Foreign Policy Association Records, 1918-1996

Summary Information

Title: Foreign Policy Association Records
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1996

  • Foreign Policy Association
Call Number: Mss 2; M2011-044; Audio 1589A; Micro 48; AC 547; AD 582; DC 774-DC 775; DD 120; VBA 940-VBA 952

Quantity: 36.4 cubic feet (91 archives boxes), 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 2 films; plus additions of 261.3 cubic feet, 2.9 cubic feet of photographs, 29 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 3 films, 13 videotapes, and 216 audio tapes

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), a national, non-partisan adult educational organization dedicated to promoting interest in international relations and an understanding of foreign affairs; including correspondence, reports, memoranda, financial records, minutes, speeches, news releases, newsletters, brochures, photographs, moving images, audio recordings, and printed materials. Formed in 1918 as the League of Free Nations and reorganized in 1923, the FPA supplies publications, speakers, and counsel for community-based discussion programs and other events, and also sponsors events for a national audience. The records document the activities, administration, public relations, education efforts, community relations, and finances of the organization, as well as foreign policy and world affairs in all facets throughout the 20th century. Topics include human rights, war, trade, government, defense, world hunger, education, anti-communist activities, and foreign relations.


There is a restriction on access to this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.

Some films and videorecordings in this collection are cataloged individually.

Language: English

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