Scope and Contents
This collection contains minutes and membership directories for the Town-N-Gown, an organization dedicated to fostering good relationships between Old Dominion University, national defense forces (ex. Navy), and the Hampton Roads community.
- Other: Date acquired: 06/28/2016
- Town-N-Gown (Norfolk, Va.) (Organization)
0.80 Linear Feet
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restriction.
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 Town-N-Gown organization was established in 1965 by two couples; one respresenting the "town," Hugh P. and Margie Jo Fortescue; and one representing the "Gown," or Old Dominion University, Dr. John R. and Waulda Tabb. The instutution was started to harbor a closer relationship between the community and Old Dominion University. Originally under the name "Town and Gown," the organizaiton operated as a committee of the Faculty Wives Club. In 1968, the Navy was added to include the military community, changing the name to Town-N-Gown with the N representing the Navy. Recently, the N was revised to represent National Defense to incorporate more branches of the armed forces represented in Hampton Roads.
Note written by James Detterman
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Board of Directors Meetings; and Series II: Membership Directories.
Source of Acquisition
R. Stuart Cake
Method of Acquisition
Acc. 2016.012 was hand-delivered to Special Collections and University Archives by the donor on 6/24/2016.
Accruals and Additions
Future accruals are expected.
The collection was processed and the finding aid was created by James Detterman.
- A Guide to the Town-N-Gown Records
- James Detterman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.