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Donated materials collection

  • WB IBRD/IDA DONATED
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 1991

A number of individuals have donated to the World Bank Group Archives small quantities of material about the history of the Bank. All of the donations in this fonds are less than four inches in size (the size of a standard archival box). For conve...

Donated Materials Collection

Financial Policy, Planning, and Budgeting

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_110
  • Fonds
  • 1956 - 2011

This fonds has been provisionally arranged into one sub-fonds and five series. Sub-headings are used to break up the content of this field according to provisional sub-fonds and series. For a complete list of the provisional sub-fonds and series, ...

Financial Policy, Planning, and Budgeting

Joint Bank-Fund Library Collection on Presidents of the World Bank

  • WB IBRD/IDA PRES
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 1987

Clippings, speeches, press releases, biographical information, and occasional copies of letters and memoranda by and about Bank Presidents Eugene Meyer, John J. McCloy, George D. Woods, Robert S. McNamara, A.W. Clausen, and Barber C. Conable, Jr. ...

Joint Bank-Fund Library Collection on Presidents of the World Bank

Personal Papers of Davidson Sommers

  • WB IBRD/IDA SOMMERS
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1987

The files consist of correspondence, speeches, articles, and photographs related to Davidson Sommers' years of employment in the World Bank's Legal Department and his subsequent service as a consultant to the Bank.Topics covered in the c...

Sommers, Davidson

Personal Papers of Frank K. Vita

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_111
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2000

This fonds contains records that span Frank Vita's entire twenty-three year career at the World Bank Group as well as time spent at Arthur Andersen LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the 1990s. Records relate to his involvement in lending oper...

Vita, Frank K.

Personal Papers of James L. Theodores

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_109
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 2002

Fonds consists of records from Theodores's time as Resident Representative in Kabul, Afghanistan and as Field Coordinator for the World Bank Group. Many of the records in this fonds appear to be a selection made by Theodores either during his...

Theodores, James L.

Personal Papers of Lester Nurick

  • WB IBRD/IDA NURICK
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 2004

The topics to which the records relate reflect issues of personal interest to Nurick or issues which he handled on behalf of his clients. Records relate to the legal structure of the World Bank as an institution and of its lending operations. Reco...

Nurick, Lester

Personal Papers of Louise Taraldson Woods

  • WB IBRD/IDA LWOODS
  • Fonds
  • 1956 - 1974

This fonds consists of diaries and photographs of social activities, principally during the period when George D. Woods was President of the World Bank.

Woods, Louise Taraldson

Personal Papers of Orvis A. Schmidt

  • WB IBRD/IDA SCHMIDT
  • Fonds
  • 1932 - 1947

The papers cover the period of Schmidt's service with the US Treasury and include his files on his dissertation. Both the Treasury and the dissertation materials include subject files; some topics overlap; all concern Brazil exclusively. The ...

Schmidt, Orvis A.

Personal Papers of William Clark

  • WB IBRD/IDA CLARK
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1981, 1985

William Clark's notebooks provide a unique view of the World Bank during the McNamara years. Although some of this material found its way into the memoirs, the notebooks contain colorful and candid entries that are not in print. The descripti...

Clark, William

Personal papers of Benjamin B. King

  • WB IBRD/IDA KING
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1994 (predominant 1982-1989)

The papers consist of a body of materials related to Zambia and a set of general policy and issues papers. King undertook a mission to Zambia for the Bank and wrote a report on it, and he collected information about and remained interested in Zamb...

King, Benjamin B.

Personal papers of Desmond McCarthy

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_112
  • Fonds
  • 1964, 1976 - 2006

Fonds consists of chronological files compiled by McCarthy that cover nearly his entire career at the World Bank. Fonds also contains reports and articles authored by McCarthy in both draft and published form as well as records related to his atte...

McCarthy, Desmond

Personal papers of Gloria Davis

  • WB IBRD/IDA DAVIS
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2004

The papers relate almost exclusively to Indonesia. They include her dissertation and its background data survey sheets. The papers also include background information on all the Indonesia projects in which Davis was involved between 1978 and 1986,...

Davis, Gloria

Personal papers of Hollis B. Chenery

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_96
  • Fonds
  • August 1970 - November 1979, January 1980 - June 1981

This fonds contains the memoranda and other papers exchanged between Hollis Chenery and World Bank President Robert McNamara between August 1970 and June 1981.

Chenery, Hollis B.

