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  • Title: Lauchlin Bernard Currie papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1993
    Collection Number: 80013
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (2.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, and summaries of interviews relating to American aid to China during World War II, conditions in China, and military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Currie, Lauchlan Bernard.


    Collection open for research. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    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], Lauchlin Bernard Currie papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 


    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 catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1902 October 8 Born, Nova Scotia, Canada
    1925 B.S., London University
    1931 Ph.D., Harvard University
    1929-1934 Instructor, Harvard University
    1932-1934 Professor, Fletcher Graduate School
    1934 Economist, U.S. Treasury
    1934 Author, The Supply and Control of Money
    1935-1939 Asst. Director Research, Federal Reserve Board
    1939-1945 Administrative Assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    1940-1941 Director, Lend-Lease for China
    1942 Personal Representative of President Roosevelt to China
    1943-1944 Deputy Director, Foreign Economic Administration
    1945-1949 President, Lauchlin Currie and Company, New York
    1949-1950 Director, International Bank Mission to Colombia
    1950-1951 Adviser and Director, Comite de Desarrollo Economico, Colombia
    1951-1953 Adviser, Colombian Planning Committee, 1951-1953
    1953-1959 In retirement
    1959 Director, Robert Nathan Magadalena Valley Study
    1961-1967 Director, Fundación para el Progreso de Colómbia
    1965 Editor and co-author, Una Política Urbana para un País en Desarrollo
    1965 Author, Plan Socio-Económico para el Atlantico
    1965 Professor of Economics, National University of Colombia
    1965 Visiting Professor, Michigan State University
    1966 Author, Accelerating Development
    1966 Royer Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
    1966-1967 Director and Professor, Department of Economics, National University, Colombia
    1966-1967 Director, Center of Development Research, National University, Colombia
    1967 Co-author, Governmental Planning and Political Economy
    1967-1968 Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    1968 Author, Obstacles to Development
    1968-1969 Visiting Professor, Glasgow University
    1969-1971 Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    1971-1976 Adviser, National Planning Agency, Colombia
    1972-1974 Member, Board of Savings and Housing, Colombia
    1974 Author, Ahorro, Correccion Monetaria y Construccion
    1974-1976 Consultant to the United Nations on Urban Matters
    1976 Author, Taming the Megalopolis: A Design for Urban Growth
    1976- Member of Board of Directors, Instituto de Estudios Colombianos

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    China--History--Republic, 1912-1949.
    Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--China.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    World War, 1939-1945.