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Georgia Council for International Visitors records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1004

Scope and Content

The collection includes administrative materials focusing on the organization of programs as well as statistics on the visitors and their interests. Other administrative materials include by-laws, minutes from board and executive meetings, public relations materials, fundraising documents, newsletters, and documentation of the programs hosted by the organization. The bulk of the collection is itineraries for group and individual visits to Atlanta. The itineraries detail participants’ tours and meetings including those with universities, corporations, health organizations, and tours of local points of interest. The visitor files also include correspondence between the GCIV and visitors regarding the logistics and evaluations of their visits


  • 1966-2004


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative and Biographical History

The National Council for International Visitors founded the Atlanta Committee for International Visitors (ACIV) in 1962. In late 1969, the name was changed to Atlanta Council for International Visitors. In 1973, the organization merged with the Atlanta International Student Bureau. The organization was renamed Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV) in 1986. The GCIV arranges professional programs, cultural orientations, and home hospitality for international leaders and professionals who travel to Georgia as part of the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Launched in 1940, the IVLP seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed professional visits for current and emerging foreign leaders. International visitors include representatives from government, politics, the media, education, non-governmental organizations, the arts, public health, international security, business and trade, and other fields1. GCIV maintains an office in Atlanta. The staff and volunteers work under the direction of a thirty-one person Board of Trustees. GCIV partners with other groups including the Atlanta Council on International Relations, the United Nations Association of the United States of America, and the Advisory Committee on International Relations to promote internationalism2.


15.2 linear ft. (38 document cases)



Acquisition Information

Gift of the Georgia Council for International Visitors, 1992 (1992.133), 1997 (1997.191), 1998 (1998.005), 1999 (1999.139), 2005 (2005.191) and 2006 (2006.216).

General Physical Descriptive note

Extent: 15.2 linear feet (38 document cases)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2010

An Inventory of Its Records at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Laura Starratt
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305