Scope and Content
Title: Center for African American Studies. Administrative files.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 512
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
59.2 linear ft.
Date: 1941; 1969-1990
Record Series 512 contains the administrative files of the Center for African American Studies at UCLA.
Center for Afro-American Studies 1969-
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[Identification of item], Center for African American Studies. Administrative files.(University Archives Record Series 512).
UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.
The UCLA Center for African American Studies was established in 1969 as the Center for Afro-American Studies. As an Organized
Research Unit (ORU) the Center's mission was to develop and strengthen African American Studies through five primary organizational
branches: research, academic programs, library and media center, special projects, and publications. The Center supported
research that (1) expands the knowledge of the history, lifestyles, and sociocultural systems of people of African descent
and (2) investigates problems that have bearing on the psychological, social, and economic well being of persons of African
Renamed the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African Americans Studies at UCLA in October 2003. Research sponsored and conducted
by the Bunche Center is multidisciplinary in scope and spans the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and several professional
Scope and Content
Record Series 512 contains the administrative files of the Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Materials include
proposals; correspondence; reports; documentation of programs and events; manuscripts, monographs, and papers; committee documentation;
minutes; memos; newsletters; certificates; student petitions; grant and fellowship information; graduate student applications;
Academic Senate and Advisory Board documentation; budget materials; and other operational materials of the Center for African
American Studies (CAAS).
Boxes 67-148 are pending description.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.