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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Personal, 1999-2018, undated

Student Orientation, Preview, and Welcome Programs, 1988-1999, undated

Education Psychology Department (EDP), 1995-2013, undated

Black Studies, 1977-2017

Multicultural Information Center (MIC), 1984-2018

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, 1983-2017, undated

Black Student Alliance, 1985-2017

UT Austin Community Advocacy Project Materials, 1981-2016

Resources, 1985-2018, undated

Visual and digital media, 1998-2016, undated

Ephemera, 2000-2017, undated

The Benson Latin American Collection

Brenda Burt Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burt, Brenda, 1950-
Title: Brenda Burt Papers
Dates: 1977-2018
Abstract: Personal archives documenting the career of Brenda H. Burt during her various positions at the University of Texas at Austin. The papers deal with Mrs. Burt's community advocacy with minority groups on campus, particularly Black students. Also found in this collection are extensive media resources related to the history of Black students on campus and their relationship with the UT administration.
Accession No.: 2018-23
Extent: 13.21 linear feet
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Brenda H. Burt, née Brenda Lillie Harris, was born in Richmond, Virginia on February 4, 1950 to Robert and Gertrude Harris. She attended Morgan State University from 1969 to 1973, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She went on to complete some graduate coursework at Morgan State University and the University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education.

Burt began working at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) in 1984 within the Division of Student Affairs as a financial aid counselor focusing on scholarships for Black students. Burt's dedication to supporting and advocating for Black and minority students would continue throughout the more than thirty years she worked at UT Austin. In 1986, she became a Student Development Specialist, working on student orientation programs, such as Preview and The Welcome Program. While in this position, Burt helped Black and Latinx student activists found the Minority Information Center (MIC). The MIC was established as a gathering place and resource for minority students and student groups at UT Austin, a majority white institution at which minority groups often struggled to feel welcome. In 1995, she was appointed Assistant to the Dean for Student Equity and Diversity. In 1996, drawing from her experience working with student activists, Burt began teaching courses in the Educational Psychology Department on Minority Student Leadership, continuing to do so until 2013. In 1998, Burt became the first UT staff director of the MIC, which was renamed the Multicultural Information Center during her tenure. It is now called the Multicultural Engagement Center. As director of the MIC, Burt worked to support minority student organizations and organize events promoting diversity and inclusion at UT Austin. During a period of institutional reorganization in 2008, the MIC moved from under the departmental supervision of the Student Government Association to the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). That same year, Burt left the MIC and began working as the Director of University Outreach within the DDCE. Her work focused on diversity and community engagement, and she was involved with the annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights. In 2012, Burt left the DDCE and joined the African and African Diaspora Studies Department as the Director of Undergraduate and Alumni Relations. Burt began teaching courses in the department in 2011 and was appointed as a Lecturer in 2013.

During her time at UT Austin, Burt served on many committees and coordinated a variety of events promoting diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff. She was involved in erecting the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on campus as well as the initiative to rename Simkins Residence Hall, which was named after a founding Ku Klux Klan member and professor of law at UT Austin. She also worked with the Black Student Alliance (BSA) on campus and served as an advisor for the annual BSA Big XII Conference on Black Student Government. Hosted by the universities in the Big XII athletic conference on a rotating basis, this conference allows Black students to connect with fellow BSA members from other universities and provides professional development opportunities, leadership workshops and networking activities. Throughout her career, Burt acted as a steward of Black students and their history at UT Austin, saving newspaper clippings from student publications such as The Griot and The Daily Texan detailing the accomplishments of Black students, as well as instances of white supremacy, discrimination, and mistreatment within the university community. All the while, Burt continued to advocate, organize, and fight for UT Austin's students.

Burt's many years of dedication and service to students at UT Austin were recognized by numerous awards. She was a recipient of the Black Essence Award in 2006 and 2014, the 2011 Heman Sweatt Legacy Award, and the Black Studies Award in 2013. Student organizations across the UT Austin campus, including the UT Student Government, the Asian Pacific American Coalition, the Latino Leader Coalition, and the Texas Pan-Hellenic Council, granted her awards as well. Moreover, several student organizations named awards after her: the Dallas chapter of Black Ex-Students of Texas, the Black Student Advisory Committee at the John L. Warfield Center, and the Big XII Council on Black Student Government.

Outside of UT Austin, Burt is an active member of the church community at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. She was a board member of the Leadership Enrichment Arts Program (LEAP) and the Austin Area Heritage Council. Since 2000, Burt has also served the Black community in Austin as the UT Austin coordinator for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March.

Burt retired from UT Austin in 2018.

