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Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Black Student Union Records AS.098
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Administrative records, Series 1. 1971 and 1997-2006 (Bulk, 1997-2006)

Series Scope and Content Summary

The majority of this series contains administrative records that document the activities and membership of the Afrikan Student Union between 2001 and 2006. This series also includes program files from the annual Black Baccalaureate event and the 1971 minutes of the Interim Black Council recommending for the establishment of a permanent Black Council to address affirmative action issues on the UC Irvine campus.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order.
Box 1, Folder 1

Interim Black Council minutes, 1971 June-July

Box 1, Folder 2-4

Black Bacalaureate program files, 1997-2002

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, participation lists, menus, budgets, invoices, and planning records.
Box 1, Folder 5

Afrikan Student Union agendas, calendars, and other materials, 2001-2002

Box 1, Folder 6-8

Afrikan Student Union board minutes, membership lists, and other materials, 2005-2006


Publications, Series 2. 1972-2002

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises printed materials produced by the Black Student Union that document events, activities and accomplishments of the student group including the 1982 and 1984 Black Awards Banquet, Black History Month events, the Caribbean Spectacular, and the Martin Luther King Symposium.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fliers, invitations, and event programs, 1972-1991

Box 1, Folder 10

Newsletters, 2001-2002


Reports, Series 3. 1971

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes reports created and disseminated to the UC Irvine black family, educators, and administrators in 1971. The documents were created to describe the black students assessment of newly imposed Equal Opportunity Program (EOP) changes and to express their suggestions to improve the EOP to benefit minority students on campus.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 11

An Open Letter to the Black Family of UC Irvine, 1971 July 19

Box 1, Folder 12

Recommendations by Black Students as the Follow-up to the Chancellor's Conference, 1971 June 10

Box 1, Folder 13

A Visit to the University of California at Irvine: a Report, 1971


Photographs, Series 4. 1996-2002

Physical Description: Includes approximately 515 color photographic prints.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains approximately 515 color photographs that document student participation in Black Student Union activities and events including dinners, sleepovers, Rainbow Festival performances, and the Martin Luther King Symposium.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order.

Processing note

All photographs have been removed from their original scrapbooks and have been re-housed for preservation purposes.
Box 1, Folder 14-18

Scrapbook photographs, 1996-1997

Box 1, Folder 19-20

Scrapbook photographs, 1997-1998

Box-folder 1 : 21, Folder 2 : 1-4

Student life and engagement scrapbook photographs, 1999-2000

Box 2, Folder 5

Scrapbook photographs, 2002


Unprocessed addition 2014 Accession 2014.034 2010-2014

Physical Description: 9.3 Linear feet


This addition to the collection is not yet processed. It may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This accretion contains board documents including meeting minutes, agendas, and other administrative records; event posters; and drawings and statements by organization members on large rolls of paper.