Facilities Management Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains blueprints, correspondence, deed agreements, legal documents, and newsletters concerning the operation, growth and development, and property of Old Dominion University. The oversize blueprints are not itemized and are fragile, so please consult Special Collections and University Archives staff for assistance.
- circa 1929-1999
10.40 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 Department of Facilities Management is responsible for overseeing the holdings of Old Dominion University. It is largely concerned with the development, construction, and design of the University. Beginning in 1930, the Norfolk Division of William and Mary faced difficulty in expanding physically due to the surrounding residential Larchmont section of Norfolk. Initially no budget was allocated by the Legislature for acquisition of land so the Division had to rely on condemned and seized property through the City of Norfolk. In 1930 the Division’s campus consisted of two buildings, modern day Larchmont Elementary School and an adjacent building across Hampton Boulevard. By the 1960s, the Old Dominion College, which formed from the Division in 1962, the campus had grown exponentially, though only made up a few square blocks. Today, Old Dominion University's Norfolk campus has over 250 acres of property, in addition to regional centers in Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and Hampton, Virginia.
Note written by Sonia Yaco
Language of Materials
The Department of Facilities Management Records contains blueprints, correspondence, deed agreements, legal documents, and newsletters which concern the operation, growth and development, and property of Old Dominion University.
This collection is organized into two series: Series I: Administrative Records; and Series II: Oversize Blueprints.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
The collection was processed by Joseph Smith.
- A Guide to the Facilities Management Records
- Joseph Smith; Sonia Yaco
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.