Overseas Projects and Foreign Visitors File, 1960-80
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Brief Description: Subject files, correspondence of University faculty and staff, and visitors' files of the Overseas Projects and Foreign Visitors Office (OPFV) including administrative records; budgets; AID contract information; annual tallies of visitors; information on Agency for International Development, the United Nations, FAO, the USDA Foreign Economic Development Service, and the International Agricultural Research Foundation, inc. programs; College of Agricultural short courses for non-degree visitors; foreign degree students, and International Research Exchange (IREX) visitors. Major correspondents are: Orville Bentley, Dean of College of Agriculture (1965-69); George K. Brinegar, Director of International Programs in Agriculture (1966-70); John B. Claar, V. Brinegar, Agricultural Extension (1965-71); W. E. Harvey, Director of Foreign Training Division (1960-72); Thomas Hoemeke, Director OPFV (1977); Robert W. Jugenheimer, Director of Foreign Visitors (1970-72); and Robert C. Ross, Leader of Agricultural Foreign Visitors, Office of AID Projects (1963-70). The series includes a report by Robert C. Ross, "The Foreign Visitors Program of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, 1951-66."
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 24/2/48
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of International Programs and Studies
Volume: 6.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 4/20/1981; 11/24/1983
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2402048.pdf
Arrangement: by type of material and alphabetical or chronological 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
Agency for International Development
Agricultural Programs, International
Foreign Aid
Foreign Students
International Programs
International Research Exchange (IREX)
Soil Fertility
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Science and Technology
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]