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Scope and Contents Note

Materials in this collection date from 1977 to 2018, with the bulk of the material dating between 1983 and 2016. The primary subject documented in this collection is Brenda Burt's support and advocacy for Black and other minority students, faculty, and staff at the University of Texas at Austin, as a founder and the first staff director of the Multicultural Information Center, the Director of University Outreach for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and the Director of Undergraduate and Alumni Relations and a Lecturer for the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. The materials provide a varied account of Burt's leadership in on-campus organizations and committees, her presentations on white privilege and diversity, and her efforts to make the university a more inclusive place. The materials also include rich documentation of the history of Black student life at the university, demonstrating the often tenuous relationship between UT Austin and minority students, faculty, and staff. Burt's activities beyond her role at UT Austin are also present within the collection, such as her involvement as a coordinator for Austin's city-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and her work as an advisor for the Black Student Alliance's Big XII Council on Black Student Government.

Her papers are arranged into eleven series: Personal; Student Orientation, Preview and Welcome Programs; Educational Psychology Department; Black Studies; Multicultural Information Center; Division of Diversity and Community Engagement; Black Student Alliance; UT Austin Community Advocacy Project Materials; Resources; Visual and digital media; and Ephemera.

The Personal series documents some of the relationships Burt cultivated with people throughout her career at UT Austin. It dates from 1999-2018. Included are numerous thank-you cards and letters from UT Austin students, personal notes, funeral and memorial service programs, copies of acknowledgements written by students, a certificate of appreciation, and printed inspirational quotes and prayers.

The Student Orientation, Preview, and Welcome Programs series contains materials used to plan and administer orientation programs created to support incoming minority students entering UT Austin. It dates from 1988-1999. The series includes a variety of guides and resources available to incoming Black and Latinx freshmen, manuals for peer advisors involved in leading the programs, as well as internal administrative documents relating to program demographics and the efficacy of the programs.

The Educational Psychology (EDP) Department series contains materials related to a course Burt taught in the department, Minority Student Leadership Issues, dating from 1996-2013. In this course, students explored racial identity development, the psychological impact of racism, as well as ways to consider and talk about race. The materials in this series include course instructor surveys and rosters. The series also contains print materials related to the Minority Mentorship Symposium & Dinner, an event that students attended and wrote about for the class.

The Black Studies series documents Burt's involvement with the Black Studies program at UT Austin from 1977-2017. The Black Studies program consists of four units: the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS), the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, and the Art Galleries at Black Studies. Burt was involved with the Black Studies program at UT Austin through the AADS Department. She began teaching in the department in 2011. The next year, she became the Director of Undergraduate and Alumni Relations, and then was appointed a Lecturer in 2013. The first subseries, Black Studies program files, contains records, proposals, and publications relating to the program overall, dating from 1977-2012. The second subseries, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, contains materials related to Burt's role as Director of Undergraduate and Alumni Relations and dates from 1996-2017. It also contains her teaching files for the courses Black Lives Matter Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Moral Obligation, and Minority Student Leadership Issues, which was cross-listed with the Educational Psychology Department. Included in these teaching files are Burt's appointment letter, course instructor surveys, rosters, ephemera, and one syllabus, for Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Moral Obligation, taught in spring 2015. The third subseries, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, dates from 1988-2015. It contains papers and resources related to student activism at UT Austin, an overview of the John L. Warfield Collection, and ephemera used to promote the center.

The Multicultural Information Center (MIC) series is comprised of budgets, institutional assessments, reports, meeting agendas, event planning materials, presentations, and informational resources on the MIC. The materials within this series span from 1984-2018, while the bulk of the materials date from 1998-2008, the period during which Burt was MIC director. This series best represents the original order of the Burt papers upon acquisition. The first subseries, Internal records, contains budgets, memos, event planning materials, policies, and staffing documents related to Burt's responsibilities in managing the operation and budget of MIC. Additionally, the Folders Institutional review of MIC, 2005-2008 and MIC report on DDCE funding and hiring & associated documents, 2005-2008 contain correspondence, proposals, institutional reviews, and audits narrating the events associated with her transition from director of MIC to Director of University Outreach within the DDCE. The second subseries, Institutional assessments, reports, and proposals, consists of annual reports, assessments, print and event materials generated by MIC, including MIC's founding report. The third subseries, Speeches and presentations, includes notes, reference materials, and content from speeches and presentations given by Burt in her capacity as MIC director. The Student organizations subseries contains event programming, proposals, and publications from the six student-run agencies housed under MIC at the time of Burt's tenure, namely Afrikan American Affairs (AAA), Asian Pacific Islander American Collective (APAC), Latin Leadership Council (LLC), and Longhorn American Indian Council (LAIC), Students for Equity and Diversity, and Minority Leadership Institute. Outreach and publicity, the fourth subseries, primarily contains guides, handouts, ephemera, and other print matter that promotes the MIC and provides information and resources to minority students. This subseries also includes publications, such as Campus Fusion and Blackink, as well as newsletters generated by the MIC and its affiliated student agencies. The sixth and final subseries, Diversity resources and reports, contains resources, evaluations, studies, and reports from UT Austin, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Texas A&M.

