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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Personal and Biographical, 1953-1997

Research and Publications, 1962-1990

Political and Community Activity, 1972-1986

Conferences, 1972-1991

Center Administration, 1972-1996

Correspondence, 1973-2000

Teaching, 1980-1998

Published Resources, circa 1960-1996

Oversize Material, 1983-1987

The Benson Latin American Collection

John L. Warfield Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Warfield, John L.
Title: John L. Warfield Papers
Dates: 1953-2000
Abstract: Papers of psychologist, educator, and community activist Dr. John L. Warfield. In his 26-year career (1973-1999) at The University of Texas at Austin, Warfield served as faculty in the department of Educational Psychology and Director of the African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center.
Accession No.: 2014-44
Extent: 18 linear feet
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

John Lewis Warfield was born May 26, 1936, to Bernis and Della Warfield. An accomplished psychologist, educator, and community activist, Warfield earned a B.A. in Psychology from Kalamazoo College in 1959, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 1961, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1969. Warfield spent his early career as a clinical and consulting psychologist, an administrator of the Upward Bound Project at the University of Oregon, and as Assistant Professor of Psychology and Executive Director of Expanded Opportunities Program at Macalester College. In 1973, Dr. Warfield joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) as Director of the African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology.

Known for his leadership and commitment to racial justice, Dr. Warfield was referred to by many as “Doc.” In his 13-year tenure as Director of the Center, Dr. Warfield remained unafraid to speak out against racism both on campus and in the Austin community, and regularly organized programs to highlight the contributions and concerns of African and African American people. Under his leadership, the African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center became closely aligned with African Diaspora Studies, creating the foundation for the contemporary UT Black Studies department.

As a scholar activist, Dr. Warfield was deeply involved in the Austin community. Dr. Warfield was a founding member of the Black Citizens Task Force, a local grassroots political organization, and served as its director in 1975. In 1982, he helped to launch and KAZI-FM, a community-based radio station for Austin's African-American community.

Dr. Warfield retired from UT in 2000. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 71, having lived with Parkinson's disease for nearly 20 years. To honor Dr. Warfield's contributions and legacy, UT's Center for African and African-American Studies was renamed the John L. Warfield Center African and African-American Studies in 2008.

More information:

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, "About John L. Warfield"

Austin American Statesman Obituary, "John Warfield"

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Scope and Contents Note

The John L. Warfield Papers include documents, photographs, ephemera, and print publications. The collection is comprised of nine series: Personal and Biographical, Research and Publications, Community and Political Activity, Conferences, Center Administration, Correspondence, Teaching, Published Resources, and Oversize Material.

Personal and Biographical contains material related to Dr. Warfield's early life and career, and includes diplomas, family documents, photographs, and personal ephemera. Research and Publications includes collected notes, publications on research topics, as well as Dr. Warfield's scholarship. Community and Political Activity contains material from Dr. Warfield's community work, including the National Black Political Assembly, the Black Citizens Task Force, and KAZI-FM. Conferences consists of material gathered from national and international meetings and conferences, including 2nd Annual International Symposium Apartheid-South Africa which Warfield hosted at UT. Center Administration contains subject files related to the Center's activity, official publications, and administration. Correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence spanning over twenty years. Teaching contains Dr. Warfield's course packets, exams, and teaching notes. Published Resources include various pamphlets, newsletters, handbills, brochures, articles, and journals highlighting African and African-American history, culture, and scholarship. Oversize Material contains newspapers and oversized print material from the collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Warfield, John L.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center.
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Afro-American Studies.
African Studies.
African American Studies.
African American psychologists.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

UT Center for African and African American Studies Records, 1946-1996 (bulk 1973-1995), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Blacks at the University of Texas Photographs, 1946-circa 1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Black Citizens Task Force Records (AR.2004.037) Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

[Unprocessed, information available upon request] UT Black Studies Archive, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: John L. Warfield Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Donation.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Rachel E. Winston and Zaria El-Fil, 2019.

