Series - Advisory committee's files

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WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-09

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Advisory committee's files

Date(s)

  • 1990 - 1996 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.10 linear feet of textual records; 60 audio tapes

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Scope and content

The World Bank History Project was advised by three committees. One, a formal advisory committee of persons external to the Bank, was formed by the project in 1990 and held four meetings: January 22-24, 1990; September 26-27, 1990; April 9-10, 1992; September 30-October 2, 1993. The second, a group of former staff members of the Bank and related institutions, was established as a Guidance and Closure Committee by the Brookings Institution in 1994 to help the project in its final stages. Finally, the Bank established an internal review committee to read and comment on all chapters of the two volumes.

Only two paper files exist on the work of these committees, but other correspondence is found throughout the files of both the project and of Office of the Historian. One file, titled, Comments on Volume I, contains comments from both the advisory committee and the Bank's review committee plus comments from other persons to whom the authors sent drafts for review. The file is organized by chapter. Some of the comments are extremely long and contain information about the topic for the consideration of the authors rather than simply comments on the draft text. The second file, World Bank Review Committee Comments on Volume II, is organized alphabetically by the name of the author contributing the chapter.

The series also contains audio tapes of the four meetings of the international advisory committee. The project files contain no transcript or minutes of the meetings.

Finally, one audio tape is a dictated set of comments by an unknown reader of the fifth chapter of Volume I written by Richard Webb.

Series contains dupiclate reference copies created by the Bank Archives of nearly all of the tapes; as such, only 31 of the 60 tapes listed in the extent are original.

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Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The paper file on volume I is arranged numerically by chapter. The paper file on Volume II is arranged alphabetically by last name of author. The audio tapes of the advisory committee meetings are arranged chronologically.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English

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  • The Internal Review Group files in Records of the Office of the Historian -- World Bank History Project liaison records (WB IBRD/IDA HIST-04), also contains a set of review comments. This series also contains a set of notes on the first international advisory committee meeting and a draft transcript of the fourth meeting. Also see Records of the Office of the Historian -- Administrative files (WB IBRD/IDA HIST-02). It contains handwritten and typed notes of the first advisory meeting. See Records of the Office of the Historian -- Chronological files (WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-02), as it contains some handwritten notes on the meetings of the Guidance and Closure Committee.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

3 March 2008

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