01/AR0833 Guide to the Brenda Fields Dallas Schools Desegregation Collection Fields, Brenda Dallas Schools Desegregation Collection Finding Aid Authors: Robert Lay.

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Guide to the Brenda Fields Dallas Schools Desegregation Collection 1976/2003 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Brenda Fields Dallas Schools Desegregation Collection 1976-2003 1994-2003 01/AR0833 Fields, Brenda 10.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
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Administrative History:

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.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Segregation -- United States
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Donor

Accruals:

2014-69

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Brenda Fields Dallas Schools Desegregation Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

The UNT Oral History Program has conducted an interview with Ms. Fields.

Information about related materials is available at https://oralhistory.unt.edu/oh-1786

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

No transcripts exist for the recorded meetings. These must be viewed at the UNT Media Library.

Arrangement of Materials:

All material are arranged chronologically and alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id110968 Manuscripts 1976-2003 Scope and Contents

Series contains bound court reports, minutes from NAACP organizing meetings, and other documents associated with the court-ordered desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District.

id110969 1 642827 id110970 1 1 Final Order April 7, 1976 id110971 1 2 Court Order July 26, 1982 id110972 1 3 Annotated Amended Judgment September 25, 1987 id110973 1 4 Memorandum Opinion and Order Regarding Unitary Status July 26, 1994 id110974 1 5 Press Clipping - "NAACP holds public meetings to explain school board protests," Dallas Morning News April 1, 1997 id110975 1 6 African American Advisory Committee Agenda for Education Policy and Strategy December 14, 2002 id110976 1 7 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Dallas Branch, Education Commitee Meeting February 17, 2003 id110977 1 8 Report to the Court of the Dallas Independent School District and Appendix A February 15, 1994 id110978 1 9 Report to the Court of the Dallas Independent School District, Appendices B-E February 15, 1994 id110979 1 10 Report to the Court of the Dallas Independent School District, Appendices F-H February 15, 1994 id110980 2 642828 id110981 2 1 Report to the Court of the Dallas Independent School District, Appendix I, Parts 1 and 2 February 15, 1994 id110982 2 2 Report to the Court of the Dallas Independent School District, Appendix J, Parts 1 and 2 February 15, 1994 id110983 2 3 Report to the Court of the Dallas Independent School District, Appendices J (part 3)-L February 15, 1994 id110984 2 4 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendix A July 15, 1994 id110985 2 5 Dallas Independent School District, Report to the Court, Appendix B July 15, 1994 id110986 2 6 Dallas Independent School District, Report to the Court, Appendices C and D July 15, 1994 id110987 3 642829 id110988 3 1 Dallas Independent School District, Report to the Court, Appendices E and F July 15, 1994 id110989 3 2 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices G-I July 15, 1994 id110990 3 3 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1993-1994 August 15, 1994 id110991 3 4 District Response to the Audit Report of the U.S. Federal District Court-Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Indepenedent School District 1993-1994 November 1994 id110992 3 5 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendices A and B February 15, 1995 id110993 3 6 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices C-E February 15, 1995 id110994 4 642830 id110995 4 1 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices F and G February 15, 1995 id111031 4 2 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices H and I February 15, 1995 id111033 4 3 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices I (part 2) and J February 15, 1995 id111034 4 4 Dallas Independent School District Special Report Submitted to the Court on the Audit of the Transportation Services for Majority-to-Minority and Magnet Programs February 15, 1995 id111036 4 5 Dallas Independent School District Special Report Submitted to the Court on the Magnet Selection Criteria February 15, 1995 id111037 4 6 Dallas Independent School District Special Report Submitted to the Court on the Tag Selection Criteria February 15, 1995 id111038 4 7 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendices A and B August 15, 1995 id111039 5 642831 id111040 5 1 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendix C August 15, 1995 id111041 5 2 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices D-F August 15, 1995 id111042 5 3 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices G-I August 15, 1995 id111043 5 4 Dallas Independent School District August 15 Report Submitted August 19, 1995 to the Court and Appendix A August 19, 1995 id111044 5 5 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1994-1995 September 15, 1995 id111045 5 6 The District's Response to the Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1994-1995 November 1995 id111046 6 642832 id111047 6 1 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendix A February 15, 1996 id111048 6 2 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices B-E February 15, 1996 id111049 6 3 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices F and G February 15, 1996 id111050 6 4 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices