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Fulbright at Fifty Records

Identifier: MC 2121

Scope and Content Note

Contained are the analyses, agendas, minutes, expense reports, final reports and historical materials related to the “Fulbright at Fifty” anniversary study performed by the Fulbright Program Study Steering Committee; related reports, brochures, correspondence, biographies, curriculum vitae of board members, White House and U.S. Capitol events that helped promote the report, materials, questionnaires, grant proposals and agreements.


  • Creation: 1961-1997


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, formerly the Board of Foreign Scholarships, consists of 12 Presidentially-appointed members who oversee the operation of the Fulbright program and the selection of all Fulbright grant recipients. The Board was initially established under legislation introduced in 1946 by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas to set policies and procedures for the Fulbright Program, and to select its participants. The Board is authorized to select individuals qualified for study, research, instruction, and other educational activities, to select educational institutions qualified to participate in the program, and, in general, to supervise the program authorized by the legislation. Its mandate was extended in 1961 to include executive supervision and final selection of all individual academic exchanges. The Board also supervises the Hubert H. Humphrey North-South Fellowship Program. Grant nominations are made to the Board by cooperating agencies in the United States and by binational commissions and USIA posts abroad. The principal cooperating agencies which assist the Board in the conduct of the Fulbright Program are the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the International Exchange Programs (Department of Education). The Board reports annually to the Congress and the public on Fulbright Program activities.

(J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Records Finding Aid Biographical Sketch, Vera Ekechukwu, 2010.)


1 Linear Feet (1 box)


Agendas, minutes, reports, and other materials related to the “Fulbright at Fifty” anniversary study performed by the Fulbright Program Study Steering Committee.

Arrangement of the Papers

The records are arranged in the order received.

Acquisition Information

The Fulbright at Fifty Records were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, in 1996, by Letitia “Tish” King, Deputy Staff Director, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, United States Information Agency.

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Processing Information

Processed by Robyn Spears; completed September 2018.

Fulbright at Fifty Records
Robyn Spears
September 2018
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444