University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

UT Center for African and African American Studies Records, 1946-2001 (bulk 1973-1995)

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin. African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center, Warfield, John L.
Title: UT Center for African and African American Studies records
Dates: 1946-2001
Abstract: Correspondence, publications, newsletters, research material, Heman Sweatt Symposium material, course material, student and faculty records, theses, resumes, vitaes, ephemera, photographs, and videocassettes of the UT Center for African and African American Studies. Also includes correspondence, notes, and research that relate to the original inception of the UT Center for African and African American Studies. Records also include correspondence and research from the directorship of Dr. John L. Warfield.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03269
Extent: 14 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The University hired its first black faculty member, Dr. Ervin S. Perry, in 1964. The Afro-American Studies and Research Center at the University of Texas was established in June 1969, when Dr. Henry Bullock became the first professor in the UT College of Arts and Sciences. Bullock taught Black Studies and was the founding director of Afro-American Studies and the founding chairman of the Department of Ethnic Studies.

In 2007, the Center was renamed the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies in honor of Dr. John Lewis Warfield, former Director from 1973 to 1986. The Center currently operates under the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. The Center's goal is to facilitate interdisciplinary research and programming in Black Studies at the University of Texas and in the community at large.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, publications, newsletters, research material, Heman Sweatt Symposium material, course material, student and faculty records, theses, resumes, vitaes, ephemera, photographs, and videocassettes of the UT Center for African and African American Studies. Also includes correspondence, notes, and research that relate to the original inception of the UT Center for African and African American Studies. Records also include correspondence and research from the directorship of Dr. John L. Warfield.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Sweatt, Heman Marion, 1912-1982
Warfield, John L.
Corporate Names
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin. African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center
African Americans--Study and teaching (Higher)
African diaspora--Study and teaching (Higher)

Related Materials

See also the Texas Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Center for African and African American Studies Records, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)


Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, April 2013; and Colleen Hobbs, March 2021.

