HU OSA 211 Records of the Office of Bill Newton-Smith

Identity Statement

Reference Code
HU OSA 211
Records of the Office of Bill Newton-Smith
1988 - 1999
Description Level
Extent and medium (processed)
35 Archival boxes, 4.38 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Newton-Smith, Bill
Archival history
The collection was transferred from Bill Newton-Smith's office at Holywell Manor, Balliol College, Oxford.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
William Newton-Smith, a Canadian philosopher of science, was one of the founding members and the first chair of the senate at the Central European University (CEU). He was also the executive director of the Open Society Foundations' (OSF) International Higher Education Support Program (HESP). During his tenure as praefectus of Holywell Manor (Balliol College's graduate center, 1989-1997), he was working on the concept and establishment of CEU, and run several programs through HESP. The documents in this fonds cover his activities within both CEU and OSF.

The collection holds materials on the establishment of the CEU and on programs and initiatives of OSF aiming at the economic recovery of Ukraine and the survival of the education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as on the founder and sponsor of both entities, George Soros.

Not Expected

Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access
Access to this fonds is regulated by the donation agreement with the Open Society Foundations, according to which records are restricted up to 25 years from the date of their creation. OSA maintains the right to review access rules to both restricted and unrestricted records on a case by case basis.
English, Serbo-Croatian, Ukrainian

Description Control

Archivist's note
Processed by Erika Máthé, 1998; rearranged by Judit Izinger and Milos Pavlovic; described by Csaba Szilagyi, 2015.