International Relations Project papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains a small amount of correspondence relating to the establishment of the project and efforts to gain the FIDAC medal. There are reports on the project’s activities from March 1932 and June 1935 and a scrapbook of the project’s activities. In addition, a collection of clippings and scrapbooks as well as supporting materials entered in FIDAC medal competition in 1932 and 1933 is included. The FIDAC medal awarded to the University in 1934 is also contained in this collection.
- Creation: 1931-1935
- University of Minnesota. International Relations Project (Organization)
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Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Requests for permission to quote from the International Relations Project papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
The International Relations Project, with Cyrus P. Barnum as its director, was established at the University in 1931, through a gift of $5,000 from the Rotary Club of Minneapolis. The goal of the project was to "furnish students in general with some understanding of the problems of other countries, and in addition, to furnish the students of foreign countries registered at the University with a better knowledge of American life and conditions." On April 6, 1934, the University of Minnesota was awarded the FIDAC medal by the American Legion in recognition of distinguished work in the furtherance of international relations and the understanding of international problems by the student body. The Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combattants (FIDAC) was a veterans' organization of ten nations, including the American Legion of the United States. The International Relations Project was instrumental in the University of Minnesota winning the FIDAC award in 1934.
1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Collection contains the papers of the International Relations Project at the University of Minnesota.
Source of acquisition
The collection was deposited in University Archives on June 10, 1950 by Cyrus P. Barnum.
- International Relations Project papers, 1931-1935
- Karen Spilman
- July 2005
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