North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost, African American Cultural Center Records 1985-2016

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
African American Cultural Center (North Carolina State University)
Size
6.55 linear feet (4 cartons, 1 half box, 1 flatfolder); 1306.36 megabytes
Call number
UA 005.072

The North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost, African American Cultural Center Records contain agendas, flyers, and other materials pertaining to the African American Heritage Society as well as information on Heritage Day. This collection also contains correspondence, agendas, Advisory Committee minutes, and publicity related to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Festival. Materials range in date from 1985 to 2016.

The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities. As a unit of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, the African American Cultural Center is an indispensable component of NCSU’s mission of “building a diverse and inclusive campus community, fostering demographic and intellectual diversity, fostering internal and external partnerships and adopting an operational model that embraces efficiency and accountability.” It operates the African American Cultural Library and Cultural Art Gallery.

Biographical/historical note

The first African American Cultural Center was formed in 1970 and was located in the YMCA Building. In 1974, African American students called for a new cultural center. Student Body President Terry Carroll presented a “four point” request to Chancellor John T. Caldwell, which included a request for the first floor of the Print Shop to be turned over to the Society of Afro-American Culture for an African American Cultural Center. Banks C. Talley, Dean of Student Affairs, complied with this request. In 1991, the Center moved to its current location in Witherspoon Student Center where, after student and faculty protests, it was granted an operating budget by NCSU administrators.

The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities. As a unit of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, the African American Cultural Center is an indispensable component of NCSU’s mission of “building a diverse and inclusive campus community, fostering demographic and intellectual diversity, fostering internal and external partnerships and adopting an operational model that embraces efficiency and accountability.” It also operates the African American Cultural Library and Cultural Art Gallery.

Scope/content

The North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost, African American Cultural Center Records contain agendas, flyers, and other materials pertaining to the African American Heritage Society as well as information on Heritage Day. This collection also contains correspondence, agendas, Advisory Committee minutes, and publicity related to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Festival. Materials range in date from 1985 to 2016.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet received full archival processing. It is organized into three series: 1. Heritage Society 2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Festival 3. General Records

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, Office of the Provost, African American Cultural Center Records, UA 005.072, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from African American Cultural Center, 2012 (Accession 2012.0288)

Processing information

Processed by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2012 November; Finding aid created by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2012 November

Heritage Society 1988-2000 (UA 005.072 Series 1)

The Heritage Society, the student component of the African American Cultural Center, helps create monthly programs that enhance an appreciation for African Americans and their contribution to society.

This series contains agendas, flyers, and other materials pertaining to the African American Heritage Society as well as information on Heritage Day.

Africa Trip to Togo, West Africa 1989 Mar. (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Africa Trip to Togo, West Africa 1990 Mar. (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Meeting agendas 1988-1990 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Flyers 1988-2000 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1988-1989 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1989-1990 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1990-1991 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1991-1992 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1992-1993 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1993-1994 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1994-1995 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1995-1996 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1996-1997 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1997-1998 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1998-1999 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
General information 1999-2000 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1988 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1989 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day/Symposium 1990 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1991 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1992 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1993 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1994 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1995 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1996 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1997 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1998 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
Heritage Day 1999 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 1
History Circle 1988-1989 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Literary Circle 1988, 1992 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Visual Aesthetics Circle 1989-1990 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Pan Afrika Lecture 1999 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1989 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1990 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1991 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium (Cancelled) 1993 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1994 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1995 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1996 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1997 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1998 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 1999 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Symposium 2000 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Festival 1986-2002 (UA 005.072 Series 2)

The Martin Luther King Cultural Festival (now called the Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration) was the campuswide celebration for Martin Luther King Day, featuring events such as lectures, concerts, storytelling, and crafts. It was organized by the African American Cultural Center in cooperation with Shaw and Saint Augustine Universities.

This series contains correspondence, agendas, Advisory Committee minutes, and publicity related to the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Festival, 1986-2002.

Correspondence 1986-2002 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 2
Agenda 1987-1998 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 2
Advisory Committee 1991-2001 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 2
Publicity 1991-2001 (Accession 2012.0288)
Carton 2
General and Unprocessed Records

This series contains other records created by the African American Cultural Center, not associated with the Heritage Society or the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Festival. It also contains records that have not yet received full archival processing.

St. Agnes Hospital: The Untold Story, DVD-R 2012 Sept. (Accession 2015.0003)
Size: 1 DVD-R optical disc; 1306.36 megabytes; 20 files

Memorex Printable DVD-R

Half box 4, Folder 1
Opening Doors: The Lives and Legacies of Dr. Lawrence M. Clark and Dr. Augustus M. Witherspoon undated (Accession 2015.0003)

DVD

Half box 4, Folder 2
Correspondence 1985-1991 (Accession 2017.0179)
Carton 5
Student Center Annex Drawings and Plans 1991, undated (Accession 2017.0179)
Carton 5
Event programs, Flyers, Calendars 2013-2016 (Accession 2019.0013)
Carton 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival 2001 (Accession 2019.0013)
Carton 5
Cultural Center 1988-1990 (Accession 2019.0013)
Carton 5
African American Cultural Center Board of Directors 1994-1996 (Accession 2019.0013)
Carton 5
Organizational Structure for the Council of Directors of the African American Cultural Center 1992, 1993 (Accession 2019.0013)
Carton 5
International Print Portfolio Artists' Expressions of Human Rights (Poster) 2008 (Accession 2019.0055)
Flat folder 1
Web Content Beginning in November 2012
Size: 1 website

This series is comprised of web sites of the North Carolina State University’s African American Cultural Center, captured by the NCSU Libraries since July 2016 using the Internet Archive’s Archive-It web archiving service, with prior captures by the Internet Archive dating November 2012, which may be less complete and was performed at undetermined intervals.

African American Cultural Center website (https://oied.ncsu.edu/aacc/) Beginning in November 2012
Size: 1 website

This is the official website of North Carolina State University’s African American Cultural Center. The NCSU Libraries has scheduled this website to be captured quarterly since July 2016. Also included here are prior captures by the Internet Archive dating back to November 2012.

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to digital files may require additional advanced notice.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

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, Office of the Provost, African American Cultural Center Records, UA 005.072, 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.