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement series contains materials that document Burt's involvement in a range of campus diversity initiatives, dating from 1983 to 2017. The bulk of the materials is related to The Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, an annual event organized by UT Austin students, faculty, and staff, which honored Burt at its 2011 gathering. This series also contains various publications and events sponsored by UT Austin alumni organizations such as Texas Exes, Black Exes, and the Precursors, and newspaper clippings about Black UT alumni.

The Black Student Alliance series documents Brenda Burt's involvement with Black students’ leadership training sponsored by various groups and organizations. It spans from 1985 to 2017. Most of the documents in the series are related to the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government and student government publications from the schools in the Big XII Conference (a collegiate athletic conference currently comprised of ten universities and headquartered in Irving, Texas). Also included in the series are campus publications sponsored by the Black Student Alliance such as The Griot (1986-2008). Additionally, the series includes materials that document the crafting of the BSA's response to the Fisher v. University of Texas case (2012-2014) that questioned the constitutionality of considering race as a factor in college admission decisions.

The UT Austin community advocacy project materials series contains materials related to Burt's involvement in additional campus organizations and projects, dating from 1981 to 2016. These records continue the narrative surrounding Burt's advocacy and mentorship within the Black community at UT Austin. Burt uplifted marginalized voices within the UT Austin and greater Austin communities by participating on various advisory committees and associations and by coordinating and volunteering for campus and community events. The series contains files detailing the extensive scope of her involvement in the African American Staff Advocating Progress (AASAP), which serves as a support system for the needs of Black faculty, staff, and students. The series also contains materials demonstrating Burt's role in planning the Black Male Leadership Retreats, as well as her connections to Black Greek life at UT Austin. Materials also cover her involvement with the Malcolm X Lounge renovations, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Sculpture Committee, the annual MLK March both on campus and throughout the city, as well as the Duren Residence Hall naming project and the Barbara Jordan statue project. There is also significant documentation of the renaming process of Creekside Residence Hall (formerly Simkins Hall), including a variety of testimonials demonstrating perspectives for and against the project to rename the dormitory, which was originally dedicated to William Stewart Simkins, a founding Ku Klux Klan member and former UT Austin professor of law.

The Resources series contains extensive materials compiled by Brenda Burt for research and teaching purposes. The materials are arranged into five subseries and date from 1985 to 2018. The Racism and diversity training materials subseries includes published training materials on topics such as gender and sexuality, white privilege and supremacy, social justice, and diversity. The UT Austin institutional materials subseries includes task force reports on student success and educational access, reports on Black students’ retention rates in Texas and racial harassment at UT Austin as well as UT Austin statistical handbooks. The Newspapers, magazines, and clippings subseries contains news articles predominantly from the local press, such as the campus publication The Daily Texan and Austin's major newspaper The Austin American-Statesman. These articles document the experiences of Black students, faculty, and staff at UT Austin. The Books subseries is composed of five bound volumes (some autographed) about Black history and Black integration at UT Austin. The Subject matter resources subseries includes a wide variety of published materials and printouts from online sources related to the historical and contemporary experiences of Black Americans, focusing on segregation, incarceration, and racism.

The Visual and digital media series dates from 1998 to 2016. The first subseries, Photographs and visual media, contains photographs of Burt, the Heman Sweatt Symposium, the UT Austin campus, and UT Austin graduates. The subseries also includes two scrapbook pages depicting MIC students and a poster advertising a peace protest. The second subseries, Digital media is composed of one 3”-floppy disk and sixty-six CDs, and contains a wide variety of materials, such as motivational speeches, training materials, photographs, event programs, campus virtual tours, administrative records, and document templates. The CDs are in the order in which they were donated by Burt and are listed at the item level.

