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Inventory of the Kenneth Holland papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Kenneth Holland papers
    Dates: 1919-1996
    Collection Number: 2000C93
    Creator: Holland, Kenneth.
    Collection Size: 62 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (25.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kenneth Holland papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1907 Born, Los Angeles
    1929 Bachelor of Arts, Occidental College
    1930 Master of Arts, Princeton University
    1977 Died
    1933-1935 Education director, Civilian Conservation Corps
    1935-1941 Associate director, American Youth Commission, American Council on Education
    1942-1945 Director, Education Division, Office of Inter-American Affairs
    1946-1948 Assistant director, Office of International Information and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    1948-1950 U.S. representative, UNESCO
    1950-1973 President, Institute of International Education

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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 longtime 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.
    Holland traveled extensively in his capacity as head of the IIE and as an acknowledged expert on educational matters. He was part of the official delegation that accompanied President Eisenhower on his tour of Latin America in 1960, and he again visited the region as a member of the Rockefeller Mission to Latin America in 1969. He traveled several times to the Soviet Union, and made working trips to Africa, Asia, and Europe. The papers include country briefings and numerous reports produced for the Rockefeller Mission, as well as extensive documentation of his other foreign travels. Holland also attended numerous conferences devoted to international education, and the collection includes many of the speeches and papers that he delivered at such gatherings.
    The IIE materials in the papers include routine correspondence, minutes of trustees meetings, as well as many reports published by the organization. In addition, there are drafts of a history of the IIE written by Holland. The collection also contains materials on conferences held under the auspices of the IIE, including those organized by a subsidiary of the IIE, the Council on Higher Education in the Americas. Some IIE materials were added to the collection after Holland's death.
    Early in his career, Holland worked for the American Council on Education, where he contributed to a history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the United States. He also authored an international study of youth labor camps established by various governments during the Depression. The papers contain his writings and research materials on these subjects. During 1948-1950, Holland served as the United States representative to UNESCO, and there are some materials relating to this experience in the papers. There are also drafts of chapters of Holland's autobiography in the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
    United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.
    United States. Dept. of State. Office of International Information and Cultural Affairs.
    Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.)
    Unesco. Office of International Information and Cultural Affairs.
    International education.
    Student exchange programs.
    Work camps.
    United States Relations.
    United States Relations Latin America.
    Latin America Relations United States.