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American Council on Education records
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Minutes, reports, memoranda, correspondence, speeches, and printed matter, relating to higher education in the United States, governmental educational policy, promotion of international education, and American assistance to foreign institutions of higher learning, especially in Africa. Sound use copies of sound recordings available.
During a blizzard in Chicago in January 1918, four educators representing professional associations deliberated on how to best meet the wartime needs of American higher education. Before World War I was over, these four educators were joined by others and the Emergency Council on Education was created. This fledgling organization, with an annual budget of two thousand dollars, soon shed its wartime nature and changed its name to the American Council on Education. From 1918, ACE has steadily increased in size and stature in American higher education.
2659 manuscript boxes, 49 cubic foot boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 45 card file boxes, 6 phonorecords, 2 audio cassette boxes, 2 computer tapes, 2 motion picture film reels, digital media (1133.5 Linear Feet)
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Boxes 2453-2467 closed until 2032 January 1. Boxes FH7 and FH18 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.