Economic history

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • Benjamin Strong Collection

    Contains records pertaining to the former Benjamin Strong Collection of Foreign Public Finance in Princeton University Library, which was funded by Strong with the objective of acquiring books and original source material chronicling the development of foreign public finance, central banking, and international trade. Included are correspondence (1925-1950) of librarians Laura S. Turnbull and James Thayer Gerould, bulletins, reports, committee files, and requests to foreign countries for related publications.

  • Richard A. Musgrave Papers

    Consists of the professional files of Richard A. Musgrave. The material documents Musgrave's career as an economist and professor, and includes publications and presentations, drafts, discussion papers, conference materials, reports, editorial and teaching materials, email correspondence and written correspondence, and awards received.

  • Alfred J. Lotka Papers

    Lotka's papers document his scholarship and his involvement in professional organizations and include drafts of his works, his notes and research materials, and correspondence. The majority of the papers are related to his research on population analysis and his book Elements of Physical Biology.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Ragnar Nurkse Papers

    Nurse's papers document his scholarly work at both the League of Nations and Columbia, and includes his research notes, drafts of articles and books, research materials and a small amount of correspondence. The subjects of the papers cover the broad range of Nurkse's research interests, especially capital movements, international investments and international trade.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Albert O. Hirschman Papers

    Hirschman's papers document his scholarship on economic development and his academic career and include his correspondence written while he was at the Institute for Advanced Study, his writings, and his research notes and materials, especially related to his work in Latin America and for the World Bank. The papers also include biographical materials and papers related to his travels for conferences, to give lectures, and to conduct research.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Prentice N. Dean Papers

    Dean's papers document his service as United States delegate to the meetings of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and his years studying at the American University in Beirut, and include correspondence, diaries, documentation of conferences, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings. The papers also include the correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of his family members May Dershimer née Walter and Martin R. Walter.

  • Peter Kenen papers,

    These records document Kenen's research and teaching work. They include course syllabi, lecture notes, publications, and records of his work on the John F. Kennedy task force on wages.

  • Maurice Pate Papers

    Pate's papers document his career as a humanitarian and include correspondence, reports, Pate's notes and writings, publications, and photographs, as well as biographical materials and Pate's personal correspondence. The materials pertain to his work during World War I with the Commission for Relief in Belgium, during World War II with the Red Cross Prisoner of War Relief and in Poland, with the Hoover World Food Survey Mission, and with UNICEF.Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

  • Margaret Snyder Papers

    The Margaret Snyder Papers document her involvement with organizations working with African women, including the Kenya and East African Women's Seminars, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Training and Research Center for Women, and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. These organizations' development projects often focused on poor and rural women and included programs in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific.

  • Leo P. Crespi Papers

    This collection consists primarily of Crespi's public opinion research files and his early research files on gambling addiction. The papers document three periods in his career: Crespi's Princeton years, his public opinion research in Germany, and his career at the United States Information Agency as head of research. Document types include reports, correspondence, notes, and photographs.

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