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Archie L. Boswell Papers, 1958-1961

By Special Collections and University Archives Staff

Collection Overview

Title: Archie L. Boswell Papers, 1958-1961

ID: 00/MG 59

Creator: Boswell, Archie L.

Extent: 0.83 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is organized into two series: Series I: James vs. Duckworth and Series II: James vs. Almond.

Date Acquired: 08/07/1990

Languages: English [eng]

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.

Administrative Information

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.

Related Materials: 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.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Archie L. Boswell Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University Libraries.


Box and Folder Listing

Series I: James Vs. Duckworth, circa 1958-1961
Box 1
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1959 January-June
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1959 July-October
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1959 November-1961 August
Folder 4: Court Papers, circa 1958-1961
Folder 5: Brief for Appellants, circa 1958-1961
Folder 6: Reply and Appendix to Brief, circa 1958-1961
Folder 7: Appeal, circa 1958-1961
Folder 8: Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, circa 1958-1961
Folder 9: Financial, circa 1958-1961
Folder 10: Newspaper Clippings, circa 1958-1961
Folder 11: Notes, circa 1958-1961
Folder 12: Norfolk City Council, circa 1958-1961
Folder 13: Miscellaneous, circa 1958-1961
Series II: James Vs. Almond, circa 1958-1960
Box 2
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1958 October-December
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1959 January-1960 June
Folder 3: Court Papers, I, circa 1958-1960
Folder 4: Court Papers, II, circa 1958-1960
Folder 5: Trial Proceedings, circa 1958-1960
Folder 6: Plaintiff's Trial Memorandum, circa 1958-1960
Folder 7: Brief on Behalf of Defendants, circa 1958-1960
Folder 8: Brief on Behalf of Petitioner, Harrison vs. Day, circa 1958-1960
Folder 9: Background Information, circa 1958-1960
Folder 10: Norfolk City Ordinances, circa 1958-1960
Folder 11: Notes, Lists, circa 1958-1960
Folder 12: Printed Materials, circa 1958-1960
Folder 13: Duplicate Material, circa 1958-1960