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Advisory Council, School of Advanced International Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-07-005
These are the records of the Advisory Council to the School of Advanced International Studies, which includes committees on Academic Planning, Development and Finance, and the Visiting Committees. The records date from 1958 to 1992 and are arranged in three series: (1) Meetings, 1963-1992; (2) Committees, 1959-1991; and (3) Administrative Records, 1958-1973. The record group contains minutes, correspondence, reports, budgetary records and memoranda. In general, the subjects treated in the record group fall under the headings of the committees: Academic Program, Finance and Development, and the Visiting Committees, with each of the latter dealing with its own specialized area of study.

Dates

  • 1958-1992

Creator

Use Restrictions

Records in this record group are restricted for twenty-five years from their date of creation. For details, see Regulations Governing Access to Restricted Records, at the front of each binder.

Extent

2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record center cartons)

History

An advisory body to the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was established when the school itself was established in 1943. Although several names were used for this body over the years, its functions were essentially the same and its membership was continuous. In 1958, the duties of the Academic Board and of the Advisory Council were formally defined in a letter dated January 23, 1958, from President Milton S. Eisenhower to SAIS Dean Philip W. Thayer:
The Academic Board of the School of Advanced International Studies is the advisory group of the school which gives critical and continuing attention to educational matters, and, when necessary, submits recommendations to the President of the University for his approval or for final action by the Board of Trustees. These matters will include maintenance of University academic standards, changes in the academic program, appointments to the academic staff, academic promotions and questions of educational policy. The Board should meet at least twice each semester, and oftener on the call of the Chairman. The Advisory Council to the School of Advanced International Studies (whose membership is the same as that of the Foreign Service Educational Foundation) advises the Dean of the School and the President of the University on administrative matters including fiscal, organizational, public relations, and related problems.

Many of the members of the Advisory Council were prominent figures in government, including members of the United States Congress and the Cabinet. A few of the more illustrious members of the Advisory Council include: Dean G. Acheson, Secretary of State from 1949 to 1953; Christian A. Herter, Secretary of State from 1959 to 1961; William P. Rogers, Secretary of State from 1969 to 1973; and Frances P. Bolton, U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1940 to 1968.

Provenance

These records were transferred to the Archives by Marilyn Bugg, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies and by Mary Mawyer of the School of Advanced International Studies Development Office.

Accession Number

84.32, 99.14
Processing Information Finding aid prepared by Aravinda Pillalamarri and Jennifer Allain Rallo.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA