Register of the Contemporary Black Arts Program. Records

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
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Contemporary Black Arts Program. Records, 1975-1992

RSS 1275

Mandeville Special Collections Library







UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
This file last updated: October 1998.

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: Contemporary Black Arts Program. Records,
Date (inclusive): 1975-1992
Collection number: RSS 1275
Extent: 3.00 linear feet (6 archives boxes, 1 oversize file folder)
Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Preferred Citation

Contemporary Black Arts Program. Records, RSS 1275. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

ABSTRACT

The records include brochures, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters and printed programs, proposals and reports that document the establishment and growth of the Contemporary Black Arts Program at UCSD. These records consist chiefly of administrative files from this academic program, friends organization, and Black History Month celebrations, as well as various publicity materials for events sponsored by CBAP. The materials are arranged in six series: 1) PROGRAM FILES, 2) PUBLICITY MATERIALS, 3) BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM FILES, and 6) BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILES.

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

The Contemporary Black Arts Program developed from the Cultural Traditions Program at Muir College during the late 1970s. Strongly interdisciplinary, the program was established to satisfy the general education requirements of the college, to add richness and diversity to the process of educating students, and to serve as a means of increasing the involvement of African-Americans in university and local community affairs. In 1979, the program moved to Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) under the guidance of Dr. Floyd Gaffney, Professor of Drama, who continued as Director of the program through the early 1990s. Since 1981, the program has offered a Contemporary Black Arts Minor which provides a broad introduction to African-American performing arts combining lecture, studio, and performance courses. Through the concerted efforts of the faculty and strong support from the university administration, the program expanded its unique combination of instructional, research, and performing arts missions throughout the 1980s. The program's involvement in the planning of Black History Month events and its successful sponsorship of performances by African-American artists attest to its important contributions to the cultural life of the UCSD campus and the surrounding community.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The records of the Contemporary Black Arts Program consist of program files related to its academic administration, publicity materials for various events sponsored by CBAP, files associated with the participation of the program director, Floyd Gaffney, in the Black Faculty and Staff Association, subject files concerning African-American education, administrative files of the Friends of the CBAP, and files documenting the program's involvement with Black History Month celebrations at UCSD.
The materials are arranged in six series: 1) PROGRAM FILES, 2) PUBLICITY MATERIALS, 3) BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM FILES, and 6) BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILES.
The first series, PROGRAM FILES (1979-1988), is organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each folder. These documents include correspondence, faculty meeting agendas and minutes, program information, proposals, reports and budget requests.
The second series, PUBLICITY MATERIALS (1981-1992), includes flyers, news-releases, photographs, posters and programs.
The third series, BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES (1975-1986), primarily contain agendas and minutes of association meetings along with reports and correspondence related to various issues under discussion at these meetings.
The fourth series, SUBJECT FILES (1982-1990), is organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each folder. These files include bibliographies, brochures, directories, newspaper clippings and reports related to issues in African-American higher education.
The fifth series, FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM FILES (1983-1992), is divided into two subseries: 5A) Administrative Files and 5B) Administrative Events. The administrative files are organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each folder. These files include by-laws, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, membership lists, newspaper clippings and scholarship records. The Events Files include proposals and publicity material.
The sixth series, BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILES (1985-1992), is arranged in chronological order by year of celebration and, within this arrangement, by document type, including correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, publicity material, and subject files.

CONTAINER LIST

 

PROGRAM FILES

Box 1, Folder 1

Gaffney, Floyd: Curriculum Vitae (1945-1992), 1992.

Box 1, Folder 2

Proposal for CBAP: 1979, 1979.

Box 1, Folder 3

Program Information: Brochures, Hand-outs, Flyers: 1982-1985, 1982 -1985.

Box 1, Folder 4

Program Brochure: UCSD Open House: 1983, 1983.

Box 1, Folder 5

Program Brochure: Layout, 1985 -1986.

Box 1, Folder 6

Program Brochure: Draft Annotated by Edith Fisher, 1985 -1986.

Box 1, Folder 7

Program Brochure: Undergraduate Course Descriptions: 1985, 1985.

