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Black Student Union collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 9/5/1366
The Black Student Union collection, 1972-2011 includes meeting agendas, activity and meeting schedules, newsletters, event fliers, news clippings and a BSU solidarity button.

Dates

  • circa 1972-2011

Terms of Access and Use

The Black Student Union collection, circa 1972-2011 is open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

5 Folder(s) (1 expandable folder)

Abstract

The Black Student Union collection, 1972-2011 includes meeting agendas, schedules, newsletters, event fliers, news clippings and a BSU solidarity button.

Biographical Note Historical Note

The Black Student Union (BSU) was founded in 1967 and recognized by the Student Association in 1968. Primary concerns of the organization are to unite the Black university community, educate members and non-members on issues that affect the Black community, and preserve Black culture, dignity and self-awareness. The BSU is also involved in community outreach. In 1969, the BSU started a free breakfast program, “Breakfast to Children,” to provide breakfast to inner city children before school.

Since its founding, the goals of the BSU are preserving and perpetuating Black culture, dignity, and self-awareness, emphasizing the existence and the role of Black Students at the University at Buffalo, and increasing admission of Black Students into the University at Buffalo. Additionally the BSU hopes to educate members and non-members on issues that have previously and presently affect the Black community, increase the understanding of different cultures within the Black Community, and keep members informed on issues that affect African Americans.

Arrangement

This materials in this collection are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Acquisition Information

Material was collected by University Archives over time on an ad hoc basis for its vertical files on Student Life. The Black Student Union collection materials were removed from the Student Life vertical file, 9/H/VF, to form this collection.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Cobb, March 2019; finding aid encoded by Rebecca Cobb, March 2019.

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Black Student Union collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Cobb
Date
20 March 2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
716-645-3714 (Fax)