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Berresford, Susan V. (Susan Vail) (1943)

The collection consists of the Executive Officer Subject Files of Susan Berresford, including correspondence, project proposals, newsletters, press materials, and other documents from projects and programs overseen by Susan Berresford, many related to Woman's Programs. The majority of materials were created in the late 1970s to early 1980s. During this period, Berresford held many roles at the Foundation, including program assistant and program officer in the Division of National Affairs, officer in charge of Women's Programs, and Vice President for US and International Affairs Programs.

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Edwards, Robert H. (Robert Hazard) (1935-)
Robert H. (Hazard) Edwards joined the Ford Foundation as a program officer for the International Division in 1965. In 1968, Mr. Edwards served as the Foundation's Representative in Pakistan. He later transferred to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Program in the early 1970s where he would serve as Deputy Head under William Fredericks. In 1973, he succeeded Fredericks as MEA Head. Mr. Edwards left the Foundation in 1977 to accept an appointment as President of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. The Office Files of Robert H. Edwards span from 1968 to 1977 and comprise the files that Mr. Edwards kept as Head of the International Division's MEA Program. The collection is organized into three series: program management files, subject files, and chronological files. The program management files primarily consist of memoranda but also correspondence, notes, reports, and papers relating to the work of Mr. Edwards's program officer Lowell S. Hardin. Mr. Edwards's subject files contain memoranda, correspondence, papers, speeches, reports, meeting materials, and background primarily pertaining to the Foundation's programs in the Middle East and Africa. His chronological files of correspondence and memoranda from the year 1968 and the years between 1972 and 1977 are also available.
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Esser, George H., Jr. (1921-2006)

Collection contains the office files of Ford Foundation Program Advisor George Esser. Esser served as Program Advisor for the South in the Foundation's National Affairs Division between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The collection is comprised of two types of records housed within two separate series. The first series contains Esser's subject files, while the second contains his correspondence files.

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Ford Foundation

The collection includes background information on New York City schools, meeting notes, recommendations from experts in the field of education, drafts of the Mayor's Advisory Panel on Decentralization final report: Reconnection for Learning: A Community School System for New York City York City Schools, correspondence with New Yorkers angered by the New York City teachers' strike, and clippings related to school decentralization in New York City and across the country. The collection spans from 1962 to 1973.

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Ford Foundation

Collection contains the program files of the Ford Foundation field office in Tehran, Iran. These files concern Foundation fellowships related to Iran and Iranian awardees as well as the two main focus areas of the Tehran Office's program activity: educational development and rural village development. Records are organized into three individual series based on these three different subjects. With materials spanning from 1952 to 1964, the collection documents the entire history of Ford Foundation support to Iran as conducted through the Tehran Field Office which was established in 1959. Prior to 1959, programming for Iran was run out of the Ford Foundation's Beirut, Lebanon Office.

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Ford Foundation

The collection contains correspondence, meeting materials, grant approval materials, reports, and memos related to the Ford Foundation's Problems of the Aging program within the Economic Development and Administration department. The collection primarily consists of the office files of Stacey Widdicombe, a program associate who led the Problems of the Aging program. Materials within the collection relate to the 1961 White House Conference on Aging, the Senate's Special Committee on Aging, the National Committee on Aging, research into social issues of older Americans, social security issues, economic and housing issues for older individuals, and rights of older workers.

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Ford Foundation

The collection contains correspondence sent on behalf of the Ford Foundation Program Division, Rural Poverty and Resources Program to Ford Foundation staff, grantees, and grant applicants. Officers who sent and reviewed the correspondence include: Director of the Program, E. Walter Coward, Jr., the Deputy Director, Lisa Mensah, and Program Officers, Elizabeth C. Campbell, Doreen Dun, Eric Holst, Frances F. Korten, Jeffrey T. Olson, Chris Page, Peggy Greaves, and Sharon Ebron

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Ford Foundation

Collection contains the office files that Gloria Walters created when she served as Archivist/Records Retention Manager at the Ford Foundation and was based in the Foundation's Information Services, Archives and Records Retention unit. The collection is comprised of 3 series. The first series, Subject files, documents Walters' general activities in leading the Foundation's archives and records retention functions and supporting the larger Information Services department, primarily between 1993 and 1996, whereas the second series, Automation project files, specifically concerns the archive's automation project. Files in the third series, Researcher files, were removed from the Subject files series during processing and closed to access because of concerns over the privacy of the Foundation archive's researchers.

