Series 1
Administrative materials, 1970-2000
Boxes 1-10

Scope and Content Note

The Administrative Materials series (1970-2000) is arranged into Budget, Correspondence, Committees, Subject Files, Personnel, Curriculum and Reports subseries. The Budget sub-series contains the program's financial reports and expenses which are only complete for the 1990s. For other budget related issues see the Annual reports. The correspondence subseries covers communication surrounding a range of issues but especially the organization of events, lecture and the establishment of programs. The collection respects the original order in which this correspondence was filed by the program even though the correspondence subseries overlaps with a number of other sub-series and the Programs and Events series. The volume of letters increased drastically after the program hired its first full time secretary Rudolph Byrd in 1992. The correspondence subseries also includes letters of recommendation which are restricted for privacy. The Committees subseries contains the meeting minutes of the Executive committee. The Subject Files subseries contains information related to a range of institutional moments that fall outside the purview of other subseries. These include the library endowment fund, the recognition of the National Council for Black Studies, the creation of a minor concentration in African studies that led to the separation of African American and African Studies, the construction of the website, affirmative action statistics and a fraternity incident from 2000. The Personnel subseries contains information about individual core and associate faculty of AAS organized alphabetically. The Curriculum subseries contains a thorough listing of "course offerings" of the program from the early 1980s through to 2000, including descriptions and some syllabi. This subseries also contains meetings of the Curriculum Committee. Finally, the reports subseries consists of Annual Reports of the program as well as several other special reports of sub-committees, external reviews and anniversary reports such as the 10 year report entitled "A Decade of Struggle."

Arrangement Note

The Administrative Materials series is arranged into 6 subseries: (1.1) Correspondence, (1.2) Reports, (1.3) Budget, (1.4) Personnel, (1.5) Committees, (1.6) Subject files, and (1.7) Curricula.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Selected material is closed until 2072 in accordance with Emory University Archives Policy for personnel and student educational records.

Description of Subseries