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Inventory of the J. Herbert Furth papers
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Related Collection(s)
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: J. Herbert Furth papers
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1994
    Collection Number: 96032
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In English and German.
    Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized box (8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to economic theory, and especially to laissez-faire economics and associated concepts of liberty.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Furth, J. Herbert (Joseph Herbert), b. 1899.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], J. Herbert Furth papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1996.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Collection(s)

    Friedrich A. von Hayek Papers, Hoover Institution Archives; Gottfried Haberler Papers, Hoover Insitution Archives

    Biographical Note

    October 12, 1899: Born in Vienna, Austria
    1918-1923: Studied law and social science at University of Vienna; founded Association of Democratic Students with Friedrich A. Hayek.
    1938: Immigrated to the United States
    1938-1939: Studied at Harvard University as “Special Student”
    1939-1943: Professor of Economics, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
    1943-1966: Economist and Advisor to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    1943-1966: Lecturer in Economics, American University
    1945-1950: Lecturer in Economics, Catholic University
    1949: Consultant, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    1960: Visiting Professor of International Finance, International University of Luxembourg
    1967-1968: Research Staff, National Bureau of Economic Research
    1967-1974: Faculty Associate in Residence, Foreign Service Institute
    March 6, 1995: Died, Chevy Chase, Maryland

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of speeches and writings, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to economic theory, and especially to laissez-faire economics and associated concepts of liberty. The collection is divided into seven series, including a Biographical File, Academic Career, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Speeches and Writings, Writings by Others, Correspondence, and Printed Matter.
    The Biographical File and Academic Career series are comprised of correspondence, notes, and biographical materials related to Furth's life and teaching career at various universities including Catholic University, American University, International University of Luxembourg, and the Foreign Service Institute.
    The Board of Governors series is comprised of correspondence, notes, and reports related to Furth's role as advisor to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
    The largest series in the collection is the Writings by Others series, which is comprised of monographs, articles, and reports written by other economists with whom Furth associated in the course of his work. The Speeches and Writings series is comprised of reports, articles, monographs, and drafts written by Furth on various topics related to economics.
    The Printed Matter series is comprised primarily of academic economics journals, as well as some popular magazines.
    The Correspondence series is comprised primarily of Furth's correspondence with other economists on topics related to economics and their writings.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Haberler, Gottfried, 1900-
    Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992.
    Economics.
    Economists.
    Laissez-faire.
    Liberty.