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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Vladimir Chelminski papers
    Date (inclusive): 1894-2010
    Collection Number: 2002C91
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
    Physical Description: 46 manuscript boxes (18.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Vladimir Chelminski papers contain extensive materials relating to economic and political conditions in Venezuela from the 1980s onward. The papers include many articles written by Chelminski for Venezuelan newspapers, as well as his book length study of price controls. There is also a detailed record of the workings of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce, including minutes of meetings and reports. Chelminski wrote summaries of many of his conversations with others on topics of economics and Venezuelan politics, and these summaries are found in the papers.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Chelminski, Vladimir.

    Access

    Boxes 44-45 closed until 2019 May 11. Box 46 closed until 2022 June 20.
    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], Vladimir Chelminski papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.

    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.

    Biographical Note

    For twenty-four years Vladimir Chelminski was the executive director of the Cámara de Comercio (Chamber of Commerce) in Caracas, Venezuela, and an active participant in classical liberal circles around the country. He has written prolifically about economic conditions and political developments in Venezuela.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Vladimir Chelminski papers contain extensive materials relating to economic and political conditions in Venezuela from the 1980s onward. As the head of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce and as a prolific author of newspaper columns, Chelminski has been a strong advocate of free market policies and a critic of state regulation of the economy in Venezuela. He has opposed price controls, for example, and advocated the privatization of industry. His positions drew him into conflict with the government of Hugo Chávez, whose socialist policies were seen by Chelminski as leading to economic stagnation and the creation of a large state bureaucracy. The papers include many articles written by Chelminski for Venezuelan newspapers, as well as his book length study of price controls. There is also a detailed record of the workings of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce, including minutes of meetings and reports. Chelminski wrote summaries of many of his conversations with others on topics of economics and Venezuelan politics, and these summaries are found in the papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Laissez-faire.
    Venezuela--Economic conditions.
    Venezuela--Politics and government.
    Venezuela--Social conditions.