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Special Collections & Archives Guide

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Introduction

This guide describes the collections relating to military history, with the exception of the Civil War collections, housed in the Special Collections Department of the Old Dominion University Library. The collections described include the papers of individuals and the records of a ship in the United States Navy. These collections document United States involvement in military actions from World War I to the 1980s and include revealing letters home from an artillery officer with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, an admiral’s research material, including correspondence and German military documents, used for the publication of two books on German military operations, letters home from Korea, photographs from World War II and Vietnam, and the records of a Navy repair vessel compiled for the ship’s history. Included in these collections are correspondence, literary productions, recollections, press releases, military documents, newspapers, memorabilia, research materials, 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: 3/27/2008

Military Collections