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Creator:Woman's Club of Claymont (Del.)
Title:Woman's Club of Claymont (Del.) records
Date(s):1920-2002
Call No:MSS 0532
Abstract:The Woman's Club of Claymont (Del.), records, spanning the dates 1920-2002, and detail the social and civic life of this women's club located in Claymont, Delaware.
Subjects:Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--20th century | Women in community organization--Delaware--History--20th century | Voluntarism--Delaware--History--20th century | Claymont (Del.)--History--20th century
Creator:Smilack, Virginia Tryon
Title:Virginia Tryon Smilack collection relating to the desegregation of Claymont, DE
Date(s):1995-2004
Call No:MSS 0855
Abstract:Virginia Tryon Smilack is the daughter of the late Dr. Sager Tryon, former Vice President of the Claymont, Delaware School Board. During his tenure, the school board was the first[...] in the state to desegregate a public school in 1952, two years before the 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education. These cases were part of a total of five lawsuits that were part of Brown v. Board, and were used as an example that integration could work in school systems. The Virginia Tryon Smilack collection relating to the desegregation of Claymont, DE documents the background and commemoration of events before, during, and after the desegregation of Claymont High School.
Subjects:Segregation in education--Delaware--History--20th century | Civil rights--Delaware--History--20th century | Oral History--Delaware--20th century | Claymont (Del.)--History--20th century
Creator:Delaware Academy of Science. Iron Hill Museum
Title:Iron Hill Museum oral history recordings and transcripts
Date(s):2003-2010
Call No:MSS 0587
Abstract:The Iron Hill Museum oral history collection consists of 37 interviews (recorded on 59 audio cassettes) documenting the history of the Iron Hill School #112C, which was one of the[...] African American schools built in Delaware with funds provided by Pierre S. du Pont. Additional interviews in this collection document life in the Iron Hill community and nearby Pleasant Valley, as well as education provided in a few other Delaware schools in Hockessin, Milton, and Claymont.
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Subjects:African Americans--Education--Delaware--History--20th century | Education--Newark (Del.)--History--20th century | Oral History--Delaware--Newark--20th century | Segregation in education--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects