Forrest P. White Papers, 1952-1963
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Brief Description:

The bulk of the material concerns the desegregation of Norfolk, Virginia's public schools. There is some material on the Gray Commission Report (1955-1956), much more on the Norfolk Committee for Public Schools, an organization in which Dr. White was active from 1958 to 1963. The latter material includes correspondence, publicity releases, financial records, and newspaper clippings. There are small amounts of material on the 1952 Byrd-Miller Democratic Senatorial primary and on the 1961 Citizens for Democratic Government campaign in Norfolk's Democratic primary.

Portions of the Forrest P. White 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 5
Created by: White, Forrest P. (1920-1995)
Volume: 0.83 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/15/1976. Second accession: 1/23/1980
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
African Americans--Education--Virginia--Norfolk
Gray Commission (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Norfolk Committee for Public Schools (Va.)
Norfolk School Board (Norfolk, Va.)
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk--History--20th century
Segregation in education--Virginia--Norfolk
White, Forrest P., 1920-1995.
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. Forrest P. White  Gift. Accession #A76-12
Related Materials: Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Edith White
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Dr. Forrest P. White Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.