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Country Files, 1892-1989
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Country Files series documents Lewis's work as an economic advisor, as well as his involvement with Caribbean economic policies and politics. The majority of the papers are related to his work in the Caribbean and Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). The Caribbean papers focus on the formation and dissolution of the West Indies Federation and the East Caribbean Federation, and also include reports on the economies, education systems, and social conditions of several of the islands. The Ghana papers contain reports by Lewis to the government of Ghana and his later publications on the country concerning the country's economic development plans and the implications of the Volta River project. The series also includes a small number of documents about Guyana (formerly British Guiana) and Nigeria.
Arranged alphabetically by country.
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:
Country Files; W. Arthur Lewis Papers, MC092, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 14-24
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
University of the West Indies
Lewis, W. Arthur (William Arthur), 1915-1991