War, drugs, sports and the Film Club showing of “Dracula.”
All were on the minds and walls of Wakefield High School as the ’60s became the ’70s in South Arlington.
It’s an era preserved in the Library’s Virginia Room archives, featuring a wealth of bold, silk-screened works by student-artists who had neither PowerPoint nor Facebook to push daily happenings to their fellow Warriors. The Wakefield poster collection, some 90 pieces in all as donated by alumnus David Crist (’70), has now been digitized and made fully searchable, thanks to support from the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.
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The Virginia Room officially preserves the County’s history as made – and interpreted – by people like the students of Wakefield High School, 1969-70. With our growing digital tools, Arlington Public Library is making that history more available than ever before.
Through the Library website, our archives are now always open. Find this collection and more online in our Arlington’s Story Digital Archive.