Contents and Arrangement

G, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged chronologically by academic year and then alphabetically by correspondent. Correspondence from June, July, and August can be found with either academic year.

Collection History


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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson, Christopher Shannon, and Karen Okigbo in 2006-2007. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in April 2006. Finding aid revised by Adriane Hanson in October 2007. The January 2008 and January 2010 accessions were integrated into the collection and the finding aid was updated accordingly. The July 2012 accession was added to the collection as Series 6: July 2012 Accession. A folder list was created for this series and the finding aid was updated at this time. Materials in the 2018 donations were added by Rachel Van Unen.

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:

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

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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. Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Albert O. Hirschman Papers are the papers of W. Arthur Lewis, another scholar prominent in the field of economic development, and the papers of Edwin W. Kemmerer, who advised several Latin American countries during the 1920s.


The following materials were consulted during preparation of biographical note: "Albert O. Hirschman, 1915-" in the History of Economic Thought. Accessed April 25, 2006. Albert Otto Hirschman Profile, Marquis Who's Who on the Web. Accessed April 15, 2006. "Amherst College Commencement Honorands 1994, Albert O. Hirschman," Amherst College website. Accessed April 25, 2006. "Hirschman, Albert Otto" in The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, edited by John Eatwell, Murray Milgate, and Peter Newman: Macmillian Reference LTD, 1998. Institute for Advanced Study School of Social Science website. Accessed April 25, 2006.

World Bank.
Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.). School of Social Science
Hirschman, Albert O.