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POPULATION COUNCIL ARCHIVES, 1952-1966

Size: 51 cubic feet

Contents: The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, agendas, and financial material.

Arrangement: Arranged in five series:
  1. General Files, 1952-1966
  2. Grant Files, 1958-1966
  3. National Committee on Maternal Health, 1958-1966
  4. Organization Files, 1956-1966
  5. Subject Files, 1955-1966
Photograph Collection: Yes

Organizational History: The Population Council was founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1952 and is an independent nonprofit organization. It is international in the composition of its Board of Trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and extent of its activities. The Council helped raise the issue of population growth to global attention, and has helped to further understanding of the relationship between fertility, population growth, and socioeconomic development.


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