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Marvin Dunn Collection

 Collection — Box: 8, Box: 8
Identifier: SPC5080

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, manuscripts, newspaper articles, audio-interviews and journal articles dating back to the mid-19th century depicting life for African Americans in South Florida all the way to the present. This addresses racial relations amongst increasing Hispanic emigration, evolution in the legal system and local court houses, demands for fairer educational standards, and acknowledgment of racial bias for crimes against African Americans done by whites.


  • Other: Majority of material found within 1843 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights: In copyright. Standardized rights statement:

Special Collections & University Archives provides copies of materials in our collections for private study, scholarship, or research. Patrons are responsible for determining the proper copyright holder and securing permission to publish, quote, broadcast, exhibit, or perform that work. FIU Special Collections will provide all available information about the copyright holder of materials found in our collections.

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Biographical / Historical

Marvin Dunn is a former professor of psychology at Florida International University whose primary research was the identification of effective instructional and behavioral strategies and programs for students at risk and in race relations. His research examines the characteristics of effective schooling practices and intervention strategies for motivating the disinterested and disruptive learner.


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Marvin Dunn Collection
Under Revision
Annia Gonzalez and Christopher Buzzi
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

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