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Inventory to the Committee on International Studies records, 1962-1978, bulk 1964-1977

Abstract

Established under a large Ford Foundation grant in 1964, the Committee on International Studies oversaw the distribution of the grant money and other sources of income to various departmental and area programs having to do with international scholarship. Spanning from 1962 to 1978, the records contain details of the committee and various subcommittee's activities during that time.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Committee on International Studies records
Creator
Duke University. Committee on International Studies.
Extent
5.5 linear feet, 5 boxes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The collection includes the records of the Committee on International Studies and all area program sub-committees, as well as grant and financial information from 1962 to 1978, with the bulk of the records spanning from 1964-1977. These records are comprised mostly of memoranda, correspondence, financial information, publicity materials, reports, course offerings, symposium and conference proceedings, visiting scholar information, biographical sketches, and minutes of meetings, as well as assorted documents.

Major subcommittees and centers include: African Studies, Canadian Studies, Commonwealth Studies, East Asian Studies, Hispanic Council, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and South Asian Studies.

Further major subgroupings of note in the collection include: Cooperative Program in International Studies, Ford Foundation materials, Rockefeller Foundation materials, visiting scholar materials, faculty research materials, and US Office of Education materials.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Council on Hispanic Research, 1965-1972
Box 1
Folder 1
Correspondence to Treasurer of COIS, 1966-1972
Box 1
Folder 2
Introduction to the Civilizations of Southern Asia - Course Syllabi, 1968-1969
Box 1
Folder 3
Committee on South Asian Studies - Minutes, 1965-1967
Box 1
Folder 4
Commonwealth Studies Center Records, 1972-1973
Box 1
Folder 5
Commonwealth Studies Center Records, 1970-1972
Box 1
Folder 6
Commonwealth Studies Center Records, 1969-1970
Box 1
Folder 7
Commonwealth Studies Center Records, 1968-1969
Box 1
Folder 8
Commonwealth Studies Center Records, 1966-1968
Box 1
Folder 9
Committee on Commonwealth Studies, 1965-1966
Box 1
Folder 10
Committee on Commonwealth Studies, 1964-1965
Box 1
Folder 11
Committee on Commonwealth Studies, 1963-1964
Box 1
Folder 12
Committee on Commonwealth Studies - Minutes, 1965-1968
Box 1
Folder 13
Joint Seminar: Economic Dimensions of the Commonwealth, 1964
Box 1
Folder 14
Seminar on Contemporary Canada, 1965-1966
Box 1
Folder 15
Conference on Contemporary Australia, 1967
Box 1
Folder 16
Cooperative Program in International Studies Duke-UNC Coordinating Committee, 1966-1969
Box 1
Folder 17
Cooperative Program in International Studies - Academic Year Program, 1966-1969
Box 1
Folder 18
Cooperative Program in International Studies - Summer Institute, 1966-1967
Box 1
Folder 19
Cooperative Program in International Studies - Budget, Correspondence with Treasurer, Annual Report, 1967-1969
Box 1
Folder 20
Cooperative Program in International Studies - Annual Report, 1968-1969
Box 1
Folder 21
Committee on International Relations, 1963-1968
Box 1
Folder 22
Ford Foundation correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 1
Folder 23
Supplementary Material for Ford Foundation, Program in International Training and Research, 1964 February
Box 1
Folder 24
Ford Foundation Grant in International Studies meeting minutes, 1962-1965
Box 2
Folder 25
Cooperative Program in International Studies: Correspondence, proposal, and publicity, 1965-1967
Box 2
Folder 26
Sub-Saharan Africa Language and Area Center, 1966-1967
Box 2
Folder 27
Ford Proposal Worksheets, 1963-1967
Box 2
Folder 28
Major Ford Submission, 1965 December
Box 2
Folder 29
Cooperative Program in International Studies Summer Institute on Southern Asia, China, and Japan, 1967 June-August
Box 2
Folder 30
