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Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators (CBFA) Records

Collection ID: RG 36-3A

Scope and Contents

This collection includes material related to the Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators (CBFA), a faculty organization at Old Dominion University. The objective of the organization is to promote the recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, and greater involvement of African American faculty and administrators in college life. The coalition also works to provide networking opportunities and a forum for African American issues. Included in the collection are minutes and agendas, correspondence, both personal and professional, and financial reports of the organization. Newspaper clippings related to African American issues, reports on the progress of equal opportunity and affirmative action at Old Dominion University, elections for association officers, and newsletters produced by the CBFA are also present.


  • circa 1986-2012, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/21/2011



2.00 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical or Historical Information

In 1985, an ad hoc group of black faculty and administrators met with former Old Dominion University president Joseph Marchello to voice concerns about the recruitment and retention of African American faculty administrators and students. Subsequent to that meeting, over the next several years, a small group of African American faculty and administrators met to develop a strategy and propose a structure and by-laws for a coalition or caucus designed to provide moral and sound support and advocate for African American faculty and administrators. All African American faculty and administrators were invited to an organizational meeting in the fall of 1989, which marked the official beginning of the Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators.

Note written by Greg Magier

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into three series: I. Administrative Records; II. Public Relations; III. Reference Material.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Victoria E. Burke

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Greg Magier, SCUA volunteer, from November to December 2015.

A Guide to the Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators (CBFA) Records
Greg Magier, SCUA Volunteer
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU University Archives Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US