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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Black Studies Records
UArch 14  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Black Studies Records
    Dates: ca. 1968-2003
    Collection Number: UArch 14
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Black Studies
    Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Abstract: The Department of Black Studies records contain general administrative subject files, files on the department's role in the creation of the Center for Black Studies, and files on the department and center's roles in shaping campus affirmative action policy.
    Physical Location: Del Sur, University Archives, 24A.
    Language: English.

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Black Studies Records. UArch 14. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Department of Black Studies.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    From the Department of Black Studies website:
    "In the fall of 1968, black students from UCSB joined with the national civil rights movement to end racial segregation and the systematic exclusion of African American studies from the curriculum of major universities. Triggered by what they perceived to reflect the insensitivity of the administration, and driven by a vision, they occupied North Hall and presented the administration with a set of demands that would change this campus. [...] Their demands were accepted and thus started the Department of Black Studies. Along with the creation of a department, the students had also demanded that a Center for Black Studies be created to monitor, coordinate, support, and encourage research in the community. The Department of Black Studies, which now includes nine ladder rank faculty, and four lecturers, has recently been ranked ninth in the nation. It assumes a matrix model, bringing together scholars from an array of disciplines concerned with the Black Diaspora (the United States and Caribbean), as well as Africa. The Department enrolls four thousand students each year and offers for its undergraduate majors an honors program that provides year long engagement with original research. To achieve even greater impact, a doctoral program is envisioned. As a testimony to the outstanding quality of its students, and to the excellence of its faculty, the Department of Black Studies within the past five years has produced three valedictorians, and a number of other prestigious recipients of academic awards."

    Arrangement

    The Black Studies Collection contains three series:
    Series I: Administrative Files, arranged alphabetically by subject/title.
    Series II: Affirmative Action, relating to the Black Studies Department and the Center for Black Studies' involvement in campus affirmative action policy.
    Series III: Center for Black Studies, files mostly on the center's relation to the formation of the Black Studies Department.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Black studies
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Black Studies
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Center for Black Studies

    Related Material

    Center for Black Studies records, UArch 45.
    Center for Black Studies Newsletter, center publication in Serials Short Runs.
    Center News, Center for Black Studies publication in Serials Short Runs Oversize.
    Elimu, the Black Studies Department newsletter, in Serials Short Runs.
    Black Payback, publication in Serials Short Runs.
    Black Watch, a Black Student Union publication, in University Archives, Serials Short Runs.
    Black Student Organizations box in University Archives, Student Organizations.
    Chancellor Cheadle's files in the Office of the Chancellor, Chancellor's records, UArch 17, Black Student Union and the North Hall Incident files.
    Office of Public Information, Isla Vista / Student Unrest subject files, UArch 36, North Hall Incident folder.
    Associated Students subject files, UArch 21.
    The Department of Black Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, monograph in EGSL (Ethnic and Gender Studies Library), Black Studies E184.7 .D46 1985.
    The Department of Black Studies maintains a website at: http://www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu/index.html 
    The Center for Black Studies maintains a website at: http://research.ucsb.edu/cbs/home.html 

    Separated Material

    Serials originally included in the Department of Black Studies collection have been separated to the University Archives, Serials Short Runs:
    • Center for Black Studies Newsletter
    • Elimu