Cooperative Program in International Studies Summer Institute on Latin America, 1968 June-August
Box 2
Folder 31
Ford Foundation, 1966-1970
Box 2
Folder 32
Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1964-1966
Box 2
Folder 33
Ford Profile, 1965-1966
Box 2
Folder 34
History of the Ford Foundation's International Affairs Program, 1965 December 3
Box 2
Folder 35
International Studies at Duke University Informational Booklet, 1967 June
Box 2
Folder 36
Canadian Studies, 1969-1971
Box 2
Folder 37
Proceedings of the Duke University Tropical Forestry Symposium; Christianity and Social Revolution in Newly Developing Nations, 1964-1965
Box 2
Folder 38
Committee on Comparative Study of Social Institutions and Systems, 1964-1971
Box 2
Folder 39
Committee on the History and Comparative Study of Ideas, 1964-1970
Box 2
Folder 40
Committee on Professional Training, 1964-1969
Box 2
Folder 41
Committee on Russian and East European Studies, 1966-1971
Box 2
Folder 42
Committee on Russian and East European Studies, 1965-1966
Box 2
Folder 43
Committee on South Asian Studies, 1969
Box 2
Folder 44
Committee on South Asian Studies - Continuation of NDEA Language and Area Centers in Academic Year 1970-1971, 1969-1972
Box 2
Folder 45
Committee on South Asian Studies, 1967-1968
Box 2
Folder 46
Committee on South Asian Studies, 1964-1967
Box 2
Folder 47
Committee on International Studies, 1972 April-October
Box 2
Folder 48
Committee on International Studies, 1971-1972
Box 2
Folder 49
Committee on International Studies, 1971 March-June
Box 2
Folder 50
Committee on International Studies, 1970-1971
Box 2
Folder 51
Committee on International Studies, 1969-1970
Box 2
Folder 52
Committee on International Studies, 1968-1969
Box 2
Folder 53
Report of the International Programs Subcommittee to the University Planning Committee, 1972 April 21
Box 3
Folder 54
Young Political Leaders (Spencer Oliver), 1974 September-November
Box 3
Folder 55
50th Anniversery Celebration, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 56
Dr. Zhores A Medvedev, 1974 March-October
Box 3
Folder 57
Summer Study Seminar - Ibodan, Nigeria (Hartwig), 1975 June-December
Box 3
Folder 58
Dibona - Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare Teacher Training, 1976-1978
Box 3
Folder 59
Hartwig Grant - National Endowment for the Humanities, 1973-1978
Box 3
Folder 60
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Silberman-Hartwig Proposal, 1974-1978
Box 3
Folder 61
Japanese Orientation Institute, 1974 May-August
Box 3
Folder 62
Projected Japanese Summer Program, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 63
Luce Professorship Program, 1972-1973
Box 3
Folder 64
Lilly Endowment (Fox Proposal), 1975 January-April
Box 3
Folder 65
Armstrong Proposal, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 66
Methodist Church, 1964-1975
Box 3
Folder 67
Donner Grant Antecedents, 1967-1973
Box 3
Folder 68
Tiryakian Proposal to the Ford Foundation, 1974 January-June
Box 3
Folder 69
Ford Foundation - International Economic Order, 1974 February
Box 3
Folder 70
Possible Samizdat Research Center, 1974 June-July
Box 3
Folder 71
Proposed Canada/United States Center, 1974 August-November
Box 3
Folder 72
Tiryakian Proposal, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 73
Treml - Department of Defense Regional Input/Output Analysis, 1975 February
Box 3
Folder 74
Arts and Crafts Program, 1974-1976
Box 3
Folder 75
Asia Society, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 76
Biographical Sketches for Lecture Slide Series, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 77
Biographical Sketches for Symposium, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 78
East Asia Center Bulletin, 1975 October
Box 3
Folder 79
China Exchange Newsletter, 1975 September
Box 3
Folder 80
Culcon, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 81
Curriculum Project East Asia, 1975
Box 3
Folder 82
East Asia Committee, 1975 August-October
Box 3
Folder 83
Committee Meeting Minutes, 1975 September
Box 3
Folder 84
East Asia Correspondence, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 85
Exchange Scholars, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 86
