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Inventory of the Jean Helen Meadowcroft papers
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  • Arrangement Statement
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Jean Helen Meadowcroft papers
    Date (inclusive): 1966-2001
    Collection Number: 85027
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In English and Spanish.
    Physical Description: 28 manuscript boxes (11.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Jean Helen Meadowcroft collection contains significant materials relating to educational assistance programs in Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Lesotho, and Nepal. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia in 1966-1968, Meadowcroft joined the United States Agency for International Development and worked on a number of agency programs designed to improve education in poorer countries. The bulk of the collection relates to programs in Bolivia, Lesotho, and Nepal. The collection largely consists of reports, correspondence, memoranda, and instructional materials. There are also some sound recordings and videorecordings in the collection.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Meadowcroft, Jean Helen.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is arranged into 11 series: Bolivian education file; Peruvian education file; Guatemalan education file; Printed matter; Meetings file; African education file; Nepalese education file; Radio education and distance learning file; Slides; Sound recordings; Videorecordings

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jean Helen Meadowcroft papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    United States Agency for International Development official.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Jean Helen Meadowcroft collection contains significant materials relating to educational assistance programs in Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Lesotho, and Nepal. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia in 1966-1968, Meadowcroft joined the United States Agency for International Development and worked on a number of agency programs designed to improve education in poorer countries. The bulk of the collection relates to programs in Bolivia, Lesotho, and Nepal. The collection largely consists of reports, correspondence, memoranda, and instructional materials. There are also some sound recordings and videorecordings in the collection.
    Meadowcroft was involved in Bolivia in efforts to implement bilingual instruction, using indigenous languages such as Quecha, in addition to Spanish, as part of the curriculum. In Lesotho, Meadowcroft participated in programs relating to primary education, and she also was active in the promotion of science education in Africa generally. In Nepal, Meadowcroft helped to run programs designed to improve literacy in the country, as well as ones specifically aimed at educating Nepalese women. During her time with U.S. AID, Meadowcroft also specialized in the field of radio education, and worked on a number of distance learning projects in various countries.
    The collection contains a considerable amount of educational materials related to the programs Meadowcroft participated in, including textbooks, teachers' guides, and handbooks. There are also a large number of reports evaluating various U.S. AID programs, as well as other reports detailing social and economic conditions in the countries where these programs were implemented. Additionally, there are sound recordings and videorecordings relating to some of the projects that Meadowcroft participated in or advised as a U.S. AID official.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Agency for International Development.
    Education--Bolivia.
    Education--Guatemala.
    Education--Lesotho.
    Education--Nepal.
    Education--Peru.
    Educational assistance, American.
    Rural development--Bolivia.