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Inventory to the American Council on Education Records 1918-2011
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Description
Minutes, reports, memoranda, correspondence, speeches, and printed matter, relating to higher education in the United States, governmental educational policy, promotion of international education, and American assistance to foreign institutions of higher learning, especially in Africa. Sound use copies of sound recordings available.
Background
During a blizzard in Chicago in January 1918, four educators representing professional associations deliberated on how to best meet the wartime needs of American higher education. Before World War I was over, these four educators were joined by others and the Emergency Council on Education was created. This fledgling organization, with an annual budget of two thousand dollars, soon shed its wartime nature and changed its name to the American Council on Education. From 1918, ACE has steadily increased in size and stature in American higher education.
Extent
2464 manuscript boxes, 49 cubic foot boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 42 card file boxes, 6 phonorecords, 2 computer tapes, 2 motion picture film reels (1053.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
Availability
Collection is open for research, except for the following: Boxes 1-25 and 1285-1287 are closed until February 16, 2015. Boxes 2453-2467 are closed until January 1, 2032.