This guide describes the collections relating to women's history housed in the Special Collections Department of the Old Dominion University Library. While the collections described here are few in number, many of the collections described elsewhere have material pertinent to women's history. For the sake of space and time, however, only the collections directly related to the telling of women's history are described here.
These collections include the institutional records of a young women's home for unwed mothers, oral interviews concerning gender roles in Norfolk during the 1930's, records of an interracial organization established to address concerns within the Norfolk African-American community, an interview with a prominent member and Civil Rights activist of this organization, and the legislative, political and campaign files of the first women in Virginia nominated to seek state-wide office for a seat in the United States Senate.
The entries are arranged alphabetically, including the collection number, the inclusive dates of the collection and the collection's size.