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Guide to the Office of Minority Affairs records, 1969-1993

Abstract

Since its inception in 1969, the Office of Minority Affairs (formerly known as the Office of Black Affairs and currently the Office of Intercultural Affairs) has primarily addressed the needs of the African American student population at Duke University, providing an organizational structure through which Black participation in the University and local communities can obtain the greatest degree of effectiveness.

The collection contains a variety of administrative materials, including reports, correspondence, minutes and programs, documenting the directives and activities of the Office of Minority Affairs. Also included are materials pertaining to the Summer Transitional Program, which was established in 1969 and managed by the Office of Minority Affairs.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Office of Minority Affairs
Title
Office of Minority Affairs records 1969-1993
Language of Material
English
Extent
16.8 Linear Feet, 16,800 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Office of Minority Affairs' records spans the years 1969-1993. The collection is arranged into three series: Administrative Records, 1969-1993; Scrapbooks, 1968-1991; and Summer Transitional Program, 1969-1986.

Materials in the collection include administrative records, correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, course schedules, statistics, handbooks, newsletters, financial information, photographs, programs, scrapbooks, and other materials from the Office of Minority Affairs.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their educational records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

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

These files consist of a variety of administrative materials, including reports, correspondence, minutes and programs, documenting the directives and activities of the Office of Minority Affairs. These activities, which include recruitment of minority students, financial and community relations, campus life (cultural/social activities), academic counseling and tutoring, and the development of Black Studies courses, were meant to address the individual and collective concerns within the minority student population at Duke University.

