African American Institute records
Scope and Contents
Although collected by a single person, the papers cover all aspects of the Institute's activities. The bulk of the materials cover the years 1983 and 1984. The African American Institute Records are organized into six series:
Programs, organizations and initiatives. Arranged alphabetically by name of the program
Countries and regions. Organized alphabetically by name of the country or region
Meetings, conferences and other datable events. Arranged chronologically
Correspondence, memos, notes, etc. Arranged chronologically
Calendar pages. Appointments, telephone calls, lists of tasks to perform Arranged chronologically
Resumes, CVs, etc. These materials are restricted, because they contain private information about individuals applying for grants and job openings
- 1982 - 1985
- African-American Institute (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Some materials in Box 7 are restricted. Except for materials marked as restricted, the records of the African American Institute are available for consultation. To inquire about access to this collection, please contact the Herskovits Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language of Materials
The African-American Institute (AAI) plays a notable role in the fostering of educational ties between the United States and countries in Africa; the Institute is a major source of funding for African students wishing to study in the United States, and a voice for Africa in the United States. The African American Institute records document the Institute's work in international aid and education.
Programs, organizations and initiatives, and Countries and regions, are arranged alphabetically. Meetings, correspondence and calendar information are arranged by date.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was separated from the papers of Joseph E. Harris, as it formed a distinct unit not directly related to Dr. Harris’ activities. In an interview on May 10, 2017, Dr. Harris stated that the papers had been given to him by Calvin Raullerson (1920-2008), who worked at the Institute in the early 1980s.
- Guide to the African American Institute records
- Gary L. Strawn
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard