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Black Studies Program Materials

Identifier: MC 1171

Scope and Content Note

Papers include minutes, reports, and notes of the Black Studies Advisory Committee. Also included are course descriptions, correspondence, articles, and miscellaneous materials.


  • 1967-1987


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

The Black Studies Program at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville was established in the fall of 1969 to educate students on the history, culture, and problems of African Americans. Dr. Elaine McNeil, emeritus professor of Sociology, served as chairman of the Black Studies Program Advisory committee, created in 1969 to supervise the program. The Black Studies Major was available in 1969, and it was also an interdepartmental major through the Anthropology, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology departments. In 1977, the program changed to only an interdepartmental major or minor. Officially changed to African-American Studies in 1992, the program remains the same today.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically

Acquisition Information

The Black Studies Program Materials were donated by Dr. Elaine McNeil of Fayetteville on December 11, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Gentry Collier; completed in February 2006.

Black Studies Program Materials
Gentry Collier
February 2006
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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