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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 II: Linguistic Research
Sub-Series A: Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada
Box 5
Folder 1: Notes on Virginia History by Guy Lowman, Jr.
Folder 2: Worksheets for Delaware and Maryland, not made by Atlas
Folder 3: Worksheets for VA 101-132
Folder 4: African Americans Worksheet: VA 109, VA 131, VA 139, VA 153, VA 195, VA 241
Folder 5: Worksheets for VA 167-200
Folder 6: Worksheets for VA 201-234
Box 6
Folder 1: Worksheets for VA 237-262
Folder 2: Worksheets for VA 267-298
Folder 3: Virginia, W. VA, and Delaware Records, not made by Atlas
Sub-Series B: Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)
Box 6
Folder 4: Survey Form Master Pages 2-142
Folder 5: Survey Form Master Pages 143-227
Folder 6: Survey Form Master Pages 228-288
Folder 7: Survey Form Master Pages 289-325
Box 7
Folder 1: VA 1, 2, 3 I
Folder 2: VA 1, 2, 3 II
Folder 3: VA 1, 2, 3 III
Folder 4: VA 1, 2, 3 IV
Folder 5: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 I
Folder 6: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 II
Folder 7: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 III
Folder 8: VA 4, 5, 6, 7 IV
Box 8
Folder 1: VA 8-12
Folder 2: VA 8-12
Folder 3: VA 8-12
Folder 4: VA 8-12
Folder 5: VA 13-16
Folder 6: VA 13-16
Folder 7: VA 13-16
Folder 8: VA 13-16
Folder 9: VA 13-16
Box 9
Folder 1: VA 18-21
Folder 2: VA 18-21
Folder 3: VA 18-21
Folder 4: VA 18-21
Folder 5: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 6: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 7: VA 22-25, VA 26
Box 10
Folder 1: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 2: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 3: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 4: VA 22-25, VA 26
Folder 5: VA 27, 28, 29 I
Folder 6: VA 27, 28, 29 II
Folder 7: VA 27, 28, 29 III
Folder 8: VA 27, 28, 29 IV
Box 11
Folder 1: VA 30-32
Folder 2: VA 30-32
Folder 3: VA 30-32
Folder 4: VA 33-34
Folder 5: VA 33-34
Folder 6: VA 33-34
Box 12
Folder 1: VA 35-38
Folder 2: VA 35-38
Folder 3: VA 35-38
Folder 4: VA 35-38
Folder 5: VA 35-38
Folder 6: VA 39-41
Folder 7: VA 39-41
Folder 8: VA 39-41
Box 13
Folder 1: VA 42-43
Folder 2: VA 42-43
Folder 3: VA 42-43
Folder 4: VA 44-46
Folder 5: VA 44-46
Folder 6: VA 44-46
Box 14
Folder 1: VA 53-57
Folder 2: VA 53-57
Folder 3: VA 53-57
Folder 4: VA 53-57
Folder 5: VA 58-62
Folder 6: VA 58-62
Folder 7: VA 58-62
Folder 8: VA 58-62
Box 15
Folder 1: VA 63-68
Folder 2: VA 63-68
Folder 3: VA 63-68
Folder 4: VA 63-68
Folder 5: VA 74-75
Folder 6: VA 74-75
Folder 7: VA 74-75
Box 16
Folder 1: VA 76-80
Folder 2: VA 76-80
Folder 3: VA 76-80
Folder 4: VA 81-86
Folder 5: VA 81-86
Folder 6: VA 81-86
Box 17
Folder 1: VA 87-92
Folder 2: VA 87-92
Folder 3: VA 87-92
Folder 4: VA 87-92
Folder 5: VA 93-96
Folder 6: VA 93-96
Folder 7: VA 93-96
Folder 8: VA 93-96
Box 18
Folder 1: VA 97-101
Folder 2: VA 97-101
Folder 3: VA 97-101
Folder 4: VA 102-105
Folder 5: VA 102-105
Folder 6: VA 102-105
Box 19
Folder 1: VA 106-109
Folder 2: VA 106-109
Folder 3: VA 106-109
Folder 4: VA 106-109
Box 20
Folder 1: VA 969-970
Folder 2: VA 969-970
Folder 3: VA 969-970
Folder 4: VA 971-973
Folder 5: VA 971-973
Folder 6: VA 971-973
Box 21
Item 1: Audiotapes
Box 22
Item 1: Audiotapes

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

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