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Old Dominion University Associated Writers Program Records

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Old Dominion University Associated Writers Program Records, 1980-1993 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Robert Borders; Mel Frizzell

Collection Overview

Title: Old Dominion University Associated Writers Program Records, 1980-1993

ID: 17/RG 17-32A

Primary Creator: Associated Writing Program

Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Creative writing, Old Dominion University--Dept. of English

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains the papers from the Associated Writers Program from 1980-1993.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the papers from the Associated Writers Program from 1980-1993.

The bulk of the Associated Writers Program collection contains brochures, newsletters, job listings and degree catalogs from the organization to the University.  The Associated Writers Program attempted to aid writers through contests based on poetry, nonfiction, novel and short fiction.  The collection holds several brochures announcing the winner’s names and published work.  The majority of the collection’s folders are comprised of job listings that AWP often sent out to writers and participating universities.  Other documents include letters asking for financial aid in the wake of federal budget cuts and forms for advertising in newsletters.

Collection Historical Note

The Associated Writers Program (AWP) began in 1967 as an organization whose mission has been to support writers and engage in the presence of creative writing in higher educational institutions.  The entrance of creative writing programs into universities was often met with resistance by scholars who believed English departments should focus their attention on studying classic literature.  The AWP was created to act as an opposition to this tension and to provide opportunities for young writers.  Old Dominion University was a member of the AWP and participated in bringing their mission to campus, primarily through literary festivals.  For several years, the AWP staff office was located at Old Dominion University where brochures, newsletters and various documents were published.

Subject/Index Terms

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Creative writing
Old Dominion University--Dept. of English

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger Document Case

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: Unknown provenance

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Associated Writers Program Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


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Folder 1: Associated Writing Program, Miscellaneous, 1980-1991
Folder 2: Associated Writing Program, Job List, 1987-1988
Folder 3: Associated Writing Program, Job List, 1989
Folder 4: Associated Writing Program, Job List, 1990 January-November
Folder 5: Associated Writing Program, Job List, 1991 January-1992 April
Folder 6: Associated Writing Program, Miscellaneous, 1990-1993

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