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Special Collections & Archives Research Guide

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Men at a lunch counter in Norfolk in 1919This guide describes the collections relating to local history housed in the Special Collections of the Old Dominion University Library. These collections include the papers of two prominent Norfolk families, the records of a now defunct local amusement park, the records of a civic organization, the personal papers of two Old Dominion University professors, and three photograph collections. These collections contain correspondence, diaries, genealogical material, reports, minutes, proceedings, newspaper clippings, postcards, and photographs.

The entries are arranged alphabetically, including the collection number, the inclusive dates of the collection and the collection's size. Please note the collection number because it acts as the location code. Electronic finding aids are available where highlighted. All other finding aids are available in the repository.

Revised: 1/19/2010

Local History Collections

Civic Groups

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