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Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (U.S.).
Title: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) collection
Dates: 1972-1992
Quantity: 9.75 linear ft.
Abstract:The mission of the organization is to recognize the human diversity and multicultural nature of our society; to enhance the development, human rights, and the psychological health of all people as critical to the social, educational, political, professional and personal reform in the United States; to identify and work to eliminate conditions which create barriers to the individual development of non-whites; to develop, implement and/or foster interest in charitable, scientific and educational programs designed to further the interest of non-whites; to secure equality of treatment, advancement, qualifications and status of non-white individuals in personnel and guidance work; to publish a journal and other scientific educational, and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of all who work in guidance counseling.
Identification: aarl98-014

Biographical/Historical Note

The Association for Non-White Concerns in Personnel and guidance, a division of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA) became a reality at the 1972 conference in Chicago, Illinois. The early groundwork for the Division began in Las Vegas several years before. It was through the hard work and efforts of some sincere, interested ANWC members that the mission was accomplished.

Prior to the formation of the ANWC Division, members were paying their dues but had limited representation, and no voting rights either on the APGA Board of Directors or the Senate. After the Las Vegas Convention, APGA set up an Office of Non-White Concerns, with no power except to keep APGA informed, and to keep the members' interest group pacified. When the ANWC members requested for an application to become a division of APGA, they were told that no such instrument existed, and that APGA could not help them.

At a convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the request was once again made for a division membership application. It was debated in the Senate, and after much discussion and testimony, APGA once again turned down the request; they decided that there was no need for such a division, since the office of APGA looked after the Non-White concerns.

The interest group of ANWC continued to lobby for a division because they felt that there was a need to have voting privileges on the Board of Directors and the Senate. Throughout the convention, the members continued to have their own sessions and group meetings. APGA was quite unhappy about the actions but they were unable to discourage the members, even though the "top brass" of APGA met with them to really forbid them from meeting outside of the scheduled APGA session. After the meeting, the interest group gained more members. They elected officers and raised funds to carry on the goals of the group.

The next convention was to be held in Chicago, but the members could not participate as an interest group, only through the established divisions. Therefore the interest group for ANWC had a pre-conference workshop, which APGA said could not be done without their approval. Over 400 persons attended the pre-conference, which was well planned and concluded with a banquet.

Prior to the members' arrival in Chicago, they were notified to meet with the APGA Board of Directors in New Orleans (at their own expense), which consisted of the elected officers of the ANWC interest group. In Chicago it was explained to the members again that there was no division membership application, or regulations that could help them, but they did appoint a committee from the Board to develop a plan. It was emphasized again that APGA could give them no help in the formation of a division. The ANWC interest group elected officers and kept the members aware of what was happening, by the use of a newsletter that carried all the letters that APGA wrote to the chairperson. One APGA employee visited the chairperson, and pleaded not to have the pre-conference in Chicago, and the it was not necessary to form a new division because members' concerns were well taken care of by APGA. Everything was still going well for the ANWC interest group and. there was no need to turn back

The ANWC interest group really caught fire after they learned of the games that were being played by APGA. After being told that APGA could not give ANWC any assistance in becoming a division, the elected persons from the group summoned to Washington, D. C. (APGA headquarters), to discuss their becoming a division of APGA. This was about three weeks prior to the convention, and the members had to pay their own way once again. Quite a discussion took place at APGA headquarters about the name; tax-exempt status; membership, etc. Their officials really did everything possible to get the ANWC members change their plans and wait because it was impossible to be chartered in such a short time.

After over five hours of discussion, the lawyers for APGA opened his attaché case and presented the ANWC members with a seal and charter that had to be notarized. They were amazed at this point, almost paranoid. So the ANWC members journeyed in the rainstorm until about 8:00 p.m. before they located a Notary at home. However, they accomplished their mission, much to the surprise of APGA officials and other doubtful persons.

In Chicago at the convention in 1972, the Association for Non-White Concerns became a reality. The elected Senators took their seats in the Senate and other ANWC officials carried out their tasks. There were games played in Chicago that one would never believe, but that would take another entire publication to cover.

The single individual most often identified as spearheading the founding of ANWC is Samuel H. Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia. "Sam," as he was affectionately called by his friends and colleagues, had a vision - a vision that when nurtured became a reality known as the Association for Non-White Concerns. The name was changed to the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) in 1985, to more accurately reflect the efforts of the Association.

Through the efforts of Sam and other presidents who followed him, ANWC became one of the most recognized organizations for people of color in the helping professions. He served two terms as president of ANWC. He is now president-emeritus of AMCD. While serving as president of ANWC, Sam was executive director of the Southeastern Regional Office of the National Scholarship Service (NSSFNS), which he also founded. He retired from NSSFNS on May 4, 1991.