OCLC Number


Detailed Description of the Collection

At Collections Deposit Library

2005-086/1 African language programs
Akingbala, Funsho (Instructor)
Butler, Dr. John
Multi-cultural education survey
Jourdan-Bachman project
Center bulletin, 1995, 1996
Center faculty syllabi and course descriptions
Complete CAAS newsletter mailing list forms
Copied articles
Correspondence, 1991, 1993
Curriculum vitae
Degree requirements
Faculty awards
Inquiries, 1993
Newsletter bids
Newsletter research
Newsletter notes
Newsletter drafts, Fall 1992
Recreating links—press
Teaching assistants
Travel arrangements
Walker, Dr. Sheila
Course material
2005-086/2 Ad hoc committee
Bibliography—black culture
Ethnic minority affairs
Ethnic studies
Institutional request
Miscellaneous correspondence, prior to 1972-1973
Funding opportunities
National Endowment for the Humanities—proposal and institute reorganization
Proposed curriculum
Proposed new courses
Proposed conference on Black rural development
Racism in America
Responses to conference proposal
Responses to requests for funding
Rural project
Search committee (African-American studies program)
Suttles, Dr. William C. (Jr.)
Texas Education Agency
2005-086/3 Anthony, Carl
Beginnings of the Center
Bibliography—Black Americans
Bibliography of Black related works by Black authors
Black rural development
Black studies curricula
Butler, John Sibley
Carey, Phillip
Carter, Dan, 1977
Copied articles: no authors listed
Daniels, Douglas H., 1976
Directory of Black colleges and Universities in the U.S., 1974
Directory of Black periodicals, 1977
Enrollment report to the President, 1971-1973
McElroy, Frederick L., 1976
Mailing list: working papers/reprints
Marable, Manning
Mncube, Stephen Sipho, 1975
Robinson, Cedric, 1976
Semester reports
Organized course assignment form, 1973-1976
Sheree Queen's rural project
Wilson, Carlos G., 1976
2005-086/4 Center Newsletter
First newsletter material, 1976-1982
October 1990
January 1991
March/April 1991
May/June 1991
Fall 1991
March 1992
Fall 1992
Colloquium series, 1981-1982
Manuscripts chosen for publication, 1982, 1984
NCAA Rule 48, Black leaders and collegiate student athlete's bill of rights, May 1984
Rural studies
Working papers and reprints
Working papers series I, number 1
2005-086/5 Bound papers series 2, 1980-1984
Bound working papers, 1977, 1978
Reprints series 2, 1985
Sweatt v. Painter: Integration in Texas higher education (MA thesis)
Sweatt Symposium, September 10, 1984
2005-086/6 Address labels
Africa Week, 1995
African Diaspora Program, 1996
African language courses
Anthropology brochures
Book requests, 1993
Calendar file, 1994
Calendar of events, 1993-1994
Calendars, 1994-1995
Center bulletin file, 1995
Center course descriptions, 1993
Center flyers, 1993-1995
Center journal, fall 1994
Concerned faculty and Center faculty, 1993
Correspondence, 1991-1994
Dr. Wallser's address book
Dr. Wallser's palm top
Embassies mailing list
Faculty brochures
Faculty directory
Faxes, 1992-1994
Foreign languages (non-native African)
Ghana exchange, 1993-1995
Graduate opportunity program, 1993
Graduates financial award forms
Hearts of Texas Campaign, 1995
Lectures, 1993, 1995
Legislature file—Black and Hispanic caucuses, 1993
Mailing lists
Mailing lists project, 1992
Newspaper project, 1993
Occasional paper series, 1993-1994
Spring courses, 1991
Summer and fall courses, 1995
Supply-mail inventory
Sweatt Symposium, 1991-1994
Tony Gleaton exhibit, 1993
Working paper series, 1994
2005-086/7 Videocassettes
Sweatt Symposium
Heman Sweatt, 1989
UT Austin, tape #1, 2, 3 (2 copies of each), April 9 and 10, 1987
UT law school auditorium, First 2 hours (3 copies), March 30, 1989
UT law school (last 30 minutes, 2 copies), March 30, 1989
Bass hall (3 copies), March 31, 1989
Flawn hall (2 copies), March 31, 1989
Law school courtroom (2 copies), March 31, 1989
LBJ and UT law school (2 copies), March 29 and 30, 1990
Old music building auditorium, March 30, 1990
LBJ 7 p.m., April 3, 1991
LBJ auditorium (2 copies), April 3, 1991
Santa Rita social work (2 copies), April 4, 1991
LBJ 7 p.m. (2 copies), April 4, 1991
LBJ high school (2 copies), April 4, 1991
LBJ tape 1 copy, 1993
Townes hall, 1993
UT law school panel, 1994
Bell Hooke, 1994
Ed Guinn/ Bagwell, 1994
Lindfors/ Charles, 1994
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, 1994
Parenti/Dates, 1994
UT faculty/student panel, 1994
Copy #1 EP—full, undated
Sweatt 2 copy, undated
2005-086/8 John L. Warfield's papers
Afro-American connection, 1972, 1973
Afro-American history month, printed material, 1984
Afro exam outline, undated
Agbon, Dr., 1995
American Economic Association summer minority program, 1996
Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, newsletter, pamphlets, 1971-1972, November 1984
Articles on Black athletes: education and race issues, 1962-1994
Articles on historical research, undated
Atlantic slave trade, undated
Black domestic colony, undated
Black popular culture, Toni Morrison, 1993
Black reconstruction, working paper, undated
Black rural development, 1977
A Black teacher/missionary assistant visits and revisits West Africa, special report, 1977
Black studies—Abdul Alkalimat, 1982
Blauner on race, ethnicity, and class, undated
