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American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities Collection

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American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities Collection, 1920-1994 | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

By Johnamarie Macias and Nicole Milano

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Collection Overview

Title: American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities Collection, 1920-1994Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1921-1956

ID: RG3/001

Creator: American Field Service

Extent: 1.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Languages: English, French

Abstract

The American Field Service (AFS) Fellowships for French Universities was a scholarship program established in December 1919. The American Field Service (AFS) Fellowships for French Universities Collection consists of organizational records related to administration of the fellowships, as well as correspondence, photographs, and other personal material of individuals affiliated with the fellowship program.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The American Field Service (AFS) Fellowships for French Universities Collection consists of organizational records related to administration of the fellowships, as well as correspondence, photographs, and other personal material of individuals affiliated with the Fellowship program.

The organizational records are not comprehensive and include a few annual reports (1923-1939), appeals for additions to the endowment fund (1923), application and information packets (1922-1923), Board of Directors and Members’ minutes (1921-1956), by-laws and amendments (1921-1956), the Certificate of Incorporation (1921), directories of former Fellows (1933-1942), and financial statements (1934-1956).

A large portion of the collection includes correspondence regarding the function and administration of the fellowships. Notable figures represented in the correspondence include AFS founder A. Piatt Andrew, Director General Stephen Galatti, French prime minister Georges Clemenceau, trustee and later president Paul D. Cravath, vice presidents Charles A. Coffin and Henry D. Sleeper, president of the University of Chicago Harry Pratt Judson, and Sections Sanitaires US (SSU) recruits Charles Fiske (SSU 3) and Roswell Sanders (SSU 4).

Other material includes photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, and personal correspondence related to some of the French Fellows, including Jean Francois-Poncet (1947-1949), who later served as the French Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1978 and 1981.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 3  boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research. Cotton gloves are required for the handling of all photographic material.

Use Restrictions: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the AFS Archives.   In the event that this research becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is required.  Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Acquisition Method: Official records were produced in the daily operations of the organization and the personal papers were incorporated into the collection at a later, unknown date.  The correspondence and documents regarding the AFS Fellowship for French Universities award for Walter R. Sharp (in the folder "French Fellows- Walter R. Sharp") were donated by Doris B. Sharp in September 1990.

Appraisal Information: No items were deaccessioned, separated, or removed from the collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], [Date]; American Field Service Fellowships for French Universities Collection; Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs, New York, NY.

Finding Aid Revision History: Processed by Johnamarie Macias in November 2010.  Finding aid written by Johnamarie Macias and Nicole Milano and encoded in EAD by Nicole Milano in December 2010 under the scope of the 2010-2011 Basic Processing grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


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Folder 1: Correspondence - Roswell Sanders Endowment Fund (2 of 2), 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cravath, Paul D. - "The Cravath Firm and its Predecessors", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Directory of AFS French Fellows, 1919-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cravath, Paul D. - Photographs and Negatives, 1921-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Finance, 1934-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Financial Statements as of June 30, 1951, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: French Fellows - Asselineau, Roger (1946-1947), 1945-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: French Fellows - François-Poncet, Jean (1947-1949), ca. 1947-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: French Fellows - Geisman, Claude (1947-1949), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: French Fellows - Kelly, Sherwin (1919-1921), 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: French Fellows - Lepargneur, Jean-Marie (1947-1948), UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: French Fellows - LePaulle, Pierre, 1920-1992Add to your cart.

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