Brand

Black Student Union event posters
1984

MSS 44
1.3 linear feet (1 box)



Creator:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Black Student Union.

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)
African American college students--Illinois.

Finding aid prepared by:

Allison James, 2008.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Custodial History
Historical Note
Scope and Content
Box List
Related Collections



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Provenance of materials unknown.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Black Student Union was formed in 1968. Its description in the Augustana College catalog for 1972-1973 states that the group was "open to minority students at Augustana...to express pride in blackness and the traditions and history of the black people; to achieve unity among the black students in their campus lives and activities; [and] to establish better social and cultural relations between black students and the Augustana community." The Black Culture House, also established in 1968, was created as an "affirming environment" rich in "cultural art and artifacts." The club sponsored many campus-wide events, represented by the posters in this collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Black Student Union event posters collection is comprised of five posters announcing performances and speakers sponsored by the Augustana College Black Student Union in 1984.

 

BOX LIST

Box 1
            Purlie: A Musical Production Poster, 1984
            Speaker Patricia Russell Poster, Febuary 2, 1984
            Gospel Fest Poster, March 23, 1984
            Fashion Show, April 28, 1984
            Poet Nikki Giovanni, April 15, 1984

 

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