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Purdue University. Black Cultural Center


Historical Information

The Purdue University Black Cultural Center (BCC) was established in 1969 as an educational, event, and community-building location for the entire campus. The Center was originally located in a house on University Street, where it existed for nearly 30 years before a new center opened in 1999. The Black Cultural Center includes a library, study rooms, and meeting rooms for student and staff use. Throughout its existence, the BCC has hosted and sponsored numerous programs, events, and activities through its mission to further education, awareness, and understanding among different cultures.


UA 176, Purdue University Black Cultural Center records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.


Purdue University Black Cultural Center. Part of the Purdue University Family of Sites. Accessed November 11, 2020.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University Black Cultural Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 176
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document the programs, activities, and community created by and surrounding the Purdue University Black Cultural Center (BCC) from its inception in 1969 up until the present day. It includes publications about the African American community; newspaper clippings and marketing material created by or with the subject of the BCC; photographs of the BCC, its events, students, and staff; speeches delivered by or about the BCC; correspondence between members of the BCC...
Dates: 1969 - 2023; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

Luther S. Williams papers

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20210218