Below are book-length histories of Old Dominion University.
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Old Dominion University2017
Steven Bookman and Jessica Ritchie
The story of Old Dominion University began during one of the most uncertain times in American history. In 1930, as the country sank deeper into the Great Depression, the College of William and Mary opened a two-year extension school in nearby Norfolk, Virginia, to provide affordable, quality education to the community. Embracing its founding spirit of innovation, the school rapidly evolved into an independent, four-year college and adopted Virginia's nickname "Old Dominion." As the country transformed during the 1960s, so did the college, and by 1969, it had progressed into a dynamic public university. Now with over 250 academic programs, nine colleges, and approximately 25,000 students representing over 100 countries, Old Dominion University continues to pride itself on forward-thinking research, inclusiveness, and strategic partnerships. [From the back cover]
Built from the Ground Up: The First 50 Years of Engineering at Old Dominion University2013
Brendan O'Hallarn (Author)
History of Old Dominion University's Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology covering the period 1963-2013.
The Legacy Renewed Football and Foreman Field : Norfolk Division--Old Dominion University2009
Peter C. Stewart and Thomas R. Garrett
Just in time for the return of Old Dominion football, a university history professor and alumnus have teamed up to publish a book about the school's humble beginnings in the sport, and about the venerable stadium that has been revitalized as the venue for games decades after the steel cleats and leather helmets were retired in 1940. "The Legacy Renewed: Football and Foreman Field: Norfolk Division - Old Dominion University" represents the collaborative efforts of Peter C. Stewart, associate professor emeritus of history, and Thomas R. Garrett '72 (M.S.Ed. '81). Stewart, who still teaches a History of Sports course at the university, wrote the text, while Garrett acquired the historical photos and conducted some of the research. The book, published by Outer Banks Press, includes a foreword by another graduate, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris '87. [From Amazon.com]
Old Dominion University Library: History2002
Jean A. Major
A history of the library at Old Dominion University, written by Jean A. Major, University Librarian 1992-2002.
Old Dominion University: From the Great Depression to the New Millennium 1930-20002000
Maggie Brydges (Author), Elizabeth Vandekerckhove Harders (Managing Editor), Julie Hale (Contributor), and Bob Moskowitz (Contributor)
Informative history of Old Dominion University covering the period 1930-2000.
Old Dominion University: Heritage and Horizons1987
Richard A. Rutyna (Author) and John W. Kuehl (Author)
History of Old Dominion University covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s.
Old Dominion University: A Half Century of Service1980
John R. Sweeney
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]