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Dr. James R. Sweeney has written an informative account of the university's first half-century. It is a history of growth from a small two-year branch of the College of William and Mary to a state-supported university that has gained its own national reputation.
[From the "Introduction," by Alfred B. Rollins Jr, Aug. 14, 1980]
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Sweeney, John R., "Old Dominion University: A Half Century of Service" (1980). History Faculty Bookshelf. 1.