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Special Collections and University Archives Research Services and Appointments

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Research and Scanning Services
We offer virtual research, consultations, and scanning services to the ODU community and all other researchers. Email your research questions to libspecialcollections@odu.edu.

Visiting Hours
We are open by appointment to the ODU community Monday-Thursday 10:00-4:00.

3rd Floor of Perry Library, Room 3023 (map) *New Location opening in summer 2022

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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About Special Collections and University Archives

About Us: We collect, preserve, and provide access to rare and unique materials documenting the history of the university, local community and region, including documents, records, maps, photographs, letters, rare books, art, music, video, artifacts, and unique research collections. We use our expertise in teaching, learning, and research using archives and primary sources to support active learning, unique research opportunities, and meaningful community engagement.

Teaching and Learning with Primary Sources: We partner with faculty on developing instruction sessions and projects using special collections, archives, and other primary sources. Class visits to the archives are liveley and engaging, and include hands-on excercises using physical and/or digital materials.

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