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Box 1

 Container

Contains 13 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative information, 1963 - 1969

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 1
Scope and Contents Documents relating to the increased need for African American Studies and support for African American students at Purdue.

Publications, 1969 - 1985

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 2
Scope and Contents Newsletters and papers released by Africana Studies and African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue.

Events, 1969 - 1989

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 3
Scope and Contents Promotional materials related to events related to African American Studies and Research Center.

Black Student Program Newsletter, 1969 - 1970

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 2, File 1
Scope and Contents Two issues of the Black Student Program Newsletter, one dated August 1969 and one dated October 1970, issued monthly by the Office of the Coordinator of Black Student Programs.

From the Desk of the Black Advisor, 1970

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 2, File 2
Scope and Contents Two copies of "From the Desk of the Black Advisor" newsletter dated April 1970.

Nommo, 1977 - 1985

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 2, File 3
Scope and Contents Fifteen issues of Nommo, the newsletter of Africana Studies and Research Center.

Africana Studies Occasional Papers, 1978 - 1980

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 2, File 4
Scope and Contents Five papers published by Africana Studies and Research Center: "Richard Wright's 'American Hunger': The Educational Continuum" by Barry D. Amis, 1978 (2 copies); "That's Howard -- Not Harvard" by Rita D. Woods, 1978; "U.S. Investments in Southern Africa" by Randall Robinson, 1978; "Blacks and U.S. Policy Towards Africa" by Elliott P. Skinner, 1979; "Peasants, Feudalism and Revolution in Ethiopia?" by William A. Shack, 1980.

Correspondence, memoranda, brochure on Purdue History Department and Indiana, 1963 - 1969

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156, Series 1, File 1
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of an open letter to President Frederick L. Hovde, dated July 9, 1963, about "equal opportunity for Negroes" at Purdue, encouraging the creation of a faculty committee to investigate the issue, signed by 83 faculty members; memorandum from George Hawkins, Vice President for Academic Affairs, dated June 18, 1968, to the faculty regarding the curriculum of the Department of History; memorandum from George Hawkins, dated August 15, 1968, sharing an open letter by the faculty...

Africana Studies information, circa 1975

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Identifier: UA 156, Series 1, File 2
Scope and Contents "Africana Studies at Purdue" brochure and "Africana Studies: A Rap" in question-and-answer format.

Africa Week and Black Week schedules, 1969 - 1970

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Identifier: UA 156, Series 3, File 1
Scope and Contents Two copies of Black Week Schedule, November 6-15, 1969. Schedule for Africa Week, sponsored by the African Students' Association, April 19-April 25, 1970. Events include lectures, movies, exhibits, and performances.

Event announcement flyers, 1983 - 1985

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Identifier: UA 156, Series 3, File 2
Scope and Contents Five promotional flyers for lectures and events sponsored by the Africana Studies and Research Center, later known as the Afro-American Studies Center. Lectures included are "A Focus on Ghana" by Joseph K. Baffour-Senkyire on March 22, 1983; "Beyond Malcolm X: Revolution and Evolution in the 20th Century" by Dr. James Jackson on February 13, 1985; "Talks on the Caribbean" by Willie L. Baber on April 9, 1985; "Corruption and Democracy in Nigeria" by Larry K. Diamond on April 9, 1985. Also...

Annual Symposium, 1985 - 1989

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Identifier: UA 156, Series 3, File 3
Scope and Contents Includes Press Release, Schedule of Events, and two photographs of keynote speaker St. Clair Drake from the 1985 First Annual Symposium "Towards an Afro-American Social Philosophy for the 1990's" as well as flyer with schedule of events for the 1989 Fifth Annual Symposium "Technology and Health: Partners in Development."

African American Studies records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 156
Scope and Contents The African American Studies records contain information and publications related to the African American Studies program at Purdue University, including newsletters, publications, and information about sponsored events dating from the early days of the program in the 1960s through the mid-1980s. Most of the materials in this collection were published under one of the program's previous names, as Africana Studies or Afro-American Studies.