Monday, March 1, 2010

The NAFSA Region XI Archives

Those who know me either from my work on the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (TLS) team and other NAFSA Task Forces and Subcommittees or via IHEC Blog will know that I have a strong interest in the history of the field of international education. Yesterday, my colleague Bryan McAllister-Grande from Brandeis University and the Research/Scholarship Network Leader for NAFSA posted some really exciting news to the Research/Scholarship discussion forum (if you’re not subscribed now is a good time). Specifically, NAFSA’s Region XI has set up an online archive and there are some really great documents in PDF format with some dating back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. It is important to note that most of these documents have a national focus on international education and are not specific to Region XI. A brief listing of what you can find in the archives:

News from NAFSA (1958)

Foreign Students: Exchange or Immigration? (1964)

A History of Study Abroad (1966)

A Letter to NAFSA from Lyndon Johnson (1968)

The Professionalization of the Foreign Student Advisor (1976)

The Impact of the “Buckely Amendment” (1976)

While they are mentioned on the Archive website I think it is important to highlight and thank the Region XI Archive Committee members for their invaluable work on this project! The committee members are:

Bob Chudy – University of Connecticut
Steve Harvey – Southern New Hampshire University
Michelle Kort – University of Connecticut, Babson College.
Richard Lazzerini – University of Hartford
Don Ross – Salem State College
Jennifer Stephens - Consultant
Alice Thayer – St. Michael’s College

You can access the Region XI Archive here.

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