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Welcome to Special Collections and University Archives

Use this database to search for collections available in Old Dominion University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. It includes Music Special Collections located in the Diehn Composers Room, University Archives, and Community Collections.


  • Browse collections by "collecting scope" (repositories), name (collections), topic, person/organization, or university office or topic in the navigation menu above
  • To search all collections, type a keyword into the search bar, or create advanced searches by clicking the + button to add a new line to your search
  • To search an exact phrase, use double quotes around your query. (e.g "Literary Festival")
  • For other tips on using the database, take a look at the Introduction to the ODU Archives Database video on the Libraries YouTube channel

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