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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. There is a catalog of these materials on the DOVE Website.

 

From 2011-12, a traveling exhibit entitled "School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve and Empower" was sponsored by the DOVE project. Nearly 100 oral history interviews were conducted and are contained in this digital collection. Additional documents and photographs collected during the DOVE traveling exhibit are also included here. Among the regions represented in the collection are the City of Norfolk, Prince Edward County, Southside Virginia, Charlottesville and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

 

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View a Timeline of School Desegregation in Virginia

 

Visit the DOVE Website

 


Citing oral histories in the DOVE collection:

 

Person interviewed. Title [by Interviewer]. Date, location of interview. Item type. Collection.  URL (date accessed).

 

Example:  Oral history Interview (no transcript):

Allen, Louise P.  Oral History Interview with Louise P. Allen [by Asheligh Devore].  April 6, 2013, in Newport News, Virginia. Audio. DOVE Oral History Collection, Old Dominion University Special Collections and University Archives.  http://dc.lib.odu.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/dove/id/372/  (accessed April 4, 2018).

 

Example:  Oral History Interview transcript:

Cabarrus, Jane Giddens.  Oral History Interview with Jane Giddens Cabarrus [by Joanne Smith Spady].  April 14, 2012, in Melfa, Virginia.  Transcript. DOVE Oral History Collection, Old Dominion University Special Collections and University Archives. http://dc.lib.odu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/dove/id/132/  (accessed April 4, 2018). 

 
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