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IFYE Foundation of the USA records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0696

Scope and Content

This collection (1988-2009, undated) includes financial reports, correspondence, and administrative records related to the IFYE Association. The records include documentation on the exchange programs, in addition to the IFYE Foundation's activities. A majority of the records documenting the activities of the IFYE Foundation can be found in the correspondence files.

Dates

  • 1988-2009, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research. Financial records of the FLEX program are restricted to the IFYE Foundation Board of Directors.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The IFYE Association of the USA, Inc., originally the International Farm Youth Exchange and later the International Four-H Youth Exchange, was founded after World War II to give young adults the opportunity to increase international understanding and cooperation. The program is a three to six month exchange program where 4-H alumni and other young adults interested in a rural living experience live with a host family in another country and take part in the family's daily activities. Originally formed under the National 4-H Foundation, in 1992/1993 the responsibilities of supporting continued funding of the organization was transferred from the National 4-H Council to the National IFYE Association. The IFYE Foundation was developed in 1997 to raise funds to finance the continued growth of IFYE Association programs. As of 2016, IFYE exchanges are conducted in collaboration with participating land-grant universities, IFYE Association of the USA, and the IFYE Foundation of the USA.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)

Abstract

The IFYE Foundation of the USA, initially the International Farm Youth Exchange and later the International Four-H Youth Exchange, was founded in 1948 in order to foster increased understanding between the United States and other nations around the world. The three to six month exchange program provides 4-H alumni and other young adults interested in a rural living experience the opportunity to live with a host family in another country and take part in the family's daily activities. In 1992 the responsibilities of supporting continued funding of the organization was transferred from the National 4-H Council to the National IFYE Association. The IFYE Foundation was developed in 1997 to raise funds to finance the continued growth of IFYE Association programs. This collection includes financial reports, correspondence, and administrative records related to the IFYE Association.

Arrangement

The collection is organized alphabetically.

Items in related collections

MS-0695. IFYE Association of the USA records, 1948-2012, undated RS 16/3/4/2. Iowa State University. International Farm Youth Exchange program files, 1963-1975

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0696. IFYE Foundation of the USA records, 1988-2009, undated
Date
January 11, 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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