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Brenda Fields Dallas Schools Desegregation Collection, 1976-2003 | University of North Texas Special Collections

By Robert Lay

Collection Overview

Title: Brenda Fields Dallas Schools Desegregation Collection, 1976-2003Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1994-2003
ID: 01/AR0833
Primary Creator: Fields, Brenda
Extent: 10.0 Linear Feet
Arrangement: All material are arranged chronologically and alphabetically.
Date Acquired: 10/01/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Segregation -- United States
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists primarily of bound court reports concerning the desegregation of public schools in the Dallas Independent School District  as set forth in Tasby v. Estes (N.D. Tex. 1976). In addition to the court documents, there are materials from NAACP public meetings aimed to increase parental involvement in improving Dallas public schools. This includes six VHS recordings of the meetings.

The materials span a twenty-seven year period from 1976-2003, with the bulk of the materials falling during the implementation of the bussing program, 1994-2003.

Collection Historical Note

Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District began as early as 1955 and continued in the early 2000s. This collection documents the legal proceedings following Tasby v. Estes (N.D. Tex. 1976) involving busing plans and efforts to improve education services at minority-majority schools. The materials were accumulated by Brenda Fields, chairwoman of the Dallas NAACP's education committee and co-plaintiff in the case.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2014-69
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Technical Access Note: No transcripts exist for the recorded meetings. These must be viewed at the UNT Media Library.
Acquisition Source: Brenda Fields
Acquisition Method: Donor
Related Materials: The UNT Oral History Program has conducted an interview with Ms. Fields. Transcripts of this oral history will be available through Special Collections once approved. For more information please see http://oralhistory.unt.edu/sites/default/files/SuperCat%20%20as%20of%20Feb%202014.pdf.
Preferred Citation: {Name of Collection}, University of North Texas Special Collections.
Processing Information: Certain items in the collection were damaged by decaying rubber bands during storage. This residue has been removed as much as possible while preserving the original form of the document. Where necessary, acid-free dividers have been inserted to prevent any remaining residue from damaging other documents.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 2: VideoAdd to your cart.
 
Box 24Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642850
Item 1: Dallas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Public Hearing on Education, February 6, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Format: T-120 VHS cassette
Item 2: NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Forum, North Park Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, Volume 1, March 1, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Format: T-120 VHS cassette
Item 3: NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Forum, North Park Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, Volume 2, March 1, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Format: T-120 VHS cassette
Item 4: Dallas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Education Forum, Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church, Volume 1, April 12, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Format: T-120 VHS cassette
Item 5: Dallas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Education Public Hearing, Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church, Volume 2, April 12, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Format: T-120 VHS cassette
Item 6: African American Advisory Committee, Dallas Public Schools, Community Forum on Superintendent Search, [undated]Add to your cart.
 
Format: T-120 VHS cassette

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