Special Collections and University Archives preserve, share, and promote the Libraries' unique and most rare holdings for use by ODU's academic community, visiting scholars, and the general public. We support the University's academic program and its instructional and research interests, document the cultural heritage of the Coastal Virginia region, and maintain the historical record of ODU.
Special Collections and University Archives is for everybody! You do not need an invitation to visit us, nor do you need to make an appointment. Our collections cover a wide range of topics that enrich scholarly opportunities, and we welcome students, faculty, community members, and researchers from all over the world to visit and use our collections and services.
Contact Special Collections and University Archives, we are here to help you find exactly what you need: firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 683-5350.
Special Collections and University Archives staff help engage students, faculty, staff, and the general public with our collections in a number of ways:
These search tools will help get you started, whether you are new to archival research or have lots of experience: