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Guide to the University of California, Riverside, African Student Programs records
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  • 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): circa 1960-2012, undated.
    Date (bulk): circa 1965-1985
    Collection Number: 388
    Creator: University of California, Riverside.
    Extent: 1.75 linear feet (1 document box, 1 flat storage box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection contains press clippings, fliers, 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. Press 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.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. University of California, Riverside, African Student Programs records, Collection 388. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The University of California, Riverside, African Student Programs records were acquired as a gift in 2012.

    Processing History

    Processed by Eric Milenkiewicz, 2013.

    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 press clippings, fliers, 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. Press 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 five series:
    • Series 1. Documents and other material, 1968-2009, undated.
    • Series 2. Fliers, 1986-2008, undated.
    • Series 3. Photographs, circa 1960-2012, undated.
    • Series 4. Press clippings, 1969-2005, undated.
    • Series 5. Programs, 1985-2010.

    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 American.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Documents.
    Fliers (printed matter).
    Programs.