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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 Purdue University Black Cultural Center, founded in 1969, serves to provide support and a home-away-from-home for Black students, as well as education for the general campus community. The materials in this collection document the programs, activities, and community created by and surrounding the Black Cultural Center.
Dates: 1969 - 2018

Luther S. Williams papers

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20210218