Personal papers of Irving S. Friedman

  • WB IBRD/IDA FRIEDMAN
  • Fonds
  • 21 October 1964 - 28 March 1968

This fonds contains records related to Friedman's time as Economic Adviser to the President. The majority of the records are correspondence related to Friedman's activities as Economic Adviser. Memoranda to and speeches for Bank Presiden...

Friedman, Irving S.

Personal papers of Martin M. Rosen

  • WB IBRD/IDA ROSEN
  • Fonds
  • 1950, 1962, 1968 - 1969, 1987, undated

The papers consist principally of photographs from Martin Rosen's period at the World Bank. The photographs are very largely ceremonial: Rosen at the ceremony when a country joins International Finance Corporation; Rosen at an annual meeting;...

Rosen, Martin M.

Personal papers of O. Hursit Calika

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_94
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 1974, 1976 - 1979

Series consists of the chronological files Calika personally created and maintained during his career at the World Bank.

Calika, O. Hursit

Personal papers of Sidney E. Chernick

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_95
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1989

Fonds consists of Sidney Chernick's chronological files from his time in numerous World Bank departments, including: the Policy, Planning and Program Review Department (PPPRD); Country Policy Department (CPD); South Asia Country Programs Depa...

Chernick, Sidney E.

Personal papers of William Diamond

  • WB IBRD/IDA DIAMOND
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1990, 1999 - 2000

Throughout his career, Diamond kept a personal file in chronological order. Sometimes this file was primarily copies of the messages he sent, but at other times he included copies of incoming messages and copies of correspondence that had been sen...

Diamond, William

Records of General Vice Presidents and Managing Directors

  • WB IBRD/IDA MDS
  • Fonds
  • 1949, 1968 - 1974

The records of the era of the general vice presidents are fragmentary. A few records of a Middle East and North African trip by Robert L. Garner exist, as does a file on a meeting in Jogjakarta attended by Mohamed Shoaib. The files of Sir Denis Ri...

General Vice Presidents and Managing Directors

Records of Individual Staff Members

  • WB IBRD/IDA STAFF
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 1992

A number of individuals accumulated bodies of records from various offices in which they served. When these individuals retired or resigned from the Bank, these records were transferred to the Archives. Because the records cover the individual...

Individual Staff Members

Records of Private Sector Development Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_100
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1999

The fonds primarily consists of records related to projects and special studies performed by the Private Sector Finance and Advisory Services Group (CFSPS) located in the Co-financing and Financial Advisory Services Vice Presidency (CFS) from 1989...

Private Sector Development Sector

Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards

  • WB IBRD/IDA COM
  • Fonds
  • 1982 - 1995

The fonds contains the records of two task forces: the Economic Development Institute (EDI) Task Force and the Task Force on Local Cost Financing Under Adjustment Operations. The records of the secretariat responsible for the Bank's activitie...

Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards

Records of the Africa Regional Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA AFR
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2010

The countries included in the Africa region (AFR) have remained constant throughout its history, with the exception being the removal of northern African countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco) into the Europe and Middle East Depar...

Africa Regional Vice Presidency

Records of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA AGR
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1998

The content of this fonds reflects a very small portion of the work of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector. Subject files of the director of the Economics and Policy Division, of the forestry and fisheries specialists, and of the irrigati...

Records of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector

Records of the Chief Financial Officer

  • WB IBRD/IDA CFO
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 2010

The fonds includes records of the Vice President of Finance (VPF), the Senior Vice President of Finance (SVPFI/FINSV), and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), all of which were responsible for the overall management of the Finance Complex of the Ba...

Chief Financial Officer

Records of the Consultative Group on Food Production & Investment in Developing Countries

  • WB IBRD/IDA CGFP
  • Fonds
  • 1975 - 1978

The records of the Consultative Group are of three types: the records of the four meetings of the Group, the correspondence of the secretariat, and the files on the projects sponsored by the Group. Read together, the records of the meetings and t...

Consultative Group on Food Production and Investment in Developing Countries

Records of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

  • WB IBRD/IDA CGIAR
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2000

The records in this series reflect the two principal activities of the Consultative Group: funding and evaluating the international institutes. The Group's activity is carried out through regular informal contacts, through consultation at yea...

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Records of the Development Committee

  • WB IBRD/IDA DC
  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1998

The Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing countries, usually known as the Development Committee, is an advisory body only. The p...

Development Committee

Records of the East Asia and Pacific Regional Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA EAP
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2008

Note that the countries included in the East Asia and Pacific Region fonds fluctuated over the years; countries were moved from one Region to another and Regional Vice Presidencies were merged and separated. The only significant impact this had on...

