David G. Jay Papers
Scope and Contents
The David G. Jay papers, 1972-1995, consist of files maintained by Richard F. Griffin and David G. Jay, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the Buffalo School desegregation case, from 1972 through 1995. The files include papers submitted to the court, orders of the court, hearing exhibits, transcripts of hearings and depositions, plaintiffs' notes and analyses of Board data and proposals, plaintiffs' correspondence, Board of Education proposals, reports and data, and press clippings. Related materials are located in the Citizens Council for human Relations, Inc. (CCHR) files and the files of the Citizens Commission on School Desegregation housed in the University Archives, permanent records filed in federal court, records maintained by the Buffalo Branch of the NAACP, and records maintained by the other parties to the suit.
A partial inventory is available upon request.
- Jay, David G. (Person)
Terms of Access and Use
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Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
David G. Jay was a lawyer who worked for the plaintiffs in the court proceedings relating to the desegregation of the Buffalo Public School System. The case, Arthur v. Nyquist, is a school desegregation case initiated in federal court in 1972 by plaintiffs George Arthur, Norman Goldfarb, William and Wilhelmina P. Seales,John Medige, the Citizens Council for Human Relations, Inc., and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Buffalo Branch, alleging that defendants Ewald P. Nyquist, Commissioner of Education of the State of New York, Joseph Manch, Superintendent of Schools of the City of Buffalo, and the Board of Education of the City of Buffalo had created, maintained, permitted, condoned, and perpetuated racially segregated schools in the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Metropolitan area. The City of Buffalo was later added as a named defendant. Intervenors in the case included Buffalo Teacher's Federation, handicapped students, bilingual students, and the Buffalo Municipal Civil Service Commission. The case was assigned to John T. Curtain, Chief Judge for the Western District of New York.
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Language of Materials
Materials related to the desegregation of the Buffalo Public School System, created or received by David G. Jay through the course of his work as a lawyer during the court proceedings that guided the desegregation process. This collection includes correspondence, court briefs, notes, newspaper clippings, depositions, court exhibits, internal and external reports, and statistical data.
The collection is arranged by subject.
The David G. Jay Papers were gifted to University Archives by David G. Jay, in December, 1991 as accession number 91-037, and in 1996.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Unprocessed collection; finding aid encoded by Rebecca Cobb, August 2018.
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- Finding Aid for the David G. Jay Papers
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- 30 July 2018
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