The Ephemera series contains multidimensional objects and is divided into four subseries, Artwork, Awards, Miscellaneous, and Nameplates, dating from 2000-2017. The Artwork subseries contains a wooden cutout of a longhorn symbol and a racist piece of art found on the UT Austin campus, accompanied by a note written by Burt that explains its presence in the collection. The Awards subseries contains a selection of plaques and trophies Burt received during her tenure at UT Austin including the 2005 Most Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Student Events Center, two Black Essence Awards (2006 and 2014), and an appreciation award from the Galveston County Youth, 2014. The Miscellaneous subseries includes assorted objects such as a conference notebook, a flashlight, a graduation sash, and several magnets. The Nameplates subseries contains Burt's desk nameplate and office door nameplate.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Burt, Brenda, 1950-
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
African American Students.
African Americans--Study and teaching.
African American teachers and the community.
African American women college administrators.
Anti-racism.
Campus activism.
Discrimination in higher education.
Lecturers, University.
Multicultural education.
Racism in higher education.
Student affairs services.
Student newspapers and periodicals.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Document Types
Instructional and educational works.
Newspapers.
Annual reports.
Speeches.

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Related Material

[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: Brenda Burt 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 Madeline Goebel, Natalia Kovalyova, Anne Loos, and Elizabeth Seeley (UT School of Information interns), Fall 2019.

Additions

No further materials are expected for this collection.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Personal, 1999-2018, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1999-2018, undated
2 Inspirational quotes, undated
3 Memorial service programs, 1999, undated
4 Notes, undated
5 Presenter certificate of appreciation, 2006
6 Student acknowledgements, 2002, undated

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Student Orientation, Preview, and Welcome Programs, 1988-1999, undated

Box Folder
1 7 Welcome Program introductory magazine, 1988
8 Welcome Program introductory magazine and handout, 1989
9 Welcome Program introductory magazine, 1990
10 Welcome and Preview Program evaluations and rosters, 1990-1997
11 Welcome Program introductory magazine and fall newsletter, 1991
12 Black Student Organizations at UT Austin booklet, 1992
13 Gateway and Preview Program administrative materials, 1992-1997
14 Welcome Program introductory magazine and fall newsletter, 1993
15 Preview parents’ education level demographic reports, 1993-1997
16 Welcome Program introductory magazine and peer advisor manual, 1994
17 Preview Program materials and program analysis reports, 1994-1999
18 Welcome Program brochure, summer orientation guide, and commemorative card, 1995
19 Preview Program peer advisor manual and program analysis report, 1996
20 Preview Program materials and program analysis reports, 1997
21 Preview Program peer advisor manual, 1997
22 A Multicultural University: Resource Guide, undated
23 Student retention program resources, undated
24 Welcome Program academic schedule, undated

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Education Psychology Department (EDP), 1995-2013, undated

Box Folder
2 1 EDP 369K: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course instructor surveys (1 of 2), fall 1996-spring 2011
2 EDP 369K: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course instructor surveys (2 of 2), fall 1996-spring 2011
3 EDP 369K: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course materials, spring 2013
4 Teaching materials, 2002-2003, undated
5 Minority Mentorship Symposium & Dinner, ephemera and student papers, 2011-2012

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Black Studies, 1977-2017

Box
2 Black Studies program files, 1977-2012, undated
6 Program files, 2003-2012, undated
7 Proposal, 2009
8 Publications, 1977-1983
African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS), 1995-2013, undated
Department files, 2003-2014
9 Ephemera, 2003-2014, undated
10 Marketing and communication plan, 2010
Box Folder
3 1 Theory and Politics of the African Diaspora (in Brazil), student surveys and course materials (some Portuguese materials), summer 2010
2 Knowledge Is Power Student Success Initiative, 2010-2011
3 Event planning files, 2010-2013
4 Probation project in retention services, 2011
Teaching files, 1996-2017
5 Faculty appointment, 2013-2014
6 AFR 317D: Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Moral Obligation, course materials, fall 2013
7 AFR 317D: Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Moral Obligation, course materials, spring 2014
8 AFR 317D: Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Moral Obligation, course materials, spring 2015, spring 2016, spring 2017
9 AFR 374D: Black Lives Matter Movement, course, fall 2015
10 AFR 374D: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course materials, fall 2011, spring 2012
11 AFR 374D: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course materials, fall 2012
12 AFR 374D: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course materials, spring 2013
13 AFR 374D: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course materials, fall 2013
14 AFR 374D: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course materials, spring 2014
15 AFR 348C: Minority Student Leadership Issues, course materials, undated
16 Student comments and papers, 1996-2016
John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS), 1998-2015
17 Beverly Burr, master's thesis: History of Student Activism at the University of Texas at Austin (1960-1988), 1998
18 Cookie Peterson, The Legacy of African American Students at the University of Texas Since 1990: A Discussion of Activism, Acclimation, and Achievement resources (1 of 4), circa 2001
19 Cookie Peterson, The Legacy of African American Students at the University of Texas Since 1990: A Discussion of Activism, Acclimation, and Achievement resources (2 of 4), circa 2001
Box Folder
4 1 Cookie Peterson, The Legacy of African American Students at the University of Texas Since 1990: A Discussion of Activism, Acclimation, and Achievement resources (3 of 4), circa 2001
2 Cookie Peterson, The Legacy of African American Students at the University of Texas Since 1990: A Discussion of Activism, Acclimation, and Achievement resources (4 of 4), circa 2001
3 Ephemera, 2003-2004, 2008, 2015, undated
4 Edna Rhambo Hall of Fame induction, 2012
5 Wayne Kamin, Overview of the Holdings of the John L. Warfield Collection, 2012

