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Community Volunteers for International Programs records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-

Scope and Contents

The collection contains administrative materials, informational booklets for international students, minutes of board meetings, newsletters, annual reports, and materials about programs run by the volunteers. The collection also contains materials related to Christmas Adventure in World Understanding including event programs for the 1950s through the 1980s, photographs from the events, as well as financial records of the annual program. There is also research on the topics of the program included in the collection as well.


  • Creation: 1948-1989, 2010-2011, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

Community Volunteers for International Programs is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization supported by the Office for International Students and Scholars at Michigan State University. Their mission is to increase mutual cross-cultural understanding and goodwill between MSU's international students, visiting scholars, their families, and the greater Lansing community by organizing activities and programs that supplement and enhance specialized services offered by various units at MSU. (Source:

The previous name of the organization was Community Volunteers for International Visitors.

The Christmas Adventure in World Understanding was a program at Michigan State University, developed in part by M.S.C. faculty member Louise Carpenter, where international students from around the United States would come to East Lansing to spend their Christmas holiday. Students would spend time with families in the area and partake in Christmas festivities, along with other special programs.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Community Volunteers for International Programs Records
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A. Texel and S. Roberts
June 2016
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US