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Iowa State University. International Farm Youth Exchange program files

 Record Group
Identifier: RS 16/3/4/2

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

This collection (1963-1975) contains letters written by Iowa IFYE delegates sent to family and friends back home, documenting their experiences as part of the exchange program.

Dates

  • 1963-1975

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE) was founded in 1948 by the National 4-H Foundation after World War II to promote greater international understanding and cooperation. The first two-way exchange took place that year, with seventeen young Americans traveling to seven different countries in Western Europe and six Europeans traveling to the United States to live with host families for six months. It was this exchange that led to the development of IFYE. The program was funded in the United States by the National 4-H Foundation and later by the National 4-H Council. In 1973, IFYE changed its name to International Four-H Youth Exchange.



Iowa 4-H clubs participated in IFYE throughout the 1960s and 1970s.



Source



"History: A Short History of The IFYE Association of the USA, Inc." IFYE Association of the USA, Inc. 2015. Web. 22 July 2015. http://ifyeusa.org/about/history.html>



Schwieder, Dorothy. 75 Years of Service: Cooperative Extension in Iowa. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1993.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Abstract

The International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE) was founded in 1948 to promote greater international understanding and cooperation through a 6-month exchange program. Iowa 4-H clubs participated in IFYE throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The collection contains letters written by Iowa IFYE delegates sent to family and friends back home, documenting their experiences as part of the exchange program.

Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically by country. Each country file may contain more than one delegate's correspondence.

Items in related collections

RS 16/3/57. William H. Stacy papers, 1911-1975, undated RS 16/3/4. Iowa State University. 4-H Youth Development records, 1915-2010 RS 16/3/7. Iowa 4-H Foundation records MS-0696. IFYE Foundation of the USA records, 1988-2009, undated MS-0695. IFYE Association of the USA records, 1948-2012, undated

Related collection materials

· Paul C. Taff Papers (RS 16/3/56)

Title
RS 16/3/4/2. Iowa State University. International Farm Youth Exchange program files, 1963-1975
Date
March 13, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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