Series - Statements, speeches and interviews

Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 02 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 03 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 05 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 07 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 08 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 10 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 11 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 01 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 04 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 06 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 09 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 12 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 13 Robert S. Mcnamara Statements / Speeches - Statements 14

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WB IBRD/IDA EXC-10-4547S

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Statements, speeches and interviews

Date(s)

  • 1968 - 1981 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.80 linear feet of textual records

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

McNamara took this series with him when he retired in 1981. He transferred it to the Joint Bank-Fund Library on 13 November 1984, and the Library transferred it to the Archives on 27 October 1993.

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Scope and content

This series contains the official statements issued by Robert S. McNamara as President of the World Bank. The material consists of drafts by the President (some handwritten) and drafts prepared by staff (some heavily annotated)' press releases' and occasional background documents. Statements include remarks at the signing of Bank loans' statements at press conferences' airport statements' statements at Annual Meetings and Board meetings' toasts at official dinners including some toasts to McNamara given by Presidents' messages to be delivered at conferences' remarks to the U.S. Congress and messages to staff.

The set also contains transcripts of interviews and newspaper articles. The former include interviews for the NBC Today Show and Meet the Press (1974)' Segment Three (1978)' Bill Moyer's Journal on WNET (1975)' a CBS interview with Peter Jay (1977)' the ABC presentation of A Day in Shrishnagar (1980)' and appearances on the BBC (1978-1980) and on Norwegian' Japanese' German' and French television. There are also interviews for the London Times and Europa (1975)' the New York Times (1978)' Newsweek (1979)' and the Sunday Times (1980).

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Accruals

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.

As well, item lists created by Blanche Moore, McNamara's former secretary, are available in electronic form. Please note that the Archives cannot confirm the accuracy of the lists prepared by Ms. Moore.

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  • Records of the Office of the President -- Records of President of Robert S. McNamara -- Conferences' lectures' and addresses (WB IBRD/IDA EXC-10-4536S).

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

7 June 2006

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