Wayne State University Department of African American Studies Records
Scope and Content
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.
- Wayne State University (Organization)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English
Collection is open for research.
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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.
6 Linear Feet (6 SB)
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.
Arranged in 3 series, with folders arranged alphabetically.
Materials were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by Michael T. Martin in 1991.
Processed and finding aid written by Mark Prindiville on July 14, 2017.
- Guide to the Wayne State University Department of African American Studies Records
- Processed by Mark Prindiville.
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