Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Black Studies Records

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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Black Studies Records, ca. 1968-2003

Collection number: UArch 14

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Special Collections staff
    Date Completed:
    May 17, 2004
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2004 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

Collection Contents

 

Series I:  Administrative Files

Box 1: 1

Academic Senate, 1986

Box 1: 2

Advertised academic positions – Affirmative Action Office, 1978-1979

Box 1: 3

African Area Studies Program, n.d.

Box 1: 4

Birch, Edmond E. (Vice Chancellor, Student & Community Affairs), Jan. 10, 1986

Box 1: 5

Black Culture Week, 1973

Box 1: 6

Black Studies / Chicano Studies "Rainbow" Lecture Series, 1984-1985

Box 1: 7

Black Studies courses, 1982-1985

Box 1: 8

Black Studies Department and Chancellor, 1982-1983

Box 1: 9

Black Studies Program Proposal, 1969

Box 1: 10

Black Studies students survey, n.d.

Box 1: 11

Blacks and Western Civilization (course), ca. 1980s

Box 1: 12

Center for the Study of Developing Nations – Brian Fagan, 1969

Box 1: 13

CEPAP (Committee on Educational Policy and Academic Planning), 1984-1985

Box 1: 14

CEPAP – Perry Shapiro, 1984

Box 1: 15

Chairman, Department of Black Studies – Memos, 1969-1972

Box 1: 16

Chairperson position, July 11, 1973

Box 1: 17

Chancellor, 1975-1985

Box 1: 18

Chancellor Cheadle, 1972-1978

Box 1: 19

Change of department name, 1978-1984

Box 1: 20

Chicano Studies controversy, 1974-1975

Box 1: 21

Concerned staff and faculty, 1971-1972

Box 1: 22

Daniels, Douglas (Chair) – Correspondence, 1984-1985

Box 2: 1

Daniels, Douglas (Chair) – Correspondence, 1986-1987

Box 2: 2

Department Chair – Communications, 1983-1984

Box 2: 3

Departmental information sheets, 1976

Box 2: 4

Faculty, 1984-1985

Box 2: 5

Faculty – Senator Moscone report, Jan. 30, 1973

Box 2: 6

Flyers and notices, ca. 1981 - 2003

Box 2: 7

General files, 1969-1970

Box 2: 8

Grade distribution, undergraduate, 1988-1989

Box 2: 9

Graduate Division – Letters and Science recruitment brochure, 1984-1985

Box 2: 10

Graduate Division – Sprecher, David (Associate Dean, Letters and Science), 1977-1986

Box 2: 11

Handicap, and Interim Guidelines Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 1977

Box 2: 12

Hitch, Charles (UC President), 1973-1974

Box 2: 13

Information Center and Orientation Program, 1975-1978

Box 2: 14

Jamgochian, Richard – Teacher Education, 1973-1974

Box 2: 15

Joint appointments, 1982-1983

Box 2: 16

Letters and Science – Executive Committee re: Course Approval, etc., 1978-1983

Box 2: 17

Letters received, 1970-1974

Box 2: 18

Loyola Marymount University Conference, Oct. 13, 1984

Box 2: 19

Michaelsen, Robert S. (Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs), 1978-1981

Box 2: 20

Outcalt, David L. (Instructional Improvement), 1975-1977

Box 2: 21

Powell, Judy (Academic Advisor), 1973, 1977

Box 3: 1

Racism at UCSB, 1983-1984

Box 3: 2

Reports, 1968-1969, 1981

Box 3: 3

U.S. – Health, Education, and Welfare, "Higher Education Guidelines Executive Order 11246," Oct. 1, 1972

Box 3: 4

UCLA proposal for Center for Afro-American History and Culture, 1969

Box 3: 5

"UCSB Black Studies Department: An Evolutionary Study, 1969-1978," Dr. Gerard Pigeon, Chairman, June 1978

Box 3: 6

University Day – UCSB, Apr. 8, 1978

Box 3: 7

University Wide Policies – G*Pop Proposal (affirmative action), Nov. 16, 1982

 

Series II:  Affirmative Action

Box 3: 8

Affirmative Action Committee, 1971-1987

Box 3: 9

Affirmative Action Office, 1977, 1983

Box 3: 10

Affirmative Action procedures, Dec. 12, 1984

Box 3: 11

Faculty Development Program, 1979-1981

Box 3: 12

Minority faculty and student data, 1980-1981

Box 3: 13

U. S. Department of Labor vs. U.C. Berkeley, 1979

Box 3: 14

UCSB Affirmative Action practices, 1979

Box 4: 1

Miscellany, 1971-1985

 

Series III:  Center for Black Studies

Box 4: 2

Advisory Board meetings, 1969-1970, 1978, 1980

Box 4: 3

"Annual Report for the 1974-1975 Fiscal Year, Center for Black Studies," June 1975

Box 4: 4

The KAABA – Black Affairs Representative Committee, 1970-1971

Box 4: 5

NEH grant request, 1971

Box 4: 6

Original formation of Black Studies, 1968-1971

Box 4: 7

Policies, 1970-1975

Box 4: 8

Proposal for Black Studies and Chicano Studies, 1969

Box 4: 9

Proposals, 1977-1981

Box 4: 10

Reunion, 1982

Box 4: 11

Seminars, conferences, lectures, 1976-1983

Box 4: 12

UC Black Studies Consortium, 1970

Box 4: 13

Miscellany, 1977-1982