Associated Writers Program Records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains brochures, newsletters, job listings and degree catalogs pertaining to the Associated Writers Program and their connection to Old Dominion 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.
- Association of Writers & Writing Programs (Organization)
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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 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.
Note written by Mel Frizzell
Language of Materials
Source of Acquisition
The collection was processed and finding aid created by Robert Borders in 2011.
- A Guide to the Associated Writers Program Records
- Robert Borders; Mel Frizzell
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.