Additions

No further materials are expected for this collection.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Personal and Biographical, 1953-1997

Box
1 Western State High School diploma, 1954
Kalamazoo College diploma, 1959
University of Denver diploma, 1962
University of Oregon diploma, 1969
Box
2 "A Planter of Seeds" Award, 1995
Black Male Extravaganza Award, 1996
Black Male Extravaganza Outstanding African American Male Faculty Member Award, 1997
Framed Photographs, undated
Box Folder
3 1 High School Athletics, circa 1953
Box
25 Personal Newsclippings, 1953-1954
Box Folder
3 2 Athletic Newsclippings, circa 1954
3 Personal Correspondence, 1960-1978
4 University of Oregon, 1968
5 Eugene, OR, Black History, 1968
6 UT Appointment Press, 1973-1976
7 Personal, 1976-1990
8 Warfield Family Tree and Family Reunion Notes, circa 1978
9 Counseling Licensure, 1988
10 Dr. Warfield in Print Media, circa 1980-1984
11 Buttons, 1983
12 Resume/Vita, circa 1986
13 Photographs, various

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Research and Publications, 1962-1990

Box Folder
4 1 Education and Black Youth, 1962-1982
2 Bibliographies, 1967-1973
3 Black Athletes and Sport, 1968-1986
4 The Black Family, 1970-1986
5 Social Class and Status, 1971-1996
6 Psychology of Oppression, circa 1972
7 Black Health Perspectives, 1974-1975
8 Material Related to the Study of Africa, 1978-1988
9 Black Rural Development/Rural South, 1978-1986
10 Black Human Rights Policy, circa 1979
Box Folder
5 1 Rural Development Researchers in the South, 1985
2 Dr. Warfield Papers, Presentations, Publications, 1982-1988
3 Sport and Social Mobility, 1983
4 Black Economic Revolution Paper Abstracts and Remarks, 1985
5 Multicultural and School Pedagogy, circa 1990
6 Culture and Counseling, undated

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Political and Community Activity, 1972-1986

Box Folder
6 1 National Black Political Agenda/Assembly, 1972
2 Texas Black Political Assembly, 1972-1979
3 National Black Political Assembly and Convention History and Fact Sheet, 1972-1980
4 Austin Council on Community Affairs, 1973
5 Austin Community Politics and Publications, 1973-1976
6 East Texas Leadership Forum Newsclippings, 1974
7 National Black Political Agenda, 1974
8 National Black Political Assembly, 1974
9 National Black Political Assembly: Texas Congressional Districts, 1974-1975
Box Folder
7 1 National Black Political Assembly, 1974-1976
2 Special Community Relations Task Force, Austin City Council, 1974-1977
3 Coordinating Board, 1975
4 National Black Political Assembly Newsletters, 1975-1980
5 National Black Political Assembly, 1976
6 National Black Political Convention, 1976
7 Afro-American Players, Inc., 1976-1978
8 National Business League, 1977
9 Common Ground, Inc., 1978
10 Operation PUSH/National Council of Black Political Scientists, 1978
11 More Communities in Action/Lonnie Brown, 1997
KAZI-FM, 1974-1977
Box Folder
7 12 National Black Media Coalition and Austin Black Media Coalition, 1974-1979
13 KAZI, 1974-1992
14 Austin Community Radio KAZI, 1977
Black Citizens Task Force, 1975-1986
Box Folder
8 1 Black Citizens Task Force, 1975-1978
2 Black Citizens Task Force State Committee, 1975
3 Black Citizens Task Force Equal Employment Committee, 1975
4 Black Citizens Task Force Local Committee, 1975
5 Black Citizens Task Force Federal Committee, 1975
6 Black Citizens Task Force Bicentennial Committee, 1975
7 Black Citizens Task Force: Strong, David L., 1975
8 City Council Questionnaire Responses, 1975
9 Strategy '76, 1975
10 Black Citizens Task Force and Texas Black Political Assembly, 1976
Box Folder
27 2 Black Citizens Task Force Tribute to John L. Warfield, 1986
Box Folder
8 11 Questionnaires for Food Co-Op, undated

