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Preliminary Inventory to the Servas International records
2010C15  
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Description
Bylaws, minutes, manuals, bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, writings, notes, reports, traveler and host lists and files, financial records, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to promotion of peace and international understanding, and especially to sponsorship of international travelers and international hospitality. Includes records of United States Servas, the American branch of Servas International, and papers of Bob Liutweiler, founder of Servas International.
Background
Servas (meaning “we serve” in Esperanto) is a cultural exchange organization that was first established in 1948 by a group of individuals who hailed from a number of peace organizations in England and the United States. Its mission is to promote diversity and culture understanding through work, study, and a travel exchange program.
Extent
107 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (44.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.