Guide to the Black Studies Department Records 1970-1981
Archives 299

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. Black Studies Program.
Title
Black Studies Department Records
ID
Archives 299
Date [inclusive]
1970-1981
Extent
5.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
4.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Location note
Language
English
Abstract
The Washington State University Black Studies department was created in 1970 and has since been enveloped into Comparative Ethnic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. The collection consists of papers on affirmative action, correspondence, grants, Heritage House, proposals, The Western Journal of Black Studies, television and radio programs, photographs and slides, and a print.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Black Studies Department Records, 1970-1981 (UA 299)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Black Studies department was created in 1970 and while the department itself has since been enveloped into Comparative Ethnic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, black studies classes are still offered as part of that program. An early director of the department was Talmadge Anderson. He had earned an MBA from Atlanta University (as of 2011, Clark Atlanta University) and was faculty in WSU’s College of Business before becoming director for Black Studies. The department was one of the first black studies programs in the northwest, and offered classes included Swahili, Black Literature, Black Psychology and Anderson’s area of expertise, Black Economics.

In 1975, Anderson created the Heritage House, which was WSU’s first African American cultural center. It was originally located on College Avenue, in an area in front of Cleveland Hall, between it and the Owen Science and Engineering Library. As of 2011 it is located at 935 B Street; in 1996 it was renamed in honor of Anderson as the Talmadge Anderson Heritage House. As Anderson planned it, Heritage House was a place to talk about campus involvement and issues that relate to blacks. He also brought in many well known speakers.

In 1977, Anderson created and became editor of The Western Journal of Black Studies, a quarterly journal that specialized in black research, social and political issues, arts, and literature. It is still published today through WSU University Press.

Biographical materials retrieved from http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aaw/anderson-talmadge-1932 in January, 2011.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of papers on affirmative action, correspondence, grants, Heritage House, proposals, The Western Journal of Black Studies, and television and radio programs. Included at the end are photographs and slides, as well as a Black History month print.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized alphabetically by subject. Some subjects are further broken down by date.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These records were received from the Black Studies Department at Washington State University as two donations (UA1983-10, June 1983, and UA1979-25, November 1979).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Library and Information Science graduate student Katrina Burch between September, 2010 and February, 2011.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The oral histories that go with the research paper that is discussed in folder 128 can be found here.

Issues of the Western Journal of Black Studies can be found in Holland and Terrell Libraries at call number E195.5.W48 X.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Black Studies Program.

Subject(s)

  • African Americans
  • African Americans -- Study and teaching.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Affirmative Action. Committee. 1979-1980 

1 1-2

Affirmative Action. Memos. 1973-1975 

1 3

Affirmative Action. President’s Committee memos and reports. 1974-1978 

1 4

Affirmative Action. Pullman School district. 1976-1980 

1 5

Anderson, Talmadge. College of Business and Economics. Papers. 1979-1980 

1 6

Anderson, Talmadge. Business Administration recruitment. 1979-1980 

1 7

Anderson, Talmadge. Business Administration memos and meeting minutes. 1970-1973 

1 8

Anderson, Talmadge. Curriculum Advisory Program (CAP). 1978-1980 

1 9

Anderson, Talmadge. Events. Expo 1974. 1974 

1 10

Anderson, Talmadge. Speeches and awards. 1977 

1 11

Anderson, Talmadge. Trips. Libya. 1979 

1 12

Black Advisory Council. Meeting minutes and by-laws. 1975-1976 

1 13

Black Advisory Council. Records. Relating to minority issues and affirmative action. 1971-1974 

1 14-15

Black History Month. Letters and information. 1974-1981 

1 16

Black Student Union. Correspondence. 1978 

1 17

Black Studies Advisory Group. Misc. papers and meeting minutes. 1971-1976 

1 18

Budget. Gifts. 1979 

1 19

Classes. Black Studies Seminar 498. Correspondence. 1973-1978 

1 20

Classes. Swahili. 1970-1978 

1 21

Committees. Education Policies. Meeting minutes and memos. 1971 

1 22

Committees. Social Adjustment for Minorities. 1977 

1 23

Conferences. Black Eastern Washington Council. 1972-1976 

1 24

Conferences. Information. 1977-1979 

1 25

Conferences. Northwest Conference on Racism. 1971 

1 26

Conferences. Northwest Conference of Black Public Officials. 1980 

1 27

Conferences. National Council for Black Studies, the. 1979-1980 

1 28

Conferences. Washington State Conference on Black Education and Economics. 1972-1975 

