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ACCION International Records

Call Number: MS196
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the operations of ACCION International, a global nonprofit institution specializing in microfinance.

Records include executive office and departmental files; financial records; the records of centers, programs, and initiatives; and conference materials. In addition to correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, and publications, there are audiovisual materials and photographs. The bulk of the collection dates from 1960 to 2005 and primarily relates to ACCION’s programs and microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States; there is also some material pertaining to ACCION’s operations in Africa and Asia.

The files and papers of several key ACCION employees are integrated into the collection. This includes presidents and CEOs Michael Chu (1993-1999) and Maria Otero (2000-2009); Carlos Castello, executive vice president and head of Global Programs (2006-2016); Susana Barton, vice president and program manager (2004-2012); and Cathy Quense, chief financial officer (1996-2008).

Language of Materials

Materials are in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.


This collection contains some restricted material. Specific restrictions are noted in the detailed contents list in each series.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for publication will be forwarded to Accion.

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish.

Any intellectual property rights which the donor possesses have not been transferred to Tufts University.


This collection is arranged in 12 series: Origins and founding documents; Board of Directors records; CEO records; Financial records; Communications and External Affairs records; Resource Development records; Human Resources records; Center for Financial Inclusion records; Global Programs records; Administrative records; Strategic planning records; and Conference records.

Creation: Majority of material found within 1960 -- 2005
Creation: 1950 -- 2012
129.2 Linear Feet
238 Audiovisual Object(s)
558 Digital Object(s)
2 Web sites
Related Names
ACCION International
Language of Materials