Series - Photographs

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  • 1976 - 1978 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.80 linear feet of textual records; 90 photographs

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

McNamara apparently took the photo albums of his trips to Bolivia and Sri Lanka with him when he retired in 1981. He then transferred them to the Joint Bank-Fund Library on 13 November 1984, and the Library transferred them to the Archives on 27 October 1993. The album on Niger and possibly the album on Bangladesh were transferred to the Archives from within the Bank, likely from the Information and Public Affairs office.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This series consists of four photograph albums of President and Mrs. McNamara's visits to Niger (March 5-6, 1972), Bolivia (March 7-9, 1976), Bangladesh (November 3-6, 1976), and Sri Lanka (November 20, 1978). The photographs arein black and white.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

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

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Finding aids

An inventory list is available here.

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Rules and/or conventions used

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

15 June 2006




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