East Asia and Pacific Regional Vice Presidency

Records of the Economic Policy Reform Sector

  • WB/IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_105
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 2005 (predominantly 1997-2005)

Country project filesThe fonds includes country project files from 1984 to 2002. The country project files include extensive records related to Structural Adjustment Loans (SALs) and Sector Adjustment Loans (SECALS) administered for individual cou...

Economic Policy Reform Sector

Records of the Education Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_88
  • Fonds
  • 1960, 1970 - 2007

The fonds consists of records that reflect the various activities of the education sector in the World Bank. Included in the fonds are records related to research activities. These include: proposals; Research Project Outputs (RPOs); exploratory s...

Education Sector

Records of the Energy Development Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA ENGY
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1970 - 2002

The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, notes, briefing papers, aide-memoires, back-to-office reports, agreements, background research notes, guides, issuances, published material, research papers authored by staff and c...

Energy Development Sector

Records of the Environment Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA ENV
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 2006

The fonds consists of records that reflect the various activities of the environment sector in the World Bank. The majority of the records in this fonds were created or received by the Environment Department's Global Environment Unit (ENVGC) ...

Environment Sector

Records of the Environmentally Sustainable Development Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_90
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1997

The fonds consists of chronological files created by ESDVP. Separate chronological files were created for incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as for incoming faxes. Correspondence relates to: the research and writing of departmental revie...

Environmentally Sustainable Development Vice Presidency

Records of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_92
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2003 (predominant 1998 - 2003)

The fonds consists of records that reflect the various activities of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Vice Presidencyof (ESSDVP) and its oversight of, and involvement with, sector departments within the network. Note that a...

Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network

Records of the Europe and Central Asia Regional Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA ECA
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 1986

The Operational Correspondence provides an overview of the economic and political situation in post-World War II Europe and the Bank's involvement in its reconstruction and development during the first ten years following that war. The record...

Europe and Central Asia Regional Vice Presidency

Records of the Finance and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_102
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1997

The fonds consists of budget, work program, planning, management, and organization records related to FPD and its subordinate departments of PSD, FSD, and IEN.

Finance and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency

Records of the Financial Sector Development Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_99
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2007 (predominately 1983-2001)

The fonds consists primarily of Economic and Sector Work (ESW) records produced by the various financial sector development department, division, and unit incarnations, including: the Financial Development Unit (INDFD) and the Financial Developmen...

Financial Sector Development Sector

Records of the Financial Sector Vice Presidency

  • WB/IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_104
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2002

Fonds includes the budget monitoring and planning records for FSEVP and its subordinate departments, units, and specialty programs.

Financial Sector Vice Presidency

Records of the Gender and Development Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_97
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1987 (predominant 1977 - 1987)

The fonds primarily consists of records related to the Adviser on Women in Development (WID) from the years 1977 to 1987. Subject files kept by WID Advisers Gloria Scott and Barbara Herz are included for the years 1977 to 1986, and illustrate the ...

Gender and Development

Records of the Global Environment Facility

  • WB IBRD/IDA GEF
  • Fonds
  • 1988 - 2007

The fonds consists of records that relate to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat's various activities. The majority of the fonds consists of GEF project files. Project types include the Small Grants Programme, Enabling Activitie...

Global Environment Facility

Records of the Human Development Network

  • WB IBRD/IDA HRD
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 2005

The fonds consists of records that reflect the various activities of HDN and its oversight of, and involvement with, sector departments within the network. Note that a small amount of records in this fonds were created prior to the creation of HDN...

Human Development Network

Records of the Human Resources Development and Operations Policy Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_91
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1995

The majority of the records in this fonds are chronological files created by the HROVP. Most of the contents of these files are correspondence to and from institutions, agencies, governments, and departments external and internal to the Bank. The ...

Human Resources Development and Operations Policy Vice Presidency

Records of the Industry Development Sector

  • WB IBRD/IDA IND
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1993 (predominant 1970 - 1993)

These files, created by the Industry Development Division of the Industry Department, include a large quantity of records of two Banks studies: the 1975 survey of Korean exporting firms and a study of the acquisition of technology capabilities of ...

Industry Development Sector

Records of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA LAC
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2008

This fonds consists of records created by the departments and vice presidencies that were responsible for World Bank operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.Country operational recordsThe majority of the records of this fonds are...

Latin America and Caribbean Regional Vice Presidency

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