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Creator:Smilack, Virginia Tryon
Title:Virginia Tryon Smilack collection relating to the desegregation of Claymont, DE
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:Owens family
Title:Frank E. and Anna Hayes Owens family papers
Call No:MSS 0680
Abstract:The Frank E. and Anna Hayes Owens family papers comprises 14.3 linear feet of materials, spanning the dates between 1900 and 2011, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, travel brochures, reel-to-reel[...] tapes, magazines, fanzines, and other materials documenting intergenerational American family life in Delaware.
Subjects:Civil rights--Delaware--History--20th century | School integration--Delaware--History--20th century | Radio programs--United States--History--20th century | Jazz audiences--United States | More Subjects