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Dorothy Lippincott Papers

Collection ID: RG 6-4B1

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence; records related to the Town-N-Gown community organization, reports, and brochures kept by Dorothy Lippincott, who served in various media and public relations positions at Old Dominion University.


  • 1974-1978, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/03/1974


0.20 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

Dorothy Lippincott received her bachelors degree from the College of William and Mary and her Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. She began working at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary in 1957. One year later, Mrs. Lippincott was appointed full time director of College Relations and Placement. In that capacity, she established Old Dominion's first Placement Office and organized its first formal recruitment programs by businesses, government, and industry. She was also responsible for developing annual Federal Career Days, business and industrial career conferences, campus wide alumni celebrations, the first general information folder at Old Dominion University, departmental brochures, a campus wide calendar of events. Mrs. Lippincott was also the coordinator of Old Dominion University's first appearance and victory on the G.E. College Bowl television program in 1970. Eventually, Mrs. Lippincott was named to serve as liaison between Old Dominion University and the news media, In that capacity, she coordinated a half-hour program on WTAR radio. In addition, she handled various special events at the University such as the dedication of new buildings or facilities. At the same time she developed the Old Dominion Univerity Speakers Bureau and worked very closely with organizations such as Town-N-Gown and the Faculty Wives Club. After a long and distinguished career, Mrs. Lippincott retired on July 1, 1974.

Note written by Special Collections Staff

Language of Materials



An Old Dominion University administrator, her collection includes the records of Town-N-Gown, a group dedicated to establishing cooperation between the university, the city, and the military.

Source of Acquisition

Dorothy F. Lippincott

Method of Acquisition

Gift. Accession #A74-7

Accruals and Additions

Additional accessions made in January 1978 and March 1980.

Related Materials

Town-N-Gown Records (RG 36-15A)

A Guide to the Dorothy Lippincott Papers
Special Collections Staff
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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