Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center records, 1908-2008
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Brief Description: This collection is comprised of material from the Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center at Kansas State University Libraries.  Material within this collection covers multicurtural issues, personalities, and events at Kansas State University as well as the surrounding area.  The bulk of the material in the collection is from the 1960s to the 1990s.  There are photographs taken by Lawerence Wright, Jr., as well as posters from events sponsored by the Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center.
Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at]
Created by: Library
Volume: 10.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/14/2011.
Arrangement: Arranged by series: 1) Subject Files, 1908-2006, undated; 2) Administration Files, 1970-2008, undated; 3) Photographs, 1975-1978, undated; 4) Newsletters, 1976-1984; 5) Posters, 1977-2008, undated; 6) Oversized, 1972-2007, undated; 7) Artifacts, 1981.
Biographical Note for Library :

The Minority Resource and Research Center was first established in 1971 as a way to promote diversity and meet the informational needs for the diverse community at Kansas State University.  The Center has sponsored and co-sponsored a number of programs over the years, such as Movies on the Grass, forums, and lectures that focus on diversity and culture.

In 1978 the "We are the Dream!" mural was started by Kansas State Univesity minority students and completed in 1980.  In 2001, the Dow Chemical Company created an endowment to be used by the library to support the multicultural mission of the Center.  As a result, the resource center was renamed to the Dow Multicultural Resource Center.  In 2012, it was renamed the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies.

Access Restrictions: No access restrictions: All materials are available for research.
Subject Index
Kansas State University history
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.
Acquisition Notes: Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center  Records Transfer
Related Materials: There are additional records from the Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center in the archives.
PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.