Contents and Arrangement

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Hirschman's papers document his scholarship on economic development and his academic career and include his correspondence written while he was at the Institute for Advanced Study, his writings, and his research notes and materials, especially related to his work in Latin America and for the World Bank. The papers also include biographical materials and papers related to his travels for conferences, to give lectures, and to conduct research.

Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

In 2007, duplicate materials and letters of recommendation written by Hirschman were separated from this collection and destroyed. Publications were removed to be cataloged separately at the Pliny Fisk Library of Economics and Finance at Princeton University. A file of information about Luis E. Nieto Arteta was separated from the October 2009 accession and destroyed.

Twenty-five diskettes were removed from the materials received in the July 2012 accession. These diskettes duplicated material in Hirschman's paper collections and in at least one case contained viruses. No materials were removed from the 2018 donation.


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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. 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.

Special Requirements for Access:

Access to audiovisual material in this collection follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

Credit this material:

W-Z; Albert O. Hirschman Papers, MC160, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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