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Guide to the Program on Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers records, 1987-1994

Abstract

The Program on Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers was launched in 1989 with a grant from the Charles A. Dana Foundation to Duke University and five historically black colleges and universities: Spelman College, Xavier University, Morehouse College, Hampton University, and Tuskegee University. The program's purpose was to increase the number of minority undergraduate students preparing for careers as college and university professors.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Program on Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers.
Title
Program on Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers records 1987-1994
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains material pertaining to the program's operations and activities at Duke University as well as at the historically black colleges and universities that participated. Present are reports, correspondence, printed material, clippings, and financial records documenting the various facets of the five year effort to educate minority undergraduate students in preparation for careers in college teaching and research. Throughout the records attention is paid to the impact of the program, primarily measured by the students' post-graduate activities. Correspondence and proposals originating from Duke and the Dana Foundation, as well as press releases and clippings provide summary information on the creation and activities of the program.

Student identifiable information is present throughout the majority of the collection and is restricted under FERPA. However, researchers may access the material for use in research as long they agree not to release personally identifiable student information without the prior written consent of the student, and to destroy all student-identifying information at the completion of their research.

Administrative Information

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

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

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

Hampton University
Box 1
Morehouse College: Mid-year and Annual Report
Box 1
Spelman College: Mid-year and Annual Report
Box 1
Tuskegee University: Mid-year and Annual Report
Box 1
Xavier University: Mid-year and Annual Report
Box 1
Hampton University
Box 1
Morehouse College
Box 1
Spelman College
Box 1
Tuskegee University
Box 1
Xavier University
Box 1
Dillard University
Box 1
Hampton University
Box 1
Morehouse College
Box 1
Spelman College
Box 1
Tuskegee University
Box 1
Xavier University
Box 1
Dillard University
Box 1
Hampton University
Box 1
Morehouse College
Box 1
Spelman College
Box 1
Tuskegee University
Box 1
Xavier University
Box 1
Final Financial Reports from Schools (includes 1994 Year end reports], 1994 (2 folders)
Box 1
Final Evaluations, 1994?
Box 1
Final and Annual Reports from the PMAC Director, 1992-1994
Box 1
Baldwin-Fleishman Correspondence, 1989
Box 1
Brodie-Kreidler Correspondence -- Offers and Counter-offers, 1988-1989
Box 1
Budget Information for Dana Foundation, 1990-1992
Box 1
Commonwealth Annual Report, 1992
Box 1
Dana Foundation Program, 1990
Box 1
Early Dana Foundation Information (historical), 1988-1989
Box 1
Evaluation/Reporting--General Information, 1987-1989
Box 1
News articles, 1990-1993
Box 1
News clippings, 1992-1994
Box 1
PMAC Winter Conference Programs, 1992-1994
Box 1
Press Releases from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1989-1990
Box 1
Press Releases: Dana Foundation, National and North Carolina, 1989
Box 1
Programming on preparing Minorities for Academic Careers
Box 1
Proposal to the Hearst Foundation--Financial Data, 1992-1993
Box 1
Proposal for U.S. Dept. of Education [McNair Fellow], 1991
Box 1
Xavier University--Proposal to Dana Foundation; Award Information, 1988-1990
Box 1
Xavier University--Financial Aid guidelines, 1990
Box 1
Year End Financial Statements, 1989-1993
Box 1

Historical Note

The Program on Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers (PMAC) was launched in 1989 with a grant from the Charles A. Dana Foundation to Duke University and five historically black colleges and universities: Spelman College, Xavier University, Morehouse College, Hampton University, and Tuskegee University. The program's purpose was to increase the number of minority undergraduate students preparing for careers as college and university professors. The primary components of the program included student participation in teaching and research, which was supervised by faculty mentors at each college, and summer research terms as well as conferences held at Duke University.

Through an additional grant from the Hearst Foundation, Dillard University joined the program in 1991. The program also received funding from the Commonwealth Fund.

Robert Wright was the first director of the program and he was succeeded by Scotty Elliott in 1991. Both directors were located at Duke University. Funding for the program ended in 1994.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Program on Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Program on Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, July 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, July 2008

Accession A94-72 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.