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President. Committees. Committee on Minorities, 1980-|Advisory Committee on Racial/Ethnic Affairs, 1980

Identifier: RG2-4-4

Scope and Contents

The file contains Minutes for 1980-1984 and 1990-1991, transcripts of interviews with African-American students, copies of a grant, admissions data and reports. There also is a letter concerning Minority Students and Mentoring and a copy of an editorial that appeared in the Davidsonian on minority issues at Davidson in 1989. There also is a a description of the proposed policy statement regarding the involvement of racial/ethnic groups in the life of the college and a description of Project '87, a listing of the goals hoped to be achieved by the college at the request of the African-American students.


  • 1980


Biographical / Historical

The Committee on Minorities was established in 1980 by President Spencer to "remain alert to the concerns and needs of minorities at Davidson, especially members of the black minority, to monitor our progress in that area and to make recommendations." The committee was active from 1980 to 1985 and reestablished in 1988 by President Kuykendall. In 1992 the committee was once again became the Advisory Council on Racial/Ethnic Minority Affairs. Between 1985 and 1988 an informal group of interested staff acted as the Minority Advisory Council and the Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Concerns (see RG 2/4.001) was appointed. There is also a file on the committee in RG 2/1.16 - President Kuykendall's files. The activities of the Committee in 1988-1989 included preparing reports on changes and recommendations relating to the 1984 Task Force on Racial and Ethic Concerns report and discussing the merits of creating an administrative position of "Assistant to the President on Minority Affairs."


19.00 folders (19 folders)