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Afro-American Studies / Rites and Reason Records (OF.1ZAF.1)

Brown University Archives

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Scope & content

The Afro-American Studies / Rites and Reason Theatre records contains various materials relating to the creation and development of the Afro-American Studies department. This collection consists of correspondence, financial statements, plays, visual materials and student work, all related to the Afro-American Studies Department. The creation of Rites and Reason Research-to-Performance method is one of the focal points of the collection relating to student work. The growth of the Department of Africana Studies is documented through the correspondence between George Houston Bass and Rhett S. Jones, who devoted much of their time to ensuring the success of the Africana Studies Department.