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Black Scholar Records
BANC MSS 92/750 c  
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The Black Scholar records contains administrative files; correspondence; editorial management files; financial records; materials related to programs (such as The Black Scholar Press and Speakers Bureau, and the Prisoners Fund); personality files; photographic and audiovisual materials; subject files and materials related to community organizations and institutions; working files for various issues of the journal; and writings, including submissions of articles and poetry. There are also materials related to the Black World Foundation, co-founders Robert Chrisman and Nathan Hare, and co-editor Robert L. Allen.
The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research (TBS) is an interdisciplinary journal that addresses cultural, political, and social issues of concern to Black Americans and other peoples of African descent across the world. It is published by the Black World Foundation, a non-profit educational organization. TBS was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969 by poet and scholar Dr. Robert Chrisman, sociologist and activist Dr. Nathan Hare, and printer Allan Ross. Both Chrisman and Hare participated in the 1968 strike that fought to establish a Black Studies department at San Francisco State University. Chrisman served as publisher of the journal and shared various editing duties with Dr. Robert L. Allen, Professor of African American and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Allen joined TBS in 1974, and Hare left in 1975. According to the journal's website, TBS relaunched with new editors in 2012, after Chrisman and Allen retired. For more information, see: https://www.theblackscholar.org/about-us
48.1 linear feet (38 cartons, 4 oversize folders)
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Collection is open for research, with the exception of born-digital materials.