Luxembourg-Harvard Association. Records of conferences held by the Luxembourg-Harvard
Association : an inventory
Harvard University Archives
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: HUD 3537
Accession number: 11895, Ellen Hatfield Towne, 1990 January 29
Accession number: 14053, Dean of Students, 1999 September 23
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Luxembourg-Harvard Association.
Title: Records of conferences held by the Luxembourg-Harvard Association, 1987-1988.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.6 cubic feet in 5 containers)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: 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.
The Records of the Luxembourg-Harvard Association conferences came to the Archives
through the Office of the Dean of Students. Accruals are not expected.
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.
There are no restrictions on access.
- Records relating to the Harvard Model Congress Europe
- Records relating to the Harvard International Relations Council
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.
- Records Relating to The Marshall Plan and the Building of an Atlantic Community, 1987.
(1 cubic foot in 3 containers.)
- Records Relating to The Western Community and the Gorbachev Challenge, 1988. (0.5
cubic feet in 2 containers.)
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.
This document last updates 2004 November 16.
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.
- Series: Records Relating to "The Marshall Plan and the Building of an Atlantic Community, " (1 cubic foot in 3 containers)
History Note: In December of 1987, a conference was held by the Luxembourg-Harvard Association on
the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the announcement of the Marshall Plan at the Harvard University commencement of June 1947.
Scope of the Marshall Plan Conference Series: This series documents the proceedings at the conference on "The Marshall Plan and the Building of an Atlantic Community" which took place December 18-22, 1987. Topics include the origins of the Marshall
Plan, the Atlantic Alliance and development of NATO, U.S. and Soviet European relations, and the reconstruction of Europe's economy and defense. Material consists of annotated manuscripts, transcripts of conference colloquia,
audio tapes, and photograph albums. Archie C. Epps and Dr. Armand Clesse edited the conference papers for a book entitled Present at the Creation: the Fortieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan.
- Marshall Plan Manuscripts - Text edited by Dean of Students office  Box 1
- Marshall Plan - Transcripts from Computer Diskettes  Box 1
- Audio tapes of Marshall Plan Conference, 1987 16 audiotapes Box 3
Tapes I and II lacking.
- [Photograph Albums of Marshall Plan Conference, 1987] (2 albums) Box 5
- Series: Records Relating to "The Western Community and the Gorbachev Challenge," (0.5 cubic feet in 2 containers)
History Note: In December 1988, a conference was held by the Luxembourg-Harvard Association on the
political, social, and economic impact of perestroika on the Soviets, Western Europe and the United States.
Scope of the Gorbachev Conference Series: This series documents the proceedings at the conference on "The Western Community and the Gorbachev Challenge" December 19-22, 1988. It consists of manuscripts, transcripts, and videotapes. The
conference papers are in English, Russian and French. In addition, there is a transcript
of a conversation between John Kenneth Galbraith and Leonid I. Abalkin, USSR Academy of Sciences on the subject of "Capitalism and Socialism: Coexistence or Convergence?" Abalkin was a prominent Soviet economist who was a spokesman for perestroika and economic reform in the Soviet Union.
- Gorbachev Challenge - Author Originals A-W  3 folders Box 2
- Gorbachev Challenge - Galbraith Conversation with Abalkin. Clesse Welcome, 
Folder also includes a summary of all of the papers presented at the Conference and
an annotated manuscript of a round table discussion lead by Clesse on "Soviet Studies in the United States and in Western Europe: A Critical Assessment."
- Gorbachev Challenge - Soviet Authors' Originals  Box 2
Papers are in Russian, French, and English.
- Videotapes of Gorbachev Challenge Conference, 1988 8 videotapes Box 4