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Multicultural Information Center (MIC), 1984-2018

Internal records, 1995-2008, undated
Box Folder
4 6 Budgets and funding request, 1995-2000
7 Informational materials on MIC, meeting memo, 1995-2007, undated
8 Budgets, 1998-2005
9 Event planning materials, diversity resources, and correspondence, 1998-2006, undated
10 New hire request, articles, event programs, and correspondence, 1999-2012
11 Budgets, 2003-2010
12 Calendar, 2005
13 Institutional review of MIC, 2005-2008
Box Folder
5 1 MIC report on DDCE funding and hiring and associated documents, 2005-2008
2 Staff documents, 2006-2007, undated
3 Budgets, 2007-2008
Institutional assessments, reports, and proposals, 1989-2008
4 Organizational reports, 1984-2004, undated
5 MIC informational print matter, newspaper articles, and event brochures, 1989-2006
6 Annual report, 1998-2000
7 Assessment and annual report, 2003-2008
8 “The State of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin,” 2006
9 Assessment, 2006-2008
10 Annual report, 2007-2008
Box
6 Speeches and presentations, 2002-2008, undated
1 Notes and reference materials, 2000-2014
2 Notes and reference materials, 2002-2008
3 Speech, UT Austin Parents Program, “We’re Texas,” 2003
4 Speech, UT Austin graduation, “Bound by Chance, Driven by Choice, Destined to Succeed,” 2004
5 Notes and reference materials, undated
6 Speech, Black History Month, undated
7 Speech, Peace and Justice Day, undated
Student organizations, 1996-2018, undated
8 List of student officers and “Flagship Programs: Multicultural Information Center,” undated
9 Application for university sponsorship of registered student organizations, 2007-2008
10 Afrikan American Affairs (AAA) print matter and planning materials, 1998-2018
11 AAA FUFU (For Us From Us) scholarship information, 2007-2008
12 AAA New Black Student Weekend character sketch skit drafts, undated
13 Asian Pacific American Coalition print matter and planning materials, undated
14 Latino Leadership Council materials and Adelante publication, 2004-2008
15 Leadership Institute and events, 2006-2007, undated
16 Longhorn American Indian Council print matter and planning materials, 2006
17 Students for Equity and Diversity print matter, 1996-2003
Box
7 Outreach and publicity, 1988-2008
1 Ephemera, 1988, 1999-2000, undated
2 Black Student Resource Guides, 2001-2007
3 Campus Fusion print matter, 2005-2008
4 Correspondence, The Marketplace, 2006
5 Planners, 2006-2008
6 Booklets, undated
Box Folder
22 1 Blackink, 1999-2002
Box
7 Diversity resources and reports, 1984-2007
7 A Study Evaluating the Relationship of the University of Texas at Austin and the African-American Community: Perceptions Versus Reality, 1993
8 Turning Rhetoric into Reality, 1995
9 University of California, Santa Cruz, Excellence, Diversity, and Change Partners in the New Millennium, 1996-2001
10 Texas A&M Multicultural Information Center (Model), 1995
11 Report of the Task Force on Racial Respect and Fairness, 2004
12 Texas A&M Diversity Plan, 2006
13 Report of the Office of the Dean of Students Diversity Initiative Committee, 2007
14 Diversity actions taken by MIC, 2007
15 Diversity resources, 2007

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Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, 1983-2017, undated

Box Folder
8 1 Appointment information, 2010
2 Heman Sweatt Symposium, 1997
3 Heman Sweatt Symposium, 1991-2007
4 Heman Sweatt Symposium, 1998
5 Heman Sweatt Symposium, 2000
6 Heman Sweatt Symposium, 2005
7 Heman Sweatt Symposium, 2011
8 Alumni organizations, 1983-2011
9 Alumni news, 1991-2017
10 The Precursors annual reports, 2011-2014
11 The Precursors events, 2012-2016

