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Foreign Policy Association records, 1918-1996

Foreign Policy Association

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Videos, Slides, Films; Sound Recordings
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 36.4 c.f. (91 archives boxes)
    • 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and
    • 2 films; plus
    • additions of 261.3 c.f
    • 2.9 c.f. of photographs
    • 29 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 3 films
    • 13 videotapes, and
    • 216 audio tapes
  • OCLC ocn613422398, ocn613422396
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  • COLLECTION, IN-PART, STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use, consult Reading Room Staff.
  • RESTRICTED: Minutes of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and other committees of the Association, written within the five years preceding, and correspondence, field reports and other unpublished reports of the Association, written within the five years preceding, will be made available for research only to those persons who have obtained written permission from the Chief Executive Officer of FPA and the Director of the Historical Society or their representatives.


  • Records of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), a national, non-partisan adult educational organization dedicated to promoting interest in international relations and an understanding of foreign affairs; including correspondence, reports, memoranda, financial records, minutes, speeches, news releases, newsletters, brochures, photographs, moving images, audio recordings, and printed materials. Formed in 1918 as the League of Free Nations and reorganized in 1923, the FPA supplies publications, speakers, and counsel for community-based discussion programs and other events, and also sponsors events for a national audience. The records document the activities, administration, public relations, education efforts, community relations, and finances of the organization, as well as foreign policy and world affairs in all facets throughout the 20th century. Topics include human rights, war, trade, government, defense, world hunger, education, anti-communist activities, and foreign relations.


  • Some films and videorecordings in this collection are cataloged individually.
  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by the Foreign Policy Association, New York, N.Y., 1964.
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