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Black Studies Center Papers

Identifier: H-Rss-0129

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Starting in May of 1968, the Black Student Center of the Claremont Colleges made demands to create a body for Black scholarship, financial provisions and institutional recognition for the Black academic community of the Claremont Colleges. Their efforts led to the foundation of the Black Studies Center the following year in 1969. The Black Studies Center was an autonomous body of the Claremont Colleges, which led the implementation of new curriculum focusing on Black scholarship. The Center also hired new Black faculty and staff, as well as innovated programming focusing on Black student admission and retention. The collection consists of organizing documents, statements, correspondence, promotional materials and newspaper clippings that archive and document the history of the Black Studies Center, from its early inception through its transition to the Office of Black Student Affairs in 1979. Many documents cover the Civil Rights activism and protests that occurred not just at the Claremont Colleges but other universities around the country as well.


  • Creation: 1968-1976

Language of Material

Languages represented in the collection: English.


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Organization and Arrangement

Folders are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.


Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Black Studies Center Papers
In Progress
Oscar Guerrero
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Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States