Special Collections and University Archives Blog
Online Exhibitions from the ODU Libraries
Bringing '60s and '70s Pop, Rock and R&B to Hampton Roads
This exhibition highlights unique archival documents, photographs, press kits, accounting records, contracts, etc. documenting the fascinating history of music performances in Hampton Roads.
Arts in the Libraries Virtual Festival Exhibitions
A series of exhibitions highlighting unique and rare arts collections in the Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives and the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library.
Norfolk in 1919: Fall 2021 Themester Exhibition
This video explores a unique photograph collection documenting businesses owned, operated, and patronized by women, Immigrant, and African American communities in Norfolk, VA in 1919.
Happy 250th Birthday, Beethoven!
This engaging exhibit celebrates the 250th birthday of legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven, and showcases unique items in the Libraries' Music Special Collection and ODU student recitals.
School Desegregation in Norfolk, VA
This exhibition tells the story of Norfolk's school desegregation and pays tribute to the Norfolk 17, the 17 young students whose sacrifices allowed greater educational opportunities for all children.
Russell Stanger: Portrait of an American Conductor
Celebrate the life and career of Maestro Russell Stanger, conductor laureate of the Virginia Symphony, through photos, documents, posters, etc., selected from the Russell Stanger Papers in the Libraries' Music Special Collections.
Celebrating 85 Years of Diversity at ODU
An exhibit celebrating the history of diversity on campus for ODU's 85th anniversary in 2016.
BUILDING the University
An exhibit for the 75th anniversary of ODU in 2005 provided a history of some early ODU buildings.
Celebrating Big Blue
An exhibit in 2012 highlighted the evolution of Big Blue.
An exhibit of past presidents of ODU was created in 2001, and then updated in 2009 and 2021.
85 Great Moments in ODU History
To celebrate ODU's 85th anniversary, the University Libraries compiled photographs, oral histories, and other materials to illustrate 85 great moments in ODU history. The "moments" were collected into themes and exhibited each month throughout the anniversary celebration in 2015.