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African and African-American Studies Collection

Identifier: EUA098


The collection consists of materials relating to the African and African-Americans Studies Program at Elon University. The materials are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.For detailed information about the program, please refer to the section below titled "Historical Note." For more information about what is in the collection, please see the section below title "Detailed Description of the Collection."


  • Creation: 1969 - ongoing

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical / Historical

"The first course in African-American studies, ENG 371: 'Modern Black American Literature,' was taught by Professor Andrew Angyal in the Department of English in the spring of 1979. With additional faculty hired in 1987 and 1992 to offer more courses in African and African-American Studies, Elon recognized African and African-American Studies as an interdisciplinary program in 1994 under the leadership of Prof. K. Wilhelmina Boyd." (from the African and African-American Studies website,, accessed June 2014).


1.6 Linear Feet (4 archival boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.

Physical Location

The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

Related Materials

Please consult with the Archives and Special Collections staff for additional information about materials related to the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaunta Alvarez, June, 2014

Encoded by Shaunta Alvarez, June, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

100 Campus Drive
2550 Campus Box
Elon North Carolina 27244 USA