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Americans for UNESCO

Identifier: MS2361

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records and publications created or held by Americans for UNESCO. Researchers interested in the history of the organization or in international relations, especially as it pertains to culture and education, will find these records useful.


  • Creation: 1929-2014
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2003-2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Some files are restricted as they contain personal financial records. Archivists will review folders before researchers are allowed to access it, and remove any restricted content.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Americans for UNESCO aims at supporting and enhancing US participation with UNESCO, in collaboration with the US National Commission, the Department of State, the UN Association, the UN Foundation, concerned government agencies, research institutes, universities and NGOs, and UNESCO itself. Regarding UNESCO and its programs, AU aims to increase public knowledge in America, foster civil-sector support, promote institutional and individual interaction, facilitate collaborative interaction, and organize interactive meetings where appropriate.

Source: accessed October 12, 2018


8.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection has been organized into 2 series, the Governance and Association Records series and the Publications series.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Americans for UNESCO, October, 2016 (Accession Number 2016-117)

Guide to the Americans for UNESCO Collection, 1929-2014
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America