“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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Program, "NAACP Arlington Branch 1959 Membership Kickoff Drive," 1959


Program for "NAACP Arlington Branch 1959 Membership Kickoff Drive," held at St. John's Baptist Church on March 15, 1959. Barbara Marx is lists as a…

Letter to Mable Alston from W. Lester Banks, 1959


Letter to Mabel Alston, Advisor, Arlington County Youth Council, from W. Lester Banks, Executive Secretary, Seventh District, Virginia NAACP.…

Flyer, Thurgood Marshall Speech, 1954


Flyer advertising Thurgood Marshall appearance at Hoffman Boston High School on March 29, 1954. Event sponsored by Arlington Branch, NAACP

Meeting Agenda, 1959


Meeting agenda for unnamed NAACP branch for February 26, 1959. Barbara Marx is scheduled to speak on school desegregation progress. Marx has…

Handwritten Notes, 1959


Handwritten notes taken by Barbara Marx at the December 5, 1959, meeting of the Seventh District, Virginia NAACP. Numbered to match issues as listed…