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The People to People Program, 1956-60.

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dc.contributor.author Keller, David.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T20:38:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T20:38:43Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-07-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1749
dc.description 90 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The People-To-People Program was developed in 1956 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote global peace and understanding. Although it reached the hearts of thousands through its letter Writing and Sister City programs, it experienced philosophical and financial failures. This thesis examines the development, outcomes, successes and failures of the Program from 1956 to 1960. The major findings of this study suggest that the Program's financial problems rested on its inability to gain grants from private sources. As the Program was unable to receive a substantial grant, it contradicted its government-free philosophy by accepting government money. Secondly, the Program's obscured priorities allowed it to become caught up in a Cold War public relations campaign. In addition, the Program started to lose its identity by copying other exchange programs and philanthropic organizations and taking credit for their achievements. In analyzing the Program, an attempt is made to explain how these problems developed. Specific examples from government documents and Eisenhower Library materials are presented to define the Program and its problems. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject People-to-People (Organization). en_US
dc.title The People to People Program, 1956-60. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor Loren Pennington en_US
dc.department social sciences en_US

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