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Welcome to the Archives of the American Field Service and
AFS Intercultural Programs


The Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS Archives) is the repository for material related to the history and development of the organization that is now referred to as AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.

This microsite contains information about the history of AFS and details regarding the collections, policies, and activities of the AFS Archives.  All topics can be found using the menu to the left. For quick access, you can navigate directly to the finding aids describing the archival collections, digitized historical items, and the curated Item of the Month to the right, and to the up-to-date news articles below.

**Please note that the AFS Archives moved to a new location in December 2013.  The new address is: 20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1410, New York, NY 10010, USA.**

News from the Archives

  • Notizia da Elena: AFS and Lebanon

    As you could guess from my last name (Abou Mrad), I’m not 100% Italian. My father is from Wadi Chahrour, a small town in Lebanon...

  • "Examining Humanitarianism" Lesson Plan

    Staff in the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS Archives) recently provided historical resources to the School Outreach team at AFS-USA...

  • Photographs in the AFS Archives: Friends of France

    Friends of France provided Americans on the home front during World War I with the opportunity to understand what life was like for an AAFS ambulance driver in France during the wa