Bobbs-Merrill reprint series in history and black studies, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1959-1961
The changing realm of king cotton, by Joseph S. Vandiver, undated
City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson co., articles and bibliography, undated
Civil rights, consumer movement, undated
2005-086/9 Collected publications
Southern Africa (incomplete), 1973-1974
Corporate sport, 1985, 1988, 1994
Course materials, exam answer key, 1974
Cuba—Manning Marable, slave bibliography, 1980-1985
De Leon, Cynthia D. Diaz, research papers, dissertation proposal, program of work, memo, 1990, 1993
Directory, Black studies program, directory, notes and material from other programs, circa 1994
Doctoral examination and dissertation of Cathy Lynn Campbell, 1996
Documents to be returned to Dr. Melvin Sikes, letters from Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson, First National Congress of Black Professionals in Higher Education, report, policy and directory, 1972-1973
Dubois, Booker T. , Garrey, 1975
Economics of South Africa, undated
Foster, Kevin, report, resume, and correspondence, 1994
From crew to commercialism: the paradox of sport in higher education, by Joanna Davenport, 1983
George's reservation guest quarters
A gift of love: a celebration of the life of Almetris Marsh Duren, program, 2001
Herskouits—Africanisms, undated
Hiring out slavery, undated
The History and education of African-Americans in the state of Maryland…, by McNeil, Chateauvert and Windham, 1993
History of slavery—evolution of slavery, 1974
Hogan, Indira, 1992-1994
Hopwood, Cheryl J. et. al v. University of Texas, court documents and newspaper clipping, 1992, 1995
Hottentots, mammies, and mulattos…, honors thesis by Cara Averhart, 1993
Imperialism and Black people in the 1970's, by Ronald W. Bailey, 1974
Jacob Fontaine: From slavery to the greatness of the pulpit, press, public service, book, 1983
Jenkins correspondence, correspondence with Alan Jenkins, reports, 1994
Lecture notes, problems with slavery, undated
"Library books," library renewal form, 1994
Louis, Joe, 1981
Lui, Tina, 1995
Macalester college psychology department, 1989-1990
Martinez, Prisclia book list, 1990-1991
Med Practicum, guidelines, class roster, student papers, 1994
2005-086/10 Mercantilism, slavery, and the Industrial Revolution , 1982
Mexican American and other Latino Constituents of the University of Texas at Austin, by Teresa Palomo Acosta, 1993
Minorities and the legal profession, articles and reports, 1990-1995
Moss, Kirby, report, resume, and drafts of research project, 1994
Myth of the African slave trade, undated
Nadir period, undated
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), minutes, 1994
National Congress of Black Faculty newsletter, fall 1990
News clippings and flyers, 1967, 1974, 1993, 1998
No room at the bottom , undated
Old documents on Blacks in Texas, photocopy of book, States laws on race and color, and NAACP outline, 1950, undated
Paternalism, 1967, undated
Penn Center—Frogmore South Carolina, pamphlets, undated
Print out, drug use, 1981-1987
Pierce, Chet, resume, articles, vitae, correspondence, 1991
Practicum opportunities at the University of Texas career center, pamphlet, undated
Professional blacks, undated
Professional managerial class, undated
Proposal for the reorganization of the African and Afro-American studies and research center, 1973-1974
Proposal, "Sources of social support and satisfaction with support among older adults" , undated
Psychology of oppression, 1972, undated
Psychology of the Black experience, John Warfield, Spring 1977
Race, class, and racism workshop, 1981
Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke, U.S. Supreme Court
A report of racial discrimination against African Americans and Mexican Americans in the Texas educational systems and its continuing effects, by John L. Warfield and Lanis Williams III, 1994
A report on the history of Blacks in Texas to 1950… by George C. Wright, 1994
Republic of new Africa world history outline, 1968, 1971, 1972
The response set of mental health counselors to the disease model of addiction: existential and dual counseling perspectives, by Kerry Owen Bohannon, 1997
Resumes, 1986, 1990, 1994
Sambo personality, undated
Sharma, Poonam, 1994
Slavery, history, and culture
Black culture and postmodernism, Cornel West, undated
Black reconstruction, undated
Civil rights, 1977
Feel good racism, May 1992
Genoveve on slavery, undated
Lincoln and slavery, undated
Racism workshop, 1977
Social theory, 1992-1994
Social class philosophy and African history, undated
Sociology of sport curriculum—Picou's course Texas A&M
South Africa conference, John Henrik Clarke, circa 1985
Southern and northern migration south-to-south northward urban, undated
Strategic management in health care: a program of research, by Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr.
Strategic plan for the school of law: The University of Texas at Austin, by Dean Mark G. Yudof, 1987
Student organization publication, UT Austin, undated
A study of evaluating the relationship of the University of Texas at Austin and the African-American community… by Terry A. Wilson, 1993
