Featured Collections

The “Collections By Institutions” page highlights each participating institution’s collection. Each month we put the focus on one institution, where we display links to all of their collections that are related to student activism and social justice. These collections are either full, partial, or both. Currently we have thematically ascertained full or partial collections data of African American and LGBTQ holdings at each institution. Each institution’s page will constantly be updated as more collection assessments are processed. We link out to those collections when they are available. Below the featured collections are links to the other institution’s pages.

Featured Institution: University of Rhode Island

To date, the University of Rhode Island Archives has two African American collections categorized as student activism and social justice.

Records of the Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center began as the Afro-American Society in a Quonset hut on campus that was shared with Fine Arts. In 1971, the building was torn down and the Afro-American Society prepared to move into the Lee House at 31 Upper College Road. When it moved into the Lee House in 1973, the name of the organization changed to Uhuru SaSa, and the building was named the Uhuru SaSa House. The Student Life Office changed the name to Minority House in 1981, and in 1983, the Student Senate voted to change the name back to Uhuru SaSa. In February 1991, the building became the Multicultural Center. The Multicultural Center then moved to the old Theta Chi fraternity house at 14 Upper College Road in 1993.
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Black Gold Student Newspaper
Black Gold, a student newspaper focusing on Black student experience and issues at the University of Rhode Island, was published between 1972 and 1973. All ten issues can be read online or downloaded in searchable PDF format.
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