African-American Studies Program records

Descriptive Summary

African-American Studies Program records
Loyola University Chicago, University Archives and Special Collections
4.5 Linear feet
Predominant Dates
Bulk, 1971-1987
Loyola University of Chicago. African-American Studies Program.

Historical note

The Afro-American Studies program (AASP) was formally started in March 1971 through the work of the AASP Committee and Dr. Milton A. Gordon, who was named the first director. The Afro-American Studies program was introduced to add the possibility of studying Black history and culture into the Loyola curriculum. In 1990 the name of the Afro-American Studies Program was changed to African-American Studies Program and later changed to Black World Studies. In 2006, a major in Black World Studies was established at Loyola University Chicago.

Scope and Contents note

The records reflect the administrations of four people - Dr. Milton Gordon, Dr. Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Beverly Bulter Walker, and Dr. Carol Adams – and contain correspondence, reports, syllabi, and articles.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2011 March 1 by Andrew Steadham.

Custodial History note

Records were transferred from the African-American Studies program to the University Archives on January 22, 1981; December 13, 1983; December 16, 1983; May 8, 1984; and November 20, 1989, respectively.

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