Collection Number: 40303-z

Collection Title: Organization for African Students Interests & Solidarity of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1979-2005

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Size About 100 items
Abstract The Organization for African Students Interests & Solidarity (OASIS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was a student organization devoted to the appreciation of African culture and the fostering of unity among students of African descent. Known as AFRICA in 1981, the group later changed its name to the African Student's Association before settling on OASIS in 1996. As of 2011, OASIS was made up of several subgroups, including dance and acting troupes, a public service group, and a student publication. Among the annual events OASIS organized was Africa Night, which offered African food, entertainment, and scholarly speakers on a range of topics. Records include correspondence with the faculty advisor, materials regarding official recognition as a student organization, requests for event space, requests for funding, schedules of events, membership lists, publications, and other related material. Most materials are dated 1994-2004, but there are also lists of African students from 1979.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Organization for African Students Interests & Solidarity.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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No usage restrictions.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Organization for African Students Interests & Solidarity of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40303-z, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Organization for African Students Interests & Solidarity in May 2007 (Records transfer 20070515.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Organization for African Students Interests & Solidarity (OASIS) was a student organization devoted to the appreciation of African culture and engendering unity among students of African descent. Known as AFRICA in 1981, the group later changed its name to the African Student's Association before settling on OASIS in 1996. As of 2011, OASIS was made up of several subgroups, including dance and acting troupes, a public service group, and a student publication. Among the annual events OASIS organized was Africa Night, which hosted African food, entertainment, and scholarly speakers on a range of topics.

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Records include correspondence with the faculty advisor, materials regarding official recognition as a student organization, requests for event space, requests for funding, schedules of events, membership lists, publications, and other related material. Most materials are dated 1994-2004, but there are also lists of African students from 1979.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Matthew Farrell, November 2011

Encoded by: Matthew Farrell, November 2011

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