Abstract

The records include brochures, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters and printed programs, proposals and reports that document the establishment and growth of the Contemporary Black Arts Program at UCSD. These records consist chiefly of administrative files from this academic program, friends organization, and Black History Month celebrations, as well as various publicity materials for events sponsored by CBAP. The materials are arranged in six series: 1) PROGRAM FILES, 2) PUBLICITY MATERIALS, 3) BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM FILES, and 6) BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILES.

Administrative History

The Contemporary Black Arts Program developed from the Cultural Traditions Program at Muir College during the late 1970s. Strongly interdisciplinary, the program was established to satisfy the general education requirements of the college, to add richness and diversity to the process of educating students, and to serve as a means of increasing the involvement of African-Americans in university and local community affairs. In 1979, the program moved to Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) under the guidance of Dr. Floyd Gaffney, Professor of Drama, who continued as Director of the program through the early 1990s. Since 1981, the program has offered a Contemporary Black Arts Minor which provides a broad introduction to African-American performing arts combining lecture, studio, and performance courses. Through the concerted efforts of the faculty and strong support from the university administration, the program expanded its unique combination of instructional, research, and performing arts missions throughout the 1980s. The program's involvement in the planning of Black History Month events and its successful sponsorship of performances by African-American artists attest to its important contributions to the cultural life of the UCSD campus and the surrounding community.

Scope and Content

The records of the Contemporary Black Arts Program consist of program files related to its academic administration, publicity materials for various events sponsored by CBAP, files associated with the participation of the program director, Floyd Gaffney, in the Black Faculty and Staff Association, subject files concerning African-American education, administrative files of the Friends of the CBAP, and files documenting the program's involvement with Black History Month celebrations at UCSD.

The materials are arranged in six series: 1) PROGRAM FILES, 2) PUBLICITY MATERIALS, 3) BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM FILES, and 6) BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILES.

The first series, PROGRAM FILES (1979-1988), is organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each folder. These documents include correspondence, faculty meeting agendas and minutes, program information, proposals, reports and budget requests.

The second series, PUBLICITY MATERIALS (1981-1992), includes flyers, news-releases, photographs, posters and programs.

The third series, BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES (1975-1986), primarily contain agendas and minutes of association meetings along with reports and correspondence related to various issues under discussion at these meetings.

The fourth series, SUBJECT FILES (1982-1990), is organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each folder. These files include bibliographies, brochures, directories, newspaper clippings and reports related to issues in African-American higher education.

The fifth series, FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM FILES (1983-1992), is divided into two subseries: 5A) Administrative Files and 5B) Administrative Events. The administrative files are organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each folder. These files include by-laws, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, membership lists, newspaper clippings and scholarship records. The Events Files include proposals and publicity material.

The sixth series, BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILES (1985-1992), is arranged in chronological order by year of celebration and, within this arrangement, by document type, including correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, publicity material, and subject files.

PROGRAM FILES

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1 2 Proposal for CBAP: 1979, 1979.
1 3 Program Information: Brochures, Hand-outs, Flyers: 1982-1985, 1982 - 1985.
1 4 Program Brochure: UCSD Open House: 1983, 1983.
1 5 Program Brochure: Layout, 1985 - 1986.
1 6 Program Brochure: Draft Annotated by Edith Fisher, 1985 - 1986.
1 7 Program Brochure: Undergraduate Course Descriptions: 1985, 1985.
1 8 Program Brochure: Undergraduate Course Descriptions: 1985-1986, 1985 - 1986.
1 9 Program Information: News Release: 18 December 1985, 1985.
1 10 Academic Plan: 1986-2000: Draft, 1986.
1 11 Academic Plan: 1986-2000, 1986.
1 12 Contemporary Black Arts Minor: Information, 1981 - 1991.
1 13 Dance Minor Proposal, 1983.
1 14 Dance Minor Proposal, 1984.
1 15 Dance Minor Proposal: Draft, 1984.
1 16 Dance Minor Proposal: Draft, 1984.
1 17 Dance Minor Proposal: Correspondence, 1984 - 1985.
1 18 Experimental Dance Studies Major Proposal, 1983.
1 19 Dance Class Proposal from Vladimir Vooss: Collaboration Between Dancers and Mus, 1982.
1 20 Under-Representation of African-American Theatre Arts at UCSD, 1989 - 1990.
1 21 Institute for Afro-American Studies Proposal, 1975 - 1980.
1 22 Afro-American Studies Program Proposal: Draft.
1 23 Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1987.
1 24 Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1988.
1 25 Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1988.
1 26 Afro-American Studies Program Proposal, 1988.
1 27 UCSD Afro-American Studies Tenure-Track/Tenured Position Announcement, 1988 - 1989.
1 28 Ethnic Studies Department Proposal, 1988.
2 1 Program Changes: Proposals, 1983 - 1984.
2 2 Program Changes: Proposals, 1985.
2 3 Program Changes: Proposals, 1986.
2 4 Course Outlines, 1984 - 1985.
2 5 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1981.
2 6 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1981.
2 7 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1982.
2 8 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1982.
2 9 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1983.
2 10 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1984.
2 11 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1985.
2 12 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1986.
2 13 Faculty Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1987 - 1989.
2 14 Funding Reduction, 1982.
2 15 Budget Request for 1982-1983, 1982.
2 16 Activity Report for 1987-1988, 1988.
2 17 Pre-Graduate Advising Coordinator, 1982.
2 18 Teaching Assistantship: Establishment of Program's Writing Adjuncts Courses, 1984 - 1985.
2 19 Teaching Assistantship Files, 1985 - 1987.
2 20 Adolf Coors Company Endowment.
2 21 Black Alumni Scholarship Competition, 1986 - 1987.

