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African American Alumni Association collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 25.009

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of items related to Appalachian State University's African American Alumni Association (African American Alumni Network). Documents include a history of the organization, remarks from former AAAA president Dr. Renee' Evans, lists of events, ephemera, two newsletters, meeting documentation, and a form. The collection ranges in date from 2007, 2011-2016.

Dates

  • circa 2007, 2011-2016

Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Historical Note

From a history of AAAA provided by Dr. Renee' Evans:

The African American Alumni Association became official in 2003 with the creation of a constitution and active in 2007. There were informal activies between 2000-2003 and in 2007, Dr. Renee' Evans and Dontrell Parson began efforts to engage African American alumni during Homecoming. A formal Board of Directors was established and the group identified association goals, including identifying ways to work collaboratively with the University in engaging African American alumni. The AAAA collaborated with the Office of Advancement to establish the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Endowed Scholarship, which honors Dr. Fleming's impact on African American students during his time at Appalachian State University.

According to their webpage, the mission of the African American Alumni Network (AAAN) is to "engage all African American alumni, develop a working relationship with university administrators, increase the role of alumni in recruitment and retention efforts of African American students and improve visibility on and off campus at Alumni events."

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Renee' Evans in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Sims, August 2022

Title
African American Alumni Association collection
Status
Completed
Author
Kim Sims
Date
August 2022
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository