- National Council for Black Studies (U.S.)
- Call number
- Sc MG 555
- Physical description
- .8 linear feet (2 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- National Council for Black Studies records, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
The National Council for Black Studies was formally established in July 1976 to promote and strengthen academic and community programs in the field of black studies by acting as a clearinghouse for information on black studies. Comprised of educators, students, and other interested parties who are committed to the advancement of black studies, the NCBS believes that black academic programs should include any subject areas that have the phrase "black experience" as the principle object and content of study. Programmatic components include an annual conference and student essay contests. Dr. Joseph Russell, professor of Black Studies at Indiana University was the first executive director from 1976 to 1986, and was succeeded by Jacqueline Wade who served as Executive Director from 1990 to 1994; Dr. Hansonia Caldwell, began her term as Executive Director in 1994 to the present. The National Council for Black Studies collection consists of files from the Council's annual conferences dating from the late seventies, material from Council-sponsored annual student essay contests, reports, and subject files.
Source of acquisitionGift, National Council for Black Studies, 07/30/94
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801