Education Abroad Programs, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 87
Education Committee, 1976 February
Box 3
Folder 88
Enrollments and Activities, 1975 September
Box 3
Folder 89
Film Requisitions, 1975 October-December
Box 3
Folder 90
Film Evaluations, 1975
Box 3
Folder 91
Film Recommendation Forms, 1975
Box 3
Folder 92
East Asia Center Finances, 1975 July 23
Box 3
Folder 93
East Asia Grant, 1976
Box 3
Folder 94
East Asia Hour, 1976 February
Box 3
Folder 95
Grants and Programs of Japan Foundation, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 96
English for Foreign Students, 1973 October
Box 3
Folder 97
History 175, Undated
Box 3
Folder 98
Interdisciplinary Course - East Asia, 1975 August
Box 3
Folder 99
East Asia Information for Final Report, 1974 September-December
Box 3
Folder 100
Ideas for Institutes, 1976 June-July
Box 3
Folder 101
Interim Report, 1975 December 30
Box 3
Folder 102
Japan Foundation, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 103
Dr. Seiji Katanuma, Japanese Visiting Scholar, 1976 March-April
Box 3
Folder 104
Lecture Series in China, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 105
Mailing List, Undated
Box 3
Folder 106
Meetings, October-December
Box 3
Folder 107
Minutes, 1975 October 9
Box 3
Folder 108
Newsletter, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 109
Newsletters from Other Centers, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 110
New York Conference on Asia, 1976 February-April
Box 3
Folder 111
Proposal Materials, 1974-1976
Box 3
Folder 112
Publicity, 1970-1976
Box 3
Folder 113
Research Triangle Institute Planning Group, 1973-1975
Box 3
Folder 114
Seminar IDC, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 115
Summer Institute, 1975 November
Box 3
Folder 116
Symposium, Quail Roost Conference Center, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 117
Symposium Attendence, 1976 January-February
Box 3
Folder 118
US-China Relations, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 119
TEAC, 1972-1975
Box 3
Folder 120
Triangle University's Center for Advanced Studies, 1976 January 9
Box 3
Folder 121
Visiting Professor Japanese Languages and Literature, 1975-1976
Box 3
Folder 122
East Asia Center, 1975 July-August
Box 3
Folder 123
Commerce America World Trade Outlook Issue, 1976 February 2
Box 3
Folder 124
Wingspread Report: Prospects for United States-China Relations, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 125
East Asia Joint Proposal, 1974-1975
Box 3
Folder 126
Japan Proposal, 1975
Box 4
Folder 127
Rockefeller Faculty Assistance Fund, 1968-1974
Box 4
Folder 128
Black, David E., 1970-1973
Box 4
Folder 129
Salkin, Jay, 1970-1974
Box 4
Folder 130
Whittier, Robert, 1969-1973
Box 4
Folder 131
Proctor, Harris, 1968-1970
Box 4
Folder 132
Rockefeller Faculty Grants and Reimbursement, 1968-1974
Box 4
Folder 133
Committee on International Studies, 1967-1968
Box 4
Folder 134
Agency for International Development, 1973-1975
Box 4
Folder 135
Effort Reports, 1972-1973
Box 4
Folder 136
Ford Foundation Guideline, 1973-1974
Box 4
Folder 137
Eventual Applications to Ford Foundation, 1974 June 26
Box 4
Folder 138
General Accounting Office - International Division, 1977 October-November
Box 4
Folder 139
US Office of Education Publications to Further International Education, 1977 November
Box 4
Folder 140
National Defense Education Act IV Awards Fellowships, 1973-1975
Box 4
Folder 141
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Correspondence, 1973-1978
Box 4
Folder 142
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1972-1977
Box 4
Folder 143
Proposed General Application to OE, 1978 May-June
Box 4
Folder 144
National Endowment for the Humanities Guidelines, 1973-1977
Box 4
Folder 145
The Asia Society Education Program, 1976-1977
Box 4
Folder 146
National Defense Education Act VI Awards - Problem or Topic Oriented Programs (Graduate), 1972-1973
Box 4
Folder 147
Khartoum - Duke, 1976 October
Box 4
Folder 148
Budget Recommendations, 1973-1974
Box 4
Folder 149
Budget, 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 150
Terms of Ford Grant and Modification, 1970-1974
