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Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Black Student Union Records AS.098
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This collection comprises records of the Black Student Union at UC Irvine from 1971 until 2014. Included are materials that represent the organization's reaction to changes in the Equal Opportunities Program (EOP) and address general problems of race relations on campus in the early 1970s. Other materials document student participation in the organization, activities, and events in subsequent decades.
The Black Student Union (BSU) was established in 1971 at UC Irvine in response to the reorganization of the Equal Opportunities Program and to address affirmative action and race relation issues. The 2009-2010 mission of BSU is to create and promote a supportive and inclusive community that provides educational, cultural, and social programming that inspires the black student community through activism and outreach. The organization serves as the umbrella for all black organizations on campus with the ultimate goal to provide a welcoming and united space for the community while also stimulating an awareness of political, economic, and social forces affecting the people of the African Diaspora.
1.2 Linear feet (2 boxes) and 9.3 unprocessed linear feet
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Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.