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University of California, Riverside, African Student Programs records
UA 388  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Riverside, African Student Programs records
    Date (inclusive): 1960-2018, & undated
    Date (bulk): 1970-2010
    Collection Number: UA 388
    Extent: 12.25 linear feet (10 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection contains photographs, press clippings, fliers, audio-visual material, posters, realia and other material documenting the African American student experience at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and the subsequent role of UCR African Student Programs. Includes fliers, photographs, and programs of events held at UCR featuring notable individuals such as Martin Luther King III, Rita Marley, and Oscar Brown Jr. News clippings regarding the controversy surrounding the UCR Black Studies Program in the 1970s as well as photographs documenting student life in the 1960s-1990s are also included. Material highlighting annual celebrations in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr held at UCR and in the surrounding community is also present.
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    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. University of California, Riverside, African Student Programs records (UA 388). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The University of California, Riverside, African Student Programs records were donated in 2012. An accrual of 8 boxes was donated in 2018.

    Processing History

    This collection was originally processed by Eric Milenkiewicz in 2013. An additional accrual was received in 2018 and the collection was reprocessed by Andrea Hoff in 2019.
    The original finding aid for the collection included item-level description. Item-level description from the original finding aid has been maintained throughout the revised finding aid.

    Historical Background

    The following historical background was retrieved from the UCR African Student Programs website.
    "In 1968, an estimated 60 students led by Charles Jenkins founded the Black Student Union at UCR. Soon after, in 1969, the group helped originate the Black Studies Department. The major was dissolved in 1970 and categorized as an interdisciplinary study instead. The newly formed Black Student Union remained active though and, along with those involved in the former Black Studies department, remained committed to giving value to the Black student experience.
    Throughout the 1970s, many old articles in The Highlander referenced organizations such as "Black Students United" and "Black Student Activities," but it's difficult to pinpoint exactly when what we think of as African Student Programs became "official." In general, 1972 is the agreed-upon date. It was during this time period that the former Black Studies Department emerged as a natural gathering space for students of African descent, as well as a distinct resource for additional student services and support.
    In 1979, Black Student Activities under the guidance of Kathryn Jones became Black Student Programs and was recognized as an official entity. In the fall of 1998, student leaders organized to change the department name from Black Student Programs to African Student Programs."
    Citation: African Student Programs: Our History. (2011). Retrieved April 19, 2013 from http://www.asp.ucr.edu/whoweare/Pages/ourhistory.aspx.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains photographs, press clippings, fliers, audio-visual material, posters, realia and other material documenting the African American student experience at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and the subsequent role of UCR African Student Programs. Includes fliers, photographs, and programs of events held at UCR featuring notable individuals such as Martin Luther King III, Rita Marley, and Oscar Brown Jr. News clippings regarding the controversy surrounding the UCR Black Studies Program in the 1970s as well as photographs documenting student life in the 1960s-1990s are also included. Material highlighting annual celebrations in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr held at UCR and in the surrounding community is also present.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into the following ten series:
    1. Administrative Files
    2. Events
    3. Print Material
    4. Publications and Writings
    5. Photographs
    6. Programs
    7. News Clippings
    8. Audiovisual Material
    9. Realia
    10. Oversize Material

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of California, Riverside. Black Student Union
    University of California, Riverside
    African Americans
    College students
    College students -- Societies, etc

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Documents
    Fliers (printed matter)
    Programs
    Realia
    Audiovisual materials
    Photographic prints