Box 4
Folder 151
Subgrant Code 383-2553, 1971-1974
Box 4
Folder 152
International Studies Administration and Misc., 1974 February-October
Box 4
Folder 153
Commonwealth Studies, 1973-1974
Box 4
Folder 154
African Studies, 1973 February-March
Box 4
Folder 155
South Asian Studies, 1973 February-June
Box 4
Folder 156
Rockefeller Subgrant Goodwin, 1973-1974
Box 4
Folder 157
Committee on International Studies, 1965-1966
Box 4
Folder 158
Committee on International Studies, 1965 June-November
Box 4
Folder 159
Committee on International Studies, 1964-1965
Box 4
Folder 160
COIS Fellowships, 1971 February-May
Box 4
Folder 161
COIS Fellowships, 1970 March-May
Box 4
Folder 162
COIS Fellowships, 1969 March-July
Box 4
Folder 163
COIS Budget, 1964-1965
Box 4
Folder 164
African Studies Committee Minutes, 1965-1967
Box 4
Folder 165
Committee on African Studies, 1968-1972
Box 4
Folder 166
Committee on African Studies, 1966-1967
Box 4
Folder 167
Committee on African Studies, 1965-1966
Box 4
Folder 168
East Asian Studies, 1966-1972
Box 5
Folder 169
Doris Duke Fellowships, 1972-1977
Box 5
Folder 170
Doris Duke Professorship Fund, 1966-1977
Box 5
Folder 171
Canadian Projects, 1973 February
Box 5
Folder 172
Proposed Soviet Program for Army, 1974 July-August
Box 5
Folder 173
Requests for Information re: International Studies Center, 1977-1978
Box 5
Folder 174
Director of International Studies, 1975-1977
Box 5
Folder 175
Report to International Subcommittee, 1970-1972
Box 5
Folder 176
Center for International Studies, 1972-1975
Box 5
Folder 177
Hartwig Group, 1977-1978
Box 5
Folder 178
Marion C Salinger, 1975-1976
Box 5
Folder 179
International Studies Brochure, 1973 September 27
Box 5
Folder 180
Memos to COIS Committees, 1973-1975
Box 5
Folder 181
Minutes - Meetings of COIS, 1973-1976
Box 5
Folder 182
COIS Fellowships, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 183
COIS Fellowships, 1972-1973
Box 5
Folder 184
COIS Grant Applications, 1973 February-March
Box 5
Folder 185
Annual Reports, 1972-1974
Box 5
Folder 186
Committee on Canadian Studies, 1973-1978
Box 5
Folder 187
Canadian Studies Minutes, 1973-1977
Box 5
Folder 188
Comparative Studies, 1973-1977
Box 5
Folder 189
Canadian Studies Awards, 1973-1975
Box 5
Folder 190
East Asian Studies, 1973-1976
Box 5
Folder 191
Hispanic Council, 1973-1976
Box 5
Folder 192
Middle East Studies, 1974
Box 5
Folder 193
Russian and East European Studies, 1972-1977
Box 5
Folder 194
Social Institutions and Systems, 1974 October-November
Box 5
Folder 195
South Asian Studies, 1973-1978
Box 5
Folder 196
Foreign Consul Generals (Visits), 1973-1974
Box 5
Folder 197
Visiting Senior Research Fellows, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 198
Publications Ordered, 1973-1978
Box 5
Folder 199
Seminars, 1973 March-November
Box 5
Folder 200
Visitors Center, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 201
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, 1973 February-June
Box 5
Folder 202
Commonwealth Studies, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 203
South Atlantic States Association for South Asian Studies, 1973-1974
Box 5
Folder 204
African Studies Committee Shell Fellowships, 1969-1973
Box 5
Folder 205
African Studies Committee Budget, 1969-1973
Box 5
Folder 206
Committee on African Studies Misc., 1971-1973
Box 5
Folder 207
Committee on African Studies Speakers, 1972-1973
Box 5
Folder 208
Inquiries, 1971-1973
Box 5
Folder 209
African Studies Committee Minutes, 1969-1972
Box 5
Folder 210
Aftican Studies Committee Library Materials, 1970-1971
Box 5
Folder 211
African Studies Committee Report Series, 1971 June
Box 5
Folder 212
African Studies, 1971-1972
Box 5
Folder 213
African Studies Committee Pan-African Track Meet, 1971-1972
Box 5
Folder 214
African Studies Committee Appointments, 1971 April-May
Box 5
Folder 215
Future of African Studies, 1971 April-June
Box 5
Folder 216
African Studies Committee Correspondence, 1969-1971
Box 5
Folder 217
Proposals for Faculty Shell Grants, 1972 October
Box 5
Folder 218
Committee on International Studies, 1966-1967
Box 5
Folder 219
Students to be Supported by COIS, 1967 February-August
Box 5
Folder 220

