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The Special Collections is located on the east side of the Library at the front of the 3rd floor.

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Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0256
telephone (757) 683-4483
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The Papers of Archie L. Boswell

BIOGRAPHY

Archie L. Boswell, an attorney from Norfolk, represented the plaintiffs in the two cases, James v. Duckworth and James v. Almond, initiated to reopen the Norfolk public schools closed to avoid integration as part of Virginia's Massive Resistance legislation.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

The collection consists of papers relating to the two cases and includes various legal materials, correspondence, notes, background research, and other items

ACCESS

Open to researchers without restrictions.  Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.

SIZE

Two hollinger document cases

COLLECTION NUMBER

MG 59

PREFERRED CITATION

[Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Papers of Archie Boswell, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

CONTAINER LISTING

BOX 1 JAMES VS. DUCKWORTH

Folder 1 Correspondence, January 1959 - June 1959
Folder 2 Correspondence, July 1959 - October 1959
Folder 3 Correspondence, November 1959 - August 1961
Folder 4 Court Papers
Folder 5 Brief for Appellants
Folder 6 Reply and Appendix to Brief
Folder 7 Appeal
Folder 8 Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Folder 9 Financial
Folder 10 Newspaper Clippings
Folder 11 Notes
Folder 12 Norfolk City Council
Folder 13 Miscellaneous

BOX 2 JAMES VS. ALMOND

Folder 1 Correspondence, October 1958-December 1958
Folder 2 Correspondence, January 1959-June 1960
Folder 3 Court Papers, I
Folder 4 Court Papers, II
Folder 5 Trial Proceedings
Folder 6 Plaintiff's Trial Memorandum
Folder 7 Brief on Behalf of Defendants
Folder 8 Brief on Behalf of Petitioner, Harrison vs. Day
Folder 9 Background Information
Folder 10 Norfolk City Ordinances
Folder 11 Notes, Lists
Folder 12 Printed Materials
Folder 13 Duplicate Material

Revised: 9/24/2009