African-American Studies Program Records

Institution: Loyola University Chicago - University Archives and Special Collections
Cudahy Library Room 218
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773-508-2661
Fax: 773-508-8691
Date: 1935-1987
Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid
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Biographical/Historical Note:
The Afro-American Studies program (AASP) was formally started in March 1971 through the work of the AASP Committee and Dr. Milton A. Gordon, who was named the first director. The Afro-American Studies program was introduced to add the possibility of studying Black history and culture into the Loyola curriculum. In 1990 the name of the Afro-American Studies Program was changed to African-American Studies Program and later changed to Black World Studies. In 2006, a major in Black World Studies was established at Loyola University Chicago.

Scope and Content Note:
The records reflect the administrations of four people - Dr. Milton Gordon, Dr. Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Beverly Bulter Walker, and Dr. Carol Adams – and contain correspondence, reports, syllabi, and articles.

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