Series - Memoranda, notes, and press articles

William Clark Papers - Index - Inventory of Clark?s papers obtained from Julian Grenfell on Novem... William Clark Papers - Notes from the Robert S. McNamara Years, on early days of Suez, and about ... William Clark Papers - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) notes and vari... William Clark Papers - Bank memoranda and William Clark?s notes on World Bank policies - Notebook William Clark Papers - Diary 1- 115

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Memoranda, notes, and press articles


  • 1966 - 1985, (predominant 1966 -1980) (Creation)

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0.47 linear feet of textual records

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This series contains various record types: draft memos; correspondence (e.g., from Clark to World Bank President George D. Woods; from Lars J. Lind to Clark); drafts of speeches; press articles; notes on meetings and conversations (e.g., Clark?s notes on his conversation with Willy Brandt and Egon Bahr on January 18, 1977; Clark?s notes on McNamara?s conversation with Willy Brandt on March 7, 1979); drafts of professional memoir; a survey on major international conferences and resolutions on development issues in the 1970s; a press release about the ?Delhi Announcement on Brandt Commission;? a copy of Willy Brandt?s opening address on December 9, 1977; and many more. Records in this series cover a broad range of topics, including Clark?s travel schedule between 1968 and 1980; Clark?s thoughts on the type of job he wanted to do at the World Bank Group (e.g., to be involved in discussions about the future of the Indian Consortium); Clark?s notes on World Bank policies; relations with the United Nations; development issues; public support strategies for the Bank Group; the Pearson and Brandt Commissions that studied development issues during the McNamara years; Clark's and McNamara's appointment to the World Bank; and the development of Clark's memoirs.

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Records in this series are roughly arranged by subject and thereunder chronologically.

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

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Copyright and literary property rights held by Nicolas, Lord Hemingford.

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  • English

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

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13 October 2022




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