Sweatt v. Painter, thesis, photocopy, 1971
Ten years of struggle—African and Afro-American studies research center celebration
Testing—corporate liberal state, circa 1970
Texas educational opportunity plan, report, April 1989
2005-086/11 Texas Humanities Resource Center: Martin Luther King, Jr., photo panel exhibit, 1993
Toward the reduction of racial prejudice, dissertation proposal and letter, 1996-1997
United Students Against Racism at Texas (USRATS)
Violence and black youth, 1986, 1989
Warfield reports-budget, correspondence, reports, proposals, 1975, 1983, 1994-1995
Women and work, Rhonda Williams, 1985
George Wright correspondence, April 1994
Wright on slavery, 1989
Inventory of John L. Warfield's files
"A & S report-Exhibit" , undated
"Faculty exchange-Zimbabwe"
A & S (Arts and sciences) report—Ethnic Studies, reports, clippings, correspondence, 1969-1974
Abrahams, Roger D. correspondence, 1973-1974
ACTION (Agency for Volunteer Service), correspondence, May 1978
Adair, Dr. Augustus, letter, October 26, 1973
Advisory committee on minority enrollment, memoranda, reports, correspondence, 1973-1974
Afram Associates, Inc., printed material, correspondence, newsletters, 1974-1975
African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center, miscellaneous, printed material, and correspondence, 1979
African Exchange Program—UT students, information sheet, memoranda, September 1980
African/Afro-American studies, other universities, reports, printed material, correspondence, 1974-1979
African Heritage Studies Association Lecture Bureau (Africana studies, Cornell University), letter, August 9, 1974
African Liberation Support Committee, Press Release, October 14, 1973
African Studies Center—Michigan State University
African Studies Association, correspondence, 1974
Afro-American culture committee-UT, letter, September 10, 1974
Afro-American Library Center, correspondence, acquisitions manual, book lists, 1971
Afro-American Studies—Departmental status proposal, drafts, letter, 1977
Allen, Arthur Lee, correspondence, introduction and preface to dissertation, 1980
American council on education, overseas liaison committee
Articles—miscellaneous regarding Blacks, 1966, 1973, 1975, 1980, undated
Bennett, Lerone, letter, October 2, 1973
Bentsen, Senator Lloyd, correspondence, 1973
Black Citizen's Task Force, Correspondence, 1976, 1978
Black faculty/staff meeting at UT, November 7, 1979
Black Graduate Student Organization-University of Texas, concerns membership, correspondence, minutes, calendar, memorandum, 1973-1977
Black Greek Council, constitution, circa 1981
Black History Month information, newsletters, printed material, 1975, 1977
Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity (BITCH) scale scores or black and white policeman, article, 1977
Black Student Alliance letter and constitution, November 23, 1981
Black student union, constitution letter, May 1978
Black student's activities, newspaper clippings, book review, letter, report, 1971-1973
Black studies bibliographies, 1975-1976, 1979
2005-086/12 Black studies correspondence, newsletters, articles, 1981-1982
Bullock, Henry, chair, 1974
Bullock, Mrs. Henry correspondence, August-September 1974
Conferences, printed material, registration information, programs, correspondence, reports, 1973-1975, 1979
Capital City Argus, correspondence, January-February, 1974
Carmichael, Euris Valsworth (graduate student), correspondence, thesis outline, application, 1974, 1975, 1977
Centennial affairs, press release, calendar, memo, and guidelines, 1982-1983
Clarke, John Henrik, correspondence, flyer and invitation, lecture application, 1973-1974
Center for the Study of Human Resources (F. Ray Marshall), letter and research proposal, October 1975
Congressional Black caucus, agendas, and legislative scorecards, 1977-1980
Curriculum vitas, UT faculty, vita of William Roger Louis, undated
Interdepartmental, 1974, 1977-1980
Texas Black Legislative Caucus, 1973-1979
Grades, 1976-1980
Meetings, 1976-1977, 1979-1980
Memos from administration, 1976-1980
Appointment inquiries, 1977-1980
Area D requirements, memoranda, correspondence, newspaper clippings, 1977-1980
The Daily Texan, correspondence, July, October 1977
Daniels, Douglas H., articles, correspondence, 1979-1980
Dean's office memoranda, 1978-1981
Dean of students, report, correspondence, job listing, 1975, 1977
Division of general and comparative studies, (general information), correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, 1973-1978
Division executive council, division of general and comparative studies, dean's office, memoranda, 1978-1981
Equal employment opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Report, memoranda, guidelines, report
November 1982
October-November 1983
Economic development (information), newsletters and letter, March, May 1978
2005-086/13 Education, College of
Committee on Ethnic Studies (ETS) curriculum requirements, 1976
Memoranda, 1976-1977
University of Texas (general information), reports/newsletter, 1973-1974, 1976-1977
Educational Psychology Department
Affirmative Action proposal, reports, correspondence, 1973
General information, rosters, memoranda, newsletters, 1973-1976, 1979
