“Project DAPS” is a unique online exhibition & searchable database of archival materials related to the desegregation of Arlington Public Schools. Project DAPS is culled from the holdings of the Arlington Public Library’s Community Archives in the Center for Local History.
Visit our virtual exhibit to learn more about the people and events that make up this important story in our community’s history. Browse by collection or by item to explore the archival materials.
Newspaper Clipping, Daily Sun, 1956
[Arlington] Daily Sun clipping from May 18, 1956. Article deals with Governor Thomas B. Stanley reconsidering the Gray Commission's plan for school…
Project DAPS: The Desegregation of Arlington Public Schools
At 8:45 a.m. on February 2, 1959, four young students from the nearby Hall’s Hill neighborhood entered Stratford Junior High...
Recently Added Items
Confidential Legal Memorandum, Arlington County, Virginia Inter-Departmental Memorandum to Arthur W. Gosling, Superintendent of School from Cynthia L. Perry, Assistant County Attorney, "Changes to Busing Plan", November 12, 1986.
Attorney opinion on the School Board's ability to consider changes to the busing plan and whether the School Board is bound by the busing plan…
Newspaper article, "Justices Let Norfolk End Court-Ordered Busing Plan", Washington Post, November 4, 1986, pg. A1.
Newspaper article, "Justices Let Norfolk End Court-Ordered Busing Plan", Washington Post, November 4, 1986, pg. A1. 2 pages.
Arlington Public Schools, Students Enrolled in Arlington Schools from the Nauck area as of April 2, 1986, April 30, 1986.
Listing by school, grade and total Black students in grades K-6 and total Black students in school.
Memorandum: to Margaret Heckard from Thomas A. Newman, Jr., Supervisor of Transportation, "Students transported for desegregation", October 9, 1986.
Listing by schools and number of students with handwritten notes.
"1985-86 Home School Enrollment of Drew Students as of March, 1986."
Listing by school, grade and total students.