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Office of Alumni Relations Records

Collection ID: RG 6-2A

Scope and Contents

This collection includes administrative letters, pamphlets, reports, event programs, invitations, memorabilia, and photographs from the Alumni Relations office at Old Dominion University. They include material on fundraising, reunions, alumni weekends, and chart the growth of the alumni office both in the university and among alumni.


  • 1960-2018, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/26/2008



2.80 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Old Dominion University Alumni Association was established in 1957 as an independent and all volunteer organization. In 1961, it became part of the university and gained paid personnel and a president. Through the office of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Association focused on keeping graduates connected to the university through reunions and alumni weekends, and contributing to the university by way of regular fundraisers. The Alumni Association grew over the years, forming specialized chapters such as one for the Nursing School in 1977 and a chapter devoted to the School of Business in 1988. In 1990, the Alumni Association joined with the Office of Government Relations to launch the Alumni Legislative Network, dedicated to lobbying on behalf of Old Dominion University.

Note written by Mel Frizzell

Language of Materials



The Old Dominion University Office of Alumni Relations Records includes administrative letters, pamphlets, reports, event programs, invitations, and memorabilia of the ODU Alumni Relations and Govertment Relations office from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into three series: Series I: Office Files; Series II: Memorabilia; and Series III: Photographs.

Source of Acquisition

Delaine Goodman, Alumni Relations Office

Method of Acquisition

Accession #A2008-11 and various transfers.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid created by Mel Frizzell, Special Collections Assistant, in 2011.

A Guide to the Office of Alumni Relations Records
Mel Frizzell
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU University Archives Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US