As AMCD celebrates more than twenty years of service to the helping professions, their founders and leaders employ all members to continue promoting appreciation, awareness and understanding of the unique cultures of their mosaic society.


Scope and Content Note

The mission of the organization is to recognize the human diversity and multicultural nature of our society; to enhance the development, human rights, and the psychological health of all people as critical to the social, educational, political, professional and personal reform in the United States; to identify and work to eliminate conditions which create barriers to the individual development of non-whites; to develop, implement and/or foster interest in charitable, scientific and educational programs designed to further the interests of non-whites; to secure equality of treatment, advancement, qualifications and status individuals in personnel and guidance work; to publish a journal and other scientific educational, and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of all who work in guidance and counseling.

The AMCD collection contains documentation of correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, constitution and by- laws, and various publications. The collection spans the years 1960s-1990s.


Arrangement

I. Publication and Miscellaneous items (1989-1997).

II. Minutes of Meetings; Reports; Artifacts (1972-1997).

III. Biographical Information; Strategic Plans, (1972-1999); Related Materials in the AMCD/ANWC Archives, (1972-1999); General Correspondence, Books, Manuals (1971--1986).

IV. Expense; and Public Relations (1980-1992); Photograph; Photo Proof Sheets.


Index Terms

American Personnel and Guidance Association.
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (U.S.).
Counseling.
Minorities--Counseling of--United States.
Minorities.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, series, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development collection, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Provenance

Dr. Amel Anderson donated the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) collection to the Auburn Avenue Research Library Archives, in 1998. The collection has two historical components - AMCD, and ANWC (Association for Non-White Concerns).

Processing Information

Processed by Regina Broh-Gastin. Completed on 1998


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.


Container List

 

Series I: Publication materials and AMCD miscellaneous items, 1989-1997

Series I box 1 contains 35 journals (1989-1996); one program guide (1997), one booklet of printed invitations (1990's), and a color photograph, which features Dr. Joseph F. Jordan - formal Administrator of the Auburn Avenue Research Library - and three unknown individuals.

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135 Journals, January (1989-'96); one program guide - Conference(1997); one invitation booklet - Reach Beyond Yourself (1990's); one photograph (no date)
 

Series II: Meetings and Minutes of Meetings; Reports, 1972-1997

This series contains biographical information, and general correspondence. The correspondence in this series is particularly between members of AMCD, and the AMCD Presidents and members, Executive Council Meetings and Minutes, Annual Regional and Reposts. It also documents reports given by the Secretary, the Treasurers, and other officers of the organization.

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21Executive Council Meeting and correspondence, 1995-1996
2Annual Report for the Midwest Region, 1995
3Annual Report, 1996-1997
41 folder: AMCD The Dawn of A New Century, 1995-1996
5Resource Directory; Information, 1993-1996
61 black folder: Organization of AMCD Archives, 1996-1997
7Black folder contains programs and correspondence, 1972-1992
8Correspondence, 1995-1996
9AMCD Work Plan; Newsletter; Program, 1996-1997
10Correspondence, 1995-
11AMCD Executive Council Meeting, 1994-
12AMCD Strategic Plan (1995-1998); Program, 1995-



Sub-Series IIA: Three (3) binders, which include materials related to organization's various activities, 1972-1999

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3Three (3) binders (11"x11-1/2") of loose documents: Executive Council Minutes of Meeting; Reports of executive council & Committee Chairs; Citations and Directories; Programs of Presidential Reception, and Anniversary. Artifacts include one (1) Official Pocket Seal; two (2) AMCD buttons (20 th Anniversary Baltimore); two (2) yellow Award Ribbons; and two (2) computer diskettes
 

Series III: Biographical Information; Strategic Plans, Personal Correspondence, 1972-1999

Pertains to the Biographical Information, which outlines the Origin, History; Constitution and By-Laws of AMCD. These forces guide the AMCD members in upholding the AMCD policies, as they recruit new members, carry out their daily activities, as well as prevent the members and the organization from being attacked by outside entities.

