Center for International Comparative Studies File, 1963-79
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Brief Description: Center for International Comparative Studies File containing correspondence, applications, budgets and reports prepared for the Ford Foundation (1968-74); Center for International Comparative Studies (CICS) budgets, annual reports (1963-71); guidelines (1968-71) and correspondence of Director Joseph B. Casagrande (1969-75) and files on area center and individual research projects supported (1971-73), group and individual projects supported (1965-70), pre-dissertation field training grants supported (1970-71), withdrawn proposals (1967-70), grants not used (1966-78), proposals not funded (1964-79) and no decision proposals (1971-73).  Established in the Graduate College on June 17, 1964, CICS was supported by a 1965-70 grant of $800,000 and a transitional 1971-73 grant of $200,000 from the Ford Foundation for research in non-western studies, overseas travel and new program development.  In 1969, CICS was transferred to the Office of International Programs and Studies.  Supported research involved faculty in the Asian Studies Center, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics and other departments studying comparative economic, industrial, political and cultural institutions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Peru, Africa and Latin America.
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University of Illinois Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 24/2/18
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of International Programs and Studies
Volume: 5.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 4/20/1981
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Arrangement: by type of material and chronological or alphabetical by applicant thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of International Programs and Studies :

The Office of International Programs and Studies (OIPS) was established by the Board of Trustees on May 24, 1962; its Director was given general responsibilities to supervise and coordinate programs, encourage instruction and research, and disseminate information.1 The office works with other administrative units, and through its own specialized units. As of 1984, OIPS administered seven units. The Center for International Comparative Studies was founded in 1964 to support faculty research "along cross-cultural... lines."2 The Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc. (MUCIA), an organization to help midwestern universities coordinate and fund overseas research, was established in 1964, and the Urbana office opened the same year.3 The OIPS Committee on Publications has sponsored the publication by the University of Illinois Press of monographs in fields of international studies since 1972.4 The Office of International Faculty and Staff Affairs has supervised the "sponsoring and employing of foreign visitors and staff" since November, 1980.5 The Office of Women in International Development was formed in 1980 to promote research and to disseminate information about that area of study.6 The Study Abroad Office provides information and counseling for students who wish to study abroad.7 It was established in 1969.8 The Foreign Visitors Office dates from 1963,9 and the Overseas Projects Office from 1969.10 The two offices were merged in 1975.11 The Illinois Tehran Research Unit was organized in 1969 to coordinate research and exchange between the University of Illinois and the University of Tehran, Iran.12 The Unit was abandoned after 1979.13

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 51st Report, May 24, 1962, p. 1442-3; The Future--International Programs at the University of Illinois: A Ten-Year Glimpse. Report and recommendations of the Chancellor's Ad Hoc Committee on International Programs. May 1, 1968, p. 4. (RS: 24/2/802)

2. Ibid., p. 13.

3. International Programs and Studies, 1969-1970. University of Illinois, p. 78.

4. International Programs and Studies, 1981-84. University of Illinois, p. 106.

5. Ibid., p. 90.

6. Ibid., p. 113.

7. International Programs and Studies, 1974-1976. University of Illinois, p. 113.

8. Staff Directory, 1969/1970: University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign Campus, p. 42.

9. Staff Directory, 1963/1964: University of Illinois/Departments in Urbana-Champaign, p. xxxv.

10. Staff Directory 1969/1970, p. 42.

11. Student-Staff Directory, 1975-76: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, p. 23.

12. International Programs and Studies, 1977-80. University of Illinois, p. 100.

13. It is absent from International Programs and Studies, 1981-84, despite large writeups in the previous three publications.

Subject Index
Asian Studies
Center for International Comparative Studies
Comparative Government
Comparative Studies
Ford Foundation
International Programs
Latin American Studies
Music -- India - Politics and Government
Social Science
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]