American Overseas Schools Historical Society. Worldwide
The collection, recording and preservation of memorabilia regarding the overseas education of more than four million American children and youth in U.S. Dept. of Defense operated and Dept. of State assisted Overseas Schools, K-12 primarily since World War II. The memorabilia consists of hundreds of thousansd of items in three archives - - personal histories; school histories; video and audio tapes; photographs; yearbooks; scrapbooks; old and current curricula; newspapers, magazine and journal articles; current and expired official documents, papers, and records; files and records of accrediting associations and teacher's unions; other miscellaneous items and artifacts. The nonprofit Society dedicated an eight acre Historical Park Site in the Museums on the River District in Wichita, KS on July 21, 2001. The park will have four connected buildings for a Visitors Center, Archives, Museum and an Auditorium.