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Women in Development (WID)/ Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Reference File contains bibliographies, conference proceedings, journal offprints, magazines, newsletters, newsclippings, newspapers, organizational reports, pamphlets, promotional booklets, and working papers issued by The World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organizations and agencies of the United Nations, including the United Nations World Conference on Women, UNIFEM, UNDP, UNESCO, other national and international councils, including the Midwest University Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA), National Committee for the Advancement of Women, Women's Environment & Development Organization, and universities, on topics concerning women, gender, international development, environment, agriculture, population control, women's and reproductive health, food and nutrition, labor, credit and microfinance, and education; major regions covered are Africa, Asia, North America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands.
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.