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Guide to the Records of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs RG 9.8

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2641

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 08, 2016
Description is in English.

 Edited by Andrea Kutsenkow to include description of The Soul of Reason audio recordings  , April 20, 2016

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New York University. Institute of African-American Affairs.
Title: Records of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs
Dates [inclusive]: 1965-1991
Abstract: The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at New York University was founded in 1969 to research, document, and celebrate the cultural and intellectual production of Africa and its diaspora. Today, IAAA remains committed to the study of Blacks in modernity through concentrations in Pan-Africanism and Black Urban Studies. The Records of the Institute of African American Affairs date from 1965 to the early 1990s. Included is correspondence from the late 1980s and early 1990s from Earl S. Davis, one of IAAA’s directors, as well as conference and event materials, and information about Association of Education in Journalism internships. The collection also contains 266 recordings dating from 1971 to 1986 of The Soul of Reason, a radio talk show that aired on commercial radio station WNBC and NYU’s station WNYU.
Quantity: 35.0 linear feet (35 boxes)
Location: The Soul of Reason recordings are located at the University Archives. The rest of the collection is located in offsite storage, and you must contact the repository for access.
Call Phrase: RG 9.8