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University of Arkansas Black Alumni Society and Multicultural Center Records

Identifier: MC 2112.UA

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of audio-visual materials, photographs, negatives, slides, ephemera, books, booklets, magazines, and flags produced and/or collected by the Black Alumni Society and/or the Multicultural Center of the University of Arkansas.


  • 1971-2005


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Black Alumni Society

The Black Alumni Society was founded in 1998 as a branch of the Arkansas Alumni Association. This formal establishment was prompted by a series of annual black alumni reunions which began in 1990. The stated goal of the society is “to promote communication and friendship among black alumni, faculty and friends of the University of Arkansas” through providing a structure to stay informed about and organize events and activities.

Multicultural Center

The Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education is part of the University of Arkansas’ mission to create a diverse and inclusive campus community. The center began in 1993 as the Black Cultural Center under recommendation by then chancellor Dan Ferritor. The name was changed to the Multicultural Center the following year and operated until 1999. The center re-opened in 2001 and has operated out of the student union to present.


12.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

The first 5 boxes of the collection consist of audio-visual materials, primarily VHS tapes. Boxes 6-8 consist of photographs and then paper materials. Boxes 9-11 contain flags of various countries, predominantly from Central and South America.

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Black Alumni Society and Multicultural Center Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries circa 2011 through Cedric Kenner of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Kenner was a member of both of the organizations.

Processing Information

Processed by Heath Robinson; completed in October 2018.

University of Arkansas Black Alumni Society and Multicultural Center Records
Heath Robinson
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444