Indian Institute of Technology Project File, 1953-66 | University of Illinois Archives
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Files of University of Illinois administered International Cooperation Administration (Agency for International Development) engineering assistance projects to the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, West Bengal consisting of Campus Coordinator's office files (1953-65), Group Leader's office files (1953-65), Staff files (1954-66) and Participant - Indian students - files (1955-66) including contracts, work plans, budgets, correspondence, equipment orders, itineraries, minutes, regulations, reports, application forms and lists of staff and participants. The series includes account ledgers (1960-64) and publications (1961-63).
This series contains material relating to living conditions of American staff in India, academic problems and progress of Indian students at the University of Illinois, equipment and book procurement, group Leader's duties and problems as found especially in the correspondence of Gilbert Fett and Julian Fellows, contract negotiations and work plans, administrative problems and procedures of I.I.T., structure and operation of the U. S. Foreign aid bureaucracy in India, travel by staff and participants and inspection visits by University of Illinois officials.