Scope and Content
Title: International Studies and Overseas Programs. Nigeria Program. Administrative files.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 48
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
0.4 linear ft.
Record Series 48 contains contracts, reports, financial records, and photographs regarding the Nigeria Program.
International Studies and Overseas Programs. Nigeria Program.
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UCLA's International Studies and Overseas Program (ISOP) began in 1958. Formerly known as the Institute of International and
Foreign Studies (IIFP), ISOP's founding functions were to promote international interdisciplinary studies and to serve as
a liaison for government, international agencies, and international dignitaries and visitors to the university.
At its founding, ISOP was composed of five study centers: African Studies, Latin American Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian
and East European Studies, and Studies in Comparative Folklore and Mythology.
Established in 1961, the Nigeria Program was the first Peace Corps Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The Peace Corps Program at UCLA began shortly after the creation of the Peace Corps itself in 1961. On August 30, 1961 UCLA
announced that it would become the eighth Peace Corps training center.
The Nigeria Program began with a ten week training course for 100 volunteers. The volunteers were to teach math, physics,
agriculture, home economics, general science, chemistry, biology, geography, and languages in Nigerian secondary schools.
Scope and Content
This series contains the administrative files of the 1961-1974 Nigeria Program at UCLA. Materials include annual reports,
the U.S. federal government contract for the program, financial records, and photographs of students.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.