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Series I: Cataloged Material
At a Glance
Arranged in 11 Series
Scope and Content
Correspondence, speeches, articles, economic data, photographs, scrapbooks, appointment books, telephone logs, memorabilia, and printed materials dealing almost exclusively with Woods' presidency of the World Bank. The papers consist largely of volumes of speeches and articles by Woods, world economic briefs and scrapbooks of clippings and photographs. The collection includes a number of signed and inscribed photographs including Mohammad Ayub Khan, Hassan II of Morocco, Ferdinand E. and Imelda Marcos, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Gamal Abdul Nasser. Also in the collection are books from Woods' library, some of them inscribed; printed materials by and about Woods; and silver and other memorabilia.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
Some materials located off-site (Boxes 4-47; 52-95). You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Country Economic Briefs, April 1968: may not be used without written permission of the World Bank.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George D. Woods papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed MMB 01/26/83.
Addition Processed MMB 10/13/83.
Addition Processed MMB 02/29/84.
Addition Processed JCA 02/--/86.
correspondence files, calendars, and phone lists processed RL 05/--/86.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2020-06-18 Link to PDF added back. kws
2020-09-17 EAD version published by ptl
History / Biographical Note
Investment banker who served as president of the World Bank from 1963 to 1968. Prior to which he had been chairman of the board of the First Boston Corporation, of which he was also a founder.