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Phillip Raisor Papers

Collection ID: RG 17-3B5

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material created and collected by Phillip Raisor, a professor in the English Department at Old Dominion University. Included in the collection are material related to the Literary Festival at Old Dominion and personal essays written by Raisor.


  • 1977-1979, undated



0.40 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

Phillip Raisor was instrumental in founding the Creative Writing Program and the annual Literary Festival while he was a professor of English at Old Dominion University. Raisor was also the English Department chair. Raisor has written short stories, poetry, essays, and articles which have been feartured in numerous literary publications such as the New Virginia Review and Contemporary Literature. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of English at Old Dominion University.

Note written by Kathleen Smith

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Source of Acquisition

Phillip Raisor

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Old Dominion University Literary Festival Collection (RG 17-3A1)

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid created by Abigail Johnson in 2011.

A Guide to the Phillip Raisor Papers
Abigail Johnson
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU University Archives Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US