Contents and Arrangement

L, 1949-1987

3 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Collection History


The materials separated from this collection include proceedings and papers from the Princeton Income Distribution Conference in 1973 and 1974, papers by other scholars, duplicate materials, and personal information about Lewis, his students, and job candidates. Publications have been removed from this collection to be cataloged separately.


These papers were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund, and the University Research Council.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson and Melina Meneguin-Layerenza in 2006. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in November 2006.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Three audiocassette tapes, one VHS tape, and three U-Matic tapes are located in Series 7: Audiovisual Materials, Box 55.

Credit this material:

L; W. Arthur Lewis Papers, MC092, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 8

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Related Materials

This collection is part of a group of 28 Mudd Manuscript Library collections related to 20th century economic thought and development which were processed as part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission funded project. Researchers wishing to access these collections should search for the subject "Economics--20th century" or related terms in the Princeton University Library Main Catalog. A collection at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Lewis Papers is the papers of Albert O. Hirschman, an expert in economic development.


The W. Arthur Lewis Papers have been included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Registry.

The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: Materials from the W. Arthur Lewis Papers; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. "The W. Arthur Lewis Papers" by Robert L. Tignor. Princeton University Library Chronicle (vol LXVII, no. 1), Autumn 2005. "Sir W. Arthur Lewis, 76, Is Dead; Winner of Nobel Economics Prize," by Nick Ravo. The New York Times, June 17, 1991.

Caribbean Development Bank
American economic association
World Bank.
United Nations
University of the West Indies
Princeton University.
Lewis, W. Arthur (William Arthur), 1915-1991