Contents and Arrangement

Notes, 1974-1988

3 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by subject or document type.

Collection History


Duplicate materials, personal documents, and office receipts have been separated from this collection.


These records were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund. The following donors supported the digitization of 40 boxes of early (pre-1990) WWB records: William H. Bohnett; Margaret Catley-Carlson; Patricia M. Cloherty; William M. Dietel; Virginia and William Foote; Donald, Arvonne, and Thomas Fraser; Elizabeth McAllister; Robert and Sarah McClanahan; Marion A. Monheim; Dr. Elizabeth Mary Okelo; Linda Schoenthaler; the Family of Martha Stuart; Barkley Stuart; Margaret Snyder; and Michaela Walsh.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson, Christopher Shannon, and Hannah Wilentz in 2006. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in September 2006. Additional donations in 2009-2017 were processed by Mudd Library staff. Digital materials in Series 7 were processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in July 2015. The finding aid was updated by Caitlin Abadir-Mullally in 2023 to reflect recent accesions.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Any meeting minutes received from WWB in the future will be restricted for 20 years after the date of their creation. Additionally, materials in Boxes 1-14, Boxes 27-33, Boxes 62-72, Boxes 102-108, Boxes 113-116, Box 122, Boxes 134-136, and Box 229 are out for digitization and are not currently accessible. The remainder of the collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection contains 3.5 floppy disks. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Notes; Women's World Banking Records, MC198, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

This collection is part of a group of 28 Mudd Manuscript Library collections related to 20th century economic thought and development which were processed as part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission funded project. Researchers wishing to access these collections should search for the subject "Economics--20th century" or related terms in the Princeton University Library Main Catalog. A collection at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Women's World Banking Records is the papers of Margaret Snyder, a founder of WWB who was involved with women's economic and development issues throughout the world, especially in Africa.


The following sources were consulted during preparation of the organizational history: "Business People; Helping Women Abroad Get Started in Business," by Daniel F. Cuff. The New York Times (Late Edition (East Coast)), November 13, 1990. "Development Bank Puts Women in Business Around the World," by Carol Kleinman. Chicago Tribune, October 21, 1985. Materials from Series 1: Administrative and Series 6: Walsh, Michaela Files; Women's World Banking Records; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. "Women and Development: Women's World Banking," by Nancy Barry. WIN News, vol. 24, issue 2, Spring 1998. Women's World Banking website, Accessed September 26, 2006.

Women's World Banking
Walsh, Michaela