Charles Burgess Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes programs, correspondence, audiovisual and other material related to Charles Burgess' involvement with the theater scene in Norfolk, Virginia. The bulk of the correspondence involves the Little Theatre and Norfolk Theatre. The collection also contains photographs and audiovisual material of various productions by the Masquers Group, a student theater organization at Old Dominion University. Theater programs related to productions on Broadway in the 1920s are also present in the collection. Oral history interviews with Dr. Burgess can be found on the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections website.
- circa 1925-2000, undated
- Majority of material found within 1960-1980
- Other: Date acquired: 05/17/2011
- Burgess, Charles O. (1929-2019) (Person)
2.50 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
Dr. Charles O. Burgess came to the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in 1955 as an Instructor in the English Department. In addition to becoming Full Professor in 1966, he also served as Director of Freshman English, Graduate Program Director, and was appointed the University's first Dean of Graduate Studies in 1970. By 1972, he became Vice President and Provost for Academic Affairs. In 1980, Dr. Burgess returned to the English Department to teach, and by 1985 he was again in an administrative role as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. He retired from that position in 1995, but taught part-time in the English Department during his retirement. Burgess passed away May 29, 2019.
Note written by Steven Bookman, University Archivist
Language of Materials
Source of Acquisition
Gift of Charles Burgess
Method of Acquisition
Gift. Accession #2011-12
Accruals and Additions
Additions to the collection were received on 5/23/2011 and 10/27/2011.
The finding aid was created by Steven Bookman, University Archivist, in 2015.
- A Guide to the Charles Burgess Papers
- Steven Bookman, University Archivist
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.