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Interest Rates, 1937-1945
Collection Description & Creator Information
Kemmerer's papers document his advisory and scholarly career and include his professional correspondence, writings, and files from his financial advisory work. The majority of his papers relate to his service as a financial advisor to several governments, many in Latin America, predominantly concerning monetary systems, banks and banking, and government fiscal policies. These papers include his Country Files, which include papers on twenty-six countries, with China, Colombia, and Peru having the most materials. For most countries, there are correspondence, reports, clippings and papers of the advisory commissions, which can be found in Series 6 and 7. Other papers pertaining to his advisory work are also located in his correspondence files, writings, diaries, photographs and scrapbooks.
Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Duplicate materials, student papers and recommendations, personal financial papers, blueprints of Kemmerer's properties, and wall charts illustrating general financial and economic concepts for use in the classroom were separated from this collection. Maps were transferred to the Geosciences and Map Library at Princeton University.
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.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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.
- Special Requirements for Access:
Three phonograph records of speeches by Kemmerer are located in Series 5: Writings, Box 302. Access to this material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.
- Credit this material:
Interest Rates; Edwin W. Kemmerer Papers, MC146, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 256