Historical Note

Various sources of external support fitted together Duke University’s mosaic of programs in international studies in the two decades between 1955 and 1978. In 1955 a group of research scholars concerned with the British Commonwealth negotiated a $350,000 grant from the Carnegie-Commonwealth Fund, initiating a structured program of conferences, lectures, research, publications, and fellowships. In the 1960's United States educational institutions and the foundations that supported them were affected by a wave of interest in international studies as the nation looked outward with a mixture of interest, altruism, and fear for the first time since World War II.

The first major grant to Duke from the Ford Foundation, made in 1961, was a development grant of $400,000 which allowed the expansion and intensification of international programs. This was followed by a five-year, $900,000 grant in 1964 allocated to international programs at Duke University. This led to the establishment of the Committee on International Studies. The committee was a part of the Provost's office, coordinating and advising the provost in the establishment of budgets for individual department programs. Vice-Provost Crauford Goodwin was instrumental in helping secure the major Ford grant for the program, and became the chairman and director of the Committee on International Studies from its inception in 1964 to the spring of 1971, when he took leave from Duke University to work for the Ford Foundation to direct their program on International Studies. The chairmanship then passed temporarily to Dr. Margaret Ball as acting chair, then to Dr. Thomas F. Keller, who chaired the Committee from the fall of 1971 to the spring of 1972. Dr. Ball then took the permanent chairmanship of the committee until the spring of 1974, after which it passed to Dr. Gerald Hartwig, who was acting director until the record series ends in 1978. Marion Salinger was the administrative assistant for the committee for the duration of its recorded existence.

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s the grant supported faculty and visiting faculty additions which brought scholars to the university with a variety of international interests and substantially strengthened the disciplines of history, economics, education, anthropology, sociology, religion, political science, and foreign languages. Due to the Ford Foundation grant Duke began offering instruction in non-western languages: Swahili, Hindi, Japanese, and Chinese, along with the necessary library staff support.

The years of 1965 through 1973 saw a massive expansion in programs in international studies, as well as new sources of funding to supplement the Ford grant. The Ford Foundation gave an additional $400,000 for a two year cooperative (Duke-UNC) post-doctoral training program for faculty from regional colleges and universities; the South Asia committee was designated an N.D.E.A. program and received financial support from the U.S. Office of Education direct support for administration, faculty, and library staff, as well as 45 fellowships. Faculty research interest was also widely supported, in part by a grant by the Rockefeller foundation and research areas ranged around the globe--from an examination of forestry schools in Europe to a study on resistance to change in Rhodesia.

With the advent of the 1970s, however, interests in area programs faded. The Ford Foundation grants ran out and were not renewed. Federal funding diminished, and the foundations withdrew support. Fellowship aid became scarce and program money was cobbled together largely through the individual efforts of faculty pursuing their own research. Interdisciplinary studies became the new vogue, while area studies faded and closed. Funding and interest shifted, but many of the programs and courses established with the seed money from the Ford Foundation and others became permanent parts of the Duke curriculum and remain active to this day. The Committee on International Studies survives today as the Office of International Affairs and Development, re-established in 1995 as an adjunct of the Provost's Office. The office is dedicated to support the University's commitment to internationalization and provide a locus for new initiatives, as well as provide development activities for this specific purpose as well as for University initiatives as a whole, and carries on the legacy of Duke’s commitment to the support of international studies to this day.

Sources Used: Notes for a Report on International Studies, Committee on International Studies records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Committee on International Studies, Committee on International Studies records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

http://www.provost.duke.edu/units/internationalaffairs.html

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Committee on International Studies records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Committee on Intenational Studies records were received by the Duke University Archives as a transfer in November 1977 and March 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by: Matthew Schaefer, June, 2013

Accessions described in this collection guide: UA 77-169, UA 79-15