Franklin Book Programs, Inc.
Franklin Book Programs Records
1920-1978 (mostly 1952-1977)
105.42 linear feet, 249 archival boxes, 4 half size archival boxes, 28 8x10 photograph boxes, 6 5? x8? boxes, 2 5x7 boxes, 2 9x12 boxes, 2 113/4x15 boxes, 1 14x18 box, 1 16x20 box, 2 microfiche boxes, 1 phonograph box and 3 custom made boxes
The Records of the Franklin Book Programs document the activities of the organization from its inception in 1952 to its dissolution in 1978. For 26 years, Franklin assisted developing countries in the creation, production, distribution, and use of books and other educational materials. Its efforts were based on the premise that through wider and improved education, underdeveloped nations could better utilize their human resources to help eliminate hunger, poverty, overpopulation, and economic paralysis.