UNESCO Gift Coupon Project File, 1952-1953
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Brief Description: Project files of Rae Kipp, director of the ALA. - UNESCO Gift Coupon Project, relating to a cooperative contract between the International Relations Board and UNESCO to promote the project through libraries by distributing information and publicity to voluntary community organizations. Coupons purchased by organizations could be used by educational groups abroad to purchase educational materials. The file contains ALA's contract with UNESCO, budget, bills, correspondence, design for the project, summaries of project groups, UNESCO publications, lists of participating libraries, copies of mailings to participants, publicity materials and complete sets of exhibit materials, containing ALA. cover letters, brochures, ideas for displays, reprints of articles, samples of coupons and project summaries, photographs of educational groups in India receiving coupons and participating in programs, list of national organizations participating in the project and UNESCO publications, includes correspondence with Grace Stevenson, Douglas Bryant, Elizabeth Beeson and Janice Kee.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 7/1/57
Created by: International Relations Office (IRO)
Volume: 1.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/0701057a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically by correspondence date thereunder
Biographical Note for International Relations Office (IRO) : The International Relations Board (International Relations Round Table) creatred the International Relations Office (IRO) in June 1942 (1).  The IRO was set up to "carry on its work in cooperation with the other committees of the Association whose work had international implications" (2).  The IRO also functioned as an advisory agency for libraries abroad (3).  In 1942-45, the IRO served "as an operational agency for various projects of the Department of State, the Rockefeller Foundation, and other foundations and libraries" (4).  A "new" IRO was created in 1956 (5).  The IRO concentrated its efforts on library development and the director was charged to "study and investigate the state of library education in various parts of the world" (6).  The director was expected to spend several months of each year in nations on the continents of Asia, Africa, and South America (7).  In 1959, the IRO sponsored (with Rockefeller Foundation monies) a group of ten visiting Japanese librarians who studied reference and advisory services in the United States (8).  The IRO was disbanded in 1972 (9). The office reopened in 1976 before closing again in 1982, then reopening.
Subject Index
Beeson, Elizabeth
India - Libraries
International Relations Board
Kee, S. Janice
Kipp, Rae
Stevenson, Grace T.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org
Languages of Materials
English [eng]