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Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum

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Date Issued:
01/16/2003
Summary:
In 1971, the Florida Legislature mandated the creation of a repository to "serve the state by collecting and preserving source material on and about African Americans from ancient to present times." This mandate gave birth to what would become James I on known as the Black Archives Research Center and Museum, located on the campus of Florida A&M University. Aided by a grant from the Florida Bicentennial Commission, the Winn-Dixie Foundation and the Florida Legislature, James Eaton constructed in 1976 the first exhibits, using historical memorabilia from his own family. Afterward, he petitioned the university and community members to contribute historical material to the repository. Ilis call was answered by the first Black Archives donors and volunteers, who included: Donald Hill, Frank Pinder, John F. Matheus, and a host of other individuals and groups. Thus, the Research Center was chartered in 1976 and was officially opened in 1977.
Title: Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum.
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Name(s): Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, The Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum
Type of Resource: still image
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: 01/16/2003
Date Issued: 01/16/2003
Publisher: The Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, FL
Extent: Groundbreaking Ceremony Program
Language(s): English
Summary: In 1971, the Florida Legislature mandated the creation of a repository to "serve the state by collecting and preserving source material on and about African Americans from ancient to present times." This mandate gave birth to what would become James I on known as the Black Archives Research Center and Museum, located on the campus of Florida A&M University. Aided by a grant from the Florida Bicentennial Commission, the Winn-Dixie Foundation and the Florida Legislature, James Eaton constructed in 1976 the first exhibits, using historical memorabilia from his own family. Afterward, he petitioned the university and community members to contribute historical material to the repository. Ilis call was answered by the first Black Archives donors and volunteers, who included: Donald Hill, Frank Pinder, John F. Matheus, and a host of other individuals and groups. Thus, the Research Center was chartered in 1976 and was officially opened in 1977.
Identifier: FAMU_3411 (IID)
Held by: The Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum FAMU
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/famu/fd/FAMU_3411
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Host Institution: FAMU