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Africana Studies Program : Records, Files, and Reports, 1964- .

15.75 linear feet.

Catalog Number: 3.1

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Agency History /
Biographical Note:

The Africana Studies Program (formerly Afro-American Studies), created in 1969, is a multidisciplinary academic, co-curricular program designed to bring the scholarly approaches and disciplines to bear on an understanding of African-American life. The program runs lecture series, maintains a library and resource center, and functions as a clearinghouse for local community groups interested in African-American history. The first director of the program was Reginald Lewis.

Scope and Content:
The collection contains annual reports, correspondence, files relating to events sponsored by the program, especially the John Brown Russwurm and Albert C. Boothby Lecture series, files concerning the divestment of the College's investments in South Africa, and a 1976 survey of New England College Black Studies Programs.

Cite as: Africana Studies Program: Records, Files, and Reports. George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. Bowdoin College Library.

Access Restrictions: Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.

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