Western Hemisphere Department Records
Level of description
490.5 linear feet of textual records.
Conditions governing access
Contains closed material.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records of the Western Hemisphere Department (WHD) created and/or maintained by its Immediate Office and area divisions. Although the Department was established in 1953, there are some earlier records from 1946-1949 created at the time when WHD was a division under its predecessor, the Research Department. Records primarily document the functions of WHD in the areas of: monitoring the economic, financial and political developments of its member countries; negotiating the use of Fund resources; conducting missions and participating in meetings; providing technical assistance to countries; and, collaborating with other international organizations.