Register of the R. M. Hartwell collection

Finding aid prepared by Beth Goder
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Collection Summary

Title: R. M. Hartwell collection
Collection Number: 91036
Date (inclusive): 1944-1990
Creator: Hartwell, R. M. (Ronald Max), 1921- , collector.
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2.1 linear feet)
Abstract: Includes correspondence, minutes, conference papers, publications, and agenda of the Mont Pelerin Society, mainly in the form of photocopies, related to activities of the society in promoting laissez-faire economics and associated concepts of freedom. Includes questionnaires sent to Mont Pelerin Society members in 1984.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Materials: The collection is in English and German.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], R. M. Hartwell collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.

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 Collections

Friedrich A. von Hayek papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Mont Pèlerin Society records, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical Note

1921 Born, Red Range, New South Wales, Australia
1950-1956 Chair of economic history, University of New South Wales
1954 Author, The Economic Development of Van Diemen's Land, 1820-1850
1956-1977 Reader in recent economic and social history and professorial fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
1960-1968 Editor, Economic History Review
1961 Author, The Rising Standard of Living in England, 1800-1850
1971 Author, The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth
1992-1994 President, Mont Pelerin Society
1995 Author, A History of the Mont Pelerin Society
2009 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

Ronald Max Hartwell, author of A History of the Mont Pelerin Society, collected correspondence, minutes, conference papers, publications, and agenda of the Mont Pelerin Society, mainly in the form of photocopies, related to activities of the society in promoting laissez-faire economics and associated concepts of freedom.
In 1984, Hartwell sent questionnaires to members asking for basic information about their involvement with the society, opinions about the society, and anecdotes which might be of interest to historians. These questionnaires, along with related correspondence, can be found within the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mont Pèlerin Society.
Economic policy.
Laissez-faire.
Liberty.

Box: 1-5

Mont Pelerin Society

Box/Folder: 1 : 1-2

Clippings in German, 1959-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Constitution and by-laws, 1964-1990

Box: 1-2

Correspondence, 1956-1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

1956-1959

Box/Folder: 1 : 5-6

1960

Box/Folder: 1 : 7-9

1961-1963

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

1964-1967

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

1968-1969

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

1970-1973

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

1974-1976

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

1977-1978

Box: 2

Finances file, 1949-1988

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Annual reports of the treasurer, 1949-1988

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Correspondence, 1954-1980

Box: 2-4

Meetings file, 1944-1985

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

General, 1964-1969

Box: 3

Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland, 1947

Box/Folder: 3 : 1-2

General, 1944, 1947

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Albert Hunold's notes on the first meeting, 1947

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Seelisberg, Switzerland, 1949

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Bloemendaal, Holland, 1950

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Beauvallon, France, 1951

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Seelisberg, Switzerland, 1953

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Venice, Italy, 1954

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Berlin, Germany, 1956

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1957

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Princeton, United States, 1958

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Oxford, England, 1959

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Kassel, Germany, 1960

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Turin, Italy, 1961

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Munich, Germany, 1970

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Rockford, United States, 1971

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Montreux, Switzerland, 1972

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1973

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Brussels, Belgium, 1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Hillsdale, United States, 1975

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

St. Andrews, Scotland, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Paris, France, 1976

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Amsterdam, Holland, 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

Hong Kong, 1978

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-2

Stanford, United States, 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Vina del Mar, Chile, 1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Stockholm, Sweden, 1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Berlin, Germany, 1982

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Vancouver, Canada, 1983

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Cambridge, England, 1984

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Paris, France, 1984

Box/Folder: 4 : 9-10

Sydney, Australia, 1985

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Membership directories, 1983, 1987, 1989

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

The Mont Pèlerin Quarterly, 1960-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes "How the Mont Pèlerin Society Lost Its Soul"
Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Presidents' reports, 1947-1958

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Printed matter, 1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-3

Questionnaires, 1984

Scope and Contents note

Includes questionnaires from Manuel Ayau, Peter Thomas Bauer, Martin Bronfenbrenner, James M. Buchanan, Andrzej Brzeski, Jameson G. Campaigne, John Chamberlin, Harold Demsetz, Donald J. Devine, Christian Gandil, Herbert Giersch, Ernest van den Haag, Ralph Harris, David R. Henderson, Jack Hirshleifer, Arthur Kemp, Denison Kitchel, George Koether, Ulrich Leffson, K. T. Li, Alberto Benegas Lynch, Paul W. McCracken, Tibor R.Machan, Antonio Martino, John H. Moore, Dallin H. Oaks, Noel B. Reynolds, Rita Ricardo-Campbell, George C. Roche III, Thomas Anderson Roe, Richard N. Rosett, George Stigler, Arthur Shenfield, Vernon L. Smith, Beryl W. Sprinkel, John M. Templeton, Stephen J. Tonsor, G. Carl Wiegand, Walter Edward Williams, Hans Willgerodt, Ricardo Zinn, and others. Includes related correspondence.
 

Speeches and writings,

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

"Europe's Historical Contribution to Western Civilization," undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

"The Re-emergence of Liberalism? The Role of the Mont Pelerin Society" or "Concerned Liberals: The Founding of the Mont Pelerin Society," undated