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Personal papers of Irving S. Friedman

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

Reading file

Irving S. Friedman was appointed economic adviser to Bank President George D. Woods on 1 October 1964 after having served as Director of the Exchange Restrictions Department at the IMF since 1950. Many of the letters and memoranda for the October-...

Records of the Global Environment Facility

  • WB IBRD/IDA GEF
  • Fonds
  • 1988 - 2007
  • 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 Office of the Historian

  • WB IBRD/IDA HIST
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 1999 (predominant 1989 - 1998)
  • 1946 - 1999 (predominant 1989 - 1998)

Because of the broad scope of the work of the office, which was essentially the entire history of the Bank, the records are extremely varied. They include: written reminiscences, solicited or volunteered, by former Bank staff members; drafts of va...

Office of the Historian

Records of the World Bank History Project

This sub-fonds contains records related to the research, writing, and review of the book, The World Bank: Its First Half Century.Research records include: audio interviews of former bank employees, persons from related institutions, and prominent ...

Administrative files

This series reflects a variety of the activities undertaken by the Office of the Historian. The activities file contains lists of oral histories conducted by the project and lists of records the historian had when the office closed. The Paris file...

Chronological files

This chronological series primarily contains outgoing letters and memoranda. Many of the items relate to the oral history program: making appointments for interviews; sending proposed questions; and sending transcripts to the person interviewed. O...

World Bank History Project liaison records

In 1989 the World Bank commissioned the Brookings Institution to prepare a history of the Bank as part of the commemoration of the Bank's fiftieth anniversary. Originally planned for publication in 1994, the two volume work, The World Bank: I...

Publications

The terms of reference for the Office of the Historian included the responsibility to develop and maintain an authoritative record of events . . and maintain a running narrative of them, prepare background papers and ad hoc histories, and select a...

Records of the Human Development Network

  • WB IBRD/IDA HRD
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 2005
  • 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 Industry Development Sector

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

Personal papers of Benjamin B. King

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

Records of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Vice Presidency

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

Latin America and Caribbean Regional Vice Presidency

Records of the Operations (Loan) Committee

  • WB IBRD/IDA LC
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1997
  • 1948 - 1997

The records of the Loan Committee consist of three distinct types of files: minutes; records of the chairman; and background information. The official Loan Committee minutes were maintained by the Bank's Central Files unit until 1987; this Ce...

Operations (Loan) Committee

Minutes of Loan Committee meetings

The series includes: formal minutes of regular meetings from April 1948 to May 1987; minutes of special meetings from January 1968 to August 1972; notes on weekly meetings from May 1950 to January 1962; summaries of decisions reached at meetings f...

Loan Committee project files

The files typically contain: discussion memoranda; discussion memoranda transmittal sheets; loan agreements; guarantee agreements; project agreements; reports and recommendations of the IBRD President to Executive Directors; agreements amending gu...

Personal Papers of Louise Taraldson Woods

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

Trip diaries

Electrostatic copies of typewritten accounts by Louise Woods of official and personal trips. The files on some of the official trips can be found in the records of George D. Woods. The descriptions are exclusively of social events, such as dinners...

Photo albums

Three albums of color photographs, the first of a fashion show luncheon on 1963-10-02 hosted by Louise Woods and Mrs. Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, wife of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, for wives of attendeesat the Annual Mee...

Records of General Vice Presidents and Managing Directors

  • WB IBRD/IDA MDS
  • Fonds
  • 1949, 1968 - 1974
  • 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 the Middle East and North Africa Regional Vice Presidency

  • WB IBRD/IDA MNA
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 2011
  • 1946 - 2011

This fonds has been provisionally arranged into one sub-fonds and eight series. Sub-headings are used in this "Scope and content" field according to provisional sub-fonds and series. For a complete list of the provisional series, see the...

Middle East and North Africa Regional Vice Presidency

Personal Papers of Lester Nurick

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

Chronological correspondence

The files primarily consist of correspondence to and from Nurick, and drafts of correspondence, reports and other records. The chronological files kept by Nurick capture a variety of topics, related both to Bank work and to personal activities. As...

Collection of published materials and mementos

Series contains published materials and other items related to Lurick's work at the World Bank Group. Materials appear to have been selected by Nurick as personal mementos. Included are fourteen copies of the Bank's in-house staff public...

Subject files

The files consist of correspondence, reports, legal memoranda, briefs, and printed items. The topics to which the records relate reflect issues of personal interest to Nurick or issues that he handled on behalf of his clients. Records relate to th...

Records of the Office of Operations Policy

  • WB IBRD/IDA OP
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2008
  • 1972 - 2008

Records of the VP and Head of Network and the departmental directors'The fonds includes memoranda, notes, letters, and emails sent and received by Hans Wyss, Director of the Central Operations Department (COD), and by those acting as Director...

Operations Policy

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