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Black Student Alliance, 1985-2017

Box Folder
8 12 Proposals for Institutional Diversity and Retention Reform, 1985-1998
13 General file (contains digital media), 1988-2016
14 A Community Conversation with Angela Davis and Shola Lynch planning materials, 2013
15 Letters of support to UT BSA, 1990-2012
Box Folder
9 1 Fisher v. University of Texas I and affirmative action resources, 2012-2013, undated
2 Fisher v. University of Texas I response, 2012-2014
3 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2007
4 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2009
5 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2010
6 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2012
7 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2013
8 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2016
9 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2017
10 The Black Times, UT Austin, 2002
11 Ebony Digest, UT Austin, 2003
Box Folder
10 1 Freshest School Dayz, UT Austin, 2014-2015
2 The State of Black UT, UT Austin, 2014-2015
3 Black Ink, UT Austin, 2016-2017
4 UT BSA publication covers, 2000, undated
5 The Best Is Yet to Come, Baylor University, 2016
6 The Autobiography of the Black Student Alliance, Iowa State University, 2016-2017
7 Sankofa: A Deeper Level, Kansas State University, 2012-2013
8 The Few. The Proud. The Dream, Kansas State University, 2012-2013
9 Unapologetically Black, Kansas State University, 2016-2017
10 Freshman Action Team, Oklahoma State University, 2014-2015
11 The Year of Excellence, Oklahoma State University, 2016-2017
12 We Dream in Color, Oklahoma State University, undated
13 The Legion of Black Collegians, University of Missouri, 2014
14 Freshman Action Team, University of Missouri, 2016-2017
Box Folder
22 2 The Griot, 1986-2008

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UT Austin Community Advocacy Project Materials, 1981-2016

Box Folder
11 1 African American Staff Advocating Progress “AASAP, 1998-1999” binder contents (1 of 3), 1981-2002
2 African American Staff Advocating Progress “AASAP, 1998-1999” binder contents (2 of 3), 1981-2002
3 African American Staff Advocating Progress “AASAP, 1998-1999” binder contents (3 of 3), 1981-2002
4 African American Staff Advocating Progress meeting planning materials, 1981-2008
5 African American Staff Advocating Progress correspondence and resources, 2000-2002
6 Almetris Marsh Duren “A Celebration of the Life” event program and biography, 2001
7 Almetris Duren Hall Dedication Celebration event program, commemorative fan, planning materials, and correspondence, 2007
8 Barbara Jordan statue project brochure, dedication ceremony program and commemorative fan, 2004-2009
9 Black Greek life program materials, award and correspondence, 1998-2007
10 Black Male Retreat Planning Committee materials, 1995-1996
11 Black Male Retreat reference materials and resources, 1995-2007
12 Black Male Retreat (Renamed to African American Male Summit) sponsorship correspondence, 1998
Box Folder
22 3 Black Male Retreat poster, undated
Box Folder
12 1 Cesar E. Chavez Statue unveiling event volunteer orientation handout, 2007
2 Creekside Residence Hall (formerly Simkins Residence Hall) Advisory Work Group planning materials and resources, 2009-2010
3 Malcolm X Lounge Renovation Project materials, 1995-2016
Box Folder
22 3 Malcolm X Lounge design development proposal, 2016
Box Folder
12 4 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (UT Austin) programs and correspondence, 1999-2011
5 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (Austin Area Heritage Council, Inc.) sponsorship proposal, program schedule, and Youth Legacy Awards reception materials, 2000-2007
6 Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue Status Report, 1994
7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Sculpture Committee artist selection materials, 1997
8 Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue Annual Dedication celebration programs, 2000
9 Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue Annual Dedication celebration programs, planning materials, and correspondence, 2001
10 Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue Rededication Ceremony planning materials, 2007
11 Newspaper articles on Martin Luther King, Jr., UT Austin's MLK statue, and MLK day celebrations, 1987-2011
Box Folder
22 4 Newspaper articles about MLK, MLK statue, MLK day, 1999, undated
Box Folder
12 12 Teen Summit schedule of activities and skit workshop contact list, 2002

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Resources, 1985-2018, undated

