Subfonds ARISBR - Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research

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Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research


  • 1961 - 1973 (Creation)

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0.78 linear metres of textual records

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The Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research (ARISBR) was organized through the cooperation of UNESCO and the Government of Indonesia to assist in solving the school building problems in the Region. It was created in Bandung in late 1962 with the expectation to last for ten years. On 1 January 1965, the President of Indonesia announced that Indonesia is withdrawing from the United Nations and most of its agencies, one of which was UNESCO. This meant that ARISBR had to be located in another country and was temporarily moved to Bangkok, on 1 June 1965. It finally moved to Colombo, Sri Lanka and closed its door in 1973.


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The archives of the Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research (ARISBR) were transferred to UNESCO after its dissolution in 1973 and were arranged and inventoried by the Archives service in 1989.

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Subfonds consists of ARISBR documents, correspondence files and publications from 1961 to 1973

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Created by Julia Pohle, August 2009. Revised, AWT, September 2016.




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