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Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Collection

 Collection
Collection ID: MG 104

Scope and Contents

The DOVE collection contains memoirs, photographs, newspaper clippings and other periodicals, correspondence, meeting minutes, and legal papers. The collection focuses on events, legal cases, media coverage, and photographs of desegregation in Virginia. Specific regions represented in the collection are the City of Norfolk, Prince Edward County, Farmville, Charlottesville and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Of note are a number of legal opinions, decrees and orders written by Judge Walter Hoffman regarding various legal cases related to desegregation of Virginia’s schools. Photographs, Oral Histories, and other material related to the DOVE project can be found in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections. Material related to DOVE from other Virginia institutions can be found on the DOVE website.

Dates

  • 1958-2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/09/2009

Creator

Extent

0.40 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project was created in 2008 by Old Dominion University Libraries and includes (other librarians/archivists/historians from around Virginia). DOVE’s main aim was to identify, locate and preserve records that document Virginia’s school desegregation process.  This process allowed DOVE to create a catalog to serve as a central access point for materials held by various institutions across Virginia.  DOVE joined with AARP Virginia, Virginia Conference NAACP and Urban League of Hampton Roads to create the “School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve and Empower” project.

Note written by Heather Hammond

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains materials dated mainly from the early 1950s through the 1960s and 70s but also houses materials from the 21st Century related to the 50th Anniversary of the End of Massive Resistance. The collection also focuses on events, legal cases, media coverage, and photographs of desegregation in Virginia.  Specific regions represented in the collection are the City of Norfolk, Prince Edward County, Farmville, Charlottesville and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into three series: Series I: Subject Files; Series II: Material Relating to 50th Anniversary of Massive Resistance; and Series III: "School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve and Empower" Tour.

Custodial History

Prior to September 2020, the collection was known as DOVE: Desegregation of Virginia Education Papers.

Source of Acquisition

Emily McMullen Harris

Method of Acquisition

Gift. Accession #A2009-21 Items were donated to the DOVE project from various donors and collected by DOVE project. Content, such as oral histories, photographs and text documents were also collected from participants during DOVE “Learn, Preserve and Empower” tour.

Processing Information

The finding aid was created by Heather Hammond in June 2012.

Title
A Guide to the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Collection
Author
Heather Hammond
Date
06/05/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Community Collections Repository

Contact:
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Norfolk VA 23529 US
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