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Identifier: MC 655

American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service Records


  • Majority of material found in 1942–1987


The records of the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service (ACVAFS) consist of board of directors' minutes and memoranda, 1944-1984, together with administrative files; executive committee minutes and memoranda, 1943-1981; the board's membership and finance committee records; position papers and testimony, 1942-1983; a mimeograph chrono file, 1944-1977; publications; correspondence files relating to member agencies, non-member agencies and individuals; files concerning ACVAFS's activities in connection with the United States government, the United Nations and foreign councils; functional committee files, chiefly of the Migration and Refugee Affairs Committee, the Material Resources Committee (including disaster files by country) and the Development Assistance Committee; and area committee files. Accompanying the records of the American Council are records of the Council of Relief Agencies Licensed for Operation in Germany (CRALOG); records, including publications, of the Technical Assistance Information Clearing House (TAICH); personal files of Dr. Joseph P. Chamberlain (1873-1951) relating to ACVAFS during its formative years; and miscellaneous audio and audiovisual recordings pertaining to subjects of interest to ACVAFS and its member agencies. The records of the area committees pertain in part to Japan and the Licensed Agencies for Relief in Asia.


191 cubic feet (191 record cartons)

Physical Location

Stored offsite: Advance notice required to consult these records.

Language of Materials



Materials from box 150 and after were kept by the Technical Assistance Information Clearing House--TAICH--and not directly by ACVAFS, its parent organization.

Inventory to the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service Records
Edited Full Draft
Special Collections and University Archives
October 2012
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.