Records of NUBIA

Institution: Northwestern University - University Archives
Deering Library Level 1, Room 110

1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-3354
Date: 1990-2001
Extent: .42 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Established in October of 1990, NUBIA (Northwestern University Black-Wimmin In Action) was formed to address the needs of African-American women—faculty, staff, and students—at Northwestern University. The mission of NUBIA was to promote advancement, equitable treatment, and employment opportunities for black women at Northwestern University. NUBIA fulfilled its mission by organizing events and speakers geared toward its membership but open to everyone at the University. Among other activities, NUBIA organized bake sales and holiday bazaars, a series of health seminars, and an annual Juneteenth (June 19) event. Although the organization was not officially disbanded, NUBIA’s major activity ended in 2001.

Scope and Content Note:
The Records of NUBIA document the foundation and major activities of a campus-based black women’s group. Records consist of organizational documents, meeting agendas and minutes, membership lists, activities announcements and handouts, general and activities-related correspondence, and the organization’s cookbook.

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