continuing Education (Evening College)
Folder 19: English Department Course Offerings
Box 2
Folder 1: Course Outline: English 101-102, 1969
Folder 2: Course Outline: English 204, 1970
Folder 3: Department of English; Faculty Information
Folder 4: Departmental Constitution
Folder 5: English Department Event Fliers
Folder 6: English Language Center-College of Arts and Letters
Folder 7: Evaluation and Purpose
Folder 8: Ferebee, Samuel Harrell
Folder 9: Festa, Conrad
Folder 10: General Studies, School of
Folder 11: Graduate Council
Folder 12: Graduate: Jr. College Teaching
Folder 13: Graduate Program I
Folder 14: Graduate Program II
Folder 15: Guidelines for Freshmen English, 1959-1971
Folder 16: Proposal for Graduate Fellowship in English
Box 3
Folder 1: Department Memos, 1969
Folder 2: Deparmtent Memos, 1970-1971
Folder 3: Doris Lessing Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 1-Vol. 5, No. 2, 1980-1981
Folder 4: English Department Newsletter, 1979-1990
Folder 5: Honors Program
Folder 6: Interdepartmental Communications
Folder 7: Library
Folder 8: Memo to Faculty, through 1970
Folder 9: Miscellaneous
Folder 10: Proposal for Graduate Study at ODC
Box 4
Folder 1: “Open”, 1974
Folder 2: Opportunities for English Majors
Folder 3: Peterson, Leland D.
Folder 4: Proposed Course Changes
Folder 5: Qualifications for Various Ranks
Folder 6: School of Education: State of VA. And NCATE
Folder 7: Speakers Bureau and Reports
Folder 8: Student Activities
Folder 9: Student and Faculty Affairs
Folder 10: Term Paper Manual, Department of English: The Norfolk College of William and Mary, 1962
Folder 11: Time Out Day
Folder 12: Virginia Association of Teachers of English, Anthology of Student Writing, 1984
Folder 13: Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation
Folder 14: Writer in Residence

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[Series I: Administrative and Course material],
[Series II: Linguistic Research],
[All]

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