Norfolk Public Schools Desegregation Papers, 1922-2008
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Brief Description:

This collection dating from 1922-2006, contains correspondence, memorandum, depositions, court orders, recollections, statistical testing data, printed material, artifacts, and maps. The bulk of the collection provides a glimpse into the decisions made by the School Board through court documentation and the public sentiment during the integration process in Norfolk.

Portions of the Norfolk Public Schools Desegregation Papers have been digitized and are available in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MG 92
Created by: Norfolk Public Schools (Norfolk, Va.)
Volume: 18.4 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/14/2007.
Arrangement: The content is arranged chronologically. As such, it is possible that certain topics and materials regarding specific parties may cross series.
Access Restrictions: To access this collection, researchers must first sign a non-disclosure statement in order to protect confidential information.
Subject Index
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Education--Virginia--Norfolk
African Americans--Segregation
Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
Busing for school integration--Virginia--Norfolk
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Public schools--Virginia--Norfolk
Race relations--History--20th century
School closings--Virginia--Norfolk
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk--History--20th century
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: Norfolk, Virginia, Public Schools  Gift. Accession #A2007-006
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Norfolk Public Schools Desegregation Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.