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41Incorporating Multicultural/Diversity Issues - The Plan, 1996
1AMCD Books and Records, 1997-1998
2Presidential Highlights, 1996-1997, 1997
3Acknowledgements - Workshop, 1996
4AMCD Business Meeting, 1999
4AMCD Business Meeting, 1996
5Train The Trainer Plan, 1996
5AMCD Work Plan, 1997-1998, 1998
6Strategic Plan, 1990
7The Truancy Intervention Project, 1993
8Appendix A - AMCD Work Plan - Past President, 1996-1997
9AMCD'S President-Elect Report, 1997
10Personal correspondence - Patricia Arredondo (President), 1996-1997
14Criteria For Selection - Counseling Trainers, 1995
151995 AMCD Governance & Procedures Manual, 1995
16Representative Marlene Rutherford Rhode's Report, 1997-1998
16AMCD 1998 Convention Content Program Report, 1998
11Marcelett C. Henry, (President) personal correspondence, 1997-1997
12Personal Correspondence - Executive Council Members, 1997
13Executive Council & Committee Chairs - correspondence, 1996



Sub Series IIIA: Related Materials; AMCD/ANWC Archives, 1973-1998

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51Journal - National Symposium, 1989
1History of the Association, n.d.
2Journals, 1984-1998
3Journals, 1998-1999
4Journal (Of MCD), 1996-1997
4Presidential Citation, 1998
4Multicultural/Diversity Agenda, 1997
4Program: Anniversary & Reception, 1992
5General Correspondence, 1984
6World Conference Fact Sheet, n.d.
6Plan Of Action - 1997-1998, 1997
7Newsletters, 1990-1998
8Journals, 1995-1996
9General Correspondence, 1988-1990
10General Correspondence, 1988-1990
11General Correspondence, 1973-1990

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61By-Laws, 1972-1975
2By-Laws Revision, 1986
3Correspondence, 1975
3Organization/Governance, 1993
4Name change Survey, 1984-1985
5Presidential Reports/ Newsletter, 1980-1992
6Correspondence- John McFadden, President, 1983-1984
6Presidents' Reports, 1985-1992
7Secretary's Report, 1991
7Treasurers' Report, 1982
8Officers' List, 1981-1995
9Meetings/Minutes, 1974-1992
10Minutes, 1972-1990



Sub Series IIIB: Books; Manuals, 1971-1993

Box

7Governance and Procedures manual (3 copies); ANWC Leader Handbook (draft copy); Board of Directors' Handbook; AMCD End of the Year Report ; One black folder of miscellaneous reports
 

Series IV: General Correspondence; Expense Report, 1980-1992 1984-1986

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81Correspondence, 1983-1984
2Annual Report, 1983-1984
2Correspondence, 1983
3Correspondence, 1984-1985
4Correspondence, 1985
5Correspondence, 1984
6NACME News (1), 1984
6ANWC Hand-outs (8), 1972-1984
6ANWC Newsletter, (5) AMCD Newsletters (4), 1969-1986
9Membership/Funds, 1980's
10Finance Committee, 1980
11Awards Committee, 1991
7Magazine - Tony Brown's Journal (2), 1984
8Nominations/Elections, 1982-1984
12Graduate Student Committee, 1982-1991
13Archives Committee, 1983-1999
14Convention Committee, 1980-1982
15Government Relations Committee, 1991-1992
16Licensure Committee, 1977
17Program Committee, 1973-1981

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91Convention Conferences other than AACD, 1981-1992
2Convention Awards, 1980-1991
3Convention Workshop, 1973
4Convention Delegates to AACD/APGA, 1979-1984
5Conventions General, 1993
6Conventions Promotion, 1972-1984
7Convention Reports from Divisions, 1973-1991
8AMCD Miscellaneous Publications, 1991-1993
9AMCD/ANWC Newsletters, 1972-1992
10Publication Journal of JMCD, 1972-1996
11ANWC Publication Policy, 1972-1996
12Membership Packets, 1991-1992
13Membership Reports, 1973-1993
14Membership List, 1972
15Membership Statistics; Association Development, 1973-1992
16AMCD Membership - Survey, 1983-1986
16AACD Catalog, 1986
17Hispanic Interest Network, 1991
17Professional Standard & Certification Committee
18State Division Committee, 1984
1820 th Anniversary Committee, 1992
19Executive Council, 1986
20Executive Council, 1985

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101Executive Council, 1985
2Executive Council, 1985
31 blue binder includes general Executive Council info, 1983-1984
4ANWC Correspondence, 1982-1983
5ANWC Correspondence; Reports, 1979-1981
6Conference, 1977
8AMCD Goal Statement/Lists - Members, 1990-1991
9Executive Committee, 1991

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11112.70: Conventions, 1992
212.71: Registration, 1988

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106Resolutions & Motions, 1992
7AMCD Archives Report - Executive Council, 1992

