The DOVE project was created to identify, locate, catalog and encourage the preservation of records that document Virginia’s school desegregation process of schools, grades K-12 and higher education institutions from the 1940s to 1980s.
The DOVE Collection contains materials dated mainly from the early 1950s through the 70s. Also included are oral histories and documents collected during the DOVE traveling exhibit‘School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve and Empower. Among the regions represented in the collection are the City of Norfolk, Prince Edward County, Southside Virginia, Charlottesville and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Included in the collection are photographs, documents, newspaper clippings and other items. Additional material will be added in the future.