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Department of English Records

Collection ID: RG 17-3A

Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative records as well as linguistic research pertaining to the Department of English at Old Dominion University. In addition to reports, newsletters, and correspondence from the department, research related to the linguistics of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia are also included.


  • circa 1934-1990, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/17/2005



8.60 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 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.

Note written by Special Collections Staff

Language of Materials



Old Dominion University Department of English Records contains reports, memos, newsletters, and dialect research and survey forms, dated circa 1934-1990.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into two series. Series I:, Administrative and Course Material, and Series II, Linguistic Research.

Source of Acquisition

Carole Hines and other donors

Method of Acquisition

Transfer. Accession #A2005-18 and various transfers.

Related Materials

Old Dominion University Literary Festival Collection (RG 17-3A1).

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid created by Sonia Yaco, Special Collections Librarian in 2010.

A Guide to the Department of English Records
Sonia Yaco
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