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Indiana Partners of the Americas records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-197

Scope and Contents

The Indiana Partners of the Americas records include meeting minutes, agendas, publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, bylaws, guidelines, projects, memberships, and other related materials pertaining to the Partners from 1965-2008.

Dates

  • 1965-2008

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Series 20: Indiana Partners of the Americas restricted documents (1966-2002) includes restricted materials with confidential information. Contact the Archives and Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. Some of the recordings in this collection are commercial productions and therefore are subject to additional copyright restrictions. In such cases, the publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Administrative History

The Americas Program, directly influenced by John F. Kennedy, began in the early 1960's to establish a way to involve private citizens in the goals and programs of the Alliance for Progress. Partnership structure was chosen based upon the success of several informal partnerships, initiated in 1963 with support from the Organization of American States, that already linked U.S. states to Latin American states and nations. The Indiana Partners of the Americas was organized in 1964 within the Agency for International Development of the U.S. Department of State.

The Partners is an international volunteer program, which provides opportunities for schools, state agencies, civic groups, commercial and industrial interests and private individuals in each country to work together on self-help projects. In the years since its formation, the Partners have originated and carried out thousands of projects between the Americas. Projects and activities include culture and the arts, education, business and industry, health, sports, agriculture, and journalism to name a few. Except for travel funds for materials, personnel, and a modest administrative grant, all Partners activities are carried out with private funds and efforts.

Extent

21.2 Cubic Feet (29 boxes)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:



Series 1: Indiana Partners of the Americas organizational documents, undated; 1965-2005



Series 2: Indiana Partners of the Americas presidential documents, 1982-2003



Series 3: Indiana Partners of the Americas secretarial documents, undated; 1984-2007



Series 4: Indiana Partners of the Americas treasurer's documents, 1966-2007



Series 5: Indiana Partners of the Americas membership documents, 1965-2008



Series 6: Indiana Partners of the Americas committee documents, 1982-2002



Series 7: Indiana Partners of the Americas board of directors documents, 1986-2008



Series 8: Indiana Partners of the Americas meeting minutes, 1965-2007



Series 9: Indiana Partners of the Americas annual membership meeting documents, 1981-2006



Series 10: Indiana Partners of the Americas correspondence, 1965-2004



Series 11 Indiana Partners of the Americas guidebook documents, undated; 1975-1985



Series 12: Indiana Partners of the Americas members, guests, and affiliated persons documents, 1966-2001



Series 13: Indiana Partners of the Americas, National Association of the Partners of the Americas documents, 1982-2003



Series 14: Indiana Partners of the Americas, Rio Grande do Sul documents, undated; 1969-2002



Subseries 14.1: Rio Grande do Sul Partners documents, 1986-2002

Subseries 14.2: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil information documents, undated; 1969-2005



Series 15: Indiana Partners of the Americas events, projects, and programs documents, undated; 1969-2005



Subseries 15.1: Indiana Partners of the Americas general local projects and programs documents, 1984-2005

Subseries 15.2: Indiana Partners of the Americas specific local projects and programs documents, 1970-2002

Subseries 15.3: Indiana Partners of the Americas conventions and seminars documents, 1969-2000

Subseries 15.4: Indiana Partners of the Americas awards documents, 1986-2005

Subseries 15.5: Indiana Partners of the Americas agricultural projects and programs documents, 1981-2000

Subseries 15.6: Indiana Partners of the Americas art projects and programs documents, 1984-2002

Subseries 15.7: Indiana Partners of the Americas education projects and programs documents, 1966-1996

Subseries 15.8: Indiana Partners of the Americas international projects and programs documents, 1983-1999

Subseries 15.9: Indiana Partners of the Americas medical and health projects and programs, 1976-1999

Subseries 15.10: Indiana Partners of the Americas sports and athletics projects and programs, 1983-2001

Subseries 15.11: Indiana Partners of the Americas youth and women projects and programs, undated; 1983-2005



Series 16: Indiana Partners of the Americas publicity documents and publications, undated; 1965-2003



Series 17: Indiana Partners of the Americas books, undated; 1972-1998



Series 18: Indiana Partners of the Americas maps, undated; 1982-2001



Series 19: Indiana Partners of the Americas artifacts, undated; 1998-2000



Series 20: Indiana Partners of the Americas restricted documents, 1966-2002



Series 21: Indiana Partners of the Americas additions, 1985-2007



Series 22: Indiana Partners of the Americas oversize materials, 1969-1987



Series 23: Indiana Partners of the Americas photograph negatives, 1965-2006



Series 24: Indiana Partners of the Americas photographs, 1965-2006



Series 25: Indiana Partners of the Americas slides, 1965-2006



Series 26: Indiana Partners of the Americas video recordings, circa 1970-1980s



Series 27: Indiana Partners of the Americas audio recordings, undated; 1996-1999



Series 28: Indiana Partners of the Americas website archive, 2019-



Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Judith Roepke on 1999/11/19; Lane Birkel on 2000/05/31; June Shassere on 2001/10/16 and 2002/08/12; Martin Limbird on 2000/01/19, 2001/03/06, 2003/11/10, and 2004/01/13; William R. Fuller on 2001/06/21, 2011/04/27, and 2012/09/19; Jhani Laupus on 2017/09/19.

Accruals

The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2003/12/04 by A. Stone. Collection addition processing and finding aid completed 2008/08/30 by Lajmar Anderson. Collection addition processing and finding aid completed 2008/09/19 by Lajmar Anderson. Collection addition processing and finding aid completed 2011/04/15 by Helen Boyer. Collection processing completed 2012/06/01 by Kelly Richards. EAD finding aid created 2012/06/15 by Kelly Richards. EAD finding aid revised 2012/07/23 by Bethany Fiechter, 2013/12/06 by Rebecca Marangelli, and 2014/06/24 by Brandon Pieczko. Addition processing completed 2018/01/29 by Kelsey Gordon and Margaret Krizon. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/14 by Lindsey M. Vesperry.
Title
Indiana Partners of the Americas records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Contact:
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA