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Cheryl Copper Collection of Bridge and Tunnel Films

Collection ID: MG 141

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 12 film reels and one VHS tape related to the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland, the Coleman Bridge, and the Transbay Tube in San Fransicso, California. Most of the film reels are 16mm.


  • circa 1964-1985
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/28/2017



4.00 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.

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Physical Access Requirements

The fragile condition of the material may limit handling.

Technical Access Requirements

Special Collections and University Archives does not have any playback equipment for the film reels.

Custodial History

The film reels and VHS tape were found in a building by the new occupant and were given to Special Collections and University Archives by the donor.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Cheryl Copper

Method of Acquisition

Acc. 2017.011 was donated to Special Collections and University Archives on 6/28/2017.

Processing Information

The collection was accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archivist, in February 2020.

A Guide to the Cheryl Copper Collection of Bridge and Tunnel Films
Steven Bookman, University Archivist
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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 Community Collections Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US