Fulbright at Fifty Records

MC 2121

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Robyn Spears, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

United States. J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
Fulbright at Fifty Records
Inclusive Dates
Bulk Dates
MC 2121
1 linear foot (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Fulbright at Fifty Records were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, in 1996, by Letitia “Tish” King, Deputy Staff Director, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, United States Information Agency.

Processing Information

Processed by Robyn Spears; completed September 2018.

Preferred Form of Citation

Fulbright at Fifty Records (MC 2121), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, formerly the Board of Foreign Scholarships, consists of 12 Presidentially-appointed members who oversee the operation of the Fulbright program and the selection of all Fulbright grant recipients. The Board was initially established under legislation introduced in 1946 by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas to set policies and procedures for the Fulbright Program, and to select its participants. The Board is authorized to select individuals qualified for study, research, instruction, and other educational activities, to select educational institutions qualified to participate in the program, and, in general, to supervise the program authorized by the legislation. Its mandate was extended in 1961 to include executive supervision and final selection of all individual academic exchanges. The Board also supervises the Hubert H. Humphrey North-South Fellowship Program. Grant nominations are made to the Board by cooperating agencies in the United States and by binational commissions and USIA posts abroad. The principal cooperating agencies which assist the Board in the conduct of the Fulbright Program are the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the International Exchange Programs (Department of Education). The Board reports annually to the Congress and the public on Fulbright Program activities.

(J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Records Finding Aid Biographical Sketch, Vera Ekechukwu, 2010.)

Scope and Content Note

Contained are the analyses, agendas, minutes, expense reports, final reports and historical materials related to the “Fulbright at Fifty” anniversary study performed by the Fulbright Program Study Steering Committee; related reports, brochures, correspondence, biographies, curriculum vitae of board members, White House and U.S. Capitol events that helped promote the report, materials, questionnaires, grant proposals and agreements.

See also the following collections:

Fulbright at fifty: building the transatlantic futureFulbright at fifty: meeting the challenge of the next fifty years

Arrangement of the Papers

The records are arranged in the order received.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

National Humanities Center (U.S.). Steering Committee on the Future of the Fulbright Educational Exchange Program

Fulbright scholars

Educational exchanges

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

    box 1

    box 1 folder 1

    "Fulbright at Fifty: Meeting the Challenges of the Next Fifty Years" Report, July 1997

    box 1 folder 2

    Exchange Analyses and Reports, 1996

    box 1 folder 3

    Regional Symposia Agendas and Minutes, 1996-1997

    box 1 folder 4

    Atlanta Symposium Agendas, Presenter Lists, Biographies, Materials (November 6, 1996), 1996

    box 1 folder 5

    San Francisco Symposium Agenda, Presenter Lists, Materials (November 4, 1996), 1996

    box 1 folder 6

    Chicago Symposium, Summaries, Budget, List of Attendees, Materials (November 18, 1996), 1996

    box 1 folder 7

    Washington, D.C Symposium Agendas, Summaries, Presenter Biographies, Materials (November 20, 1996), 1996

    box 1 folder 8

    Seattle Symposium Summary, Expense Report, Materials (February 21, 1997) , 1997

    box 1 folder 9

    New York Symposium Presenter Biographies, Agenda, Expense Report, Materials (February 11, 1997) , 1997

    box 1 folder 10

    Houston Roundtable Summary, Minutes, Materials (February 10, 1997) , 1997

    box 1 folder 11

    Boston Roundtable Summary, Minutes, Expense Report, Materials (February 25, 1997), 1997

    box 1 folder 12

    Business-Higher Education Forum "Spanning the Chasm Between Business and Higher Education" Report and Brochure and "Fostering Cross-Sector Understanding" Brochure, January 1997 Report and Brochure

    box 1 folder 13

    International Exchange and Training Activities of the U.S. Government Report and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Brochure, 1995-1997 Lengthy Report and Brochure

    box 1 folder 14

    Fulbright Study Steering Committee Minutes, Agenda, Exchange Analyses, Materials (October 8, 1996), 1996

    box 1 folder 15

    Fundraising Correspondence: National Humanities Center, Materials (August 28-29, 1996), 1996

    box 1 folder 16

    Email Correspondence and Outreach, 1997

    box 1 folder 17

    Bibliography, 1961-1998

    box 1 folder 18

    Fulbright Study Steering Committee Meeting Correspondence, 1977 Study by Robin Minks, 1977-1998

    box 1 folder 19

    Correspondence regarding drafts of the Report, 1997

    box 1 folder 20

    Ford Advisory Group Correspondence, 1997

    box 1 folder 21

    White House Event, August-October 1997

    box 1 folder 22

    Ford Steering Committee Possible Participants Lists, Final List, Materials , 1996-1997

    box 1 folder 23

    Fulbright Exchange Program Questionnaires , 1996-1997

    box 1 folder 24

    Ford Proposal Correspondence, Board of Trustees Addresses, CV's, Materials, 1996-1997

    box 1 folder 25

    Hewlett Foundation Grant, January 1997

    box 1 folder 26

    Mellon Foundation Grant, September 1996

    box 1 folder 27

    Fulbright Sponsoring Organizations Contact List, 1997

    box 1 folder 28

    Bradley Foundation Grant, 1996

    box 1 folder 29

    James Harvey Consulting and National Humanities Center Letter of Agreement, Materials , 1996

    box 1 folder 30

    Fulbright Study Steering Committee Biographies, 1996

    box 1 folder 31

    Fulbright Study Media: Journal Report, Newspaper, Press Advisory, Materials, 1997

    box 1 folder 32

    Hill Event: Steering Committee Agenda, Correspondence, Minutes, Materials (September 11, 1997) , 1997


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