Inventory of the Jean Helen Meadowcroft papers

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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archives@hoover.stanford.edu
2013


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.
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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 Note

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.
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.

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. The collection largely consists of reports, correspondence, memoranda, and instructional materials. There are also some sound recordings and videorecordings in the collection.
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.

 

Bolivian education file 1966-1998

 

Reports 1970-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 1-2

1970

Box/Folder 1 : 3-5

1974

Box/Folder 1 : 6

1975

Box/Folder 1 : 7

1976

Box/Folder 1 : 8-10

1977

Box/Folder 1 : 11

1979

Box/Folder 1 : 12

1980

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Agency for International Development loan proposal 1975

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Alliance for Progress loan agreements 1974-1975

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Ministry of Education statutes 1978

 

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports 1978-1981

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1978-1979

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1980-1981

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Pamphlets 1973-1979

 

Monthly project status reports 1977-1980

Box/Folder 2 : 6

1977-1978

Box/Folder 2 : 7

1979

Box/Folder 2 : 8

1980

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Clippings 1981-1982

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Summer Institute of Linguistics correspondence and reports 1979-1981

 

Bilingual Education Project records 1975-1983

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Correspondence 1979-1983

 

Reports 1975-1982

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1975

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1977

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1978

Box/Folder 3 : 6-7

1979

Box/Folder 3 : 8-10

1980

Box/Folder 4 : 1-4

1980

 

Textbooks 1973-1982

Box/Folder 5 : 1

1973

Box/Folder 5 : 2

1974

Box/Folder 5 : 3

1978

Box/Folder 5 : 4-9

1979

Box/Folder 5 : 10-11

1981

Box/Folder 5 : 12

1982

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Nonformal education manual 1981

Box/Folder 6 : 1-2

Vocabulary usage studies 1978

Box/Folder 6 : 3-5

Teachers' manuals and textbooks 1979

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Frontlines, serial issue 1979

 

Rural Education Project records 1975-1984

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Journal articles 1983-1984

 

Reports 1978-1983

Box/Folder 6 : 8

1978

Box/Folder 6 : 9-10

1979

Box/Folder 6 : 11

1982

Box/Folder 6 : 12-13

1983

Box/Folder 6 : 14

Statistics 1978-1980

 

Reports 1980-1984

Box/Folder 7 : 1-2

1980

Box/Folder 7 : 3

1981

Box/Folder 7 : 4

1982

Box/Folder 7 : 5

1982-1983

Box/Folder 7 : 6-7

1983

Box/Folder 7 : 8-11

1984

 

Plans and proposals 1979-1981

Box/Folder 8 : 1

1975

Box/Folder 8 : 2

1977

Box/Folder 8 : 3

1979

Box/Folder 8 : 4

1981-1982

Box/Folder 8 : 5

1982

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Agreements 1977

 

Conference proceedings 1978-1979

Box/Folder 8 : 7

1978

Box/Folder 8 : 8

1979

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Diagnostic survey of teacher training colleges 1979

 

Correspondence 1979-1998

 

General 1979-1984

Box/Folder 9 : 2

1979-1982

Box/Folder 9 : 3

1982-1984

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Kavanaugh, Teresa L. 1998

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Proposal 1994

Box/Folder 9 : 6

Plans 1997

 

Reports 1981-1996

Box/Folder 9 : 7

1981

Box/Folder 9 : 8-9

1996

 

Printed matter 1966-1982

 

Monographs 1970-1979

Box/Folder 10 : 1-3

1970

Box/Folder 10 : 4-5

1973

Box/Folder 10 : 6-7

1974

Box/Folder 10 : 8

1975

Box/Folder 10 : 9-10

1976

Box/Folder 10 : 11-12

1979

 

Pamphlets 1966-1981

Box/Folder 10 : 13

1966

Box/Folder 10 : 14

1967

Box/Folder 10 : 15

1970

Box/Folder 10 : 16

1976

Box/Folder 10 : 17

1981

 

Serial issues 1973-1979

Box/Folder 10 : 18

1970

Box/Folder 10 : 19

1971

Box/Folder 10 : 20

1973

Box/Folder 10 : 21

1974

Box/Folder 11 : 1

1975

Box/Folder 11 : 2

1976

Box/Folder 11 : 3-6

1977

Box/Folder 11 : 7

1978

Box/Folder 11 : 8-13

1979

 

Statistical reports 1981-1982

Box/Folder 11 : 14

1981

Box/Folder 11 : 15

1982

 

Peruvian education file 1978-1980

Box/Folder 12 : 1

Plans 1980

Box/Folder 12 : 2-3

Reports 1978

 

