World War II

Charles Duke

Charles Duke served as the fourth director of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, from 1941 to 1946, after the resignation of William T. Hodges. A Norfolk native and graduate of William & Mary in 1923, Duke served as the bursar at the Williamsburg campus while serving as director in Norfolk…. read more »

Stables Theatre

Located at the corner of 47th Street and Monarch Way, the Stables Theatre houses the costume shop and the design studio classroom for the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University (ODU). History Built in 1916, the Stables Theatre is the oldest building on the ODU campus. The building was originally used… read more »

Technical Institute

The Technical Institute was one of the larger programs of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and provided vocational skills for those over 16 in areas such as auto mechanics, drafting, photography, and air conditioning repair. History Before World War II, the Norfolk Division established the Aircraft Instruments Institute was established… read more »