Margaret White Papers, 1953-1976
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Brief Description:

The Margaret White Papers is a collection which includes correspondence, lists, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection dates from 1959-1964 relating directly to a television documentary produced by CBS. The program, "The Lost Class of '59," deals with the problem of integration and the closing of public schools in Norfolk, Virginia.

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

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MG 20
Created by: White, Margaret E. (1908-)
Volume: 0.2 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/13/1977.

This collection is divided into three series:

Series I: Correspondence. Correspondence constitutes the majority of the materials in the Margaret White collection. Correspondence is arranged in chronological order by month and year. Letters, telegrams, and post cards are included in this series.

Series II: Lists. This series includes a list of resources for the Norfolk Bicentennial Commission which Margaret White was involved in 1976.

Series III: Printed Materials. This series is arranged into four sub series in the following manner: Subseries A -- Newspaper clippings; Sub series B -Periodicals; Sub series C -- Annual Reports; Sub series D -- Flyers- Within each subseries, the materials are arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
CBS Television Network
Lost class of '59
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Norfolk Bicentennial Commission
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
School closings--Virginia--Norfolk
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk--History--20th century
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
White, Margaret E.
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: Margaret E. White  Gift. Accession #A77-53
Related Materials:

The lost class of '59 [videorecording] : a study of Virginia's massive resistance: segregation and the Norfolk Public Schools / a presentation of CBS News; CBS Television Network; edited and produced by Edward R. Murrow, Fred W. Friendly; reporter director, Arthur D. Morse.

Call #: LC2803.N6 L67 1959

PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Margaret White Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.