Scope and Contents
The collection includes administrative files, records from Technoserve presidents Edward P. Bullard and Peter Reiling, files and grant information related to Technoserve's work in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and newsletters. Administrative files contain business records, meeting and committee files and notes, financial records, and correspondence. Records from the Office of the President include administrative files, correspondence, and writings and speeches by Edward P. Bullard and Peter Reiling. Country files and files relating to grant agreements contain business records and correspondence regarding Technoserve's work in countries of the developing world. The collection also includes Technoserve's newsletters documenting the organization's outreach.
- 1963 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Original born digital files, as well as preservation masters, may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist request that they be made. Born digital files cannot be accessed remotely. System requirements include a Manuscripts and Archives computer and file viewing software.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator(s), copyright passes to Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Technoserve, 2017 and 2018.
The collection is arranged into five series and one addition: I. Administrative files, 1979-2010. II. Office of the President records, 1967-2001. III. Country files, 1993-2010. IV. Expired grant agreements, 1991-2012. V. Newsletters, 1989-2011.
57.42 Linear Feet (143 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The collection documents Technoserve's efforts to combat poverty in the developing world. The papers consist of administrative files, records from Technoserve presidents Edward P. Bullard and Peter Reiling, files and grant information related to Technoserve's work in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and newsletters.
Biographical / Historical
Technoserve was founded in 1968 by Edward P. Bullard to combat poverty in the developing world. Bullard had previously served as a manager of a hospital in Ghana, appointed to the position by the United Church Board for World Ministries. After leaving that position Bullard started Technoserve with a mission to help lift people out of poverty through their own efforts. Bullard served as the president and chief executive officer (CEO) for 28 years. Technoserve works with the rural poor to provide them with informational, technological, and financial resources for the building of competitive farms, businesses, and industries. As of 2020, Technoserve is active in twenty-nine countries in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas.
- Africa -- Economic conditions
- Asia -- Economic conditions
- Bullard, Edward P
- Central America -- Economic conditions
- Charity organization
- Clinton, Bill, 1946-
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham, 1947-
- Community development
- Europe -- Economic conditions
- Nonprofit organizations
- South America -- Economic conditions
- Technical assistance
- TechnoServe, Inc
- Guide to the Technoserve records
- compiled by Robert Bartels and Joshua D. Cochran
- March 2020
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- December 2021: Finding aid revised
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