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Carl Abbott Papers

Collection ID: RG 17-5B7

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials regarding the integration of public schools in Norfolk, Virginia and urban planning materials for southeastern Virginia cities collected by Carl Abbott, a history professor at Old Dominion University.


  • 1958-1977, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/10/2012



0.60 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

Carl Abbott was born December 3, 1944 in Knoxville Tennessee. Abbott studied at Swarthmore College where he received his B.A. in 1966 and furthered his studies at the University of Chicago, receiving a M.A. in 1967 and a Ph.D. in 1971. From 1972-1978, he taught history at Old Dominion University and currently teaches American history of urban development at the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. References: "Carl Abbott." "The Urban West: Official Site of Professor Carl Abbott."

Note written by Kathleen Smith

Language of Materials



Small collection focusing on materials used by Carl Abbott who taught history at Old Dominion University from 1972 to 1978.

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into two series: Series I: Norfolk City Schools Integration; and Series II: Plans and Proposals for Southeastern Virginia.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carl Abbott

Related Materials

Other collections related to desegregation can be found on the Desegregation research guide at [url=][/url].

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid created by Justina Williams in November 2012.

A Guide to the Carl Abbott Papers
Justina Williams, November 2012; Kathleen Smith, August 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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