The following records are open for research.
The Committee on African Studies was established in 1969 to coordinate teaching and research on Africa and advance knowledge and understanding of the continent and its people. Contains one informational pamphlet on the African Studies program at Harvard
Box 1 of the collection contains one folder with records related to the development of the Department of Afro-American Studies including budget proposals, reports from the Faculty Committee on African and Afro-American Studies, and a memo on the Ford Foundation grant for programs in ethnic studies.
May be open for research; requires preliminary review by archivists.
Includes syllabi, course outlines, and reading lists for classes in Afro-American Studies.
The following records are still subject to University restrictions on access and are not yet open for research.
File primarily concerned with the work of and reaction to the Committee to Develop the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, chaired by Walter J. Leonard. Included are minutes, correspondence and reports leading to publication of the committee's final report as well as correspondence concerning the controversy surrounding the objections to the final report by committee member Ewart Guinier. Also included are a small number of miscellaneous files consisting mainly of correspondence between Nancy Randolph and the Institute. Records are dated 1972-1973 and 1975-1980.
Contains records of the office of the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, primarily during the tenure of Nathan Huggins, including correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, announcements, brochures, invitations, press releases, and photographs relating to the establishment, administration, organization, and operation of the Du Bois Institute. Also includes: Fellows' biographies and interviews; and records relating to the selection of a director.
Meeting minutes of the Department of Afro-American Studies. Includes department memos, directives, and procedures.
Records of the Committee on African Studies, 1973-2001 (Accession 14553)
Records relate to seminar speakers, summer grant recipients, operations, honors certificates, and the South Africa Fellowship Program.
Records of the Committee on African Studies, 1973-2005 (Accession 17378)
Records relate to committee business, meeting minutes, and chair records.
Records of the Committee on African Studies, 1977-1998 (Accession 17433)
3 VHS and audio cassette recordings of speakers sponsored by the Committee on African Studies.