Archiving International Education Documents

 

NAFSA and Other International Education Materials at the University of Arkansas

Senator William J. Fulbright

One aspect of the mission of the Special Collections at the University of Arkansas, which holds the Sen. J. W. Fulbright papers, is to collect and preserve materials relating to the history and development of international education in the United States. Education and cultural exchange were major concerns of Senator Fulbright throughout his career, and his papers include interesting correspondence with U.S. and world cultural leaders.

Special Collections is also the repository of other significant collections in this area, including: the archives of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; the records of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars; and the records of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Together with the Fulbright papers, they form a unique resource for research in international education and cultural exchange. The NAFSA archives in the special collection include:

Tom Healy, the current chair of the Fulbright Scholarship Board, visiting the Special Collection on International Education in November 2013

  • Documents of NAFSA's internal operation as well as its work with government bodies and other organizations
  • NAFSA members' materials relating to the development of international education in general and NAFSA in particular
  • Archived material from NAFSA's legacy groups including SECUSSA, COMSEC, CAFSS, GRAC, SPA, ADSEC and ATESL
  • Correspondence, photographs, meeting agendas or minutes, monographs, working papers, or other materials that provide meaningful and significant information about any aspect of the history and development of international education in the United States

For more information about donating materials, please contact Jeffrey Stark, Research Services, University of Arkansas, by e-mail at specoll@uark.edu or by telephone at 479.575.8444.