Records of NUBIA

Descriptive Summary

Records of NUBIA
Northwestern University, University Archives
0.42 Linear feet
Northwestern University Black-Wimmin in Action.

Historical note

Established in October of 1990, NUBIA (Northwestern University Black-Wimmin In Action) was formed to address the needs of African-American women—faculty, staff, and students—at Northwestern University. The mission of NUBIA was to promote advancement, equitable treatment, and employment opportunities for black women at Northwestern University. NUBIA fulfilled its mission by organizing events and speakers geared toward its membership but open to everyone at the University. Among other activities, NUBIA organized bake sales and holiday bazaars, a series of health seminars, and an annual Juneteenth (June 19) event. Although the organization was not officially disbanded, NUBIA’s major activity ended in 2001.

Scope and Contents note

The Records of NUBIA document the foundation and major activities of a campus-based black women’s group. Records consist of organizational documents, meeting agendas and minutes, membership lists, activities announcements and handouts, general and activities-related correspondence, and the organization’s cookbook.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 March 2 by Lisa Calahan and Lauren Kalal.

Related Archival Materials note

Within this repository: Records of the Department of African-American Student Affairs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of NUBIA were donated to the University Archives on June 24, 2005, by Jerré Michelin from the Office of African-American Student Affairs as accession number 05-50.

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