collection - Reference Collection on World Bank History

Zone d'identification




Reference Collection on World Bank History


  • 1938 - 1985 (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

2.60 linear feet of textual records

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

This fonds hold copies of records from other repositories that relate to the history of the World Bank. One group of records copied from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library deals with the Bretton Woods conference. A second group, copied from the Harry S Truman Presidential Library, consists of selected documents on the Bretton Woods conference and the early years of the Bank. A third body is copies of records from the United States Government's Office of Agriculture, Technical Advisory Bureau, Agency for International Development, dating from 1970-1976. The records relate to agricultural research and to the founding of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. The final body is a copy of the J. Burke Knapp papers at the Hoover Institution, which were copied for a history of the Bank prepared by the Brookings Institution. When the copies were not longer needed by the history project they were given to the Archives. Finally, the Bank obtained copies of a few oral history interviews from the Truman Library and the Columbia University Oral History Research Office.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

Records are arranged in four subfonds:

  • Bretton Woods documents, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

  • Bank history documents, Harry S Truman Presidential Library

  • CGIAR founding documents, US National Archives

  • J. Burke Knapp papers, Hoover Institution

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès


Conditions de reproduction

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

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Harry S Truman

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

  • Robert Oliver donated copies of papers of George Woods that are at Butler Library, Columbia University; see Robert W. Oliver Collection on George D. Woods (WB IBRD/IDA WOODS-03).

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Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

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

Disclosure status

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

31 July 2003




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