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Urban Center records, 1967-1974

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0268
Bib ID 6944711 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Urban Center
Title Urban Center records, 1967-1974
Physical Description 5.34 linear feet (6 document boxes, 1 record carton and 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions. Box numbers 2 and 3 are not in use: collection includes only boxes 1 and 4-9.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the records the Urban Center at Columbia University. The records include annual reports, publications and the Ford Foundation grant materials. The collection also contains both the transcripts and recordings of a number of conferences and events sponsored by the Urban Center.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions. Box numbers 2 and 3 are not in use: collection includes only boxes 1 and 4-9.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Urban Center records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

University Protest and Activism Collection; Office of the Provost records; Central Files; Historical Subject Files; Morningside Alliance records.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--1997.003.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joanna Rios in January 2019. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in January 2019.

Revision Description

2019-01-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University -- Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Urban Center Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ford Foundation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Urban Certer at Columbia University was established in 1967 under a $10.8 million dollar grant from the Ford Foundation in support of community service programs, urban research, and educational and cultural activities. The Urban Center was disbanded in 1973.

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Series I. Urban Center records, 1967-1974



Box 1 Annual reports, 1968-1973


Conference and lecture transcripts


Box 1 Behind the Black Intellect, 1972-1973, (2 folders)

(Includes transcripts for "The Black Political Convention" by Clarence Jones, Nathan Huggins, "The Art of Excellence in Black Life" by Imamu Amiri Baraka, "The Mood of the Black Woman")


Box 1 The Future of Black Economic Development, 1973


Box 1 Is There a Black Astrology?, 1973



Box 4 Andrew J. Young, 1973 February, 1973


Box 4 Coretta Scott King, 1973 April, 1973



Box 1 News conference transcript, circa, 1968


Box 1 Project inventory, circa, 1973


Box 1 Publications, 1968-1973


Box 1 Special reports, 1967-1969



Box 4 "Toward Equal Educational Opportunity in the Urban Setting,", 1969 December

(Report on the Activities of the Urban Center in Support of Increased Minority Student Enrollment)



Box 1 Visitors' register, 1971-1972


Ford Foundation grants and correspondence


Box 1 067-544, 1967 September 13, 1967-1968


Box 1 067-544A, 1967 November 10, 1967-1968


Box 1 068-0039, 1967 November 11, 1967-1971


Box 1 069-0050, 1968 November 1, 1968


Box 1 069-0050A, 1969 March 21, 1968-1969


Box 1 069-0050A Appendices, 1968


Box 1 069-0050B, 1969 December 17, 1969


Box 1 069-0050C, 1970 June 10, 1969-1970


Box 1 069-0050D, 1970 December 12, 1970-1973



Box 4 Business office correspondence, 1971-1972


Box 4 Ford Foundation correspondence, 1969-1970


Box 4 Ford Foundation correspondence, 1970-1972


Box 4 Ford Foundation correspondence, 1972-1974


Audio recordings

(.5 mm tape on 5" reels)



Box 5 Staff meetings, 1968 July -1969 May, 1968



Box 6 Staff meetings, Intra-University meetings, Interfaith Council meetings, 1968 June -1969 May, 1968


Box 6 Interview with staff of "What's Happening" magazine, 1968 June, 1968



Box 7 Intra-University staff meetings, 1968 September -1968 December, 1968


Box 7 Trustees meeting on minority enrollment, 1968 October 14, 1968


Box 7 Sports Foundation meeting: Ambassador Williams with Bob Williams, 1969 July, 1969


Box 7 Arden House meeting, 1968 August, 1968


Behind the Black Intellect conference and event recordings

(1/4" tape on 7" reels)



Box 8 The Impact of the National Black Political Convention, 1972 September, 1972

(Lecture by Clarence Jones)


Box 8 The Nature of Criticism in Black Art, 1972 October, 1972

(Panel discussion with Ishmael Reed, Clayton Reily, Toni Morrison, Addison Gayle, Jr., Everett Brandon and China Clark, moderated by Nathan Huggins)


Box 8 Andrew J. Young lecture, 1973 February, 1973


Box 8 Is There a Black Astrology?, 1973 February, 1973

(Panel discussion with Virginia Crowder, Audrey Fickland, Derrick LeShure, and Bill Still, moderated by Kanya KeKumbha)


Box 8 Ethiopian TV panel discussion, 1971 April, 1971


Box 8 Coretta Scott King lecture, 1973 April, 1973


Box 8 The Mood of the Black Woman, 1973 May, 1973

(Panel discussion with Amina Baraka, Novella Nelson, Sheila Rush Opaku, Naomi Sims, Delores Williams, moderated by Inez Reid)


Box 8 The Future of Black Economic Development, 1973 May, 1973

(Panel discussion with Darwin Bolden, Edward Lewis, Willie Daniels, Carolyn Jones, and Pat Patterson, moderated by Robert Browne)



Box 9 Mailing list index cards, undated

(3x5 index cards in a 12" box. Cards are color-coded and divided into categories: Black faculty and administrators at Columbia; Deans, directors and department chairs; Urban and ethnic affairs programs; Local and national organizations; Predominantly black colleges and universities; Media: publications, radio, television; and Miscellaneous)



Box 10 "Mrs. Dubois in the USA" film reels, undated

(Two films reels, one with no title and no date; the other labeled as Mrs. Dubois in the USA, also undated.)