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Edward H. Peeples, Jr. papers n.d., 1915, 1920s-2005

Repository: Virginia Commonwealth University. Special Collections and Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes an audio tape of an interview of Peeples by Amy Dail (student at Governor's School), on Nov. 29, 2002.

Collection Description (Extant): The Papers of Dr. Edward H. Peeples, Jr. document his long career in education and public health and in his activities as a promoter of social justice in a variety of human rights reforms in Virginia and other places across the south. The collection is especially strong in the areas of race and discrimination, poverty, public health and school inequality from the 1950s through the 1980s including materials relating to the closing of public schools in Virginia's Prince Edward County. Other subject areas include the early history of Virginia Commonwealth University (1967-early 1970s) and various programs associated with the University, human relations in Richmond and Virginia, and the aftermath of Hurricane Camille (1969). The materials in the collection include a large of amount of correspondence, reports, and publications. Also included in the collection are newspaper and journal clippings, photographs (many of Prince Edward County and other areas in Virginia taken by Peeples), slides, phonographs, and other materials. The bulk of the collection dates from 1950s through 2005.

Date(s): 1915, 1920s-2005

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Accession Number: M 342

Extent: 33 linear feet

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the unprocessed addition to the Ed Peeples, Jr. papers.

Interviewees: Edward H. Peeples, Jr.

Rights (Extant): There are no restrictions.


Civil rights movements--Virginia
Civil rights workers
College teachers
Race discrimination--Virginia
Segregation in education--Virginia--Prince Edward County
Virginia--Race relations
White supremacy movements


Sound recordings


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