Series - Research materials

Identity area

Reference code

WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-11

Title

Research materials

Date(s)

  • 1951 - 1997 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

6.75 linear feet of textual records

Context area

Archival history

Following their transfer from the Brookings Institution project team, Bank archives staff removed a number of records from this series of reference materials to use as archives' reference material. The remainder of the records constitute this series.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This series consists of electrostatic copies of documents obtained and collected by the World Bank History Project staff in the course of researching and writing The World Bank: Its First Half Century. The documents relate primarily to the topics of the chapters in Volume I; a few are the background to the research papers prepared by the project's research assistants. The authors filed the copies by subject, sometimes with cryptic subject titles. Some files may have been kept by an individual staff member,but those files have been combined in this general reference series.

The majority of the documents copied in these files are in the archives of the Bank, but some are also copies received from former Bank staff or from non-Bank sources.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Conditions of access and use area

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.

Language of material

  • English
  • Spanish

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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

14 March 2008

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