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COLLECTION Identifier: HUD 3222.4000

Records of the Association of Black Harvard Women, 1975-2003, 2007

The Association of Black Harvard Women, formerly known as the Association of Black Radcliffe Women, was organized in April 1975. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.

Dates

  • 1975-2003,
  • 2007

Conditions on use and access:

Open for research with the following exception: Personnel and student records are closed for 80 years. Specific restrictions are noted at the folder level.

Extent

0.56 cubic feet (2 document boxes)

The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.

Documents include lists of officers and members, correspondence, financial information, board minutes, records of events, and invitations, as well as photographs and ephemera originally filed in a scrapbook.

History of the Association of Black Harvard Women

The Association of Black Radcliffe Women, also known as ABRW, was organized in April 1975 in an effort to bring black women undergraduates at Harvard and Radcliffe together for academic, cultural, political, and social purposes. After the 1979/1980 academic year, the group appears to have taken a short hiatus, resuming activity in 1983. In 1999, the name of the Association changed to the Association of Black Harvard Women, also known as ABHW. Since 1999, the Association has hosted the annual Tribute to Black Men. Among other initiatives, the Association sponsors the Alberta V. Scott Leadership Academy (previously named the Alberta V. Scott Young Scholars Program) for black female high-school students.

Biographical / Historical The Association of Black Radcliffe Women, also known as ABRW, was organized in April 1975 in an effort to bring black women undergraduates at Harvard and Radcliffe together for academic, cultural, political, and social purposes. After the 1979/1980 academic year, the group appears to have taken a short hiatus, resuming activity in 1983. In 1999, the name of the Association changed to the Association of Black Harvard Women, also known as ABHW. Since 1999, the Association has hosted the annual Tribute to Black Men. Among other initiatives, the Association sponsors the Alberta V. Scott Leadership Academy (previously named the Alberta V. Scott Young Scholars Program) for black female high-school students.

Arrangement

Documents are arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

The Records of the Association of Black Harvard Women were received from the Association, Accession 14789; 2003, May 8. Additional ephemera was collected by staff in the Archives: Accession 17703, 2007, September 20.

General note

This document last updated 2008 June 30.

Processing Information

In April 2008, Juliana Kuipers processed the Records of the Association of Black Harvard Women. Processing involved creating this inventory. All call numbers were simplified.
Link to catalog
Title
Association of Black Harvard Women. Records of the Association of Black Harvard Women : an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
EAD ID
hua15008

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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