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Conferences, 1972-1991

Box Folder
9 1 Second Biennial Assembly Congress of African People, 1972
2 Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (ASALH), 1973
3 Conferences and Meetings, 1973-1984
4 Black Americans in Texas History Film and Lecture Series, 1974
5 Community Economic Development Conference Planning, 1977-1979
6 National Council on Black Studies, 1980-1984
7 "An Introspective Examination of Blacks' Participation in Intercollegiate Sports," Association of Black Psychologists Convention Presentation, 1983
Box Folder
27 1 Sports and Contemporary Societies Conference, Paris, 1983
Box Folder
9 8 The Current Economic Revolution in Black America Conference (1), 1985
9 The Current Economic Revolution in Black America Conference (2), 1985
10 Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium, Boston University, 1985
11 Conferences and Meetings, 1985-1986
12 Race in the Ivory Tower, University of Michigan, 1988
13 Texas Psychological Association Conference: Gay and Lesbian Issues, 1991
2nd Annual International Symposium Apartheid-South Africa, 1986
Box Folder
10 1 Newsclippings: UT Divesture, Student Attack, UT Administration, 1984-1987
2 Newsclippings: UT Divesture, Student Attack, UT Administration, 1984-1987
3 Symposium Correspondence, 1985-1986
4 Papers for Symposium, 1985-1986
5 Symposium Planning and Communication, 1986
6 2nd Annual International Symposium Apartheid-South Africa (1), 1986
7 2nd Annual International Symposium Apartheid-South Africa (2), 1986
8 Symposium Photographs, 1986
9 Symposium Biography Sheets on Participants, 1986-1987
10 Symposium Call for Papers, 1986-1989

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Center Administration, 1972-1996

Box Folder
11 1 Grant Proposals, 1972-1998
2 Grant Proposals, 1972-1998
3 Support Our Struggle, Southern University, 1973
4 African Liberation Support Committee, 1973
5 Afro-American Studies Center Program Proposals, 1973-1974
6 Committee on (Opposing) Racism and Apartheid (CORA)/Africa, 1974-1975
7 Restoration of Program Development Funds, 1975
8 Annual and Progress Reports, 1975-1977
9 Planning Materials, 1976-1977
10 Computer Services, 1976-1979
11 Blackprint, The Daily Texan Supplement, 1977
12 Faculty Information, 1977-1978
Box Folder
12 1 Center Progress and Faculty Reports, 1977-1978
2 Minority Student Directory, 1977-1979
3 African and Afro-American Studies, 1978
4 Annual Report, 1978-1979
5 Gerontology Project, 1979
6 Equipment Requests, 1979-1984
7 South Africa Campus Activism, 1980
8 Annual Report Documentation, 1980-1985
9 Catalog Course Listings, 1981
10 Newsletter Responses, 1982
11 Black Studies Core Curriculum, 1982
13 Multicultural Education at UT, 1982
14 Requests for Working Papers and Reprints, 1983-1984
15 Center Colloquia, 1983-1985
16 Institute for Latin American Studies (ILS), 1984-1985
17 Minority Student and Faculty Recruitment, 1984-1992
Box Folder
13 1 National Journal of Sociology, 1985-1986
2 Texas Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Inc., 1985-1986
3 Hargis, John Willis, 1986
4 Union Summer, 1996
Occasional Publications of the African and Afro-American Research Institute, 1974-1983
Box Folder
13 5 Occasional Publications of the African and Afro-American Research Institute, 1972
6 Reprint Series Editorial Board, 1974-1980
7 Reprint Series Working Papers, 1974-1980
8 Reprint Series Editorial Board Administrative Details, 1975-1979
9 Reprint Series Contributor Correspondence, 1976-1978
10 Reprint Series Editorial Board, 1974-1980
11 Reprint Series #2: Butler and Holmes, "Role Commitment and Racial Factors," 1980 May
12 Reprint Series #2: Hancock, "The Texas Seminoles and Their Language," 1980 May
13 Reprint Series #2: McDaniel, Jr., "The Impact of the Black Political Movement on Organizational Decision Making," 1980 May
14 Reprint Series #2: Opala, "A Brief History of the Seminole Freedmen," 1980 December
15 Reprint Series #2: Dartiy, Jr., "Illusions of Black Economic Progress," 1980 December
Box Folder
14 1 Reprint Series #2: Salikoko, "Some Observations on the Verb in Black English Vernacular," 1983 June
Center Committees, 1974-1985
Box Folder
14 2 Texas Center of Common Affairs Grant Proposal, 1974
3 Research Committee Grant, 1974-1976
4 Center Executive Committee, 1975
5 Research Committee Grant, 1977-1979
6 Center Executive Committee, 1977-1985
7 Center Research Committee, 1978-1982
Box Folder
15 1 Center Executive Committee, 1980-1981
2 Research Committee Grant, 1980-1981
3 Research Committee Grant, 1981-1982
4 Center Executive Committee, 1982-1985

