David P. Neff Papers, 1954-1992
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Brief Description: The collection contains documents used by Dr. Neff during the development of his master’s thesis, “The Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties, 1954-1967.”  The collection is separated into two series, Series I, includes primary source documents related to Defender activities, such as copies of newspaper articles, group literature, group achievements, organizational charts, correspondence, information on the group’s activities, organizational newsletters along with bound copies of newspaper articles from The Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch, Portsmouth Star, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Virginia Integration Magazine and The Defender’s News and Views.  Series II Neff Research Materials, includes personal correspondence generated by Dr. Neff during his research.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at] odu.edu
Record Series Number: 00/MG 101
Created by: Neff, David P.
Volume: 1.8 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/03/2008.

The collection consists of two series:

Series I: Defender Activities

Series II: Neff Research Materials

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties
Race relations--History--20th century
Racism--United States
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia--History--20th Century
Segregation--Law and legislation--Virginia
Segregation in education--Virginia--History--20th century
States' rights (American politics)
United States. Supreme Court
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Acquisition Notes: Dr. David P. Neff  Gift. Accession #A2008-23
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], David P. Neff Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.