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History 326 - University Archives Research

Team 1: Students from East Asian countries, comparison

Possible collections to schedule an appointment to look at in Special Collections and Archives:

  • Presidents' collections
    • Kennedy Papers:
      • Start with Box 20 - Documentation of Taiwan trip Kennedy took in 1973 (need advanced notice, box is stored in off-site storage)
      • try searching the collection for "international" and "AID", some results, check the years to see if they relate to the timeperiod you are searching (For example, see box 20 and 29)
    • McPhee Papers
      • Start with Box 22: Documentation of trip McPhee took to Africa, Hong Kong, and Manila in 1963
      • Box 44 has materials related to AID, 1962-63
    • Search both president's collections for materials by majors and colleges 
  • Annual Reports
  • ASI Club records:
    • International Council, 1966-75 (box 54)
    • People to People Council, 1963-68 (box 73-74)
    • Ag related - see box 1, Ag Council, for reports for the International Student representatives to the AG Council

Maybe more research on Howard Wilson and trip to Thailand, see pg. 3 of Cal Poly Report, 1966: https://digital.lib.calpoly.edu/rekl-22149

Team 2: Vietnamese Students @ Cal Poly

Possible collections to schedule an appointment to look at in Special Collections and Archives:

  • Presidents' collections
    • Kennedy Papers:
      • Start with Box 20 - Documentation relating to Vietnamese students coming with AID status (need advanced notice, box is stored in off-site storage)
      • try searching the collection for "international" and "AID", some results, check the years to see if they relate to the timeperiod you are searching (For example, see box 20 and 29)
    • McPhee Papers
      • are you looking at McPhee's time period (1930s-1966)?
      • Box 44 has materials related to AID, 1962-63
    • Search both president's collections for materials by majors and colleges 
  • Annual Reports
  • ASI Club records:
    • International Council, 1966-75 (box 54)
    • People to People Council, 1963-68 (box 73-74)
    • Ag related - see box 1, Ag Council, for reports for the International Student representatives to the AG Council

Search our digitized materials for "Operation Handclasp" - is this relevant? If so, we have more materials in the Home Economics collections in the archives.

Search our digitized materials for the Vietnamese Students Association, a club on campus. Starts in 1970?

Team 3: South Korean Students @ Cal Poly

Possible collections to schedule an appointment to look at in Special Collections and Archives:

  • Presidents' collections
    • Kennedy Papers:
      • Are you researching the time period Kennedy was president?
      • try searching the collection for "international" and "AID", some results, check the years to see if they relate to the timeperiod you are searching (For example, see box 20 and 29)
    • McPhee Papers
      • Start with box 29 and 32 - Korea documents, dated from the 1950s
      • Box 44 has materials related to AID, 1962-63
    • Search both president's collections for materials by majors and colleges 
  • Annual Reports
  • ASI Club records:
    • International Council, 1966-75 (box 54)
    • People to People Council, 1963-68 (box 73-74)
    • Ag related - see box 1, Ag Council, for reports for the International Student representatives to the AG Council

Learn more about the majors in the course catalogs. Check their senior projects to see what they are focusing on.

Team 4: 1967 drop in enrollment

Possible collections to schedule an appointment to look at in Special Collections and Archives:

  • Presidents' collections
    • Kennedy Papers:
      • Start with Box 20 - File on AID (Agency for International Development), 1967-75 (need advanced notice, box is stored in off-site storage) 
      • Box 7, maybe? Has documentation on Enrollment from 1964-69, might be too general
      • try searching the collection for "international" and "AID", some results, check the years to see if they relate to the timeperiod you are searching (For example, see box 20 and 29)
    • McPhee Papers
      • McPhee retired in 1966, would this drop in enrollment be caused by factors that began during pre-1966?
      • Box 44 has materials related to AID, 1962-63
    • Search both president's collections for materials by majors and colleges 
  • Annual Reports
  • ASI Club records:
    • International Council, 1966-75 (box 54)
    • People to People Council, 1963-68 (box 73-74)
    • Ag related - see box 1, Ag Council, for reports for the International Student representatives to the AG Council

Was this decrease in enrollment happening at other universities (check secondary sources written about other universities)

There was a crisis in 1971 regarding enrollment increases. There is alot online. In the archives there are materials in the Kennedy papers and International Students Emergency Loan Fund Public Affairs Subject files

 

We can meet in the archives to discuss your topic further, I have some questions for you to help with this.

Team 5: Latin American students @ Cal Poly

Possible collections to schedule an appointment to look at in Special Collections and Archives:

  • Presidents' collections
    • Kennedy Papers:
      • Documents on Guatemala AID and Guatemala trip Kennedy took, Box 20 (need advanced notice, this box is stored offsite)
      • try searching the collection for "international" and "AID", some results, check the years to see if they relate to the timeperiod you are searching (For example, see box 20 and 29)
    • McPhee Papers
      • are you looking at McPhee's time period (1930s-1966)?
      • Box 44 has materials related to AID, 1962-63
    • Search both president's collections for materials by majors and colleges 
  • Annual Reports
  • ASI Club records:
    • International Council, 1966-75 (box 54)
    • People to People Council, 1963-68 (box 73-74)
    • Ag related - see box 1, Ag Council, for reports for the International Student representatives to the AG Council

 

We can meet in the archives to discuss your topic further, I have some questions for you to help with this.