Special Collections to house archives from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

During the past 38 years, a nonprofit cultural arts institution in downtown Dallas, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, has hosted Academy Award nominees, Grammy winners and some of America’s most noted jazz musicians and comedians, as well as unknown performers who later became famous.

Bureaucracy: A Love Story

Bureaucracy: A Love Story is the spring exhibit in the Special Collections reading room. The exhibit is open to public Monday-Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm and runs January 21-May 8, in Willis Library, 4th floor, room 447.

Bureaucracy is arguably one of the most loathed inventions of Western modernity. Yet, even as we complain about red tape, paperwork and Wikipedia, we also love to hate it—because we (clandestinely) rely on it to structure our world.

Preserving African-American History: The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

Founder and President of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Curtis King, will discuss the history of the organization from its origins in 1897 as the American Negro Academy. UNT is partnering with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters to preserve the history of this organization, which has been headquartered in Dallas under King’s direction since 1977.

Join us for an engaging presentation on this unique arts and culture organization!