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Afro-American Institute records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SFM 244

Scope and Contents note

The records Include articles of incorporation, mission and purpose documents, and two newsletters.


  • Creation: 1971-1973


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

The Afro-American Institute's purpose, according to their objective statement, was to bring to the Eugene, Oregon community an increased awareness of the achievements of black people and to help the white population understand more fully the problems the black community faces in striving for individual self-determination, human value and identity. Services provided included a resource center, classes relating to black experience, literary classes, referral services for employment and housing, and provided workshops, seminars, and trainings.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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The Afro-American Institute, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon was a non-profit organization to bring increased awareness of the achievments of black people and to help the community understand problems facing the black community. The records Include articles of incorportaion, mission and purpose documents, and two newsletters.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Cassandra A. Schmitt

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Afro-American Institute records
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA