Digitized Selections from the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (University of Michigan) Records, 1966-2010

Collection Overview

This record group pertains to the University of Michigan Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and to campus, regional, and national organizations devoted to political and civil rights causes from the 1960s to the 1990s. The collection includes print documents, photographs, and audio-visual material that document racial harassment incidents, political protests, scholarly conferences and symposia, MLK Day celebrations and black student life on the U-M campus. There are also materials about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the anti-apartheid and divestment movements of the 1980s. Originally a Center, the unit was formally recognized as a department of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts in 2011.

Digitized Collection Contents

Black student activism, 1969-2001

The series Black student activism, 1969-2001 (5.5 linear feet) contains four alphabetically arranged subseries relating to the Black Action Movements (B ...

Blacks at U-M, 1969-2007

The Blacks at U-M, 1969-2007 series (4.5 linear ft.) concerns civil rights and anti-apartheid activism on the University of Michigan campus and in the s ...

Organizational archives of CAAS, 1962-2010

The third series, CAAS organizational archives, 1962-2010 (17 linear ft.) includes correspondence and administrative files; course descriptions and syll ...

Audio recordings on cassettes, 1975-2001

The series "Audio recordings on cassettes" contains 486 cassettes, and largely consists of spoken word recordings of talks and professional meetings. Ma ...

Access Note

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