Archie L. Boswell Papers, 1958-1961
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Brief Description:

Norfolk attorney Archie L. Boswell acted as attorney for the defendants in the cases of James vs. Duckworth and James vs. Almond, the two cases to reopen the Norfolk schools closed to avoid integration as part of Virginia's Massive Resistance. This collection consists of his papers relating to those two cases, and includes various legal materials, correspondence, notes, background research, and other items.

Portions of the Archie L. Boswell Papers have been digitized and are available in the School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia collection of the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MG 59
Created by: Boswell, Archie L.
Volume: 0.83 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/07/1990.
Arrangement: The collection is organized into two series describing the court cases: Series I: James vs. Duckworth; Series II: James vs. Almond.
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Boswell, Archie L.
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
School integration--Massive resistance movement
Segregation in education--Virginia--Norfolk
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: Archie L. Broswell  Gift.
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Archie L. Boswell Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.