Ethnic student services, letters, memoranda, proposals, 1974-1975
Ethnic studies committee, correspondence, minutes, memoranda, 1970-1972
Exhibit, "The presence of Blacks in the era of the American revolution," letter, November 21, 1974
Faculty exchange, University of West Indies, Cave Hill, correspondence, 1974
Fall film series, correspondence, schedule, library request forms, film catalogue copies, 1983
Farrell, Walter C. Jr., itinerary, memoranda, announcement, correspondence, 1973
Federal government property procedures, memoranda and procedures, May 1979
Flawn, President Peter T., letter and essay, 1980-1981
Geography, Department of, memoranda, correspondence, 1973-1974
Government department (Karl Schmitt), correspondence, vita, 1978-1979
Grade distribution reports, memoranda, class reports, grade statistics, 1979-1980
Grade inflation data, 1984
Graduate opportunity program, annual report, 1986
Grants, scholarships, loans, etc., memoranda, printed material, letters, 1973-1979
Head start, regional training office of project, letter and forms, policy manual, 1975
Hogg Foundation, letter, printed material, report, 1972-1974
Huston-Tillotson College, photograph, press releases, reports, letters, 1974-1975, 1977
Indiana University Soul Revue, information sheet, clipping, 1972
Joint Center for Political Studies, reports, 1975
Latin American Policy Alternatives Group (LAPAG), correspondence and clipping, 1974-1975
Lecture, "A rap session on Black folklore," letters, announcement, photographs, 1974
Lecture series, correspondence, schedules, and programs
Lecture program, AAASRC, memoranda, announcements, 1976-1977
Legislative Black Caucus, proposal, report, history of Center, Black status statistics, 1974, 1979
Liberal Arts Council newsletter, L.A. Times , November 1979, March-April 1980
Lindfors, Bernth O., memoranda and correspondence, essay, 1974-1980
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, holdings on civil rights, memorandum and report, 1972-1973, 1976
Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, statement of purpose and program description, 1972
McDaniel, Reuben, memoranda and reports, 1974, 1976
Macintosh information, promotional kit, 1984
McRae, William, proposal, letter, lecture, flyer, 1981-1982
Marion, Robert, announcement, 1979
Mexican-American Studies Center, correspondence, appendix, 1976, 1979
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
National Association of Black professors
National Association of Broadcasters, 1979-1980
National Council for Black Studies, 1979, 1984
National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Research Grants
2005-086/14 Newsletter drafts, March 1993, Fall 1993
Newsletters, Black studies
Newspaper clippings, Blacks and minorities at UT
Nigerian Student Union
Nigerian Student Union Colloquium
Operation Crossroads Africa
Phelps-Stokes fund
Professional continuing education for the Professional report
Program development grants, 1977
Project INFO-UT
Research material, 1981
Rockefeller Foundation, 1973-1974
Ross, Dr. Stanley, 1971
Sadaukai, Owusu
Safety memos, 1973
Scholarships info, 1978-1980
Sikes, Dr. Melvin, 1974-1975
South Africa—miscellaneous correspondence about discrimination
Southern Association visiting committee report, 1976
Sponsored projects, office of UT Austin, 1982-1983
Spencer foundation
Student activities/organizations at UT, 1976-1980
Stanley, Jeanie R. (Doctoral candidate)
Summer institutes, 1979
Sweatt Symposium, 1987, 1989-1997
Symposium, "Black Studies: Renaissance and Relevance" , 1974
Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education, 1975
Texas Black elected officials
Thompson Conference Center, 1974
The Trag: United Methodist
Travel, 1980
Travel Management services, 1986
UNICEF (United Children's Fund), Fall 1982
University committees, 1978-1979
University of Texas mailing lists
U.S. China people's friendship association
Washington office on Africa, 1975, 1980
Wisconsin Trio conference materials and documents
Zimbabwe, 1981-1982

At Sid Richardson Hall

3S277 [SRH1230021938] Photographs
(Removed from John L. Warfield's papers), 1973-1974, undated
Brewer, J. Mason and contact sheets, unidentified, 1974
CAAS newsletter
May/June 1991
Fall 1993
Drew, Dr. Charles, scene from "Black men and iron horses," Tracy Sugarman and Bill Buckley (producers of the rediscovery series)
Huston-Tillotson College, chapel view and tower (removed from John L. Warfield's papers)
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement (removed from "Civil rights movement and the Black economy")
Portrait of the new representative of Ghana—Kofi Nyidevu, Awoonor
Sadaukai, Owusu, undated
Sweatt Symposium photos, CAAS newsletter, March 1992
United Nations general assembly, left--David Sibeko, right—R. Zwelinjani, Gxoyiya (removed from John L. Warfield's papers)
OD1177 Sweatt Symposium posters
3D109 [SRH1230015360] Akingbala, Professor, class roster, grade requests, exam answers
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CAAS majors registration, 1991-1994
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Student academic records, personnel action form, grades, 1969, 1991, 1992
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