Fonds - Personal Papers of Louise Taraldson Woods

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Personal Papers of Louise Taraldson Woods


  • 1956 - 1974 (Creation)

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0.20 linear feet of textual records; 3 photo albums

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Biographical history

Louise Taraldson was born 1907-10-11 in Grafton, North Dakota. In 1931 she briefly married Montford Swan Steele, and on 1935-04-29 she married George D. Woods. The couple had no children. Except during World War II and for the period of George D. Woods' service as President of the World Bank, when they lived in Washington, the Woods lived in New York City. They also maintained a house in Lisbon, Portugal. After Woods' death in 1982, Louise Woods commissioned Robert D. Oliver to write the authorized biography of Woods. Mrs. Woods died on 1986-08-23.

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Donated by Louise Woods.

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Scope and content

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

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Accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

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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Related units of description

  • See Records of the Office of the President -- Records of President George D. Woods (WB IBRD/IDA EXC-03).

  • See Robert W. Oliver collection on George D. Woods (WB IBRD/IDA WOODS).

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

15 March 2003




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