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COLLECTION Identifier: HUD 3537

Records of conferences held by the Luxembourg-Harvard Association, 1987-1988.


The Luxembourg-Harvard Association was established in 1987 to be a forum for discussion of changing international political dynamics. These records document two conferences. One held in 1987 on the impact of the Marshall Plan and one held in1988 on the effects of perestroika on Western Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States.


  • 1987-1988.


Conditions on Use and Access

There are no restrictions on access.


1.6 cubic feet (5 boxes)
These records document the proceedings of two academic conferences sponsored by the Luxembourg-Harvard Association on the history of the Marshall Plan and economic reform in the Soviet Union.

History of the Luxembourg-Harvard Association

The Luxembourg-Harvard Association was established in 1987 at the invitation of Jacques Santer, Prime Minister of Luxembourg. In February of that year, Santer visited Harvard for the Model United Nations program sponsored by the International Relations Council. Impressed by the undergraduates he met, he spoke with several Harvard Deans about an academic collaboration with his country. Santer offered the University, under the auspices of his Government, the opportunity to develop academic programs for students and scholars "on transatlantic issues that will help to improve comprehension for mutual concerns and contribute to find common solutions for the problems ahead." Operating out of the Office of the Prime Minister and under the Direction of Dr. Armand Clesse, who worked closely with Harvard personnel and students (particularly Dean of Students, Archie C. Epps III), the Association sponsored several conferences and published books as well. In October 1990, Clesse founded the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies which provided an institutional framework for activities that were previously organized by the Luxembourg- Harvard Association.

Series in the Collection

  1. Records Relating to The Marshall Plan and the Building of an Atlantic Community, 1987. (1 cubic foot in 3 containers.)
  2. Records Relating to The Western Community and the Gorbachev Challenge, 1988. (0.5 cubic feet in 2 containers.)

Custodial Information

The Records of the Luxembourg-Harvard Association conferences came to the Archives through the Office of the Dean of Students. Accruals are not expected.

Acquisition Information

  1. Accession number: 11895, Ellen Hatfield Towne, 1990 January 29
  2. Accession number: 14053, Dean of Students, 1999 September 23

Allied Material in the Harvard University Archives

University Records
  1. Records relating to the Harvard Model Congress Europe
  2. Records relating to the Harvard International Relations Council

General note

This document last updates 2004 November 16.
General note The Records of the Luxembourg-Harvard Association are stored in an off-site facility. Researchers are advised to contact Reference Staff for more information concerning retrieval of material.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrea Goldstein August 1999.

Originally, a part of these records had been mis-classified in the Harvard University Archives with the Records of the Dean of Students in UAIII 5.95.7. In 1999, processing staff in the Harvard University Archives recognized that the Records of the Luxembourg-Harvard Association are the records of an independent organization. Staff eradicated the old classification number and replaced it with HUD 3537.
Link to catalog
Luxembourg-Harvard Association. Records of conferences held by the Luxembourg-Harvard Association : an inventory
Harvard University Archives

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

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