Scope and Contents note
Title: Gottfried Haberler Papers
Date (inclusive): 1900-1998
Collection Number: 95048
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
112 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box, 9 oversize box
70.76 linear feet
Correspondence, speeches and writings, printed matter, photographs, slides, and memorabilia relating to economic theory, and
especially to laissez-faire economics and associated concepts of liberty.
General Physical Description note:
112 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box, 1 oversize box
Haberler, Gottfried, 1900-1995
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[Identification of item], Gottfried Haberler papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1995.
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1900: Born, Puckersdorf, Austria-Hungary
1923: Graduated from University of Vienna with a degree in Law
1925: Graduated from University of Vienna with a degree in Economics
1927: Visited major U.S. universities as a Rockefeller Fellow
The Meaning of Index Numbers
1928: Obtained Habilitation from University of Vienna
Money and the Business Cycle
The Theory of International Trade
1936: Joined the faculty of the Economics Department at Harvard
Prosperity and Depression
1963: Appointed President of the American Economic Association
1971: Appointed Resident Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute
1995: Died, Washington, D.C.
Scope and Contents note
Consisting of correspondence, speeches and writings, writings by others, publications, photographs, and slides related to
economic theory, and especially to laissez-faire economics, the Haberler papers are comprised of three increments of materials;
the third and final increment was received in 1995 after Haberler’s death. Although the three increments were received separately,
there is considerable overlap between them in terms of the types of materials they contain and the themes or individuals represented
The first increment (boxes 1-57) is comprised of correspondence, speeches and writings, writings by others, and biographical
materials. The correspondence is arranged chronologically, alphabetically, and thematically.
The second increment (boxes 58-67) is comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, speeches and writings, writings
by others, printed matter, and materials related to various conferences attended by Haberler. The Biographical file of the
second increment includes curriculum vitae, speeches and articles related to Haberler’s life, and interviews. The Correspondence
series of the second increment is arranged alphabetically, and contains correspondence between Haberler and other economists
dating from the later part of his career (1971-1991).
The Speeches and Writings series of the second increment is comprised of various drafts of articles and books written by Haberler,
as well as correspondence related to the publishing of those works. The Writings by Others series contains published copies
and unpublished drafts of articles written by other contemporary economists. The Printed Matter series of the second increment
is comprised of various political and economic publications including newsletters, magazines, government reports, and clippings.
The third increment (boxes 68-112) is comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, speeches and writings, writings
by others, printed matter, photographs, and slides. The Biographical File of the third increment is comprised of expired passports,
articles and speeches related to Haberler’s life, as well as address and telephone directories. The Correspondence series
of the third increment is arranged alphabetically and contains correspondence between Haberler and other economists dating
primarily from the early part of his career from the 1920s to the 1940s. Notable among these are considerable collections
of correspondence between Haberler and Hayek, Machlup, Friedman, and Keynes discussing economic issues and conferences. Also
included in this series, is a substantial collection of correspondence between Haberler and his parents dating from the 1920s
discussing Haberler’s travel throughout America and Europe during his time as a Rockefeller Scholar.
The Writings by Others series of the third increment contains published copies and unpublished drafts of articles written
by other contemporary economists. The Printed Matter series of the third increment contains various publications, including
newsletters and magazines published by the American Enterprise Institute, the von Mises Institute and the Cato Institute.
The Photographs series of the third increment contains photographs taken at various conferences and meetings attended by Haberler,
as well as a large collection of personal photographs and slides taken on vacation in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006
Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992.
Von Mises, Ludwig, 1881-1973.