1 29-31

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1970-1971 

1 32

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1971-1972 [1] 

1 33

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1971-1972 [2] 

2 34

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1972-1973 

2 35

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1974-1975 

2 36

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1976-1977 

2 37

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1977-1978 

2 38

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1978-1979 

2 39

Correspondence. Anderson, Talmadge. 1979-1981 

2 40

Correspondence. Boating, Felix Y. 1977-1980 

2 41

Correspondence. Jackson, Henry. 1978-1980 

2 42

Correspondence. Johnson, Willie. 1976-1977 

2 43

Correspondence. Johnson, Willie. Survival of Food producing. 1976 

2 44

Correspondence. Memos to Black Studies Faculty. 1978-1979 

2 45

Correspondence. Siwundhla, Hulme. 1970-1981 

2 46

Correspondence. Taylor, Quintard. 1973-1975 

2 47

Correspondence. Williams. 1977-1978 

2 48

Correspondence. Wilson, Henry, Jr. 1977-1980 

2 49-50

Courses. Black, Chicano, Native American, Asian American, and Women’s Studies. 1979-1980 

2 51

Department records. Inventory, disposition authorization, and transfer schedule. 1975 

2 52

Department. Research papers and memos. 1970-1973 

2 53

Director. Anderson, Talmadge. Resume and memos. 1979-1980 

2 54

Events. Visiting lecturers. 1970-1978 

2 55

Events. Spring Symposium. American foreign policy. 1980 

2 56

Faculty. Memos. 1977-1981 

2 57

Faculty. Re-appointment applications. 1977 

2 58

Faculty Council. 1978-1980 

2 59

Grants. Pacific Northwest Black Studies. Summer Workshop and Short Term Institute. Undated 

2 60

Grants. Surveys, studies, reports, and applications. 1976-1977 

2 61

Grants. Washington Regional Afro-American Studies Summer Institute. 1975-1976 

2 62

Grants. Misc. papers. 1979-1980 

2 63

Groups. Association for the study of Afro-American Life and History. 1979-1980 

3 64

Heritage House. About. 1971-1979 

3 65

Heritage House. Advisory Council. 1976-1980. 

3 66

Heritage House. Budget. Development fund ledger. 1979-1981 

3 67

Heritage House. Budget ledger. 1978-1980 

3 68

Heritage House. Building Renovations. 1975 

3 69

Heritage House. Correspondence. 1975-1980 

3 70

Heritage House. Development Fund: Corporate patrons communications. 1977-1978 

3 71

Heritage House. Exhibits. 1977-1978 

3 72

Heritage House. Exhibits. The Black Innovators. Correspondence. 1979 

3 73

Heritage House. Exhibits. Black Visual Arts Exhibition. Correspondence. 1978 

3 74

Heritage House. Funding. 1980 

3 75

Heritage House. Gifts. 1975-1978 

3 76

Heritage House. Misc. papers: meetings, building plans, and about Heritage House. 1976 

3 77

Heritage House. Patrons. 1978-1979 

3 78

Heritage House. Western Journal of Black Studies. Form letters, purpose, objectives, and jobs. 1977-1978 

3 79

Issues. Women in Washington State. 1978-1979 

3 80

Meetings. Faculty. 1970-1980 

3 81

Minority Studies. Misc. papers and recruiting. 1970-1978 

3 82

Misc. Outside faculty research that involves the department. Undated 

3 83

Misc. Memos and building plans. 1970-1978 

3 84

Misc. Iraq visit proposal. Undated 

3 85

National Council for Black Studies. Memos, publications, and misc. papers. 1976-1980 

