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Guide to the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association records, 1988-1989

Abstract

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA) exists to "address the needs and concerns of minority graduate and professional students and to promote diversity within the Duke University community." It received its charter around 2003.

Collection contains material pertaining to the planning and execution of the First Annual Julian Abele Awards and Recognition Banquet, held 21 April 1989, which was established by the BGPSA.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Black Graduate and Professional Student Association.
Title
Black Graduate and Professional Student Association records 1988-1989
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.8 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains material pertaining to the planning and execution of the First Annual Julian Abele Awards and Recognition Banquet, held 21 April 1989. These materials include correspondence, financial records, programs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, memoranda, and other printed materials. The materials in the collection date from 1988-1989.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Folder 1
Box 1
Folder 2
Box 1
Folder 3 - Clippings
Box 1
Folder 4 - Clippings
Box 1
Folder 5 - Clippings
Box 1
Folder 6 - Clippings
Box 1

Historical Note

According to the mission statement of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA) the organization exists to "address the needs and concerns of minority graduate and professional students and to promote diversity within the Duke University community." These goals are met through community service, social, and academically-based programming events, contributions to the community, and assisting in the development of future minority leadership. The BGPSA is an umbrella organization and its membership includes students from the following organizations: Black and Latino MBA Organization, Black Law Students Association, Black Seminarians Union, Bouchet Society, Student National Medical Association, and Hurston-James Society.

The BGPSA established the annual Julian Abele Awards and Recognition Banquet in honor of the Black American architect who designed Duke University's Chapel and buildings of the original West campus. Its purpose is to celebrate the Black presence on Duke's campus in general, and the Black graduate and professional student community in particular. It was chartered around 2003.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Black Student Alliance Records, 1969-2006 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Black Graduate and Professional Student Association Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, December 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Accession A90-12 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.