PUBLICITY MATERIALS

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2 22 Newsletter, 1985.
2 23 Calendar of Events, 1982 - 1992.
2 24 Publicity for Events, 1981 - 1983.
2 25 Publicity for Events, 1984.
2 26 Publicity for Events, 1985.
2 27 Publicity for Events, 1986 - 1987.
2 28 Publicity for Events, 1988.
2 29 Publicity for Events, 1989.
2 30 Publicity for Events, 1990.
2 31 Publicity for Events.
2 32 MC-033-01 Publicity for Events - Posters, calendars, etc, 1984 - 1989.
2 33 Dr. Keyan Tomaselli Lecture, 1986.
3 1 Events: Publicity Photographs of National Dance Company of Senegal.
3 2 Events: Publicity Photographs of Wajumba Cultural Ensemble, 1981.
3 3 Events: Publicity Photographs of Ed Bland, 1982.
3 4 Events: Publicity Photograph of Miles Davis, 1988.
3 5 Events: Publicity Photograph of UCSD Gospel Choir directed by Reverend Joseph L., 1980 - 1981.

BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION FILES

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3 6 Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1975.
3 7 Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1976 - 1977.
3 8 Executive Committee: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1975.
3 9 Black Faculty Association: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1984.
3 10 Black Faculty Association: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1985 - 1986.

SUBJECT FILES

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3 11 African Studies Review Paper submitted by Martha Gephart for review by Prof., 1985.
3 12 Afro-American Studies Book List, 1990.
3 13 Afro-American Studies Department Information, 1984 - 1987.
3 14 Afro-American Studies Department Information, 1987.
3 15 Afro-American Studies General Information, 1984 - 1986.
3 16 Afro-American Studies Recent Library Acquisitions List: July-December 1987, 1987 - 1988.
3 17 Afro-American Studies Report to the Ford Foundation by Nathan I. Huggins, 1985.
3 18 Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Meeting: 15-16 Octob, 1986.
3 19 Black Students Union, 1981 - 1986.
3 20 Black Studies Programs: National Directory, 1987 - 1988.
3 21 Chicano Studies Program: CEP Review, 1984.
3 22 Coalition for a Free South Africa, 1986.
3 23 Library Resources List, vol.1: Compiled by Edith Fisher and Bonnie Ward, 1982 - 1983.
3 24 Library Resources List, vol.1: Sources, 1979 - 1982.
3 25 Minority Women's Network, 1988.
3 26 Newspaper Clippings File, 1990.
3 27 Third College Staff Meetings: Work Rules, 1989.

FRIENDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY BLACK ARTS PROGRAM

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Administrative Files

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4 1 By-Laws, 1992.
4 2 Membership Files, 1986 - 1988.
4 3 Membership Files: Photocopy, 1986 - 1988.
4 4 Informal Gathering for Prospective Steering Committee Members at Dr. Floyd Gaffn, 1988.
4 5 Friends Brunch Meetings, 1985 - 1991.
4 6 Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1985 - 1986.
4 7 Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1987 - 1988.
4 8 Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1989 - 1991.
4 9 Steering Committee Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1992.
4 10 Steering Committee: Initial Honorary Chair Solicitation, 1985.
4 11 Steering Committee: Members/Honorary Chair Rosters, 1985 - 1993.
4 12 Steering Committee: Prospective Members/Honorary Chairs, 1991 - 1993.
4 13 Steering Committee: Membership Solicitation, 1985.
4 14 Steering Committee: Membership Solicitation, 1985.
4 15 Steering Committee: Prospective Members, 1987 - 1989.
4 16 Steering Committee: Member Biographical Data Sheet, 1985 - 1992.
4 17 Friends Membership/Steering Committee Brochures, 1987.
4 18 Correspondence, 1983 - 1985.
4 19 Correspondence, 1986 - 1988.
4 20 Correspondence, 1989 - 1991.
4 21 Scholarship Program, 1990 - 1991.
4 22 Friends Nomination Form: Master Copy, 1985.
4 23 Friends Stationery.
4 24 Faculty and Staff Pledge Card, 1988.
4 25 Donations Log Book, 1985 - 1987.
4 26 Newspaper Clippings File, 1985 - 1986.

Administrative Events

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5 1 Proposal to Combo for Funding Friends Brochure and Program Evaluation Form, 1987.
5 2 Proposal to Chancellor's Associates Funds for Friends Brochure, 1986.
5 3 California Afro-American Museum Reception/Exhibit Preview: Student Tour Sponsore, 1989.
5 4 Friends New Projects: Ideas/Examples, 1983 - 1989.
5 5 Fundraiser: "A Celebration of UCSD's Contemporary Black Arts Program" at Mandevi, 1986.
5 6 Fundraiser: "Porgy and Bess": San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre: Publicity, 1986 - 1987.
5 7 Fundraiser: "Porgy and Bess": San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre: Sponsorship Solici, 1986 - 1987.
5 8 Fundraiser: "Porgy and Bess": San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre: Ticket Sales, 1987.
5 9 Fundraiser: "The Colored Museum": San Diego Repertory Theatre: Gala Preview Even, 1988.
5 10 Fundraiser: "The Colored Museum": San Diego Repertory Theatre: Gala Preview Even, 1988.
5 11 Fundraiser: "Joe Turner's Come & Gone" at Old Globe Theatre: Community Theatre P, 1988.
5 12 Fundraiser: Alvin Ailey Dance Company at San Diego Symphony Hall, 1989.
5 13 Fundraiser: "Williams & Walker": San Diego Repertory Theatre: Special Preview, 1989.
5 14 Fundraiser: "Fences" at Lyceum Space, Horton Plaza: Preview/Reception, 1990.
5 15 Fundraiser: "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is E, 1991.
5 16 Fundraiser: "The Life and Life of Bumpy Johnson" at San Diego Repertory Theatre.
5 17 Fundraiser: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Spreckels Theatre: Scholarship.
5 18 Membership Reception at Dana Fayman's Home, 1987.
5 19 Mardi Gras Benefit Reception, 1991.
6 1 Resource Material, 1985 - 1987.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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6 2 Black History Quiz.
6 3 Writing Contest, 1987 - 1989.
6 4 Black History Month 1986, 1985.
6 5 Black History Month 1987: Committee Agendas, Minutes, etc., 1986 - 1987.
6 6 Black History Month 1987: Funding, 1986 - 1987.
6 7 Black History Month 1987: Publicity, 1987.
6 8 Black History Month 1987: Survey Forms, 1986.
6 9 Black History Month 1988: Committee Agendas, Minutes etc., 1987 - 1988.
6 10 Black History Month 1988: Correspondence, 1987 - 1988.
6 11 Black History Month 1988: Funding, 1987 - 1988.
6 12 Black History Month 1988: Library Exhibit, 1987.
6 13 Black History Month 1988: Publicity, 1987 - 1988.
6 14 Black History Month 1989: Committee Agendas, Minutes etc., 1988 - 1989.
6 15 Black History Month 1989: Correspondence, 1988 - 1989.
6 16 Black History Month 1989: Publicity, 1988 - 1989.
6 17 Black History Month 1989: Performer Background Information, 1985 - 1988.
6 18 Black History Month 1989: Script for "Keep Hope Alive", 1989.
6 19 Black History Month 1990: Committee Agendas, Minutes etc., 1989.
6 20 Black History Month 1991: Correspondence, 1990 - 1991.
6 21 Black History Month 1991: Publicity, 1990 - 1991.
6 22 Black History Month 1992: Correspondence, 1991 - 1992.
6 23 Black History Month 1992: Publicity, 1991 - 1992.



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