Browse Exhibits (7 total)

Bringing 60s and 70s Pop, Rock and R&B to Hampton Roads: Featuring the Gene Loving/AGL Collection


This exhibit surveys the kinds of documents and materials contained in the Gene Loving/AGL Productions Collection found in the Special Collections and University Archives of Old Dominion University. This collection contains press kits, booking agreements, performer contracts, correspondence, photographs, accounting records and ephemera pertaining to music performances in Hampton Roads, Virginia booked by AGL Productions between 1962 and 1975.

Aubrey Eugene Loving, Jr. (aka Gene Loving) enjoyed a long career as a player in the southeast Virginia music scene, both as a concert promoter and as a radio/TV personality. Loving worked his way up in the radio business as a disc jockey and music director for Richmond station WLEE. He got his start as a promoter when he booked Freddy Cannon for a live broadcast in 1962. He soon moved to WGH where he became the first DJ to pick a Beatles record as a future hit, and over the next four decades was a familiar on-air personality in Hampton Roads. Later in his career Loving turned to television where he was an early innovator in UHF broadcast, developing one of the largest chains of independent stations in United States history. He later founded Hampton Roads Wireless. He is the recipient of numerous awards in broadcast and philanthropy.

The finding aid for the Gene Loving/AGL Productions Collection can be found here:

Building the University


The Old Dominion University Libraries commemorated the 75th Anniversary (2005) of Old Dominion University with an exhibit featuring some of the prominent buildings on campus and people associated with those buildings.  The exhibit features photographs and oral histories from the University Archives.

Celebrating BIG BLUE


An exhibit in the Learning Commons in 2012 featured photographs and news clippings from the University Archives and Athletics Department and borrowed from an article by Steve Daniel, former ODU Public Relations Director. View the many faces of Big Blue from the 1970s.

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at ODU


The Special Collections and University Archives of the Old Dominion University Libraries have created an exhibit celebrating the history of diversity on campus. The exhibit features a timeline of social change and notable firsts at ODU regarding all aspects of diversity including, but not limited to, African American history, women's history, as well as the LGBTQIA+ and international communities.


Russell Stanger: Portrait of an American Conductor


Russell Stanger: Portrait of an American Conductor celebrates the life and career of Maestro Russell Stanger, conductor laureate of the Virginia Symphony, through photos, program covers, posters, and newspaper clippings selected from the Russell Stanger Papers.

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School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia


This online exhibition uses materials primarily from the School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia digital collection to tell 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. Originally created in 2008 for the 50th anniversary of the reopening of Norfolk's schools, the online exhibition was updated and converted to this new format in 2021.

University Presidents


This digital exhibit celebrates the presidents of Old Dominion University. Originally created in 2001 as a welcome to Dr. Roseann Runte, it continues to be updated on a regular basis.