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Records of President George D. Woods

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Records of President George D. Woods


1959-1979 (1963-1968 predominant)



Extent and medium

4.10 linear feet (11 archival boxes)

2.2 Administrative history  See WB IBRD/IDA A0002, Office of the President

2.4 Source    The first three series were transferred from the Office of the President. The last two series were transferred to the Archives by Woods’ secretary, Bernadette R. Schmitt, in July 1986 and contain some pre-Presidential and post-Presidential papers.

3.1 Scope and content  The records of the Presidency of George D. Woods (January 1963 until April 1968) primarily concern international relations, including both briefings and travel. The correspondence file, while small, has several unusually revealing items, as do the retained copies of outgoing letters and memoranda. The background papers on each country that are found in the annual meeting briefing files provide useful snapshots of the situation of that country at that time.

3.3 Accruals    Accruals are not expected. 

3.4 Arrangement    Arranged in 5 series.

Chronological [outgoing] files
Briefing papers
Travel files
Country correspondence

4.1 Conditions of access  Records are subject to the World Bank Policy on Disclosure of Information.

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

4.3 Language/scripts   English

5.3 Related units of description   WB IBRD/IDA 11, Records of the Office of the Secretary, has 2 audio tapes and transcripts of Woods’ retirement ceremony; WB IBRD/IDA 23, Records of the Office of External Relations, has a set of Woods’ speeches; WB IBRD/IDA 54, Joint Bank-Fund Library collection on Presidents of the World Bank, has Woods material; WB IBRD/IDA 55, Robert W. Oliver collection on George D. Woods, has copies of Woods’ personal papers now at Columbia University, photographs, and oral histories conducted by Oliver in writing his biography of Woods; WB IBRD/IDA 56, Personal papers of Louise Woods, has photographs and travel diaries; see also the George D. Woods papers at the Butler Library, Columbia University.

7.2 Rules or conventions    Internal World Bank Group Archives rules
7.3 Date(s) of descriptions  2006-06-06

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