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11312.72: Twentieth Anniversary Souvenir Program, 1988
3Newspaper ( Guidepost) clipping, 1992
112.70: Conventions, 1991
212.71: Registration, 1988
312.72: Twentieth Anniversary Souvenir Program, 1992
3Newspaper (Guidepost) clippings, 1992
3News Release - Public Relations Office, 1970
412.73: Convention Speakers, 1988
512.74: Convention Program, 1992
612.76: Workshops, 1973
712.77: Awards, 1998
8Conference - booklets; commentary, references, 1992-1996
8Registration/Complimentary Registration, 1986
9Mailing Symposium, 1973
10AMCD National Symposium Evaluation Summary, 1986
11Multicultural Symposium Request for Information, 1986-1987
12AMCD Symposium Billing Statement, 1986
13AMCD Symposium, 1985-1986
14Correspondence: Mr. Patrick J. McDonough, Executive Director, 1984-1985
14Correspondence: Dr. Aaron B. Stills, 1984-1986
14Correspondence: Mr. Joe McDowell, 1984
14Correspondence: Ms. Priscilla Chavez-Reilly, 1986
14Correspondence: Ms. Wanda Lipscomb, 1986
14Correspondence: Ms. Marilyn A. Jefferson, 1986
15Correspondence: Barbara Brown Francis, 1986
15Correspondence: Dr. Bea Wehrly, 1986
15Correspondence: Dr. Leroy Fails, 1986
15Correspondence: Mr. Gerald L. Durley, 1986
15Correspondence: Dr. Sandra I. Lopez-Beaz, 1986
15Correspondence: Michelle Tuttle, 1984
16Correspondence: Dr. Edwin Herr, 1985
16Correspondence: Dr. J. Ronald Quinn, 1985
16Correspondence: Dr. Charles Beady, 1985
16Correspondence: Dr. John McFadden, 1985
16Correspondence: Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, 1985
16Correspondence: Dr. Derald Wing Sue, 1985
16Correspondence: Dr. Samuel D. Johnson, 1985
17Correspondence: Dr. Dorothy Jenkins, 1985
17Correspondence: Mrs. Florence Holloran, 1985
17Correspondence: Ms. Yvonne Gayeff, 1985
17Correspondence: Kenneth J. Anich, S.V.D, 1985
182 Newsletters, 1984-1985
191 Magazine, The Changing Face of America, 1985

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121Relationship to: ARGA; ANWC/NBCC, 1972-1983
2Relationship to: AACD; NCDA, 1972-1991
217 Bio Harper, 1991
3State Branches/Divisions, 1991
3AMCD: Relationship to APGA, 1982
4Manuscript written by Frederick D. Harper, PH.D, 1974
512:9 Petition for Charter; Bylaws; Correspondence, 1972
6Correspondence, 1970-1971
7ANWC Newsletter; 20 th Anniversary program, 1972, (2)
8Origins/History: Roster - ANWC, n.d.
9Origins/History: Division Charter, 1972
10Origins/History: Petition for Formation of Division, 1972
11Articles of Incorporation (2; 1 draft); Petition, 1972
11Correspondence, 1972
11Certificate - District of Columbia, 1985
11Articles of Amendment, 1972
12Correspondence, 1983
13Survey of Non-White Members of APGA, 1970
14Relationship With Other Organizations, 1973-1990
15Purpose, Policy & Position Statements: - AMCD Archives, 1982-1996
16Projects, Grants and Proposals, 1972-1992
16Newsletter; Correspondence, 1983-1992
17Newsletter: First International Cultural Awareness Tour, 1992
18Correspondence: Dr. Thomas Gunnings, 1983
18Correspondence: Dr. Hilda Minkoff, 1983
18Correspondence from the United States Dept. Of Education, 1983
18Correspondence: Dr. Patrick J. McDonough, 1983
18Correspondence: Sylvia Nisenoff, 1998



