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Register of the United States National Student Association International Commission Records, 1946-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United States National Student Association International Commission Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1968
    Collection number: 68011
    Creator: United States National Student Association. International Commission.
    Collection Size: 323 manuscript boxes, 7 envelopes (135 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes of meetings, bulletins, circulars, questionnaires, notes, lists, financial records, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings, relating to the international activities of the association, including delegation and scholarship exchanges with other nations, American representation at annual International Student Conferences, relations with analogous student organizations abroad, and the effects of world politics on education.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection 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], United States National Student Association International Commission records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1968.

    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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Education.
    Education--United States.
    Student movements.
    Student movements--United States.
    Universities and colleges.
    Universities and colleges--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Relations.
    Phonotapes.

    Historical Note

    Founded in 1947 in Madison, Wisconsin, the United States National Student Association is a confederation of student bodies at American colleges and universities represented through their democratically-elected student government. The Association gives expression to student opinion, seeks to increase students' responsibility and contribution to the college community, and works to strengthen relations between American students and those in other countries. Specific activities include operating a national clearing house for information on student activities, cooperating with major educational and civil rights organizations, sponsoring national student literary magazine contests and student government achievement awards, conducting regional and national conferences, and making studies of various student-related problems.
    The International Commission is a division of the U.S. National Student Association and administers the international activities of the Association. It conducts delegation and scholarship exchanges with other nations, sends an American representative to the International Student Conference, and maintains relations with analogous student organizations in other countries, called national unions of students. The U.S. National Student Association meets annually at various places with the other national unions at an International Student Conference. A permanent, non-policy making body, called the Coordinating Secretariat, administers the programs decided upon at the international conference. Another organization, with which the International Commission interacts but of which it is not a member, is the International Union of Students, a tightly structured network of student groups in communist-controlled countries.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes of meetings, bulletins, circulars, questionnaires, notes, lists, financial records, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings, relating to the international activities of the association, including delegation and scholarship exchanges with other nations, American representation at annual International Student Conferences, relations with analogous student organizations abroad, and the effects of world politics on education.