H and I (part 1) February 15, 1996 id111051 6 5 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices I (part 2)-J February 15, 1996 id111052 6 6 Progress/Status Report of Responses to the Court Auditor February 15, 1996 id111053 7 642833 id111054 7 1 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1995-1996 - Part One July 15, 1996 id111055 7 2 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendices A and B August 27, 1996 id111056 7 3 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendix C August 27, 1996 id111057 7 4 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendix D August 27, 1996 id111058 7 5 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices E-G August 27, 1996 id111059 7 6 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices H-J August 27, 1996 id111060 8 642834 id111061 8 1 Dallas Independent School District Responses to the Court Auditor's Report August 27, 1996 id111062 8 2 Dallas Independent School District Progress/Status Report of the Responses to the Court Auditor and Appendix E August 27, 1996 id111063 8 3 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1995-1996 - Part Two October 28, 1996 id111064 8 4 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendices A and B February 15, 1997 id111065 8 5 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices C-E February 15, 1997 id111066 8 6 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices F and G February 15, 1997 id111255 9 642835 id111256 9 1 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices H and I (part 1) February 15, 1997 id111257 9 2 Dallas Independent School Distrct, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices I (part 2) February 15, 1997 id111258 9 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendices A and B August 15, 1997 id111260 9 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix C August 15, 1997 id111262 9 5 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix D August 15, 1997 id111263 9 6 Dallas Independent School District, Appendices E-F August 15, 1997 id111288 10 642836 id111289 10 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices G and H August 15, 1997 id111290 10 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices H (supplemental)-J August 15, 1997 id111292 10 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix K August 15, 1997 id111293 10 4 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1996-1997 September 15, 1997 id111294 10 5 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendix A February 15, 1998 id111296 10 6 Dallas Indepedent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices B-E February 15, 1998 id111300 11 642837 id111301 11 1 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices F-G February 15, 1998 id111302 11 2 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices H-I (part 1) February 15, 1998 id111303 11 3 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices I (part 2) and J February 15, 1998 id111304 11 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A August 15, 1998 id111305 11 5 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices B and C August 15, 1998 id111306 12 642838 id111307 12 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix D August 15, 1998 id111308 12 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices E, F, and H August 15, 1998 id111309 12 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices I and J August 15, 1998 id111310 12 4 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1997-1998 September 15, 1998 id111311 12 5 Response to the External Court Auditor's Annual Report Dated September 15, 1998 February 16, 1999 id111312 12 6 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court and Appendix A February 15, 1999 id111321 13 642839 id111335 13 1 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices B-E February 15, 1999 id111336 13 2 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices F and G February 15, 1999 id111337 13 3 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendix H February 15, 1999 id111338 13 4 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendices I (part one)-J February 15, 1999 id111339 13 5 Dallas Independent School District, Report Submitted to the Court, Appendix K February 15, 1999 id111341 13 6 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A August 16, 1999 id111357 14 642840 id111358 14 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices B and C August 16, 1999 id111359 14 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix D August 16, 1999 id111360 14 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices E and F August 16, 1999 id111361 14 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix G August 16, 1999 id111362 15 642841 id111363 15 1 Dallas Independent School District, Appendix G (2nd copy) August 16, 1999 id111364 15 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices H-J August 16, 1999 id111365 15 3 Annual Report to the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1998-1999 September 15, 1999 id111366 15 4 Response to the External Court Auditor's 1998-1999 Annual Report on the Court-Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District October 16, 1999 id111367 15 5 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A February 15, 2000 id111368 15 6 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices B-D February 15, 2000 id111374 16 642842 id111376 16 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix E February 15, 2000 id111378 16 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, F-G February 15, 2000 id111379 16 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A August 15, 2000 id111380 16 