The papers contain materials that largely relate to the subject of international education, with a special emphasis on the
role played in this field by American institutions in the period after World War II. As the long-time head of the Institute
of International Education (IIE), a private non-profit organization based in New York City, Holland was involved in the administration
of student exchange programs on behalf of the United States government, including the important Fulbright Program. He also
supervised a large number of research projects that evaluated education systems in different countries. His papers consist
of his numerous speeches and articles on educational topics, as well as a great deal of correspondence, reports, and printed
matter, much of it pertaining to his work at the IIE.