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Geithner, Peter F.

This collection holds the papers of Peter F. Geithner who served as Regional Director of Asia Programs for the Ford Foundation between 1990 and 1996. It contains both professional and personal material, and although it chiefly consists of records created during the course of Geithner's long career in philanthropy, it was maintained by Geithner as an individual person and stored at his home in Orleans, Massachusetts. See the Other Finding Aids note to locate Ford Foundation records created by Geithner during his time as Regional Director of Asia Programs.

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Hardin, Lowell S.

Lowell Hardin worked for the Ford Foundation from 1965-1981 in the field of international agriculture research and training. This collection of Hardin's office files contains reports related to agricultural training and production, budget and program planning documents from agricultural research and training centers, planning documents and reports from the Arid Lands Agricultural Development (ALAD) Program in Beirut, and meeting materials from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

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Lipsky, Michael

The collection documents Michael Lipsky's work as a program officer for the Ford Foundation in the fields of governance, civil society, and peace and social justice. In particular, the collection highlights Lipsky's leading role in organizing the Innovations in American Government awards program from 1991-2001. Records related to the program include correspondence with government officials, reports, publications, application materials, and event materials. Another program established by Lipsky's work with the Foundation was the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, a program to provide research, policy analysis, public education and coalition building for state budgets across the United States. The collection contains SFAI reports from state organizations, grant proposals, and correspondence.

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Schoettle, Enid C. B. (1939-2018)

Collection contains the office files of Ford Foundation program executive Enid C.B. (Curtis Bok) Schoettle. From 1976 to 1993, Schoettle occupied a number of positions in the Foundation's International Affairs Program (IAP), a unit that was once organized under the Foundation's United States and International Affairs Program (USIAP). Schoettle served as Program Officer, Program Officer in Charge, and Director of IAP. Her work primarily focused on managing grants for international security and arms control research and initiatives.

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Skolnick, Betty P.

Collection contains the staff subject files Betty Skolnick created during her time in the Ford Foundation's Middle East and Africa Program (MEA). Between 1973 and 1975, Skolnick served in the MEA, first as a Training Associate and then as an Assistant Program Officer. Materials within the collection document her assistance on Foundation projects aimed at supporting language development research. Records such as correspondence, memos, notes, reports, articles, and brochures show the Foundation's interest in engaging and promoting research regarding language in education, language policy and planning, and linguistics. This research primarily concerns language development in African countries such as Nigeria and Tanzania. Some records document the Foundation's grant support to institutions in African countries for development oriented language research and training.

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Thompson, Marcia

The collection contains the office files of Marcia T. Thompson, program officer in the Office of the Humanities and the Arts at the Ford Foundation from 1953-1983. Contents include background papers, reports, correspondence, grant files, and materials relating to the Symphony Orchestra Program, the Cash Reserve Program, the Ford Foundation Stabilization Program, the Office of the Humanities and the Arts, the Education and Culture Program, and the National Arts Stabilization Fund (NASF).

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Zeitlin, June H.

Collection contains the staff subject files that June Zeitlin created during her tenure as Deputy Director of the Ford Foundation's Rights and Social Justice Program. Records consist solely of Zeitlin's chronological correspondence. In addition to the files Zeitlin created when she served in the Rights and Social Justice Program, there is also some material that originates from Zeitlin's time as a Program Officer in the Human Rights and Governance Program. The responsibilities of the Human Rights and Governance Program transferred to the Rights and Social Justice Program in June 1991.