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

Committee Reports, 1969-
2.0 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.1

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Series Description:
This series includes reports of the Committee on Afro-American Studies, reports of the director, and accompanying information concerning meetings. The series also includes a report of the Black Professor Emeritus Project, a proposed program sponsored jointly with Bates and Colby, in which retired African-American professors would be invited to each of the three schools on a semester or yearly basis to participate in seminars and share their life experiences. This program was never instituted.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Daybooks, 1976-1985
1.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.2

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Series Description:
Copies of outgoing correspondence from the program office.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


John Brown Russwurm Distinguished Lecture Series, 1977-
.75 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.3

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Series Description:
Named after the first African-American graduate of Bowdoin College (class of 1826), the lecture series explores the "legacy and status of Black Americans." Notable speakers include Carl Stokes, Vernon Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Hooks, and Julian Bond, among others. The files include information on local arrangements, background information on the speakers, and publicity.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Albert C. Boothby Lecture Series, 1977-
.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.4

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Series Description:
Named in honor the Maine educator and Bowdoin College graduate (class of 1929), the series was endowed by Boothby's widow and children after his death in 1977. Its purpose is to promote African-American culture and scholarship. The speakers must be African-Americans. Many speakers have been prominent educators, including Maya Angelou, Faith Mitchell, and Douglas Daniels. The material includes information on the publicity for the speakers, and arrangements, etc. to bring the speakers to campus. There are no texts of the lectures.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Guest Lectures and Special Programs, 1964-
1.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.5

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Series Description:
Lectures sponsored, or co-sponsored by the Africana Studies program, but not part of an endowed series. Files include information on the Black Arts Festival, film festivals and other events.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 20 years from date of creation.


John Walter Re-appointment, 1978-1979
.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.6

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Series Description:
Departmental files concerning the non-re-appointment of John Walter, director of the Afro-American Studies Department.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 75 years from date of creation.


Subject Files, 1976- , n.d.
1.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.7

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Series Description:
Departmental subject files concerning special subjects, including South Africa divestment, recruitment of students in Jamaica, and the creation of the John Brown Russwurm Afro-American Center Library. This series also includes news clippings of events concerning the African-American community at Bowdoin and the 1976 Survey of New England Colleges and Universities for Black Students.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by key word.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 20 years from date of creation.


Clippings, 1970-1993, n.d.
.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.8

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Series Description:
Clippings from the Bowdoin Orient concerning issues impacting the African-American community at Bowdoin.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Posters, 1981- n.d.
7.75 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 3.1.9

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Series Description:
Series contains posters created to accompany Africana Studies events.
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Restrictions: None.


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