Central Office Files, 1979 - 1999
- 1979 - 1999
Scope and Contents
These records document the work of the Thea Bowman AHANA Intercultural Center (BAIC), previously known as the Office of AHANA Student Programs (OASP). They include annual reports, fliers from student events, photographs, correspondence, planning documents, slides from presentations promoting the AHANA program, yearbooks, ceremonial ribbon and shears from the opening of the center, the AHANA Hotline newsletter, and newspaper clippings of articles examining strategies for increasing retention among black students and other students of color.
A portion of the office files were created by Dr. Donald Brown, in his role as director of OASP/BAIC from 1979 to 2005. Although most of these files relate specifically to the activities of the center, there are materials from Dr. Brown's participation in related organizations: the Boston College Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association (BFSAA); Bridging Bridges; and College Bound.
The clipping collections complied by BAIC contain articles on student affairs of people of color at Boston College and at colleges and universities around the United States, in addition to national recognition of the AHANA program.
Photographs are mostly in the form of albums created by BAIC's Opportunities Through Education (OTE) summer program, but there are also photographs from graduations, student events, awards ceremonies, and Reverend Jesse Jackson's 1989 visit to Boston College.
Restrictions on access
Collection is open for research, with the exception of two marked files in the Records of the Director: Donald Brown, which require permission of the originating Boston College group or office.
2.75 Linear Feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
- From the Collection: Boston College. Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (Organization)
- From the Collection: Brown, Donald (Person)
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