Box
12 Racism and Diversity Training Materials, 1990-2007, undated
13 Appreciating Multiculturalism Through Combatting Racism, 1990
14 Academics and race, 1993-2011, undated
15 Teaching Tolerance resources, 1994-2000, undated
16 Diversity Activities and Training Designs (1 of 2), 1994-2006
17 Diversity Activities and Training Designs (2 of 2), 1994-2006
Box Folder
13 1 Diversity Education Institute Training, 1995
2 Icebreakers and Team Builders, 1999
3 White privilege resources, 1999-2001
4 Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes, 2002
5 Social Justice Training Institute (1 of 2), 2003
6 Social Justice Training Institute (2 of 2), 2003
7 Educating for a Diverse America, 2004
8 Gender and Sexuality Training, fall 2007
UT Austin institutional materials, 1985-2011, undated
9 Access with Equity Assurances: Recommendations for the Retention of Black Students in the Texas System of Higher Education, 1985
10 Report of President's Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Harassment, 1989
11 Strategic Plan, 1994-1999
12 Student Success Task Force Report to the President, 1998
13 Prohibition of Racial Harassment of Students, 1998-1999
Box Folder
14 1 Student Policy on Race Relations, 2001
2 The Longhorn Leaders, 2004
3 Strategic Work Group, 2005-2006
4 Dean of Students- Institutional Rules and Regulations, 2007
5 Statistical Handbook, 2007-2008
6 Statistical Handbook, 2009-2010
7 Statistical Handbook, 2010-2011
8 Student organization publication featuring campus organizations founded by Black UT students, undated
9 Undergraduate Educational Access Task Force, undated
Newspapers, magazines, and clippings, 1985-2011, undated
Box Folder
22 5 Wounded Voices Tejas article with Brenda Burt interview, circa 1990
Box Folder
14 10 Assorted newspaper clippings, 1993-2015
Box Folder
22 6 The Daily Texan articles, 1993-2018
7 Austin American-Statesman, 1996-2015, undated
8 The Daily Texan, 1998-2018
Box Folder
14 11 Magazines, 2003-2014
12 Assorted newspaper clippings, 2006-2007
13 NOKOA: The Observer, 2011-2012
14 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 2016, April 2017
15 (dis)orientation UT Austin zine, undated
Box
15 Books, 1979-2018
1 Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at the University of Texas at Austin by Almetris Marsh Duren, 1979
2 A People Set A-P-A-R-T by Thelma Williams, 1991
3 A Cultural Story of an African American Family by Thelma Williams, 1994
4 As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin, eds. Dr. Gregory Vincent et al., 2018
Subject matter resources, 1990-2016
5 “African-American Websites,” 1997
6 Black history and racism at the University of Texas, 2003-2016, undated
7 Black life in Austin, 2000-2016
8 Campus activism, 1990-2016
Box Folder
16 1 Faculty diversity, 1991-2012, undated
2 Institutional and cultural racism, 2011-2017
3 Magazines and clippings on Barack Obama, 2007-2009
4 “Mickey Mouse Monopoly” Study Guide by Robert B. Pettit, 2008
5 Minority professional development, 1998-2014
6 “On This Date in Black History: A Calendar of Events,” 1999
7 Professional resources, undated
8 Texas Historical Commission pamphlets on Black history in Texas, undated
Box Folder
22 3 A History of Racial Injustice Equal Justice Initiative calendars, 2013, 2014

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Visual and digital media, 1998-2016, undated

