EMORY UNIVERSITY. OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.
Office of Multicultural Programs and Services records, 1979-2016

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/cwvph

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University. Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.
Title: Office of Multicultural Programs and Services records, 1979-2016
Call Number:Series No. 56
Extent: 10.25 linear ft. (20 boxes)
Abstract:The records of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services contain materials from 1979 through 2016 related to the administration of programs and services aimed at the academic, social, and personal development of students of color at Emory.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Selected materials restricted in accordance with Emory University Archive Access Policy. Researchers must contact Rose Library in advance to access audiovisual materials in this collection. Collection stored off-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Office of Multicultural Programs and Services records, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, July 2018.


Collection Description

Administrative History

In 1979, the position of assistant dean for campus life was created to oversee three areas of responsibility: minority students, international students, and handicapped students. Leila I. Crawford was the first assistant dean in this role. Assistant directors for international student programs and minority student programs were hired in 1984-1985 and 1985-1986 respectively. In 1988, the Office of Minority Student Programs (MSP) was reorganized and became separate from international and handicapped student programs. Vera Rorie became as assistant dean for campus life and director of the office of minority student programs in 1989. The office changed names in 1990-1991 to the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (OMPS). In 2017, the office changed its name to the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE).

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services contain materials related to the administration of programs and services aimed at the academic, social, and personal development of students of color at Emory. Also included are some materials predating the creation of a separate office, when programs and services for minority students were administered with programs and services for international and handicapped students, roughly 1979 through 1988. Series 1 contains administrative records including correspondence, subject files, annual and assessment reports, and budgetary proposals, as well as "Emory’s Year in Review" scrapbooks compiled by office staff. Series 2 contains records related to programs, studies, and initiatives in which the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services managed or participated. Series 3 contains records related to student-founded and student-run organizations related to or supported by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, including the Black Student Alliance and Emory's NAACP chapter. Series 4 contains audiovisual materials on magnetic media, such as VHS and Betamax, and digital records on electronic media including a compact disc and a floppy disc. Including in this series is a video recording of Spike Lee at Emory. Series 5 contains materials that were removed from their original folders and restricted.

Arrangement Note

Organized into five series: 1) Administrative records, 2) Program records, 3) Student organization records, 4) Audiovisual media and electronic records, and 5) Restricted materials.


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