Series 29 - International Centre for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

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UTA 1791-29

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International Centre for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

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  • 1975-1982 (Creation)

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2.20 m of records

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(1909-1993)

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In July of 1975 Dr. Solandt was hired as a consultant to help in the establishment of ICARDA in the Middle East. He was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board in January, 1976 and remained a member of it until 1981. During this time he carried out numerous duties. As Senior Consultant he was the chief executive officer for ongoing activity. A prominent part of his duties was to recommend to the ICARDA subcommittee specific sites for ICARDA research stations in Lebanon, Syria and Iran. Visits were made and reports written though, in the case of Iran, they were not acted upon. In 1977 he advised the selection committee on the choice of a new Director-General for ICARDA.

This series includes correspondence, background files, memoranda, minutes, reports, site selection reports, maps, press coverage, pamphlets, publications, and a plaque that document in detail Dr. Solandt

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For a detailed listing of this series, see Appendix 29 in Finding Aid Inventory.

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