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Task Force for Blacks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0561

This collection contains material documenting the formation and activities of the University’s Task Force on Blacks, which was created to monitor the condition of and provide policy recommendations for black students, faculty, and staff. Among this material are the responses to questionnaires about the status of blacks that colleges and departments submitted, reports regarding the composition of the student body at various points in time, recommendations for improving diversity, and summaries of interviews with administrators of such campus areas as Housing and Student Activities. The collection also houses descriptions of issues relating to black student groups and fraternities as well as information about the formation of a black cultural center for students.

Portions of this collection are avaliable digital through TRACE: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange. http://trace.tennessee.edu/

Dates

  • 1969-1975

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains material documenting the formation and activities of the University’s Task Force on Blacks, which was created to monitor the condition of and provide policy recommendations for black students, faculty, and staff. The collection contains a wide variety of material, including summaries of interviews with various administrators, reports from colleges and departments, student responses to questionnaires, and other materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chancellor Archie Dykes formed the Task Force on Blacks in January of 1973 to assess the status of blacks on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus. The Task Force was charged with thoroughly studying black involvement in all University programs and activities and served as a recommending body to the Chancellor. Consisting of faculty, staff, and twelve students, the Task Force compiled information from academic departments and colleges and interviewed campus administrators to complete their assessments. The Task Force was coordinated by Hardy Liston, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

Collection was transferred to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480