This collection of the Social Science Research Council is not a complete documentation of the Council's work. Some material
was purged throughout the years. Many documents are still stored at an off-site warehouse in New York City.
Much of the earlier Council material, from the 1920s to the 1940s is missing, but older Council documents can be found in
the collections of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial.
The bulk of material in Record Group 1, Series 1 through 9, are conference papers and minutes. The bulk of material in Record
Group 2, Series 1 through 5, are fellowship files and correspondence. The photograph collection is quite limited. Most if
not all of the photos accompanied fellowship applications.
Although some of the Council's files are missing or still stored in New York City, some series of the collection are well
documented. Particular Committee Projects have extensive records, including the Committee on African Studies, the Committee
on China, the Committee on Japan, and the Committee on Latin America subseries.
Important topics within the Committee Project Series include: Communism, Colonialism, Imperialism, Civil Wars in Africa, and
Peasant Rebellion in Latin America.
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