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African American Studies Records

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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Administrative Records

Wilson Whitley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament

Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Study Abroad Programs

Unprocessed accessions



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African American Studies Records, 1990-2001 | University of Houston Libraries

By Bobby Marlin

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Collection Overview

Title: African American Studies Records, 1990-2001

ID: 09/2001-005

Primary Creator: University of Houston. African American Studies Program

Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2001

Subjects: Eusan, Lynn Cecilia, University of Houston, University of Houston. African American Studies Program., Whitley, Wilson

Forms of Material: Annual reports, Brochures, Catalogs (documents), Reports, Souvenirs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The processed collection consists of 2.5 linear feet of materials. These materials arrived at the archives in relatively good order, which has been maintained where possible. The collection includes information about the history of the African American Studies Program, the First Annual Wilson Whitley Golf Tournament, fellowship programs, and study abroad programs. Materials in the collection include annual reports, brochures, catalogs, development plans, grant proposals, and reports to the community. This collection is divided into four series: Administrative Records, Wilson Whitley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament, Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards; and Study Abroad Programs. The collection covers the years from 1990 to 2001 with one item, a Tribute to Lynn Eusan, from 1971.

An additional 6 linear feet of material has since been added to the collection, but is not yet fully processed. Please contact the curator with questions about access to these materials.

Biographical Note

In response to student demands, the African American Studies Program was established during the late 1960s. The program offers courses that focus on the history and culture of African Americans and the contributions that people of African descent have made to American and world civilizations.

Over the past thirty years the African American Studies Program has added new courses, received additional and continuous funding, stimulated increased student interest, and expanded its associated cultural activities and community presence. Recruitment and retention of African American students has also been an important goal of the African American Studies Program. Enrollment now (as of 2002) stands at over 1,600 students.

The organization outlined its goals for the nineties as: (1) creating a new generation of leaders who challenge stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and belief systems that hinder the intellectual emancipation and personal growth of all members of society, (2) promoting a mutual understanding between various ethnic and cultural groups of the university, and (3) developing an awareness of the richness of the African American experience and the contributions of African Americans to society.

References:

African American Studies Program Handout, Box 2, folder 1.

Subject/Index Terms

Eusan, Lynn Cecilia
University of Houston
University of Houston. African American Studies Program.
Whitley, Wilson

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions: The material in this collection is in the public domain. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Acquisition Method: Transferred by African American Studies Program, 2001. Addition materials arrived in 2016 as accession #2016-014.

Preferred Citation: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting.

Processing Information: Bobby Marlin, March 2002

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised February 21, 2017


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative Records, 1990-2001],
[Series 2: Wilson Whitley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament, 1992-1994],
[Series 3: Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, 1995-1996],
[Series 4: Study Abroad Programs, 1996-1999],
[Series 5: Unprocessed accessions],
[All]

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1990-2001
Arranged alphabetically, this series contains forty-six folders dating from 1990 to 2001. Overall, the original folder order has been maintained. This series contains a wide range of materials relating to the administration of the African American Studies program. Materials include annual reports, development plans, reports to the community, grant proposals, newsletters, and publications. This series also contains grievance procedures and policy guidelines for the program.
Box 1
Folder 1: Activities Summary, Spring 1992
Folder 2: Activities Summary, Fall 1992
Folder 3: Annual Report, 1991-1993
Folder 4: Annual Report, 1994-1995
Folder 4a: Annual Report, 2008-2009
Folder 4b: Annual Report, 2009-2010
Folder 5: Atlas Travel Inc., 1993
Folder 6: Black Exchange, 1994-1995
Folder 7: Books, African American Studies, 1998
Folder 8: Brochure Revisions, 1992-1993
Folder 9: Budget Line Item, 1991-1992
Folder 10: Catalogs, Miscellaneous, 1993-2001
Folder 11: Catalogs, Film and Video, 1993-1998
Folder 12: Center for the Study of African American Culture, 1992-1995
Folder 13: Conference, First Annual African Holocaust, 1994
Folder 14: Conference, National (Letters sent), 1994
Folder 15: Development Plan, 1992-1993
Folder 16: Development Plan, 1993-1994
Folder 17: Dinner President, 1993
Folder 18: Fundraising, 1994-1995
Folder 19: Graduation Reception, 1995
Folder 20: Grant Proposal, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1992-1993
Folder 21: Grievance Procedures/Policy, 1995
Folder 22: Haley, D. Chairperson of the French Committee, 1992-1993
Folder 23: Harris, Bernard, 1994
Folder 24: Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications, College of, 1999
Folder 25: Institute for African American Policy Research, 1995
Folder 26: Karenga, Dr. Maulana, 1995
Folder 27: Logo, Camera Ready, undated
Folder 28: Minority Male Initiative, 1992
Folder 29: Minors' Association, 1993-1997
Folder 30: Newsletter, 1992-1996
Box 2
Folder 1: Program Informational/History, 1990-1995
Folder 2: Programs, Various Institutions, 1990-1992
Folder 3: Publications, undated
Folder 4: Recruitment, Biology, undated
Folder 5: Recruitment, Minority, 1997
Folder 6: Report to the Community, 1993-1994
Folder 7: Retention Focus Group, 1993
Folder 8: Special Projects, May 1995
Folder 9: Speakers, 1996-1997
Folder 10: Student Publications, 1995
Folder 11: Teen Forum, 1995
Folder 12: Twenty-fifth Anniversary, 1993-1994
Folder 13: Urban Experience Program, 1995
Folder 14: Video Inventory, 1997
Folder 15: Walk-A-thon, Friends Committee, 1994
Folder 16: Women's History Panel, 1996

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative Records, 1990-2001],
[Series 2: Wilson Whitley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament, 1992-1994],
[Series 3: Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, 1995-1996],
[Series 4: Study Abroad Programs, 1996-1999],
[Series 5: Unprocessed accessions],
[All]

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