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Archie L. Boswell Papers, 1958-1961 | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Archie L. Boswell Papers, 1958-1961

ID: 00/MG 59

Primary Creator: Boswell, Archie L.

Extent: 0.83 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is organized into two series describing the court cases: Series I: James vs. Duckworth; Series II: James vs. Almond.

Date Acquired: 08/07/1990

Subjects: Boswell, Archie L., Lawyers--Virginia--Norfolk, 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: English

Abstract

Norfolk attorney. Represented the plaintiffs in the two cases initiated to reopen the Norfolk public schools closed to avoid integration, James v. Duckworth and James v. Almond. Includes correspondence, legal materials, notes, and background material.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Archie L. Boswell, an attorney from Norfolk, represented the plaintiffs in the two cases, James v. Duckworth and James v. Almond, initiated to reopen the Norfolk public schools closed to avoid integration as part of Virginia's Massive Resistance legislation.

Subject/Index Terms

Boswell, Archie L.
Lawyers--Virginia--Norfolk
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

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 Hollinger document cases

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

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 Source: Archie L. Broswell

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: [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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: James VS. Duckworth],
[Series II: James VS. Almond],
[All]

Series II: James VS. Almond
Box 2
Folder 1: Correspondence, October 1958-December 1958
Folder 2: Correspondence, January 1959-June 1960
Folder 3: Court Papers, I
Folder 4: Court Papers, II
Folder 5: Trial Proceedings
Folder 6: Plaintiff's Trial Memorandum
Folder 7: Brief on Behalf of Defendants
Folder 8: Brief on Behalf of Petitioner, Harrison vs. Day
Folder 9: Background Information
Folder 10: Norfolk City Ordinances
Folder 11: Notes, Lists
Folder 12: Printed Materials
Folder 13: Duplicate Material

Browse by Series:

[Series I: James VS. Duckworth],
[Series II: James VS. Almond],
[All]

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