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Correspondence, 1973-2000

Box Folder
15 5 Correspondence, 1973
6 Correspondence, 1974
7 Correspondence, 1975
8 Correspondence: UT Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) News, 1975
9 Correspondence, 1976
10 Correspondence: Campus Parking, 1976-1978
11 Correspondence: Mufuka, Kenneth, 1976-1982
12 Correspondence: Vlach, John M., 1976-1979
13 Correspondence, 1977
14 Correspondence, 1978-1979
15 Correspondence, 1980-1981
16 Correspondence, 1982
Box Folder
16 1 Correspondence: Dean Robert L. King, 1982-1984
2 Correspondence, 1983
3 Correspondence, 1984
4 Correspondence, 1985
5 Correspondence, 1986
6 Correspondence, 1987
7 Correspondence, 1988-1989
8 Correspondence, 1990
9 Correspondence, 1991-1994
10 Correspondence, 1997-2000
11 Correspondence, undated

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Teaching, 1980-1998

Box Folder
17 1 AFR Students, 1980-1987
2 Education Psychology Admin, 1983-1998
3 Exams, 1985
4 Exams and Syllabi, 1990-1993
5 Exams, 1992-1993
6 AFR 301 Course Supplement, Fall 1992
7 Doctoral Students, 1993-1998
8 AFR 301 Course Supplement, Fall 1993
9 AFR 301 Course Supplement, Summer 1994
10 Exams, 1994-1996
Box Folder
18 1 AFR 301 Course Supplement, Summer 1996
2 Course Evaluations, 1996-1997
3 AFR 301 Course Supplement, Spring 1997
4 AFR 301 Course Supplement, Spring 1998
5 AFR 301 Course Supplement, Summer 1998
Box Folder
19 1 Transparencies, undated
2 African American Studies Course Packet, undated

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Published Resources, circa 1960-1996

Box Folder
19 3 Published Resources, 1960s
4 Published Resources, 1980s
5 Published Resources, undated
Box
20 Published Resources, 1970s
1 Published Resources, 1970s
2 JFK/Nixon Newsclippings and Press, circa 1974
Box Folder
21 1 Published Resources (1), 1990s
2 Published Resources (2), 1990s
Box
22 Published Resources (The Atlantic, Freedomways Journal, Negro Digest/Black World, The Black Scholar), various
Magazines, 1965-1984
Box
23 Ebony Magazine, 1965-1974
Box
24 Various Black History Magazine Articles, circa 1969
Various Magazines, 1969-1984
Look Magazine, 1969
Life Magazine, 1968
Newspapers, 1965-1996
Box
25 Personal Newsclippings, 1953-1964
Various National Newspaper Publications, 1968-1976
Black News, 1970
The Militant, 1971, 1978
The St. Paul Sun, 1972-1973
We the People (Austin, TX), 1973
Various Newspapers and Newsclippings from Texas, 1973-1988
Austin Villager, 1974-1978
Unity Struggle, 1975-1976
Blackprint Supplement to the Daily Texan, 1975, 1977
International News Publications (Africa), 1975-1995
AF Press Clips (Africa), 1978
Newsclippings (New York Times), 1991-1996
Box
26 The Star International Weekly (South Africa), 1991-1996
The Jamaican Weekly Gleaner, 1976-1977

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Oversize Material, 1983-1987

Box Folder
27 1 Sports and Contemporary Societies Conference, Paris, 1983
2 Black Citizens Task Force Tribute to John L. Warfield, 1986
3 University of Michigan Black Action Movement, 1987

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