EastWest Institute Archives

The Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library

For the past four decades, the EastWest Institute (EWI) engaged in building trust and preventing conflict around the world. EWI’s collection of historical records and materials tell the story of its global efforts to develop sustainable solutions for today’s political, economic and security issues.

To preserve and make available this legacy to students and scholars, EWI is collaborating with the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute and the College of Charleston Libraries to create the EWI Archives project. 

The project facilitates the accession, cataloguing, housing, preservation and availability of manuscripts, images, ephemera and more documenting EWI’s activity throughout its 40-year existence. 

More than 26,000 digital objects have been transferred to the College of Charleston Libraries, as well as several linear feet of physical materials. If you are interested in researching the collection, please email John W. White, Dean of College Libraries.

Check out the Oral History Collection. Our team has conducted more than 50 interviews so far and more interviews will be added with time. The interviews and the transcripts are available for students, faculty, and researchers.