Series - President's Council minutes

Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 16 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 21 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 20 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 19 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 13 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 22 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 18 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 17 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 15 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 14 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 12 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 11 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 10 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 09 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 08 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 05 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 04 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 03 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 01 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 07 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 06 Records of President Robert S. McNamara President's Council minutes - Minutes 02

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WB IBRD/IDA EXC-10-4538S

Title

President's Council minutes

Date(s)

  • 1968 - 1981 (Creation)

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0.80 linear feet of textual records

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Archival history

Some discussion papers from the Secretary's Office were interfiled with the minutes of the President's Council when they were formerly processed. They have been separated and are now described under their original originating unit.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Part of these files were transferred directly from the Office of the President to the Archives on September 14, 1981; they were sent to the Joint Bank/Fund Library in May 1985 for McNamara's former secretary to index. They were returned to the Archives, along with additional files that she had received from McNamara's office, on June 29, 1987.

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Scope and content

The President's Council was established by President Woods in March 1965. Originally composed of the Vice-Presidents, the Economic Adviser to the President, the General Counsel and the Directors of the Information, Administration, and Development Services Departments, the size of the President's Council increased to more than twenty members after the McNamara reorganization of 1972, including the Senior Vice-Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Department Directors. For discussion of special topics, additional persons attended on an as needed basis.

This series consists of the minutes of the President's Council meetings prepared by the Personal Assistant to the President. It contains occasional notes, drafts and annotations by President McNamara. Minutes of the Council record President McNamara's reports on official trips, meetings or interviews, recommendations, and special assignments, and members' reports on the activities of their sector or department. Issues discussed at the weekly meeting included relations with the Board of Directors, the Annual Meeting, lending and borrowing programs, the IBRD and IFC capital increases, the IDA replenishments, the Third Window, and the work of the Pearson and Brandt Commissions. The organization of the Bank, personnel issues, the status of particular projects, and studies on population control, rural development, urban poverty, health, women or energy were also major topics on the Council's agenda.

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Accruals

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Records are arranged chronologically.

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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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Finding aids

An inventory list is available here.

Also, a list of highlights covered in each meeting between 1968 and 1981 that was prepared by Ms. Blanche Moore, Robert McNamara's secretary, is available in electronic form. Please note that the Archives cannot confirm the accuracy of the list prepared by Ms. Moore.

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

10 May 2003

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