Guatemalan education file 1975-1997

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Clippings 1983

Box/Folder 12 : 5

Correspondence 1983-1984

 

Reports 1975-1983

Box/Folder 12 : 6

1975

Box/Folder 12 : 7-9

1983

Box/Folder 12 : 10

1984

Box/Folder 12 : 11

1993

Box/Folder 12 : 12

1997

 

Printed matter 1983-2001

 

Program to Promote Educational Reform in Latin America and the Caribbean (PREAL) 1996-2001

Box/Folder 13 : 1

Newsletters 2000-2001

 

Papers and reports 1996-2001

Box/Folder 13 : 2

1996

Box/Folder 13 : 3-5

1997

Box/Folder 13 : 6

1998

Box/Folder 13 : 7

1999

Box/Folder 13 : 8

2000

Box/Folder 13 : 9

2001

Box/Folder 13 : 10

Seminar proceedings 1996

 

United States Agency for International Development 1983-1997

Box/Folder 13 : 11

Pamphlet 1990

 

Papers 1983-1996

Box/Folder 13 : 12

1983

Box/Folder 13 : 13-14

1993

Box/Folder 13 : 15

1995

Box/Folder 13 : 16

1996

 

Reports 1984-1997

Box/Folder 14 : 1

1984

Box/Folder 14 : 2-3

1992

Box/Folder 14 : 4

1996

Box/Folder 14 : 5

1997

 

Meetings file 1997-1998

 

Brazil meetings on education 1997

Box/Folder 14 : 6

Memoranda 1997

Box/Folder 14 : 7

Report 1997

 

Review of basic education programs, United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean 1998

Box/Folder 14 : 8

Memoranda 1998

Box/Folder 14 : 9

Report 1998

 

Summit of the Americas 1997-1998

Box/Folder 14 : 10

Memoranda 1997-1998

 

Plans 1997-1998

Box/Folder 14 : 11-12

1997

Box/Folder 14 : 13

1998

Box/Folder 14 : 14

Press releases 1998

Box/Folder 14 : 15

Report 1998

 

African education file 1968-1998

 

General 1980-1998

 

Papers 1997-1998

Box/Folder 15 : 1

1997

Box/Folder 15 : 2

1998

Box/Folder 15 : 3

Report 1980

 

Lesotho primary education program 1982-1996

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Cables and memoranda 1989-1990

Box/Folder 15 : 5

Program assistance approval document 1991

 

Reports 1982-1996

Box/Folder 15 : 6

1982

Box/Folder 16 : 1

1990

Box/Folder 16 : 2-4

1991

Box/Folder 16 : 5

1992

Box/Folder 16 : 6

1994

Box/Folder 16 : 7

1996

Box/Folder 16 : 8

Textbook 1990

 

Science education programs 1968-1983

Box/Folder 16 : 9

Memorandum 1982

 

Reports 1970-1983

Box/Folder 16 : 10

1970

Box/Folder 16 : 11

1971

Box/Folder 16 : 12

1973

Box/Folder 16 : 13

1980

Box/Folder 17 : 1

1980

Box/Folder 17 : 2-3

1983

 

Teachers' guides 1968-1978

Box/Folder 17 : 4

1968

Box/Folder 17 : 5-6

1970

Box/Folder 17 : 7

1971

Box/Folder 17 : 8

1978

 

Nepalese education file 1983-1995

 

Development Training Project records 1985-1988

Box/Folder 18 : 1

Agreement 1985

Box/Folder 18 : 2

Correspondence 1988

Box/Folder 18 : 3

Report 1985

 

Health Education and Adult Literacy Program records 1992-1993

Box/Folder 18 : 4

Proposal 1992

Box/Folder 18 : 5

Reports 1992-1993

 

Literacy Expansion Project records 1984-1983

Box/Folder 18 : 6

Correspondence 1989-1993

Box/Folder 18 : 7

Project identification document 1989

Box/Folder 18 : 8

Proposals 1990

 

Reports 1984-1993

Box/Folder 18 : 9

1984

Box/Folder 18 : 10

1987

Box/Folder 18 : 11-12

1988

Box/Folder 18 : 13

1989

Box/Folder 18 : 14

1990-1993

 

Radio Education Teacher Training Project records 1984-1990

Box/Folder 18 : 15

Correspondence 1987-1989

Box/Folder 18 : 16

Proposal 1984

 

Reports 1986-1990

Box/Folder 19 : 1

1986

Box/Folder 19 : 2-3

1988

Box/Folder 19 : 4-7

1989

Box/Folder 19 : 8

1990

 

Women in Development Program 1988-1990

Box/Folder 19 : 9

Plan 1988

Box/Folder 19 : 10

Report 1990

 