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices B and C August 15, 2000 id111381 16 5 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices D and E August 15, 2000 id111397 17 642843 id111398 17 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices F and G id111399 17 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix G August 15, 2000 id111400 17 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices H-J August 15, 2000 id111401 17 4 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 1999-2000 September 22, 2000 id111402 17 5 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A February 15, 2001 id111403 18 642844 id111404 18 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices B-D February 15, 2001 id111405 18 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix E February 15, 2001 id111406 18 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices F-H February 15, 2001 id111407 18 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A August 22, 2001 id111408 18 5 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendics B and C August 22, 2001 id111410 19 642845 id111411 19 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices D and E August 22, 2001 id111412 19 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix F August 22, 2001 id111413 19 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix G August 22, 2001 id111414 19 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices H and I August 22, 2001 id111415 19 5 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 2000-2001 (3 copies) September 22, 2001 id111416 20 642846 id111417 20 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Response to the Elementary and Secondary Bilingual/ESL (English as a Second Language) Evaluation Reports 2000-2001 September 2001 id111418 20 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A February 15, 2002 id111419 20 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices B-D February 15, 2002 id111420 20 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix E February 15, 2002 id111421 20 5 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices F-H February 15, 2002 id111422 20 6 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report August 22, 2002 id111450 21 642847 id111451 21 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Attachment August 22, 2002 id111452 21 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Parts 1 and 2 September 16, 2002 id111453 21 3 Annual Report of the External Court Auditor on the Court Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District 2001-2002 (4 copies) October 16, 2002 id111454 21 4 Dallas Independent School District Response to Report of the External Court Auditor October 18, 2002 id111455 21 5 Executive Summary, 2001-2002 District Performance: Academic Excellence Indicator System October 2002 id111456 21 6 Dallas Independent School District Assessment Observation and Interview Sheet November 6-8, 2002 id111457 21 7 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report and Appendix A February 18, 2003 id111458 22 642848 id111459 22 1 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendices B-D id111460 22 2 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix E February 18, 2003 id111461 22 3 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix F and G February 18, 2003 id111462 22 4 Dallas Independent School District, Court Report, Appendix H February 19, 2003 id111463 22 5 Magnet Schools Assessment Report Interviews March 2003 id111464 22 6 Plaintiff's Responses to the Court's Questions at Conclusion of Hearing; Defendant's Response to Court's Post-Trial Questions; Defendant's Post-Trial Proposed Findings of Fact; Defendant's Post-Trial Proposed Conclusions of Law April 25, 2003 id111465 23 642849 id111466 23 1 Defendant's Reply to Plaintiff's Responses to the Court's Questions; Defendant's Objections and Corrections to Plaintiff's Supplemental Proposed Findings of Facts; Defendant's Amended and Supplemental Proposed Findings and Facts; and Plaintiff's Second Supplemental Proposed Findings of Fact May 30, 2003 id111467 23 2 Administration's Response to the Evaluation of Components of the 2002-2003 Magnet Program 2003 id111468 23 3 Course Descriptions, Objectives and Notes Submitted by Curriculum Development Committees 2003 id111469 23 4 Evaluation of Components of the 2002-2003 Magnet Program, Special Report, Part I 2003 id111470 23 5 Evaluation of Components of the 2002-2003 Magnet Program, Special Report, Part II 2003 id111471 24 642850 id111472 24 1 Evaluation of Components of the 2002-2003 Magnet Program, Special Report, Part III 2003 id111473 24 2 Survey of Graduating Magnet High School Seniors for 2002-2003 2003
id111601 Video id111602 24 642850 id111603 24 Dallas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Public Hearing on Education February 6, 1997 T-120 VHS cassette id111639 24 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Forum, North Park Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, Volume 1 March 1, 1997 T-120 VHS cassette id111640 24 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Forum, North Park Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, Volume 2 March 1, 1997 T-120 VHS cassette id111641 24 Dallas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Education Forum, Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church, Volume 1 April 12, 1997 T-120 VHS cassette id111642 24 Dallas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Education Public Hearing, Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church, Volume 2 April 12, 1997 T-120 VHS cassette id111643 24 African American Advisory Committee, Dallas Public Schools, Community Forum on Superintendent Search [undated] T-120 VHS cassette