“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.


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Schools Committee, February 15, 1961, Agenda, League of Women Voters of Arlington

http://projectdaps.org/files/uploads/44-8-65-17.pdf

Outline of developments in desegregation the South as well as in Virginia specifically.

League of Women Voters of Arlington, June 1, 1959, Pupil Assignment and the Courts

http://projectdaps.org/files/uploads/44-8-65-16.pdf

A summary prepared by the League of Women Voters of Arlington regarding Virginia school boards' adopted pupil assignment plans to admit Black students…

League of Women Voters of Arlington, June 1, 1959, Status of Desegregation

http://projectdaps.org/files/uploads/44-8-65-15.pdf

A summary prepared by the League of Women Voters of Arlington regarding localities affected by desegregation and legal developments in Virginia.…

League of Women Voters of Arlington, Schools Briefing, June 1, 1959, Legislative Action

http://projectdaps.org/files/uploads/44-8-65-13.pdf

A briefing prepared by the League of Women Voters of Arlington regarding the Virginia General Assembly's enactment of the Gray Commission's…

Arlington Council on Human Relations, Story of Integration in Arlington, Virginia, November 1964

http://projectdaps.org/files/uploads/44-8-65-9.pdf

Report describing the desegregation of the following in Arlington: movie theaters; housing; Arlington Hospital; and public schools. 8 pages