3 86

Policies and Guidelines. 1974-1975 

3 87

Policy. Policies and Guidelines Handbook. 1979 

3 88

Policy. Memos. 1979 -1980 

3 89

Professors. Visiting. 1977-1978 

3 90

Professors. Kasungu, Halima. Swahili/Foreign Language 302. 1972 -1980 

3 91

Professors. Wilson, Henry, Jr. Speech rough drafts and misc. papers. 1979-1980 

3 92

Professional organizations. 1979 

3 93

Projects. Washington Commission for the Humanities. Undated 

3 94

Program. Donations. 1978 

3 95

Program. Development. Undated 

3 96

Program. Fine Arts Recruitment. 1979-1980 

3 97

Programs. National Consortium Black Professional Development. 1978 

3 98

Programs. Black Student Social. 1975 

3 99

Programs. National Council of Black Studies. 1976-1980 

3 100

Programs. Libyan Peoples’ Congress. 1978 

3 101

Proposals. Applications and memos. 1979-1980 

3 102

Proposals. Black Teenage Mothers. 1978 

3 103

Proposals. Ethnic Student Resource Center. 1979 

3 104

Proposals. Black Studies Spring Symposium. 1979 

3 105

Publications. Purchased. 1971-1977 

3 106

Publications. Misc. “Pasco Washington.” Undated 

3 107

Publications. Tony Brown’s Journal. College Information. 1979-1980 

3 108

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Budget ledgers. 1978-1981 

3 109

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Article solicitation. 1977 -1978 

3 110

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Correspondence. 1977-1980 

3 111

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Incoming letters. Contributors. 1977-1978 

3 112

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Outgoing letters. Contributors. 1977-1978 

3 113

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Outgoing letters and memos. 1976-1977 

4 114

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Outgoing. Contributors; rejections letters. 1977-1978 

4 115

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Letters, memos and misc. rough drafts. 1977 

4 116

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Misc. papers. 1978 

4 117

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Correspondence. 1976-1980 

4 118-121

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Meeting minutes. 1978 

4 122

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Reviewer survey. 1977-1978 

4 123

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Materials for issues. 1977-1978 

4 124

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Circulation, memos, and reviews. 1977-1980 

4 125

Publications. Western Journal of Black Studies. Reviewer’s comments. 1978 

4 126

Reports. Six year projection, accreditation, faculty service, and memos. 1978-1979 

4 127

Research. Survey of student shopping habits in Pullman. 1970 

4 128

Research. History of Blacks in the Northwest. Proposals and memos. 1971-1972 

4 129

Retreats. Eastern Washington Regional Black Council. 1976 

4 130

Search Committee. Black Studies. 1977 

4 131

Speeches. Undated 

4 132

Staff Schedules. Undated 

4 133

Teaching Assistants. Battle, Donna. Correspondence and course materials. Undated 

4 134

Teaching Assistants. Davis, Mark. Courses. Undated 

4 135

Teaching Assistants. Grigsby, Eugene. Correspondence and misc. papers. 1976-1977 

4 136

Television/Radio programs. Relating to the department. 1972-1980 

4 137

Unite Black Congress. Misc. papers. 1977 

4 138

Washington Commission for the Humanities. Proposals and memos. 1975-1976 

4 139

Washington Commission for the Humanities. Grants. 1979 

4 140

Washington Commission for the Humanities. Black Symposium proposal and information. 1979-1980 

4 141

Washington Commission for the Humanities. Symposium. 1980 

4 142

Wilson Hall remodel program. 1971 

4 143

Workshops. Black Culture Workshop, McNeil Island. 1970-1976 

4 144

Workshops. Racism. 1971 

4 145

Workshops. Pacific Northwest Black Studies Summer Institute. Correspondence. 1975-1976 

4 146

Workshops. Pacific Northwest Black Studies. Student papers, assignments, and surveys. 1975 

4 147

Workshops. Pacific Northwest Black Studies summer workshops. Proposals, grants, memos, follow up surveys, and misc. papers. 1974-1976 

4 148

Photographs and slides. Heritage House. Exhibits. 1975-1980 

5 149

Photographs, misc. Undated 

5 150

Printing plate, rough draft, and mock up. Black History Month. 1976 

5 151