The series documents the management and development of the Black Studies Center from its beginnings as National Black Coalition Quebec Institute of Research, founded and directed by Dr. Clarence Bayne, to 2007. It provides important insight into the administration and organizational structure of the Black Studies Center. It also contains information about the building occupied by the Black Studies Center, located at 1968 De Maisonneuve West in Montreal.
The series is divided into the following subseries:
F035/A1 History and constitution
F035/A2 Meetings and committees
F035/A3 Facilities Management
F035/A4 Human resources
F035/A5 Legal Affairs
The series contains, among other documents, meeting minutes, agendas, reports, policies, correspondence, memos, a case study, letters patent, a constitution, statistics, a video of the opening reception of the institute, proposals, programs, registered charity information returns, photographs, architectural plans, descriptive texts of the BSC, a letterhead, two logos, deeds of sale, a certificate of location, insurance policies, permits, contracts, agreements, organizational charts, resumes, work schedules, job descriptions, attendance register, lists, insurance claims, funding requests, and the Black Studies Center Newsletter vol. 1, no. 1 (June 1974), including working documents related to its production.