Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU) Research Materials

MC 2205

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Samuel Ownbey, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU) Research Materials
Inclusive Dates
circa 1970-1979
Identification
MC 2205
Extent
0.95 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Abstract
Oversized notecards with research notes and bibliographic information on sources related to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU) and/or the Fulbright Program; related research materials and correspondence.

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

Provenance of the collection is uncertain; some or all of the materials may have been compiled by J. Manuel Espinoza, who was a Deputy Director of the Office of Inter-American Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU), as the collection includes 1974 correspondence likely to Espinoza regarding his research topic, “Expenditures for Cultural Exchange between the U.S. and China, 1945-1948.”

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Ownbey; completed in September 2019

Preferred Form of Citation

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU) Research Materials (MC 2205), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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

Biographical Note

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs began in 1940, when the coordinator of Commercial and Cultural Affairs for the American Republics, Nelson Rockefeller, initiated an exchange of persons program with Latin America. By 1959, this exchange program was assigned to the newly created Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU). In 1961, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (now recognized as ECA) was established within the United States Department of State. Today, the ECA is involved in creating peaceful relations with other nations by means of educational and cultural exchange.

Scope and Content Note

Oversized notecards with research notes and bibliographic information on sources related to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU) and/or the Fulbright Program; related research materials and correspondence.

Related Materials

Records related to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU) Research Materials include:

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Historical Collection (CU), MC 468

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic; original order of the notecards has been retained, although larger documents were housed separately during processing, as noted. Exccept when indicated in brackets, section title information reflects original titles using on section title notecards.

Subject Terms

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

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Latin America

China

Exchange of persons programs

    Detailed Description of the Collection

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

    Box 1

    Box 1 Section 1

    Basic early ARA [Bureau of Inter-American Affairs] data in National Archives, Undated

    5x8 notecards with bibliographic information for materials in the National Archives and State Department Library.

    Box 1 Section 2

    National Archives, Circa 1974

    Index for relevant materials in the National Archives.

    Box 2 Folder 1

    National Archives, 1974

    Letter from the National Archives responding to a Mr. Espinoza's request for files relating to his research "Expenditures for Cultural Exchange between the U.S. and China, 1945-1948; Index for materials on Cultural Relations and American Cooperation with the American Republics 1937-1939.

    Rehoused from Box 1, Section 2.

    Box 1 Section 3

    RG [Record Group] 353/SCC CU, Undated

    Notes on materials found in National Archives; 5x8 notecards provide box numbers.

    Box 1 Section 4

    RG [Record Group] 59/WHB, Undated

    Notes on materials found in National Archives; 5x8 notecards provide box numbers.

    Box 1 Section 5

    Latin America, Undated

    5x8 notecards on Latin America from the National Archives.

    Box 1 Section 6

    Murray lawson files, VSIA, Undated

    Notes

    Box 2 Folder 2

    Murray Lawson files, VSIA, Undated

    Notes on the exchange program.

    Rehoused from Box 1, Section 6.

    Box 1 Section 7

    Far East, Undated

    Bibliographic information for finding material on cultural exchange programs and Mainland China.

    Box 2 Folder 3

    Far East, Undated

    Basic source materials on the first cultural exchange programs between the U.S. and mainland China.

    Rehoused from Box 1, Section 7

    Box 1 Section 8

    First officers of RC [Relations Committee] "CU" and key ARA officers, Undated

    Names and personal information on officers.

    Box 2 Folder 4

    First officers of RC "CU" and key ARA officer, Undated

    Single sheet of general notes.

    Rehoused from Box 1, Section 8.

    Box 1 Section 9

    Pioneer [illegible] persons corp. with RC [Relations Committee], Undated

    5x8 notecards with names of individuals; mostly blank.

    Box 1 Section 10

    Government Technical Experts, Undated

    5x8 notecards with notes on government technical experts from Latin America, their area of specialty, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 11

    University Administration International Relations, Undated

    Excerpt from a report of the Divison of Cultural Relations for January 1942 entitled "Cultural Relations in War Time"; 5x8 notecards with notes on individuals from Latin America, their area of specialty, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 12

    Political Leaders, Undated

    Section title notecard only.

    Box 1 Section 13

    English Language Teachers, Undated

    5x8 notecards with names of English language teachers from Latin America, their country of origin, and the years they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 14

    Writers, Undated

    Note on title card identifies the individuals as Latin American intellectuals who visited the United States during World War II; 5x8 notecards with names of individuals, their area of specialty, their country of origin, and the years they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 15

    Art, Music, and Humanities, Undated

    5x8 notecard with information on a sculptor and painter from Uruguay who visited the United States in 1941.

    Box 1 Section 16

    History, Undated

    Section title card only.

    Box 1 Section 17

    Journalists, Publishers, Undated

    Section title card only.

    Box 1 Section 18

    Educators, Undated

    5x8 notecards with information on a Peruvian engineer and a Mexican anthropologist and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 19

    Social Sciences, Undated

    5x8 notecards with information on individuals, their area of specialty, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 20

    Latin American Leaders Grantees 1941-1948, Undated

    5x8 notecards with information on individuals who received grants from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, their area of specialty, their country of origin, and the years they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 21

    Librarians, Archivists, Undated

    5x8 notecards with names of Latin American historians and archivists, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 22

    Science, Undated

    5x8 notecards with notes on Latin American scientists, their specialty, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 23

    Medical Science and Public Health, Undated

    5x8 notecards with information on Latin American medical professionals, their specialty, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 24

    Law, Undated

    5x8 notecards with information on legal professionals, their occupation, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 25

    Economics, Undated

    5x8 notecards with information on Latin American economic experts, their occupation, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 26

    Engineering, Undated

    5x8 notecards with names of Latin American engineers, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 27

    Rural, Urban, and Social Affairs, Undated

    5x8 notecards with names of Latin American public officials, their occupation, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 28

    Labor, Undated

    5x8 notecard with notes on an employee of the Dominican Republic Federal Reserve System and the year he visited the United States.

    Box 1 Section 29

    Agriculture, Undated

    5x8 notecards with names of Latin American agriculturalists, their country of origin, and the year they visited the United States.

    END OF COLLECTION

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