AAS (Afro-American Society), 1969
Box 1
AAS, 1969-1970
Box 1
AAS, 1970-1971
Box 1
AAS, 1972
Box 1
Academic Council and Provost Group, 1975-1976
Box 1
Active File - Turner, 1975-1976
Box 1
Admission and Recruitment of Black Students, 1969-1976
Box 1
Admissions Study Committee, 1981-1987
Box 1
Advising and Other Issues, 1973-1974
Box 1
Advising - Turner, 1974-1976
Box 1
Advisory Committee Meeting, 1977
Box 1
Advisory Council to OBA (Office of Black Affairs), 1974
Box 1
Afro-American Alumni Project, 1978
Box 1
Afro-American Studies, 1974-1981
Box 1
Afro-American Studies Articles, 1972
Box 1
Alumni Information, 1978
Box 1
Association of African Students, 1974-1976
Box 2
Athletes, 1971
Box 2
Black Alumni, 1981-1990
Box 2
Black Directory, 1974-1975, 1975-1976, 1976-1977, 1977-1978
Box 2
Black Directory (General Directory of Afro-American Students), 1978-1979
Box 2
Black Directory (Black Undergraduate Directory), 1979-1980
Box 2
Black Directory, 1980-1981
Box 2
Black Directory (Directory of Black Undergraduate and Graduate Students), 1981-1982
Box 2
Black Directory (Directory of Black Undergraduate/Graduate Students and Faculty/Administrators), 1982-1983, 1983-1984
Box 2
Black Directory, 1984-1985
Box 2
Black Directory (Directory of Black Undergraduate/Graduate Students and Faculty/Administrators), 1985-1986, 1986-1987, 1987-1988, 1988-1989
Box 2
Black Directory (Directory of Black Undergraduate/Graduate Students and Faculty/Administrators), 1989-1990, 1990-1991
Box 2
Blacks: Education, 1989-1993
Box 2
Black Enrollment, 1978-1979
Box 3
Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus, 1977-1978
Box 3
Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus Minutes, 1977-1978
Box 3
Black Graduate Caucus Constitutions, 1978
Box 3
Black Graduates, 1984-1991
Box 3
Black Graduate/Professional Students, 1978
Box 3
Black Greeks, 1978-1981
Box 3
Black Greeks, 1981-1983
Box 3
Black Greeks, 1983-1984
Box 3
Black Greeks, 1984-1985
Box 3
Black Greeks, 1986-1990
Box 3
Black Politics and Organizations in Durham and Area, 1969-1973
Box 3
Black Seminarian's Union, 1969-1972
Box 3
B.S.A. (Black Student Alliance), 1978
Box 3
B.S.A., 1978-1979
Box 3
B.S.A., 1979
Box 3
B.S.A., 1980-1981
Box 3
B.S.A., 1981-1982
Box 3
B.S.A., 1982-1983
Box 3
B.S.A., 1982-1984
Box 4
B.S.A., 1984-1985
Box 4
B.S.A., 1986
Box 4
B.S.A., 1987
Box 4
B.S.A., 1987-1988
Box 4
B.S.A., 1989-1990
Box 4
B.S.A., 1990-1991
Box 4
Black Students Organizations, 1979-1980
Box 4
Black Students and Program Research Projects, News Stories, etc., 1970-1972
Box 4
Black Student Weekend, 1970-1973
Box 4
Black Studies, 1969-1970
Box 4
Black Studies, 1971 July-1972 July
Box 4
Black Studies, 1972 August-1973 January
Box 4
Black Studies (Turner), 1974-1978
Box 4
Black Studies at Other Colleges/Universities, 1969-1973
Box 4
Black Studies Course Outlines, 1969-1973
Box 5
Black Studies Proposals, 1969-1970
Box 5
Black/White Relations, 1980-1983
Box 5
Black/White Relations Notes, 1982
Box 5
Black/White Relations Task Force, 1981-1982
Box 5
Borens, John (Dean of Office of Black Affairs), 1976-1977
Box 5
Career's Day, 1973
Box 5
Communications, 1974-1978
Box 5
Conferences and Issues in Black Higher Education, 1970-1973
Box 5
CASA (Counseling in Academic and Social Affairs), 1977-1978
Box 6
CASA, 1979-1980
Box 6
CASA, 1980-1981
Box 6
CASA, 1982-1983
Box 6
CASA, 1983-1984
Box 6
CASA, 1984-1985
Box 6
CASA, 1986-1987
Box 6
CASA, 1990-1991
Box 6
CASA/BSA Peer Counseling, 1980-1981
Box 6
CASA Correspondence, 1977-1978
Box 6
CASA Correspondence, 1987-1990
Box 6
CASA Evaluation, 1978-1979
Box 6
CASA Final Report, 1977-1978
Box 6
CASA Final Report, 1981-1982
Box 6
CASA Final Report, 1982-1983, 1983-1984
Box 6
CASA Manuals, 1977-1978, 1978-1979, 1979-1980, 1980-1981
Box 6
CASA Manuals, 1981-1982, 1982-1983, 1983-1984, 1984-1985
Box 6
CASA Manuals, 1985-1986, 1986-1987, 1988-1989, 1989-1990
Box 7
CASA Memorandum, 1985-1986
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1976
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1977
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1978
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1979-1980
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1980-1981
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1981-1982
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1982-1983
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1983-1984
Box 7
CASA Meeting Minutes, 1984
Box 7
CASA Evaluation, 1978-1979
Box 7
CASA Proposals, 1975-1976
Box 7
CASA Proposals, 1980-1981
Box 7
CASA Tutorial Program, 1984-1985
Box 7
Cultural Center - Afro-Americans, undated
Box 7
Duke Review, 1988
Box 7
Faculty Awards, 1972
Box 7
Fein, John (Dean), Correspondence, 1974-1978
Box 7
Financial Aid, 1972-1973
Box 7
General Information, 1978, 1991
Box 8
Grapevine, 1978
Box 8
Graduate Awards, 1971-1972
Box 8
Greek Organizations, 1979-1980
Box 8
Griffith, William (Vice President), 1982-1984
Box 8
Griffith, William, Correspondence, 1985-1989
Box 8
Iota Mu Reunion, 1985
Box 8
Inter-office Correspondence, 1972-1973
Box 8
Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, 1971-1973
Box 8
Job Description - Graduate Assistant, undated
Box 8
Job Description - Dean of Black Affairs, 1978
Box 8
Kappa Alpha Psi, 1984-1985
Box 8
Kappa Alpha Psi, 1986-1988
Box 8
Lattimore, Carol (Dean), Correspondence, 1978-1979
Box 8
Letters (incoming), 1974-1977
Box 8
Math Proposal, 1991
Box 8
Minority Staff at Other Universities, 1978-1985
Box 8
National Black Political Agenda, 1972
Box 9
Newspapers, 1969-1972
Box 9
Office of Black Affairs, 1978
Box 9
Office of Black Affairs: Working Documents, 1972
Box 9
OMA (Office of Minority Affairs), 1978-1979
Box 9
OMA Annual Report, 1980-1981
Box 9
OMA Evaluation Report, 1976
Box 9
OMA Goals and Objectives, 1982-1983
Box 9
OMA Resource Guide, 1980-1983
Box 9
OMA Staff, 1978-1979
Box 9
OMA Staff Meetings, 1979-1980
Box 9
OMA Statistics, 1978-1980
Box 9
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1976-1977
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1978-1979
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1981-1983
Box 10
Office of Black Affairs: Working Documents, 1972
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1983-1984
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1985-1986
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1986-1987
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1987-1988
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1988-1989
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1989-1990
Box 10
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1990-1991
Box 10
Printed Materials, 1989-1993
Box 10
Prometheus Black, 1978, 1985, 1989, 1991
Box 11
Race Relations Reporter, 1971-1973
Box 11
Recruitment of Black Graduates, 1971-1973
Box 11
Reggie Howard Scholarship, 1979
Box 11
Reggie Howard Scholars, 1981-1982
Box 11
Reggie Howard Scholars, 1983-1984
Box 11
Reggie Howard Scholars, 1984-1986
Box 11
Reggie Howard Scholars, 1986-1987
Box 11
Reggie Howard Scholars, 1987-1988
Box 11
Reggie Howard Scholars, 1988-1991
Box 11
Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1990-1991
Box 11
Report: Programs CASA and the Tutoring Program, 1985-1986
Box 11
Report to the Presidents Council on Black Affairs, 1985
Box 12
Reports: Of or relating to the Office of Black Affairs, 1970-1971
Box 12
Recruitment of Black Graduates, 1971-1973
Box 12
Roots (Articles), 1979
Box 12
Soul City, 1971
Box 12
Student Affairs, 1991-1992
Box 12
Subcommittee on Summer Awards: Undergraduates, 1971-1973
Box 12
TCAS Excellence Program, 1988
Box 12
Turner, William (Dean) Administration, 1976-1977
Box 12
TUCAP, undated
Box 12
Tutorial Program, 1976-1977
Box 12
Tutoring, 1974-1977
Box 12
Duke Preview Program, final report, 1988
Box 12
Duke Preview Program , final report, 1989
Box 12
Report to the President's Council on Black Affairs on the Office of Minority Affiars, 1985
Box 12
Report to the President's Council on Black Affairs reprint, 1985
Box 12

The scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings recording events related to the Office of Minority Affairs and the minority student population at Duke University. The clippings are primarily from the Duke Media, but also include some from other newspapers, such as the Carolina Times and the Durham Herald. Also included are various flyers produced by black student organizations at Duke University.

Scrapbooks, 1968-1976
Box 13
Scrapbooks, 1977- 1979 March
Box 13
Scrapbooks, 1979 Apr-Dec
Box 13
Scrapbooks, 1980
Box 13
Scrapbooks, 1981
Box 13
Scrapbooks, 1982
Box 13
Scrapbooks, 1983 Jan-Jun
Box 13
Scrapbooks, 1983 Jul-Dec
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1984 Jan-Jun
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1984 Jul-Dec
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1985 Jan-Jun
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1985 Jul-Dec
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1986 Jan-Apr
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1986 May-Dec
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1987 Jan-Jun
Box 14
Scrapbooks, 1987 Jul-Dec
Box 15
Scrapbooks, 1988 Jan-Mar
Box 15
Scrapbooks, 1988 Apr-Jun
Box 15
Scrapbooks, 1988 Ju1-Dec
Box 15
Scrapbooks, 1989 Jan-Jun
Box 15
Scrapbooks, 1989 Jul-Dec
Box 16
Scrapbooks, 1990 Jan-Apr
Box 16
Scrapbooks, 1990 May-Oct
Box 16
Scrapbooks, 1990 Nov - 1991 Apr
Box 16

These files consist of a variety of materials pertaining to the Summer Transitional Program, which was established and managed by the Office of Minority Affairs. Materials include evaluation reports, correspondence, minutes, brochures, applications from prospective students and residential advisor, and statistics.

