The bulk of this collection consists mainly of negotiation files for each country the Foreign Bondholders staff were monitoring.
The rest of the collection is made up of administrative records typical of a non-profit organization, such as Articles of
Incorporation and bylaws, board correspondence, minutes, financial statements and reports. The papers in this collection
cover the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council from their inception in 1933 to the late 1980s.
Under Title II of the Securities Act of 1933, a provision was made for the creation of a Corporation of Foreign Security Holders,
to be effective when the President of the United States "finds that its taking effect is in the public interest, and by proclamation
so declares." It was contemplated that the activities of the new corporation would be similar to those of the British Corporation
of Foreign Bondholders, which has an official status in negotiating with foreign issuers.
Copyright in papers created by the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, Inc. is administered by their designee. Copyright
in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain
the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives before publishing
quotations from materials in the collection.