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Wayne State University Department of African American Studies Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000689
This collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, classroom materials, articles, financial records, event information, and project materials. In addition, the audiovisual file contains photographs, which highlight the members of CBS.

Dates

  • 1964-1988

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (6 SB)

Abstract

The Wayne State University Department of African American Studies was formed in 1970. Its predecessor names were, the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Black Studies. The files mainly reflect the department's activities from 1970 to 1984 with some materials dating from the mid 1960s.

History

The Department of African American Studies began as the Center for Black Studies after a student demonstration in 1970 stimulated the idea for the designated field of study. Another student demonstration in 1989 led to the moniker, Department of Africana Studies, before being changed again in 2015 to the Department of African American Studies.

Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series, with folders arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

Materials were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by Michael T. Martin in 1991.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Mark Prindiville on July 14, 2017.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Department of African American Studies Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Mark Prindiville.
Date
2017-07-14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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