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Series 1: Board of Directors, 1921 September 27-1997

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The Board of Directors Series includes information on the Committees of the Board which oversee general Council issues such as membership, programs, and procedures. Of interest is the long run of Committee on Studies records, which document proposed and selected topics for study by the Studies Department. This series also houses the Board's meeting minutes, as well as correspondence and miscellaneous materials from the Board of Directors.
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Subseries 2A: General, 1918-1995

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The General Files Subseries documents portions of the administrative functions of the Council. It includes subject files on various administrative matters, including rules and policies of the Council, relations with other organizations (including the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Council's parallel organization in London), fundraising, and records on legal issues such as breaches of confidentiality, as well as attacks on and critiques of the Council. Other information included in this subseries documents anniversary planning and the history of the Harold Pratt House, the Council's New York headquarters. This subseries includes some significant documents from the Council's formative years, such as documents on the "Anglo-American Institute of Foreign Affairs," and information on the merger between its American branch and the existing Council on Foreign Relations (and materials from that earlier body); early drafts of a charter and statements of purpose, early correspondence, meeting minutes and membership lists; and documents on the development of the Foreign Affairs journal.
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The Library and Archives Subseries documents the formation and continuance of the Library and Archives of the Council on Foreign Relations. Subject files include incorporation, annual reports, the history and development of the Library, and information on gifts, fundraising, continuation of the program and committees working towards the improvement of the Library and Archives.
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Series 2: Administration, 1918-1999

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The Administration Series of the Council on Foreign Relations contains records relating to the general operations of the organization, including subject files on administrative matters, files from the Executive Office of the Council, Library and Archive records and materials documenting the various trips offered to members of the Council. In general, this series contains departmental records not falling under any of the other series.
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The Administration Subseries details the administrative work necessary to support the Study Groups of the Council. Subject files include records relating to programming, budget, staff files, and Studies Administration and Staff meeting records. The Miscellaneous files at the end of this subseries contain mainly memos and correspondence from the Study Group administration, but also lists, booklets, papers, and reports.