Carnegie Mellon Action Project (C-MAP), Upward Bound, SCOPP Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains information on the participants of the programs including administrators, faculty, staff, and students. There are several documents published by and for the participants in these programs, many of which were used to recruit and inform prospective students. There are also many newspaper clippings, which have been photocopied for preservation purposes. Additionally, this collection includes 71 photograph albums that were created and maintained by C-MAP. The albums include photographs of carnival, commencement, SPIRIT Fashion Shows, awards banquets, receptions, summer program, Hoopla Basketball games, and many other events and activities sponsored by C-MAP between 1984-2005. The collection also includes a handfull of 35mm negatives and images on CD-Rs. The Collection was organized into 18 series that were arranged alphbetically.
- Majority of material found within 1966-2005
- Hill, Gloria (Person)
Biography or History
The pilot program at Carnegie Institute of Technology was the Program to Aid Negro Students instituted in 1963. During 1964-1965 the program evolved into the School College Orientation Program of Pittsburgh (SCOPP).
SCOPP merged with its national counterpart, Upward Bound in 1966 and was financed during its first year under the Economic Opportunity Act. This program continued until 1968 when it evolved into the Carnegie-Mellon Action Project (C-MAP). C-MAP grew out of a committee of faculty and students who continued to be concerned with the racial imbalance of the student population and began to address problems facing ethnically diverse students at the college level.
In 1971, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education established Act 101. This Act was created to provide support for institutions of higher learning to educate and provide counseling services for undergraduate students whose cultural, economic and educational disadvantages impaired their ability to successfully pursue higher educational opportunities. From 1972-1991, Act 101 operated under the auspices of C-MAP. Strict guidelines imposed by Act 101 eventually led to the end of the state funding for this program in 1992.
10 Linear feet (10 boxes)
- C-MAP Collection, 1963-2005
- update by Emily Davis
- May 29, 2008; updated November 2020
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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