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Guide to the Associated Students of Stanford University, Institute of International Relations, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0046
    Creator: Stanford University. Associated Students. Institute of International Relations
    Title: Associated Students of Stanford University, Institute of International Relations, records
    Dates: 1948-1968
    Physical Description: 3.5 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

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    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Associated Students of Stanford University, Institute of International Relations, Records (SC0046). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Historical Note

    The Institute of International Relations was formed in 1947 from a merger of the Stanford Overseas Information Service and other campus international groups. In addition to their regular program of speeches, publications, scholarships, and cultural activities, the IIR produced programs for high school students on international problems, sponsored the Stanford United Nations, and held an annual Foreign Policy Institute with speakers and seminars that was open to the general public. In 1961 the IIR established a relationship with Makerere University in Uganda, sending one Stanford student to East Africa each year. The Institute was the only student group to win the Freedoms Foundation medal. In the spring of 1968, the IIR and the International Club merged to form the International Association.

    Scope and Content

    Records include constitution and by-laws, correspondence, committee reports, budgets, speeches, clippings, and other materials, 1948-67, pertaining to the Foreign Policy Institutes, foreign scholarship program, high school conferences, Stanford United Nations, Books for Africa program, and other activities of the organization. Some of the correspondence pertains to visits by Dwight Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, Christian Herter, and other speakers. The collection also includes reports, publications, and other materials of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Cultures, 1965-68.