Box 1, Folder 8

Program Brochure: Undergraduate Course Descriptions: 1985-1986, 1985 -1986.

Box 1, Folder 9

Program Information: News Release: 18 December 1985, 1985.

Box 1, Folder 10

Academic Plan: 1986-2000: Draft, 1986.

Box 1, Folder 11

Academic Plan: 1986-2000, 1986.

Box 1, Folder 12

Contemporary Black Arts Minor: Information, 1981 -1991.

Box 1, Folder 13

Dance Minor Proposal, 1983.

Box 1, Folder 14

Dance Minor Proposal, 1984.

Box 1, Folder 15

Dance Minor Proposal: Draft, 1984.

Box 1, Folder 16

Dance Minor Proposal: Draft, 1984.

Box 1, Folder 17

Dance Minor Proposal: Correspondence, 1984 -1985.

Box 1, Folder 18

Experimental Dance Studies Major Proposal, 1983.

Box 1, Folder 19

Dance Class Proposal from Vladimir Vooss: Collaboration Between Dancers and Mus, 1982.

Box 1, Folder 20

Under-Representation of African-American Theatre Arts at UCSD, 1989 -1990.

Box 1, Folder 21

Institute for Afro-American Studies Proposal, 1975 -1980.

Box 1, Folder 22

Afro-American Studies Program Proposal: Draft, .

Box 1, Folder 23

Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1987.

Box 1, Folder 24

Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1988.

Box 1, Folder 25

Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1988.

Box 1, Folder 26

Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1988.

Box 1, Folder 27

UCSD Afro-American Studies Tenure-Track/Tenured Position Announcement, 1988 -1989.

Box 1, Folder 28

Ethnic Studies Department Proposal, 1988.

Box 2, Folder 1

Program Changes: Proposals, 1983 -1984.

Box 2, Folder 2

Program Changes: Proposals, 1985.

Box 2, Folder 3

Program Changes: Proposals, 1986.

Box 2, Folder 4

Course Outlines, 1984 -1985.

Box 2, Folder 5

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1981.

Box 2, Folder 6

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1981.

Box 2, Folder 7

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1982.

Box 2, Folder 8

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1982.

Box 2, Folder 9

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1983.

Box 2, Folder 10

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1984.

Box 2, Folder 11

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1985.

Box 2, Folder 12

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1986.

Box 2, Folder 13

Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1987 -1989.

Box 2, Folder 14

Funding Reduction, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 15

Budget Request for 1982-1983, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 16

Activity Report for 1987-1988, 1988.

Box 2, Folder 17

Pre-Graduate Advising Coordinator, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 18

Teaching Assistantship: Establishment of Program's Writing Adjuncts Courses, 1984 -1985.

Box 2, Folder 19

Teaching Assistantship Files, 1985 -1987.

Box 2, Folder 20

Adolf Coors Company Endowment, .

Box 2, Folder 21

Black Alumni Scholarship Competition, 1986 -1987.

 

PUBLICITY MATERIALS

Box 2, Folder 22

Newsletter, 1985.

Box 2, Folder 23

Calendar of Events, 1982 -1992.

Box 2, Folder 24

Publicity for Events, 1981 -1983.

Box 2, Folder 25

Publicity for Events, 1984.

Box 2, Folder 26

Publicity for Events, 1985.

Box 2, Folder 27

Publicity for Events, 1986 -1987.

Box 2, Folder 28

Publicity for Events, 1988.

Box 2, Folder 29

Publicity for Events, 1989.

Box 2, Folder 30

Publicity for Events, 1990.

Box 2, Folder 31

Publicity for Events, .

Box 2, Folder 32, Map-case Oversize: MC-033-01

Publicity for Events - Posters, calendars, etc, 1984 -1989.

Box 2, Folder 33

Dr. Keyan Tomaselli Lecture, 1986.

Box 3, Folder 1

Events: Publicity Photographs of National Dance Company of Senegal, .

Box 3, Folder 2

Events: Publicity Photographs of Wajumba Cultural Ensemble, 1981.

Box 3, Folder 3

Events: Publicity Photographs of Ed Bland, 1982.

