Summary Information
Title: Black Action Society Files
Collection Number: UA.55.13.3
Creator: University of Pittsburgh. Black Action Society.

Collection Dates: 1968-1992
Extent: 0.63 linear feet (11 folders)

Language: English

Minutes of the Black Action Society of the University of Pittsburgh from 1968-1989.

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Date Published:

May 2011

Finding aid prepared by Marianne Kasica.

In May of 1968 a group of African American students formed an organization that would address the needs and concerns of the African American student community at the University of Pittsburgh. Among their demands was that the University actively recruit and admit black students, that the role of African Americans in the history of this and other countries be incorporated into the curricula of Pitt's courses, that the number of black faculty be increased, and that a Black Studies Program be developed within the University. This collection consists of the minutes of this organization from 1968 to 1989.

Collection Scope and Content Notes

Minutes of the Black Action Society of the University of Pittsburgh from 1968-1989.

Subject Terms

  • African American college students -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Ethnic groups -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • University of Pittsburgh. Black Action Society.
  • University of Pittsburgh. -- Students -- Societies, etc.

  • University of Pittsburgh

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Mrs. Teresa McCray in 1998.

Preferred Citation:

Black Action Society Files, 1968-1992, UA.55.13.3, University Archives, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Marianne Kasica in October 2010.


All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.

Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1-11 Minutes, 1968-1992