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.
Cynde Peace says
Re your Wakefield Posters.
I am one of the Poster-artists in 1970. Elaine Teer’s work is also included.
Thanks for sharing these, it was wonderful to see that blast- from the past!
Kind regards from Texas
Shawn Teer says
Thanks for posting the artwork. My sister is Elaine Teer and I google her name every once in awhile to see if anything new comes up regards to her artwork. My dad lost some in a storage unit and I hope someday will be able to get something back. It was nice to see something from her high school days. Wish she was still here.
Joi Kudirka says
I don’t know if you remember me. I was Elaine’s roommate at VCU and we were friends from the time we met until she died.
I google her too which how I found your message. I have a lot of her artwork as well aspictures of her. Although I don’t want to part with it now, I think you should have it ultimately so it can be kept in her family.
Your Mom sends me a Christmas card each year so she know how to get in touch with me.