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  • 1990-2004 (Creation)


  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    The International Programs collection contains materials created and collected by the University of Texas at Tyler Office of International Programs, faculty, staff, and the administration of the univeristy. The materials found in this collection document the creation and implementation of various international programs by the univeristy during the early and mid 1990s. These programs include the Polish Municipal Education and Leadership Program, travel study classes from 1993 to 1995. the Central European Education Program, and the International Summer program from 1995 to 1996. There are also three final reports on travel study classes from 1998, 1999, and 2004, as well as an end of term travel study report from 1998.

  • Arrangement

    No pre-existing order present--arrangment imposed during processing. The collection is arranged into five series, each of which contain files pertaining to that series. Series include: Seires I: Polish Municipal Education and Leadership Program, Series II: International Studies Program Development, Series III: Central European Education Program, Series IV: International Summer Program, and Series V: Travel Study Program.

  • Scope and Contents

    Materials include various correspondence between univeristy faculty, staff, administration, and outside contacts, agenda's for visiting forigen delegations, and local delegations visiting forigen locations, newspaper clippings, budget and expenditure documents of different programs, brouchers and course fliers, grant proposals, class offereincs and sylibie, and reports concerning respective projects.

  • Processing Information

    Files were arranged by their respective series, and were weeded of any non-essential or sensetive information. File folders were labeled to correspond with their respective series. Two bound proposals were unbound and placed in folders.

  • Method of Acquisition

    This collection was transferred to the UASC by the UT Tyler Office of International Programs. Materials were held in two banker's boxes.

  • Historical Information

    The University of Texas at Tyler's participation in international programs dates back to its joining of the University of Texas System in 1979. At the beginning of the 1990s, UT Tyler began to participate in various exchange programs between the university and central European nations. All of these nations had been former members of the Soviet Union and had only recently broken away from the communist bloc and became liberal democracies. This program began with the Polish Municiple Education and Leadership Program in 1990. The PMELP was a program facilitated by the Sister Cities International organisation that sought to train and educate municipal leaders from the Polish town of Jelenia Góra. The program began in 1990 and ended in 1995 with multiple delegations from Tyler and Jelenia Gora engaging in an educational exchange program to foster internation cooperation and training for municiple governance and leadership. This exhange also included a cultural exchange between Tyler and Jelenia Gora. The program was originally facilited by Dr. Patricia Gajda, and Universiy President Dr. George Hamm. At the same time, the University began development of more travel study programs between 1990 and 1994, including art and theater travel study courses to the United Kingdom and Italy. These types of courses would countinue through the 1990s and into the early 2000s and include whirlwind trips through Great Britian, France, and Italy. The Central European Studies Program was a program of intelectuall exchange between the University of Texas at Tyler faculty and various university faculty and students from central European nations such as Bulgaria, Romania, and Poland to name a few. Lectures concerning central European history and politics were held at UT Tyler by visiting professors and university faculty. UT Tyler faculty along with some City of Tyler administrators participated in a trip to Budapast, Hungary in 1994. The International Summer Program from 1994 to 1996 was a summer program that brought a number of forigen students from central and eastern European nations to study during the summer sessions at UT Tyler.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], in the International Program Records, The University Archives and Special Collections Department, Robert R. Munbtz Library, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed by Brent McClendon

  • Related Materials

    Patricia Gajda Papers, Sister Cities Records, George F. Hamm Papers


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