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Institute of Politics (Williamstown) Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Institute of Politics


Collection consists of printed materials: Reports of the Round Tables nos. 6-10 (1926-1930) and information related to them and the Institute in general: correspondence, pamphlets, publicity materials and newspaper clippings.


  • Majority of material found within 1922-1931

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Institute of Politics; also called the Williamstown Institute of Politics; first envisioned in 1913 by the president of Williams College, Dr. Harry A. Garfield, who planned to assemble each summer a group of scholars of international reputation to deliver courses of lectures, to be held at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts; the summer school was not begun until after World War I, in 1919, when the purpose of the Institute was redefined, to be a forum where world problems would be discussed, and to reach an audience far larger and wider than originally envisioned.


0.83 Linear Feet (10 linear inches.)

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