Box
17 Photographs and visual media, 1998-2016, undated
1 Photographs of Brenda Burt, 1998-2007, undated
2 Photographs of Heman Sweatt Symposium, 1999-2000, undated
3 Photographs on UT Austin campus, 1999-2002
4 Photographs of UT Austin graduates, 2003-2016, undated
5 Photographs, 1999, undated
Box Folder
22 3 Posters, undated
3 Scrapbook pages, undated
Digital media, 2002-2010, undated
Box Item
18 1 3” floppy disk: Bruce W. Rideaux Verse I, undated
2 CD: EDP369K, undated
3 CD: Mrs. Burt's pics - MIC EOS 4/20/07, 2007
4 CD: Virtual Black UT Tour, undated
5 CD: Jerome Love, Success Principles that Build Extraordinary Students and Student Leaders, 2008
6 CD: The 33rd Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government Slide Show 2-2010, 2010
7 CD: The Jonathan Sprinkles Experience DiversiME University, 2003
8 CD: Harry B CAAS, undated
9 CD: Untitled, undated
10 CD: Jonathan Sprinkles, You Were Born an Original, Don't Live Like a Copy!, undated
11 CD: Jonathan Sprinkles, Can We All Just Get Along?, 2002
12 CD: Jonathan Sprinkles, Advance Through Any Circumstance, 2005
13 CD: Shaun Naper, undated
14 CD: Men-Hsin Chen, portfolio and website links, undated
15 CD: MIC, undated
16 CD: Black Senior Week Planning Committee, undated
17 DVD: Convocation speech graduation speech, 2010
18 CD: Campus Fusion files 2005, 2005
19 CD: Campus Fusion images CD #1, undated
20 CD: Campus Fusion images CD #2, undated
21 CD: Campus Fusion images CD #3, undated
22 CD: 33rd Ann. Big XII Conf. 2/25-28/2010 Austin, TX, 2010
23 CD: Black Alumni Weekend 2007, 2007
24 CD: MIC brochure, undated
25 CD: A6OH Art 2003, 2003
26 CD: Black Tour brochure, undated
27 CD: Powerful resume writing tips, 2004
28 CD: Asian Americans in the media, undated
29 CD: Untitled, undated
30 CD: Sábado Gigante, undated
31 CD: Sábado Gigante 2005 (Mamta's camera), 2005
32 CD: Campus Fusion budget misc. NCORE, undated
33 CD: .jpg files 11x17 posters, 8.5 x 11 handbills (3 per pg.), undated
34 CD: Certificate templates, undated
35 CD: NPR speech, undated
36 CD: COE 2005, 2005
37 CD: MIC powerpoint, undated
38 CD: NASPA Multicultural Institute 2007, 2007
39 CD: Explore UT Bus Welcoming Station 2008, 2008
40 CD: Publicity and T-Shirt Design One World! One Night! One Celebration, 2003
41 CD: Poster and handbill OWONOC, 2003
42 CD: LLC general meeting, 2002
43 CD: SED flyers, 2002
44 CD: LLC/HAN mixer 11/14/05, 2005
45 DVD: Bravo Awards DVD, undated
46 CD: Original Malcolm X Lounge MIC, undated
47 CD: LAIC Welcome Event 2005, 2005
48 CD: APAC: YBO 2005 Sept. 8, 2005
49 CD: MIC holiday '05, 2005
50 CD: MIC staff PICS '05, 2005
51 CD: SED 2003-2004, 2003-2004
52 CD: UT/MIC BUS CARDS 232-2958, undated
53 CD: MIC staff training, undated
54 CD: AAA pictures UTBOC pictures, undated
55 CD: MIC staff training 2005, 2005
56 CD: Sinae Park MIC/MLI "College Life", undated
57 CD: APAC YBO Program 2005, 2005
58 CD: Latino Leadership Summit 2005, 2005
59 CD: Senior '06 pics, 2006
60 CD: 2004 MIC training photos, 2004
61 CD: Explore UT 2005 Bus Welcoming Station, 2005
62 CD: Multicultural Leadership Institute, 2004
63 CD: MLI College Day 2006, 2006
64 CD: Bravo Awards F. Cortés, undated
65 CD: LLC pics 2004-2005, 2004-2005
66 CD: We're Texas commercial Kyle voiceover, undated

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Ephemera, 2000-2017, undated

Artwork, undated
Box Item
19 1 Cement seated figure in a red baseball cap holding a piece of watermelon, undated
Box Item
20 1 Bevo wooden cutout symbol on a stand, undated
Awards, 2005-2014, undated
2 "In Recognition of Your Exemplary Service to Black Studies at the University of Texas" plaque, 2013
3 "Staff Member of the Year" award plaque, Black Essence Awards, Multicultural Engagement Center, Afrikan American Affairs, 2014 April 27
4 Malcolm X Lounge Renovation Committee Certification of Appreciation, undated
Box Item
21 1 "Why not me?" appreciation award plaque from Dedrick Johnson and the Galveston County Youth, 2014 March 18
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition, 2006
3 First Black Undergraduates, The University of Texas at Austin commemorative medal and thank you note, undated
4 Most Outstanding Faculty Member commemorative clock, The Student Events Center African American Culture Committee, 2005
5 Honorary Female Faculty/Staff Award, Black Essence Awards, 2006
6 “Power Beyond Measure” trophy, 33rd Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, 2010
Miscellaneous, 1994-2017, undated
Box Item
20 5 A gift to President William C. Powers from The Precursors, 2015
Box Item
21 7 Magnets, undated
8 “Power Beyond Measure” candle, 2010 February 25-28
9 Decorative fabric cuff with Velcro fasteners, medium, undated
10 Decorative fabric cuff with Velcro fasteners, small, undated
11 Plastic figurines in orange graduate gowns, undated
12 UT Austin graduation sash for John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, undated
13 Framed photograph of Brenda Burt, 1994
14 Texas Football 2005 National Champions leather notebook, 2005
15 40th Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government flashlight, 2017
Nameplates, undated
16 “Mrs. Brenda H. Burt” nameplate, undated
17 “Mrs. Brenda Burt A232A” door nameplate, undated

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