UMM Miscellaneous and Correspondence: Minorities (A1-K-o) contents

UMM Archives


This record sub-series contains a wide variety of materials pertaining to the experience of minority students. Topics include: recruitment, "Black History Week," the early years of "Gateway Program," and "World Touch Heritage Week." A small single-page file documents a plan from the late 1980s to institute a "Minority Visiting Program," which would bring guest faculty to campus for brief periods. Also of interest are the files from the late 1970s and early 1980s that involve the "Black Student Union" and a task force created to investigate a list of grievances drawn up by the Black Student Union.

Some materials are clearly misfiled and these include records pertaining to UMM's participation in the G.E. "College Bowl" program in the 1969-70 academic year. Other out-of-place materials have to do with fraternities and sororities and with "Campus Ministry" (1980s). A handful of files document the campus' "Women’s Association" and its chapter of the "AAUW" (American Association of University Women").