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World Affairs Center and International Education collection

Identifier: AC 068

Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged into five series: general information, Center for Language Studies (CLS), Central European Teaching Program (CETP), World Outlook Committee (WOC), and World Outlook Program (WOP). The General Information series is a collection of materials and records related to World Affairs Center (WAC) as a center for international education at Beloit College. The second series contains material, mostly booklets and brochures, for the CLS program. The CETP series mainly consists of two binders: the program's archives and the Teaching English as a second language (TESL) handbook. The WOC series includes the committee’s papers and Ivan Stone files. The last series consists of announcements, correspondence, evaluations, minutes, student papers and other records associated to WOP.


  • 1924-ongoing, bulk 1960s

Biographical / Historical

Adapted in part from the Beloit College catalogue 1964-1965:

Completely renovating the former Carnegie library in the summer of 1963, the building became the Holman D. Pettibone Center for the Study of World Affairs, or World Affairs Center (WAC) for short, named in memory of the former Chairman of Beloit's Board of Trustees.

Holman D. Pettibone Center for the Study of World Affairs was dedicated in 1964. This three-story building serves as headquarters for all of Beloit's programs related to international study—the overseas study program, foreign language teaching, geography, interdisciplinary concentrations such as International Relations and Russian Studies, and other appropriate curricular offerings. The Center includes office-seminars for visiting scholars from abroad, a resources center, lounge areas, and classrooms.

By co-sponsoring guest speakers with international experiences, establishing the Cullister Center on peace and international issues, and providing the International Studies Resources Center with a collection of resource materials and publications on study, travel, and work abroad, WAC was a center for Beloit College students to gain a greater understanding of international affairs though various opportunities and experiences.

Today, the Office of International Education (OIE) has replaced WAC as a center for international education.


6 Linear Feet (10 boxes; further additions are expected)

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This collection has been compiled over the years through separate accessions of various sizes from various offices and individuals, none of which has any accompanying documentation. The arrangement order presented here has been imposed by the College Archives staff.

The Office of International Education (OIE) makes periodic additions to the collection.

World Affairs Center and International Education collection
Amara Pugens'13
August, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections, Beloit, WI Repository

700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA