College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Black Studies -- Grace Holt papers

Descriptive Summary

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Black Studies -- Grace Holt papers
University of Illinois at Chicago, Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library
14.0 Linear feet
Predominant Dates
Bulk, 1975-1985
Holt, Grace

Biographical note

Grace Holt was an instructor at UIC for 22 years. In addition to teaching in the Department of Speech and Theatre and the Black Studies Program (African-American Studies Department), Professor Holt was active in the UIC community throughout her career and became involved in women's and African-American issues at the national level. Professor Holt was a pioneer both for promoting the view of Black English as a dialect of standard English and for developing a black studies curriculum.

Scope and Contents note

The Grace Holt Papers are arranged in two series: Administrative Records and Research and Teaching. The Administrative Records series contains records that Professor Holt accrued mainly from 1974-1986 when she served as Head and Acting Head of the Black Studies Program (later, the African American Studies Department), including subject files, curriculum, personnel and records on campus-wide programs and committees. The Research and Teaching Series contains material documenting Professor Holt as a professor at UIC, her scholarly research, and other projects to which she devoted her energy, including collected articles; records of Holt's involvement with Black History Month; material from courses taught by Holt in Black Studies Dept., Communications Dept., and Speech, Communications, and Theater Dept., topical files on subjects of interest to Holt, including slides of Chicago murals (1974), Women's World's Fair Committee materials, articles related to Black English, and clippings related to African-American women and womanhood; and videos and audio tapes of class lectures and discussions, seminars, interviews, storytelling, and music.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2009 December 8 by Lisa Calahan and Bergis Jules.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

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