North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Society of Afro-American Culture Records 1968-1984

Creator
North Carolina State University. Society of Afro-American Culture
Size
0.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 021.513
Access to materials

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The Society of Afro-American Culture Records include information about the organization’s leadership, activities, and concerns in the form of administrative records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, national newspapers, correspondence, and event advertisements. The materials address a range of topics related directly to North Carolina State University, including wages paid to non-academic university employees, the Black Orientation program, discrimination on campus, the organization’s struggle to procure adequate space for black student organizations, and Pan-African week. The materials also pertain to the National Strike, Black Panthers and court cases, and other concerns of the larger African American community.

The Society of Afro-American Culture (SAAC) was chartered with sixty-three members in 1968 as a campus organization open to all students and faculty members of North Carolina State University. It worked to promote an idea of black identity and to encourage advancement of blacks within the university, as well as to encourage nationally affiliated social fraternities and sororities on campus. The organization worked cooperatively on some initiatives with the Progressive Action Commune, Association for the Concerns of African American Graduate Students, and the Black Student Board. The Society of Afro-American Culture remained active through at least 1984, though has since disbanded.

Biographical/historical note

The Society of Afro-American Culture (SAAC) was chartered with sixty-three members in 1968 as a campus organization open to all students and faculty members of North Carolina State University. It worked to promote an idea of black identity and encourage advancement of blacks within the university, as well as to encourage nationally affiliated social fraternities and sororities on campus. The organization worked cooperatively on some initiatives with the Progressive Action Commune, Association for the Concerns of African American Graduate Students, and the Black Student Board. The Society of Afro-American Culture remained active through at least 1984, though has since disbanded.

Scope/content

The Society of Afro-American Culture Records includes information about the organization’s leadership, activities, and concerns in the form of administrative records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, national newspapers, correspondence, and event advertisements. The materials address a range of topics related directly to North Carolina State University, including wages paid to non-academic university employees, the Black Orientation program, discrimination on campus, the organization’s struggle to procure adequate space for black student organizations, and Pan-African week. The materials also pertain to the National Strike, Black Panthers and court cases, and other concerns of the larger African American community.

Physical description

1 archival half box

Arrangement

The materials are arranged chronologically by academic year.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Society of Afro-American Culture Records, UA 021.513, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Society of Afro-American Culture

Processing information

Processed by Kellie Strickland, 2008 April

Encoded by Kellie Strickland, 2008 April

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Academic year file 1968-1969
Half box 1, Folder 1
Academic year file 1969-1970
Half box 1, Folder 2
Academic year file 1970-1971
Half box 1, Folder 3
Academic year file 1971-1972
Half box 1, Folder 4
Academic year file 1972-1973
Half box 1, Folder 5
Academic year file 1973-1974
Half box 1, Folder 6
Academic year file 1974-1975
Half box 1, Folder 7
Academic year file 1975-1976
Half box 1, Folder 8
Academic year file 1977
Half box 1, Folder 9
Academic year file 1982-1984
Half box 1, Folder 10

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Society of Afro-American Culture Records, UA 021.513, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.