Box 3, Folder 4

Events: Publicity Photograph of Miles Davis, 1988.

Box 3, Folder 5

Events: Publicity Photograph of UCSD Gospel Choir directed by Reverend Joseph L., 1980 -1981.

 

BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES

Box 3, Folder 6

Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1975.

Box 3, Folder 7

Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1976 -1977.

Box 3, Folder 8

Executive Committee: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1975.

Box 3, Folder 9

Black Faculty Association: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1984.

Box 3, Folder 10

Black Faculty Association: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1985 -1986.

 

SUBJECT FILES

Box 3, Folder 11

African Studies Review Paper submitted by Martha Gephart for review by Prof., 1985.

Box 3, Folder 12

Afro-American Studies Book List, 1990.

Box 3, Folder 13

Afro-American Studies Department Information, 1984 -1987.

Box 3, Folder 14

Afro-American Studies Department Information, 1987.

Box 3, Folder 15

Afro-American Studies General Information, 1984 -1986.

Box 3, Folder 16

Afro-American Studies Recent Library Acquisitions List: July-December 1987, 1987 -1988.

Box 3, Folder 17

Afro-American Studies Report to the Ford Foundation by Nathan I. Huggins, 1985.

Box 3, Folder 18

Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Meeting: 15-16 Octob, 1986.

Box 3, Folder 19

Black Students Union, 1981 -1986.

Box 3, Folder 20

Black Studies Programs: National Directory, 1987 -1988.

Box 3, Folder 21

Chicano Studies Program: CEP Review, 1984.

Box 3, Folder 22

Coalition for a Free South Africa, 1986.

Box 3, Folder 23

Library Resources List, vol.1: Compiled by Edith Fisher and Bonnie Ward, 1982 -1983.

Box 3, Folder 24

Library Resources List, vol.1: Sources, 1979 -1982.

Box 3, Folder 25

Minority Women's Network, 1988.

Box 3, Folder 26

Newspaper Clippings File, 1990.

Box 3, Folder 27

Third College Staff Meetings: Work Rules, 1989.

 

FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM

 

Administrative Files

Box 4, Folder 1

By-Laws, 1992.

Box 4, Folder 2

Membership Files, 1986 -1988.

Box 4, Folder 3

Membership Files: Photocopy, 1986 -1988.

Box 4, Folder 4

Informal Gathering for Prospective Steering Committee Members at Dr. Floyd Gaffn, 1988.

Box 4, Folder 5

Friends Brunch Meetings, 1985 -1991.

Box 4, Folder 6

Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1985 -1986.

Box 4, Folder 7

Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1987 -1988.

Box 4, Folder 8

Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1989 -1991.

Box 4, Folder 9

Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1992.

Box 4, Folder 10

Steering Committee: Initial Honorary Chair Solicitation, 1985.

Box 4, Folder 11

Steering Committee: Members/Honorary Chair Rosters, 1985 -1993.

Box 4, Folder 12

Steering Committee: Prospective Members/Honorary Chairs, 1991 -1993.

Box 4, Folder 13

Steering Committee: Membership Solicitation, 1985.

Box 4, Folder 14

Steering Committee: Membership Solicitation, 1985.

Box 4, Folder 15

Steering Committee: Prospective Members, 1987 -1989.

Box 4, Folder 16

Steering Committee: Member Biographical Data Sheet, 1985 -1992.

Box 4, Folder 17

Friends Membership/Steering Committee Brochures, 1987.

Box 4, Folder 18

Correspondence, 1983 -1985.

Box 4, Folder 19

Correspondence, 1986 -1988.

Box 4, Folder 20

Correspondence, 1989 -1991.

Box 4, Folder 21

Scholarship Program, 1990 -1991.

Box 4, Folder 22

Friends Nomination Form: Master Copy, 1985.

Box 4, Folder 23

Friends Stationery, .

Box 4, Folder 24

Faculty and Staff Pledge Card, 1988.

Box 4, Folder 25

Donations Log Book, 1985 -1987.

Box 4, Folder 26

Newspaper Clippings File, 1985 -1986.

