Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Historical Sketch
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Black Americans for Democracy
- Black Americans for Democracy Materials
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1915.UA
- 1.7 linear feet (3 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Please call (479) 575-8444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.
Restrictions Apply: Box 3 is restricted.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
The Black Americans for Democracy Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on May 9, 2011 by Raven Cook of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Processed by Amy Allen and Alexsis Bell; completed in February 2012.
Preferred Form of Citation
Black Americans for Democracy Materials (MC 1915.UA), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
The Black Americans for Democracy (BAD) was a registered student organization on the University of Arkansas campus. The group organized in the late 1960s after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a political and social group striving to bring awareness to issues black students faced on campus and to provide social interaction and activities. The group encouraged black students to get more involved on campus and urged administrators to provide more opportunities for black students. BAD sponsored the Miss BAD beauty pageant (later Miss Black University of Arkansas) and Black Emphasis Week (later Black Awareness Week), including concerts, dances, plays, film series and fashion shows. Also, the group produced a regular newspaper, The BAD Times. In the fall of 1979, the members changed the name of the group to Students Taking a New Direction (STAND). The members wanted to project a more positive image and continued to promote appreciation of black heritage, improve interracial relations, improve educational quality, and help members develop leadership skills. During this time period, STAND requested and was granted two permanent seats on the Associated Student Government (ASG). Many of the same activities continued, such as Black Awareness Week and the Miss Black University of Arkansas pageant. The group members changed the name again in the late 1980s to the Black Students Association. As of 2012, this group was still in existence.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains meeting minutes, assorted paper materials, photographs and objects.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by topic.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
Black Americans for Democracy Meeting Minutes Book, 1971-1976
|Box 1||Folder 2||
Miss Black U of A Pageant Materials, 1982-1983
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Miss Black U of A Investigation Report, 1981
|Box 1||Folder 4||
Miss Ebony Application and Responsibilities, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 5||
University Diversity Council Program Brochure, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 6||
Certificates and Assorted Materials, 1996-2009; n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 7||
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Family Upon Receiving Nobel Peace Prize, 1964 (Image 1)
|Box 1||Folder 8||
Dick Gregory, Black History Month, February 27, 1991 (Image 2)
|Box 1||Folder 9||
Jesse Jackson in Barnhill Arena, February 7, 1992 (Image 3)
|Box 1||Folder 10||
Miss Black U of A Pageant, 1983; n.d. (Images 4-48)
|Box 1||Folder 11||
Daisy Bates, February 27, 1996 (Images 49-50)
|Box 1||Folder 12||
Harlem Renaissance, n.d. (Image 51)
|Box 1||Folder 13||
Inspirational Singers, n.d. (Images 52-56)
|Box 1||Folder 14||
Martin Luther King, III, n.d. (Image 57)
|Box 1||Folder 15||
Students Making It Lighter Everyday (SMILE), n.d. (Images 58-75)
|Box 1||Folder 16||
U of A Campus Buildings, n.d. (Images 76-97)
|Box 1||Folder 17||
Chancellor John White and Kevin Dedner, n.d. (Image 98)
|Box 1||Folder 18||
Unidentified Photographs, n.d. (Images 99-168)
|Box 1||Folder 19||
Unidentified Photographs, n.d. (Images 169-238)
|Box 1||Folder 20||
Unidentified Photographs, n.d. (Images 239-308)
|Box 1||Folder 21||
Unidentified Photographs, n.d. (Images 309-378)
|Box 1||Folder 22||
Unidentified Photographs, n.d. (Images 379-413)
|Box 1||Folder 23||
Assorted Photographs, n.d. (Images 414-416)
|Box 2||Folder 1||
Outstanding Student Program University of Arkansas Freedom Riders Plaque, April 14, 1998 (Oversize)
|Box 2||Folder 2||
Clock Presented in Appreciation for University of Arkansas Freedom Riders, 1997 (Oversize)
END OF COLLECTION