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University of Northern Colorado, Marcus Garvey Cultural Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG009-S027

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection consists of brochures announcing activities at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center; photo albums and scrapbooks (1983-2000); correspondence from Monica Schoeneck to John Shinkle (2004), a framed photograph of an African American woman (ca. 1900), and a telegram dated March 25, 1965, from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Rev. William H. Anderson of the United Negro Council.


  • 1900 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1983 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.

Organizational History

According to a brochure published soon after its establishment in the fall of 1982, the goals and objectives of the Center were to develop educational, social and cultural activities to commemorate the Black experience, to develop enrichment skills, seminars for high school and college age students, a monthly newsletter, a resource library and career services.

The Center was under the supervision of an advisory board appointed by the University President. The board was responsible for defining the Center's goals and objectives. The Center was named for Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), a prominent proponent of Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism.


10.9 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of brochures announcing activities at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, photo albums, scrapbooks, correspondence, a framed photograph of an African American woman (ca. 1900), and a telegram from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Acquisition Information

The telegram from Dr. King, the correspondence from Monica Schoeneck, and the framed photograph were donated by Michael Churchill of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, on July 27, 2005. The scrapbooks and photograph albums were transferred to the Archives by Talia Carroll of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center on November 17, 2015. One folder transferred from the UNC Office of the Registrar records (RG008-S005) in June 2021 to box #RG9.S9.F1.

Digitized Materials

The scrapbooks have been digitized and made available in Digital UNC. To access the digitized scrapbooks, go to

During digitization, the scrapbooks belonged to Record Group 21 and file names were formatted to reflect this number (eg RG21_01_10_01_0001).

Variant Identifier Number

The former identifier for this collection was RG009-S009-F1. It was changed during the RG collection management project in February 2018 for the purpose of consistent and unique collection numbers.

Minimally Processed
Shirley Soenksen, updated by Shan Watkins
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Edition statement
Outline of contents created in 1991 and updated in 1994, 1996, and 2001. Inventories prepared in 2009 and updated in 2015. Updated to conform to DACS in 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639