RG 8 contains records of the U. S. - China Teachers Exchange Program, 1996-2014, including files on program and funding, American teachers, and participating schools in the U. S. and China. Other significant materials include Board of Directors Minutes Books from 1966-2007 and individual Members' files; as well as correspondence files for NCUSCR presidents Douglas Murray and John Holden, 1997-2004. There is also a small series of Clippings files, primarily concerning Chinese relations with the U. S., the U. S. S. R., and other Asian countries, mainly for the 1970s- mid-1980s.
The records of the National Committee on United States – China Relations are divided into ten record groups, which reflect the order in which the records were received (but which are otherwise an artificial distinction). The records are sorted intellectually into series, which carry over through all record groups, but they have received minimal physical rearrangement. RG 8 of the NCUSCR records is arranged into four series: 2 – Exchanges – General; 11 – Board of Directors, Committees, and Members records; 14 – NCUSCR Presidents' Files; and 15 – Clippings and Reference.
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