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About the Archives

This site contains the catalog and ISAD(G) finding aids of the World Bank's archives, summaries of oral histories, exhibits from the Bank Archives collections and the archives of partner institutions, and a set of checklists, learning tools and video case studies on archives, records, and development.

Our expanding collection contains 193,000 linear feet of development information related to World Bank Group member countries dating from 1946-present. This collection includes lending project files, country files, economic reports, sector studies, policy files, oral history interviews, films, videos, photographs.

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World Bank Group Archives
MSN MC C3-302
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA

Telephone: (202) 473-2000
Fax: (202) 522-2761

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