Along with the Alumni Tracking Study, the Ford IFP Archive forms part of a comprehensive IFP Knowledge Management Project designed to document the history of the IFP fellowship and its future impacts. Housed at Columbia University Libraries, the IFP Archive includes a wealth of paper, digital, and audiovisual materials which document the planning and administration of the program, as well as the selection, placement, and monitoring of its more than 4,300 Fellows.
A selection of digital records—including publications, the IFP media library, and archived websites—are available online via the Ford IFP Archive website. Paper records as well as other electronic administrative files and correspondence are accessible on site in the reading room of Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Materials that contain personal and other sensitive information are restricted until 2075.
The Ford IFP Archive aims to provide researchers and practitioners with an in-depth look into the links between access to higher education, international development, and social change. This project has enabled Columbia University Libraries to play a leading role in preserving and providing access to a large, hybrid archive that exists in both paper and digital form.