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University of Connecticut, African American Cultural Center Records

Identifier: 2020-0034


The collection contains documentation, publications, and announcements produced by the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center.


  • Creation: undated, 1976 - 2022

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) was established in 1968 to support African Americans in all aspects of campus life. The AACC serves as a liaison to academic support departments and assists students in navigating the many resources of the University community such as residential life, the dean of student’s office, financial aid, and other student affairs departments.

The AACC is committed to promoting cultural preservation, leadership development, academic excellAACC 50th Logoence, and intercultural communication through programs and activities that are designed to give students an appreciation and an understanding of the heritage and cultural experiences of African Americans and people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world. In the early years of the development of the AACC, the goal of the Center was to support African American students in their efforts to have a rewarding and relevant University experience. The Center was a welcoming environment for the small number of African Americans on the Storrs campus. The AACC became a gathering place for African American students, faculty, and staff to socialize, study, and network with other University students.

The AACC is recognized campus wide and throughout the United States as a University center that promotes an understanding and appreciation of the culture, history, and traditions of people of African descent.

Additional information can be found on the AACC website.


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Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US