About DOVE

DOVE – Desegregation of Virginia Education – was created to find, catalog, and encourage the preservation of records that tell the story of Virginia’s school desegregation process. Hosted by Old Dominion University Libraries, DOVE is a collaboration of universities, libraries, and community groups.

Resources for Research on the Desegregation of Virginia Schools

Pulaski County School Board Minutes

Pulaski County School Board Minutes Creator Pulaski County School Board Description The Pulaski County School Board had, prior to 1954, received legal challenges from African American families wishing to improve the quality of education provided to their children. A 1939 petition demanding “equal school facilities to those enjoyed by white pupils” resulted in Pulaski County …

Norma Becker papers

Norma Becker papers Creator Becker, Norma Description Papers, mainly 1963-1968, relating to the social and political concerns of a New York City school teacher. Included are correspondence, form letters, clippings, flyers, newsletters, and other printed matter relating to the United Federation of Teachers’ “Adopt-a-School” program in Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1963; its volunteer teaching …

Fatoullah, Ellice (Recording)

Fatoullah, Ellice (Recording) Creator Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives Description Interview with a University of Wisconsin student recorded in January 1967 concerning her civil rights work and teaching in Prince Edward County, Virginia, during the summer of 1965. Call number WIHVF50-A Date from 1967 Date to Geographic school Prince Edward County, VA Size 1 tape recording …