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J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Records

Identifier: MC 1279

Scope and Content Note

Contained are the minutes of the meetings and historical materials related to the Board; minutes of the meetings, annual program proposals and annual reports of binational commissions/foundations; and publications.


  • 1950-1997


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.


12 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

The records are arranged and described in three series:

  1. Organizational Files
  2. Educational Commissions/Foundations Records
  3. Publications

Acquisition Information

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Records were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, in 1994, by Ralph Vogel, Executive Director.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu; completed June 2009.

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Records
Vera Ekechukwu
June 2009
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Language of description note
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