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Title: Office of International Affairs records
Dates:1951-1991 (bulk 1977-1988)
Call Number:A63

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the management of international affairs at Northeastern University (NU), including recruitment activities, international visitors, institutional collaborations, and international student life. There are six series in this collection: Administration, Recruitment, International Visitors, Student Life, New England-China Consortium (NECC), and Joy W. Viola (JVW). The Administration series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and annual reports from the International Coordinating Board (ICB) and the Office of International Affairs (OIA). The Recruitment series includes advertising, information requests, and trip reports relating to recruitment efforts of the OIA. The International Visitors series documents international visitors to NU between 1951 and 1989, including the African Ambassadors Reception in 1984 and the 1985 visit of Dr. Carlos Tunnermann, Ambassador of Nicaragua. The International Scholar and Education series documents cultural and educational exchange programs as well as seminars that assisted international students and faculty in adapting to NU. The NECC series documents the establishment and activities of the NECC, a cultural exchange and educational collaborative of 40 institutions in New England and China. The Joy W. Viola series contains material relating to the professional and administrative activities of JWV, dean of the Office of International affairs between 1982 and 1988, founding director of the ICB, NECC, and the Center for International Higher Education Documentation, and director of Century Fund communications between 1988 and 1991.