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Africana Studies Program: records

 Record Group
Identifier: A03.01

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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.


  • Creation: 1964-2018


Access Restrictions

Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.

Biographical/Historical 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.


15.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Africana Studies Program Records, Files, and Reports
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288