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: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

Abstract:
Includes minutes, publications and subject files of the Black Action Society of the University of Pittsburgh from 1968-1998.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

May 2011
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Marianne Kasica.
Revision Description:
February 2017:
Publications and subject files added to the findng aid.

History

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, publications and subject files of the Black Action Society of the University of Pittsburgh from 1968-1998.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • 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.

Category
  • 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.

Copyright:

All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Minutes, 1968-1992


Box 1
Folder 1 Minutes, 1968
Folder 2 Minutes, 1970-1971
Folder 3 Minutes, 1972-1975
Folder 4 Minutes, 1976-1978
Folder 5 Minutes, 1979-1980
Folder 6 Minutes, 1981-1982
Folder 7 Minutes, 1983-1985
Folder 8 Minutes, 1986-1987
Folder 9 Minutes, 1988-1989
Folder 10 Minutes, 1990-1991
Folder 11 Minutes, 1997

Series II. Job Fair/Resume Books, 1985-1998


Box 1
Folder 12 Book, 1980
Folder 13 Book, 1985
Folder 14 Book, 1988
Folder 15 Book, 1989
Folder 16 Book, 1990
Folder 17 Book, 1993
Folder 18 Book, 1996
Folder 19 Book, 1997
Folder 20 Book, 1998

Series III. Periodicals, 1968-1995


Box 1
Folder 21 BAS News, 1968
Folder 22 BAS News, 1970
Folder 23 BAS News, 1971
Folder 24 BAS News, 1972
Folder 25 BAS News, 1974
Folder 26 BAS News, 1976
Folder 26a BAS Network, 1982
Folder 27 BAS Forum, 1977-1979
Folder 28 Blacklines, 1986-1989
Folder 29 Blacklines, 1990-1995

Series IV. Subject Files, 1969-1980

Folder 30 Art work, undated
Folder 31 Awards/Certificates, 1970-1980
Folder 32 BAS-Student Government Board Relations, undated
Folder 33 Black Paper for Black Studies, June 1, 1969
Folder 34 Clippings, 1972-1980
Folder 35 Drug Abuse Center, 1975-1976
Folder 36 Early Childhood Education Center, Proposal by Barbara L. Hayden, undated
Folder 37 Event flyers, tickets, and programs, 1968-1979
Folder 38 National Black Nurses' Association, Inc., Conference, 1973
Folder 39 Organization of Black Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students of the University of Pittsburgh, 1972-1973
Folder 40 Steering Committee, 1968-1970
Folder 41 Swahili in Afro-America by Sanza Clark, undated
Folder 42 Trial of Bobby Seale: The Conspiracy, The New York Review, 1969
Folder 43 University News Releases and Proposals, 1970-1971
Folder 44 FASC Racism Seminar, 1973