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Political Theory, 1924-1955

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by filing group. Within each filing group, materials are arranged alphabetically by subject or author. The filing groups preserve the original order of the papers, which were arranged in several alphabetical groups by Viner, although the purpose for the different groups is not readily apparent. Filing group 3 is not in alphabetical order, but is instead left in the order in which it was received to preserve context. The last group, General, was created by the archivists from material found throughout the collection that was similar to the papers already located in this series.

Collection History

Appraisal

The materials separated from this collection include student term papers, grades and letters of recommendation, personal papers, and duplicate materials. Publications have been removed to be cataloged separately.

Sponsorship:

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

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson, Christopher Shannon, and Elissa Frankle in 2006. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in July 2006.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

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.

Credit this material:

Political Theory; Jacob Viner Papers, MC138, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 79

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Related Materials

Jacob Viner was interviewed as part of the Columbia Oral History Project. In "Reminiscences of Jacob Viner, 1953" he discusses a range of subjects from his government service. The transcript and tapes of the interview are available at Columbia University.

Some materials were transferred from the Jacob Viner Papers to other collections at Princeton University. Council on Foreign Relations reports were transferred to the Council on Foreign Relations Records, also held at the Mudd Manuscript Library. A print of a portrait of John Stuart Mill (after George F. Watts) by Paul Adolphe Rajon (1843-1888) was transferred to the Graphic Arts Collection at the Firestone Library.

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.

Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: "Biographical Data, Dr. Jacob Viner, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Sociology, Princeton University." April 1956. Materials from Series 1: Biographical; Jacob Viner Papers, Box and Folder Number; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. "On the Centenary of Jacob Viner's Birth: A Retrospective View of the Man and His Work," by Arthur I. Bloomfield. Journal of Economic Literature (Vol. XXX). December 1992.

Names:
United States. Department of State
United States. Department of the Treasury
University of Chicago.
League of Nations.
Princeton University
Viner, Jacob, 1892-1970