Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at Florida Atlantic University
Scope and Contents
The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs Collections at Florida Atlantic University consists of documentation produced and received by the office spanning an approximate date range of thirty years. Starting in 1965, under the legal expectations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, this collection centers on the overall desegregation plans of and for Florida Atlantic University. Most of the documentation predominantly focuses on the office’s work during Dr. Gwendolyn G. High’s tenure, aspects include FAU’s ongoing participation in the State University System’s Florida's Plan for Equal Access and Equal Opportunity in Public Higher Education, annual Salary Surveys, and the creation of Minority Student Services. Items include memoranda, reports, letters, handbills, news clippings, posters, newsletters and an audio recording pertaining to minority issues at Florida Atlantic University.
- Majority of material found within 1980-1990
Conditions Governing Access
Collections are available for supervised use in the Special Collections reading room during regular hours or by appointment. Users are required to complete a registration form and to comply with regulations governing use. Research assistance may be available but please email or phone first to set up an appointment.
Photocopies or electronic copies of material in the collections may be provided within copyright limits but may not be ready immediately. In addition, selected materials are digitized and available electronically through the Digital Library.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). FAU Libraries adhere to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any subsequent use of a reproduction in excess of " fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement. When using electronic copies or images, please keep in mind that copyright law applies. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission from the rights holder when copying material in excess of fair use. Restriction in the copying of materials may be imposed if the researcher does not have written permission from the rights holder. Should the researcher use or reproduce special collections material when submitting or publishing his or her own writing or research, the author should credit Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections. If research at FAU Special Collections results in publication, we would appreciate citation information that would allow us to reference that work to future researchers. Also, If the researcher desires to reuse material for commercial use, please contact Special Collections.
Language of Materials
- Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/Florida Atlantic University
- Simone Clunie
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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