Black Student Union collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains material produced and donated by members of the Black Student Union between 2014 and 2023. They include flyers for social events and student exhibitions; show planning materials; notes on the organization's mission and planning; and logo drafts. These materials were donated by BSU Presidents: Alfred Dudley A'18 and Avia Hurley A'22.
- Creation: 2014 - 2023
- Black Student Union (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers with minimal restrictions. Restricted materials are financial.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from The Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Biographical / Historical
The Black Student Union was founded in 1996 by William Villalongo, Kerry DeBruce and Sanchez Stansfield as a community for students who identify as Black - from African-American students to members of the Carribbean and African diaspora. Prior to BSU, there was an organization for Black students called Onyx, which was active in the 1980s (images from Onyx events can be found in The Cooper Union photograph collection, linked at the bottom of this page). The current mission of the Black Student Union as stated in the BSU Constitition is "to create a community that feels welcoming and safe for black students to create, share, and learn from each other."
0.417 Linear Feet (1 full hollinger box)
Language of Materials
This collection contains material produced by members of the Black Student Union between 2014 and 2023. These materials were donated by BSU Presidents: Alfred Dudley A'18 and Avia Hurley A'22.
This collection has been arranged by date.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Alfred Dudley A'18, Avia Hurley A'22.
- Mary Mann
- March 2023
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