Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes a variety of photographs covering the history of the University from 1930 to present day. Photographic subjects include administration, faculty and staff, buildings and grounds, athletics, academic departments, events, convocations, theater and musical performances, student and Greek organizations, and student life. In the 1990s other visual multimedia representations began to be added to the collection, which include VHS, DVD, microform, and photo CD’s. Series I of the Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection has been scanned and is available in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.
- circa 1873-2005, undated
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006
- Old Dominion University (Organization)
220.80 Linear Feet
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is 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 University Photographic and Multimedia Collection serves as a pictorial history of the university from its founding as the Norfolk Division of William and Mary in 1930 to the present day as Old Dominion University. The photos show the growth of the school from the first William and Mary extension classes held in the Old Larchmont School to the huge multi-building, multi-degree University that is now Old Dominion. These photos and multimedia document the change in the school’s journey from an extension of the College of William and Mary in 1930 to becoming a college in 1961 to a full-fledged university in 1969 and onward still to the present day.
Note written by Special Collections Staff
Language of Materials
The Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection (RG 32) contains a wide range of photos relating to the university’s history from the 1930s to the present.
This collection is organized into four series: Series I: Photographs; Series II: Multimedia; Series III: Oversize Photographs; and Series IV: Negatives, Slides, and Other Media.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
The collection has been added to over the years through various transfers from university photographers and departments, as well as several individuals.
Accruals and Additions
Future accruals are expected.
- A Guide to the Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection
- Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.