Series IVA: Expense; Public Relations, 1980-1992

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13112:13 - Financial Reports, 1973-1980
212:13 - Stoy, Malone & Company - CPA Report, 1972-1973, (2)
312:14 - Correspondence: Government Relations Committee, 1975
412:15 - Correspondence: Frank Burnett, P. H. D, 1985
412:15- Correspondence: Dr. Wanda D. Lipscomb, 1985
412:15- Correspondence: Symposium Planning Committee, 1985
412:15- Correspondence: Barbara Brown Francis, Ph. D, 1985
412:15- Correspondence: Mr. Samuel Johnson, 1985
412:15 - Expense Report, Check Request, 1985
412:15 - Expense Reimbursement Policy T-1, 1980
5Book, Black issues in Higher Education, 1986
5Book, Bulletin - AMCD, 1985
612:16 Correspondence - State Division Guidelines, 1992
612:16 - ANWC Ex. Board (Handbook); ANWC Materials, 1975-1992
712:16.0 - St. Louis, MO: Purposes, Goals, and Direction; 18 th
712:16.0 - Washington, DC: Correspondence, 1991
712:16.0 - Detroit, MI: Final Report, 1982
712:16.0 - Michigan: Luncheon Recommendations; Article I, 1982
712:16.0 - TN: Correspondence - Annette Kearney, 1973
712:16.0 - Virginia: Correspondence - Dr. Phil Layne, 1975
712:16.0 - Maryland: By-Laws (Articles I-X), n.d.
712:16.0 - Minnesota: By-Laws (Articles I-IX), n.d.
712:16.0 - New York: By-Laws (Articles I-X), n.d.
712:16.0 - Arizona: Correspondence - Dr. Wanda Lipscomb, 1992
712:16.0 - Wisconsin: Correspondence - Dr. Wanda Lipscomb, 1992
812:10 - Illinois: By-Laws, n.d.
812:16.10 - Colorado: Report, 1982
912:16.11 - Midwest Region: Reports, 1980-1991
1012:16.12 - North Atlantic Region: Reports, 1979-1991
1112:17:10: Western Region: Executive Committee Report, 1992
1212:16:13 Southern Region: Reports - Executive Council, 1979-1991
1312:170 - Alabama: ANWC Newsletter - President's Message, 1982
1412:171 - Orlando Florida - correspondence, 1989
15Colorado Association, 1979
16National Capital Association, 1976-1978
17National Capital Association (District of Columbia), 1988
18California ANWC Information, 1981-1991
19Arkansas Association, 1980
20Alabama Association, 1979
21Florida Association, 1978
22Georgia Association, 1978

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141Illinois Association, 1975
2Kentucky Association, 1980
3Indiana Association, 1978
4Louisiana Association, 1982
5Nebraska Association, 1976
6Missouri Association, 1973
7Mississippi ANWC Information, 1981
8Michigan Association, 1975
9Minnesota Association, 1975
10Virginia Association, 1975
11Texas Association, 1977
12Tennessee Association, 1977
13South Carolina Association, 1976
14Pennsylvania Association, 1978
15Ohio Association, 1977
16New York Association, 1975
17New Jersey Association, 1976
18Maryland Association, 1975
19LA, 1981
2012:17 - Mr. Kenneth T. Firling, 1991
2012:17 - Ms. Queen D. Fowler, Counselor - Washington U, n.d.
2012:17 - Katie Monroe; Richard Kelsey, n.d.
2012:17 - Dr. Walter Barwick, 1982
2012:17 - Dr. Marcelett C. Henry, 1982
2012:17 - John Lennon, 1980
2012:17 - Dr. Katherine Witherspoon Cole, n.d.
2112:18 -Newspaper clipping, 1988



Sub Series IVB: Photographs; Photo Proof Sheets

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1422Two Proof Sheets, #'s 134 & 135 (AMCD luncheon)
22One Proof Sheet, #43 (AMCD Mixes)
22One Proof Sheet, #109 (AMCD President's Reception)
22Two b& w photographs, 10'x8'; One b&w photograph, 6-1/2'x5'

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151Newsletters, 1990-1993, 10 copies:
21991 Annual Convention, 1991
2Tribulations and Reformation, 1994
2AMCD: The Next Generation, By Courtland Lee, 1988-1989
3Report: Fiscal Year 1991-1994 (2 copies), n.d.
3Report: 1989-1990 Report - Mid-West Regional Rep, n.d.
3Draft AMCD Mission Statement (2 copies), n.d.
3AMCD Executive Council Meeting, 1991
3Minutes of the Mid West Regional Meeting, 1990
4Newsletters, 1995-1999, 10 copies:
5Correspondence - Executive Committee/Clemmie Solomon, 1991-1992
5Correspondence - AMCD Regional Reps - Bob Moss, 1992
5Correspondence - Mrs. Marlene Rhodes/Clemmie Solomon, 1992
5Correspondence - Courtland Lee/Clemmie Solomon, 1988
5Correspondence - AMCD State Presidents, 1991-1992
5Correspondence - Dr. Thomas Parham/Marlene Rhodes, 1990
5Correspondence - Linda Torrence/Marlene Rhodes, 1990
6Correspondence - Regional Representatives/Blanca Charriez, 1989
6Correspondence - Dr. Courtland Lee/Seymour Bryson, 1989
6Correspondence - Betty Thompson/Courtland C. Lee, 1989