Academic Orientation, 1969
Box 17
Admissions & Information, 1970
Box 17
Advisors and Consultants, 1969-1973
Box 17
Advisory Committee, 1975-1978
Box 17
Advisory Committee, 1982
Box 17
Advisory Committee, 1983
Box 17
Advisory Committee, 1983-1984
Box 17
Advisory Committee, 1985
Box 17
Advisory Committee Minutes, 1986
Box 17
Advisory Council, 1979
Box 17
Advisory Council, 1980
Box 17
Advisory Council, 1979-1981
Box 17
Advisory Council, 1980-1981
Box 17
Applicants, 1972
Box 18
Applicants, 1973
Box 18
Applicant Information and other Information, 1974
Box 18
Applicants, 1975
Box 18
Applicants, 1976
Box 18
Applicants, 1977
Box 18
Applicants, 1978
Box 18
Applicants, 1980
Box 18
Applicants, 1982
Box 18
Applicants, 1983
Box 19
Applicants, 1984
Box 19
Applicants, 1985
Box 19
Applicants, 1986
Box 19
Applicants Not Attending, 1972
Box 19
Applicants Not Attending, 1979-1983
Box 19
Banquets, 1977-1986
Box 19
Brochures, 1970-1971, 1973-1976, 1978-1986
Box 19
Co-curricular Activities, 1983
Box 19
Course Content, 1979-1981
Box 19
Curriculum Review Committee, 1979-1985
Box 19
Evaluation [of STP] by Dr. Michael Michlin, 1985
Box 19
Evaluation [of STP], 1969-1970
Box 19
Evaluation [of STP], 1972-1979
Box 20
Evaluation [of STP by Student Advisors], 1969-1972
Box 20
Evaluations [Student Responses to STP], 1969
Box 20
Evaluations [Student Responses to STP], 1979-1980
Box 20
Evaluations [Student Responses to STP], 1981-1982
Box 20
Evaluations [of STP Students by Professors/Student Advisors], 1969-1973
Box 20
Evaluations and Recommendations [of STP], 1969-1970
Box 20
Executive Staff Minutes, 1979
Box 20
Expenses, 1969-1971
Box 20
Faculty and Staff, 1977-1978
Box 21
Faculty and Staff, 1979
Box 21
Faculty and Staff [Recommendations], 1979
Box 21
Faculty and Staff, 1980
Box 21
Faculty and Staff, 1981
Box 21
Faculty and Staff, 1983-1984
Box 21
Faculty and Staff, 1985-1986
Box 21
Faculty and Staff Meetings, 1980
Box 21
Faculty and Staff Meetings, 1981
Box 21
Faculty and Staff Meetings, 1982
Box 21
Faculty and Staff Meetings, 1983
Box 21
Faculty and Staff Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985
Box 21
Faculty and Staff Meeting Minutes, 1986
Box 21
Faculty and Staff Minutes, 1969
Box 21
Final Report, 1969
Box 21
Final Report, 1970, 1974, 1975
Box 21
Final Report, 1976
Box 22
Final Reports and Comments [Faculty and Staff], 1979
Box 22
Final Report, 1979
Box 22
Final Report, 1980
Box 22
Final Report, 1981
Box 22
Final Report, 1982
Box 22
Final Report, 1983
Box 22
Final Report, 1984
Box 22
Final Report, 1985
Box 22
Final Report, 1986
Box 22
Forms, 1981-1983
Box 22
Freshmen Perspectives, 1979
Box 22
General Information, 1977-1978
Box 22
Handbooks, 1978-1986
Box 23
History of STP
Box 23
Housing - Social & Dining, 1969
Box 23
Housing - Social & Dining, 1973
Box 23
Meal Plans, 1983-1986
Box 23
Participants, 1969
Box 23
Participants, 1970
Box 23
Participants, 1980-1983
Box 23
Photograph, 1977
Box 23
Planning Session Workshops (Counselors), 1979
Box 23
Planning Session Workshops (Counselors), 1980
Box 23
Questionnaires, 1969
Box 23
Questionnaires, 1970
Box 23
Residential Advisors Interviews, 1984-1986
Box 23
Residential Advisors Memoranda, 1984
Box 23
Statistical Information, 1979-1981
Box 23
STP in the News, 1969-1971
Box 23
STP Review [by Bryant and DeMarchi], 1985-1986
Box 24
Study Skills, 1980
Box 24
Study Skills Packet, 1985
Box 24
Summer Transitional Program, 1971
Box 24
Summer Transitional Program, 1976-1978
Box 24
Summer Transitional Program, 1981
Box 24
Summer Transitional Program, 1981-1982
Box 24
Syllabi for STP Courses, 1984-1985
Box 24
Turner Correspondence, 1974-1975
Box 24

Historical Note

Since its inception in 1969, the Office of Minority Affairs (formerly known as the Office of Black Affairs and currently the Office of Intercultural Affairs) has primarily addressed the needs of the African American student population at Duke University. Created soon after the Afro-American Society students led a Black student takeover of the Allen Building to spark University action on the concerns of Black students, the core mission of the Office of Black Affairs was to provide outreach to black students to facilitate rapid involvement with the university community through mentorship programs, financial aid, academic counseling and tutoring, and the development of Black Studies courses. Under some controversy, the name was changed to the Office of Minority Affairs in 1978. While the name had changed, the core mission of the office remained the same, which was to provide an organizational structure through which Black participation in the University and local communities obtained the greatest degree of effectiveness.

One of the more prominent programs of the Office of Minority Affairs was the Summer Transitional Program (STP). Initiated in 1969 as one of the ten demands made of the University following the occupation of the Allen Building, the experimental program was designed to facilitate the student's transition from the secondary level to the demands of the university level. With the original goal of decreasing the attrition rate of black students by raising the level of academic performance and introducing the students to the social structures of Duke University at a very early date, in the early 1970's the focus of STP changed to assist all students, no matter their ethnic group, in their transition to university life.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office of Minority Affairs Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Office of Minority Affairs records were received by the University Archives as a transfer from 1977-2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Samouelian, October 2007

Encoded by Mary Samouelian, November 2007

Updated by Molly Bragg, August 2011

Accessions 77-199, 85-50, A91-68, A91-117, A94-107, A96-36, A98-22, UA2005-0047, UA2011-0023 were merged into one collection, 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.