Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Student Organization for Black Unity:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1967-1980, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Student Organization for Black Unity Records,
Dates: 1967-1980
Abstract: The collection pertains to the establishment and activities of the Student Organization for Black Unity at Texas Tech University.
Collection # U 174.1
Quantity: 1 Box (0.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Student Organization for Black Unity, formerly known as the Student Organization for Unity and Leadership (SOUL), formed in 1967 to help build a cultural identity for African Americans on campus and to raise awareness about racism in the Texas Tech and Lubbock community. They took an active role on campus during this time, promoting Black History Month, pushing for the recruitment of African American students and professors, and calling for changes in Texas Tech policy. SOUL was the first African-American student organization at Texas Technological College.


Scope and Content

This manuscript collection consists of correspondence, news clippings, student organization reports, and other records pertaining to the Student Organization for Black Unity from 1967-1980.


 

Organization

The collection is organized in alphabetical order.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University.
Texas Tech University--Students.
Texas tech University--Students--Societies, etc.
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
African Americans--Texas--History.
African Americans--Texas--Lubbock--Social life and customs.
College students--Texas--Lubbock--Societies, etc.
Racism--Texas--Lubbock.

Related Material

Lucille Graves oral history interview [sound recording], 1974


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Student Organization for Black Unity Records, 1967-1980, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1980

Processed by

Heather Darnell, 2011


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

box item
1 1 Black Awareness Month, 1978-1980
2 Committee on Recommendation for Goals, 1968
3 Correspondence, 1967-1976
4 Data Concerning Student Organization, 1973-1974 and undated
5 Membership, 1968-1969
6 News Clippings, 1967-1971
7 Purpose, undated
8 Student Organization Annual Report, 1968
1 Student Organization Semester Report, 1968-1977