Stephen P. Heyneman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0555

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Scope and Content

The Stephen P. Heyneman Papers consist of six linear feet of material from his work with the World Bank from 1978 to 1994. They are comprised of Chronological Files he collected during his twenty-two years at different posts for the World Bank.

The papers are arranged into one series, the Chronological Files. At the end of the papers are business plans and two folders of materials from specific projects on which Mr. Heyneman worked.

The papers were significantly damaged in a water leak and have serious mold issues. The papers have been cropped when able to remove the affected portions and have been treated with alcohol to retard and mold spores left on the papers. These treatments were completed in 2005.


  • 1978 - 1994

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright - All rights are retained by Stephen P. Heyneman.


Stephen P. Heyneman obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1964 from the University of California at Berkley, a Master of Arts in African Area Studies in 1965 from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master of Arts and Doctorate of Comparative Education in 1973 and 1975 from the University of Chicago.

He taught school from 1968 to 1969 in Malawi and was Director of a Ugandan Primary School Equality Project from 1971 to 1972. He returned to the United States in 1972 and taught at Chicago Elementary Schools while earning his PhD.

Stephen P. Heyneman started working for the Education Department of the World Bank in 1977 helping research education quality and design policies to support educational effectiveness. Between 1984 and 1989 he was in charge of external training for senior officials world-wide in educational policy and lending strategy, first in the Middle East and North Africa and later for 27 countries of Europe and Central Asia.

In 1998 he was appointed Vice President in charge of international operations of an education consultant firm in Alexandria, Virginia. In September 2000 he was appointed Professor of International Education Policy at Vanderbilt University.


5.88 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Stephen P. Heyneman (1943- ) papers were donated to Vanderbilt University by Heyneman in 2003 and encompass his twenty-two year career with the World Bank. Since 2000 he has been Professor of International Education Policy at Vanderbilt University.

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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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