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International Study, Work, and Cultural Opportunities at Northeastern University: Report, 1979

 File — Box: 3


From the Series: This series documents the administration and operation of the Department of African American Studies from its inception in 1973 through the early 2000s. Records include correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, event fliers, budget and financial reports, departmental operating procedures, and brochures.

The African-American Institute and African American Studies Department (1973-1982) subseries documents the early years of the Department when it worked closely with the African-American Institute, sharing space and certain staff. The African-American Institute files document the library and physical plant of the Institute, award ceremonies, special events, and includes a small amount of correspondence and memoranda. Also included are records of the proposals to create the Department in 1973 and to institutionalize Project Ujima in 1974. The files labeled "Northeastern University" reflect the Department's involvement with the wider University community, including the Northeastern University Admissions Policy Committee, Honors Committee, Faculty Organization, and the Northeastern University Press. Of special interest is material documenting Northeastern's involvement with the desegregation of the Boston Public Schools in the early 1970s and the Department's own work with pilot programs such as the Urban Schools Collaborative.

The Department of African American Studies (1979-1990s) subseries documents the later years of the Department including its collaboration with groups outside the University, such as the National Council of Black Studies and the American Association of University Professors. Also included are records of the Department's ongoing involvement with University bodies. The records reflect the Department's work to bring cultural events, such as the Ernest Withers photography exhibit, to campus for the benefit of the University community. The Department also began to sponsor regular seminars, such as the Stormy Monday colloquia and the Frantz Fanon forums, on current topics in the field of African American studies.


  • 1979

Language of Materials

From the Collection: The collection is entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Records containing faculty or student information are closed for 75 years from their date of creation.


From the Collection: 11.25 cubic feet (12 containers)

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US