FG 82 (Board of Foreign Scholarships) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:  1.5 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:  240
Organizational Note

The Board of Foreign Scholarships was authorized by Public Law 584 in 1946 and its authority was expanded by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. It sets the policy for the Academic Exchange Program under the Act and supervises the program. The Board selects students, scholars, teachers, trainees, and other persons to participate in the educational exchange programs.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, press releases, and handwritten notes. Primary correspondents include President Nixon, Dwight Chapin, Jeanne Davis, John Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, Henry Kissinger, David Parker, William P. Rogers, Darrell Trent, Charles Wilkinson, James Billington, John Hope Franklin, William Kintner and James Roach. Topics include the Board's budget concern, international educational and cultural exchange programs, White House review of the Board's activities, communications with the Department of State, and appointments to the Board. Oversize attachment, 3450, has been processed and integrated into the collection.

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