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Rural Institutes of India - Education and Training Project

Collection Overview

Title: Rural Institutes of India - Education and Training Project

Predominant Dates:1959-1961

ID: RG 10/10.14

Creator: Berea College

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Languages: English [eng]


In conjunction with the Ministry of Education of the Government of India and the National Council of Rural Higher Education (U.S.), Berea College provided technical assistance, training, and educational programming to the Rural Higher Institutes in India during the late 1950s and early 1960s.  Consultation and programming included work by Berea College faculty in India and on the Berea College campus (including a semester long study program for Indian students at Berea). The two main areas of focus for the project on the part of Berea were research and extension work in rural areas.  For Berea College, Dean Louis Smith served as Educational Advisor and Campus Coordinator and Luther Ambrose served as a consultant.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers in this collection include reports and recommendations written by Louis Smith and Luther Ambrose, correspondence, project outlines and itineraries, and other materials detailing the work of the project.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations. Please cite all information.

Related Materials:

RG 4.01: Louis Smith Papers

RG 9.50: Kenneth H. Thompson Papers

RG 11.10: Conferences: Indian Seminar

Preferred Citation: [Record/Folder/Box], RG 10.14: Rural Institutes of India-Education and Training Program. Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: Processing and creation of finding guide created in January 2019 by Lori Myers-Steele.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Administrative and Informational Records, 1959, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes: correspondence, information on Indian Seminar, general outline of the project, details for Semester at Berea College, participant information, "The Future Development of Rural Higher Institutes: A Recommended Program" by Louis Smith
Folder 2: First Annual Report for January 25 - December 31, 1960, 1960Add to your cart.
By Luther Ambrose and Louis Smith
Folder 3: Semi-Annual Report for January 1 - June 30, 1961, 1961Add to your cart.
By Luther Ambrose and Louis Smith