Benjamin E. Mays Mentoring Program, 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, newspaper clippings of articles examining strategies for increasing retention among black students and other students of color, and audiovisual materials.
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.
Audiovisual materials consist of video recordings of Options Through Education interviews, ceremonies, and skits and audio recordings of Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators sessions. Also included are live recordings of community meetings and forums, focus groups, and presentations from prominent figures such as Inés Maturana Sendoya and Samuel D. Proctor.
- From the Collection: Boston College. Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (Organization)
- From the Collection: Brown, Donald (Person)
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; and six audio cassettes of Asian students focus groups in the Audiovisual materials series.
Audio and video recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital content in this collection has been migrated from source media. Digital use copies of audio, video, and digital content can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.
From the Sub-Series: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 container)
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