Contents and Arrangement

2001 July-2001 December, 2001 July-2001 December

1 box

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 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.

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:

2001 July-2001 December; 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.