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Guide to the Black on White Steering Committee records, 1988-1989

Abstract

The Black on White Steering Committee was appointed by Malcolm-Gillis, Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School. Its composition consisted of key faculty, student leaders, administrators, and staff whose purpose was to gather institutional support for a university-wide symposium that would address specifically the kind of environment provided for black students at Duke.

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, agendas, clippings, the final report of the committee (February 1989), and other materials associated with the planning and execution of the campus-wide Black on White Symposium. Materials range in date from 1988-1989.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Black on White Steering Committee.
Title
Black on White Steering Committee records 1988-1989
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet, 100 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, agendas, clippings, the final report of the committee (February 1989), and other materials associated with the planning and execution of the campus-wide Black on White Symposium. Subjects present include African-American college students, minority students, and race relations. Materials range in date from 1988-1989.

Administrative Information

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For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

warning Use Restrictions

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

Clippings, 1988
Box 1
Correspondence, 1988-1989
Box 1
Final Report, February 1989
Box 1

Historical Note

taken from the Executive Summary of the Black on White Final Report (February 1989)

The Black on White Steering Committee was appointed by Malcolm-Gillis, Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School. Its composition consisted of key faculty, student leaders, administrators, and staff whose purpose was to gather institutional support for a university-wide symposium that would address specifically the kind of environment provided for black students at Duke.

The symposium titled "Black on White: An Exploration of the Issues Surrounding the Experience of Black Students on White Campuses" was held October 24-25, 1988. The primary goal of this symposium was to look at the issues surrounding the experiences of black students on white campuses, and how Duke as an educational institution can create a more supportive environment for minorities. The symposium was designed to lay the groundwork and initiate the dialogue to: (1) increase awareness of the prevailing values, attitudes, and prejudices regarding black/white issues on Duke's campus; and (2) increase sensitivity to the effects that racial misperceptions have on the quality of campus life for all students.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Black Graduate and Professional Student Association records, 1988-1989 (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Black Student Alliance records, 1969-2006 (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Black History at Duke Reference Collection, 1948 - 2001 and undated (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Black on White Steering Committee Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Black on White Steering Committee records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, July 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, July 2007

Accession A89-25 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.