Other materials relating to education and social conditions in Nepal 1980-1997

Box/Folder 19 : 11

Monograph on U.S. assistance to Nepal 1991

 

Reports 1981-1997

Box/Folder 20 : 1

General 1981-1990

 

Education 1981-1993

Box/Folder 20 : 2

1981

Box/Folder 20 : 3-4

1988

Box/Folder 20 : 5

1993

 

Status of women 1980-1997

Box/Folder 20 : 6

1980

Box/Folder 21 : 1-7

1981

Box/Folder 22 : 1

1996

Box/Folder 22 : 2

1997

Box/Folder 22 : 3

Teachers' guide 1986

 

Textbooks 1985-1988

Box/Folder 22 : 5

1985

Box/Folder 22 : 6-7

1986

Box/Folder 22 : 8-9

1987

Box/Folder 22 : 10-15

1988

 

Radio education and distance learning file 1976-1991

 

Correspondence and memoranda 1984-1991

Box/Folder 23 : 1

1984

Box/Folder 23 : 2

1984-1985

Box/Folder 23 : 3

1990-1991

Box/Folder 23 : 4

Conference notebook 1990

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Instruction handbook 1988

 

Monographs 1976-1990

Box/Folder 23 : 6

1976

Box/Folder 23 : 7

1978

Box/Folder 24 : 1

1986

Box/Folder 24 : 2

1990

 

Newsletters 1982-1991

Box/Folder 24 : 3

Miscellaneous 1988-1991

 

Development Communication Report 1982-1990

Box/Folder 24 : 4

1982-1983

Box/Folder 24 : 5

1984-1985

Box/Folder 24 : 6

1986-1987

Box/Folder 24 : 7

1988-1989

Box/Folder 24 : 8

1990

 

Reports 1977-1995

 

General 1977-1995

Box/Folder 24 : 9-10

1977

Box/Folder 25 : 1

1981-1983

Box/Folder 25 : 2

1984

Box/Folder 25 : 3

1987

Box/Folder 25 : 4

1989

Box/Folder 25 : 5

1990

Box/Folder 25 : 6

1994

Box/Folder 25 : 7

1995

 

Radio-Assisted Community Basic Education Project 1984-1991

Box/Folder 25 : 8

1980

Box/Folder 25 : 9-12

1984

Box/Folder 25 : 13

1988

Box/Folder 25 : 14

1991

Box/Folder 26 : 1

Radio Correspondence Education Project (Kenya) 1982

 

Radio Language Arts Project (Kenya) 1981-1986

Box/Folder 26 : 2

1981

Box/Folder 26 : 3

1983

Box/Folder 26 : 4

1985

Box/Folder 26 : 5

1986

 

Radio Learning Project 1988-1989

Box/Folder 26 : 6

1988

Box/Folder 26 : 7

1989

 

Radio Mathematics Project 1980-1981

Box/Folder 26 : 8

1980

Box/Folder 26 : 9-11

1981

Box/Folder 26 : 12

Radio Science Project 1990

 

Slides 1982-1984

Box/Folder 27 : 1

Twenty-two 35mm slides depicting rural education projects in the Dominican Republic 1982

Box/Folder 27 : 2

Eight 35mm slides depicting classroom scenes in Kenya 1983-1984

 

Sound recordings 1975-1989

Box/Tape 27 : 3

One compact cassette relating to primary education in Honduras 1975

Box/Tape 27 : 4-10

Six compact cassettes relating to the Radio Mathematics Project and other educational programs in Nicaragua 1976

Box/Tape 27 : 11-12

Two compact cassettes relating to the Radio Language Arts Program in Kenya 1985

Box/Tape 27 : 13-14

Two compact cassettes relating to mathematics instruction in Bolivia 1987

Box/Tape 27 : 15

One compact cassette relating to the Radio Education Teacher Training Project in Nepal 1988

Box/Tape 27 : 16-17

Two compact cassettes relating to the Radio Science Project in Papua New Guinea 1989

 

Videorecordings 1970-1989

Box/Tape 27 : 18

One Betamax videocassette relating to bilingual education in Bolivia 1970

Box/Tape 28 : 1-3

Three U-matic videocassettes relating to educational programs in Bolivia 1980

Box/Tape 28 : 4

One VHS (PAL) videocassette relating to educational programs in Kenya and the Dominican Republic 1982

Box/Tape 28 : 5

One VHS videocassette relating to the Radio Science Project in Papua New Guinea 1988

Box/Tape 28 : 6

One VHS videocassette relating to the Radio Education Teacher Training Project in Nepal 1989