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Afro-American Cultural Center Records

Identifier: RG02.0003.041

Scope and Contents

The Afro-American Cultural Center Records include early pamphlets, brochuress, and newspaper clippings relate to the center in the 1970s. These records predominately contain materials documenting the events and programming of student organizations affilliated with the center on campus from the 1970s through 2004, when the Iowa Black Alumni Association held a 35th Anniversary reunion.


  • 1970 - 2004


Biographical / Historical

Colloquially known as the Afro-House, the Afro-American Cultural Center (AACC) has served as a community space and resource for Black students on the University of Iowa's campus since its founding in 1968. Located at 303 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa, AACC has provided support to students from a variety of cultural backgrounds to create community space and opportunities for learning and engagement through robust programming. AACC has been a central home to student organizations including the Black Student Union, Black Law Student Association, Black Action Theater, the Afro-American Studies Graduate Student Association, the NAACP Iowa College Chapter, Voices of Soul, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council along with its fraternity and sorrority chapters on campus.


1.50 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242