 

FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAm

 

Administrative Events

Box 5, Folder 1

Proposal to Combo for Funding Friends Brochure and Program Evaluation Form, 1987.

Box 5, Folder 2

Proposal to Chancellor's Associates Funds for Friends Brochure, 1986.

Box 5, Folder 3

California Afro-American Museum Reception/Exhibit Preview: Student Tour Sponsore, 1989.

Box 5, Folder 4

Friends New Projects: Ideas/Examples, 1983 -1989.

Box 5, Folder 5

Fundraiser: "A Celebration of UCSD's Contemporary Black Arts Program" at Mandevi, 1986.

Box 5, Folder 6

Fundraiser: "Porgy and Bess": San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre: Publicity, 1986 -1987.

Box 5, Folder 7

Fundraiser: "Porgy and Bess": San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre: Sponsorship Solici, 1986 -1987.

Box 5, Folder 8

Fundraiser: "Porgy and Bess": San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre: Ticket Sales, 1987.

Box 5, Folder 9

Fundraiser: "The Colored Museum": San Diego Repertory Theatre: Gala Preview Even, 1988.

Box 5, Folder 10

Fundraiser: "The Colored Museum": San Diego Repertory Theatre: Gala Preview Even, 1988.

Box 5, Folder 11

Fundraiser: "Joe Turner's Come & Gone" at Old Globe Theatre: Community Theatre P, 1988.

Box 5, Folder 12

Fundraiser: Alvin Ailey Dance Company at San Diego Symphony Hall, 1989.

Box 5, Folder 13

Fundraiser: "Williams & Walker": San Diego Repertory Theatre: Special Preview, 1989.

Box 5, Folder 14

Fundraiser: "Fences" at Lyceum Space, Horton Plaza: Preview/Reception, 1990.

Box 5, Folder 15

Fundraiser: "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is E, 1991.

Box 5, Folder 16

Fundraiser: "The Life and Life of Bumpy Johnson" at San Diego Repertory Theatre, .

Box 5, Folder 17

Fundraiser: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Spreckels Theatre: Scholarship, .

Box 5, Folder 18

Membership Reception at Dana Fayman's Home, 1987.

Box 5, Folder 19

Mardi Gras Benefit Reception, 1991.

Box 6, Folder 1

Resource Material, 1985 -1987.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Box 6, Folder 2

Black History Quiz, .

Box 6, Folder 3

Writing Contest, 1987 -1989.

Box 6, Folder 4

Black History Month 1986, 1985.

Box 6, Folder 5

Black History Month 1987: Committee Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1986 -1987.

Box 6, Folder 6

Black History Month 1987: Funding, 1986 -1987.

Box 6, Folder 7

Black History Month 1987: Publicity, 1987.

Box 6, Folder 8

Black History Month 1987: Survey Forms, 1986.

Box 6, Folder 9

Black History Month 1988: Committee Agendas, Minutes etc., 1987 -1988.

Box 6, Folder 10

Black History Month 1988: Correspondence, 1987 -1988.

Box 6, Folder 11

Black History Month 1988: Funding, 1987 -1988.

Box 6, Folder 12

Black History Month 1988: Library Exhibit, 1987.

Box 6, Folder 13

Black History Month 1988: Publicity, 1987 -1988.

Box 6, Folder 14

Black History Month 1989: Committee Agendas, Minutes etc., 1988 -1989.

Box 6, Folder 15

Black History Month 1989: Correspondence, 1988 -1989.

Box 6, Folder 16

Black History Month 1989: Publicity, 1988 -1989.

Box 6, Folder 17

Black History Month 1989: Performer Background Information, 1985 -1988.

Box 6, Folder 18

Black History Month 1989: Script for "Keep Hope Alive", 1989.

Box 6, Folder 19

Black History Month 1990: Committee Agendas, Minutes etc., 1989.

Box 6, Folder 20

Black History Month 1991: Correspondence, 1990 -1991.

Box 6, Folder 21

Black History Month 1991: Publicity, 1990 -1991.

Box 6, Folder 22

Black History Month 1992: Correspondence, 1991 -1992.

Box 6, Folder 23

Black History Month 1992: Publicity, 1991 -1992.