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Special Collections & Archives Guide

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Introduction

This guide describes the collections relating to African-American History housed in the Special Collections of the Old Dominion University Library. While most of these collections have not been generated by African-Americans, they do relate to the African-American experience in Hampton Roads and Virginia and at Old Dominion University.

The collections, briefly described here, include documentation of Virginia's bout with Massive Resistance, race relations during the antebellum era, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Great Depression, and post-World War II Virginia, civil rights during the 1950's and 1960's, and the integration of Old Dominion University.

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: 2/5/2010

African-American History Collections