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Title: Africana Studies records
Call Number: Coll056
Creator: University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Africana Studies
Dates: circa 1970-1997
Size: 16 boxes (19 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: This extensive collection of records from the Africana Studies department includes: alphabetical department files, budget files, research and grant projects, department chair meeting files, Faculty Senate minutes, Undergraduate and Graduate Council minutes, course materials and outlines, admission files, and alumni records. Student records and staff personnel files are included, but not available for research use. A significant portion of the records are from Professor Emerita Dr. Daphne Harrison, founding faculty member and chair of the department.
Citation: Africana Studies records, University Archives, Collection 56, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

A formal department of African American Studies at UMBC was created in 1970 and began offering a B.A. degree program in African American Studies to students in 1972.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred from the Africana Studies department in 1997 and the Black Student Union in 1999. Accessions: UARC 1997-18, UARC 1997-21, UARC 1999-16, UARC Photos-05.

Processing Note

Initial processing was completed by Project Archivist Jeff Karr in 2015. The records have been sorted and arranged based on folder name and subject information. University publications relating to Africana Studies are available under the call number UPUB A2.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid:

Access Conditions

This collection requires review by Special Collections staff prior to use by researchers. Users should submit their request to view this collection at or 410-455-2353.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. UMBC is the copyright owner; permission to reproduce is required.

Subject Headings


University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Africana Studies

Harrison, Daphne Duval, 1932-


University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Administration

University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Africana Studies

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