Minutes, reports, memoranda, correspondence, speeches, and printed matter, relating to higher education in the United States,
governmental educational policy, promotion of international education, and American assistance to foreign institutions of
higher learning, especially in Africa. Sound use copies of sound recordings available.
During a blizzard in Chicago in January 1918, four educators representing professional associations deliberated on how to
best meet the wartime needs of American higher education. Before World War I was over, these four educators were joined by
others and the Emergency Council on Education was created. This fledgling organization, with an annual budget of two thousand
dollars, soon shed its wartime nature and changed its name to the American Council on Education. From 1918, ACE has steadily
increased in size and stature in American higher education.
2482 manuscript boxes, 49 cubic foot boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 42 card file boxes, 6 phonorecords, 2 computer tapes, 2 motion
picture film reels
(1060.5 linear feet)
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Boxes 2453-2467 are closed until January 1, 2032. The remainder of the collection is open for research.
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