Black Emergency Cultural Coalition records, 1971-1984.


Black Emergency Cultural Coalition records, 1971-1984.

The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition records, 1971-1984, have been divided into three series: Administrative documents, BECC arts programs and General files.The collection includes administrative documents, records detailing their arts programs, and general materials related to the members, sponsored programs and other business. Administrative documents contain financial records including proposals which give details about the organization, its accomplishments and programs.

0.6 linear ft. (2.5 archival boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 6829092

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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