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Collection Overview

Creator:
Ross, Robert L., 1933-
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Title:
Robert Ross Papers on Development and Investment in Latin America and Africa
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/m613mx66f
Dates:
1956-2011
Size:
3 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-3
Language:
English

Abstract

Robert Ross is an economist specializing in developing Countries. This collection contains reports on the U.S.S.R.; investment proposals; government reports; internal documentation from the Adela Investment Company; documents on the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation and the Société Internationale Financière pour les Investissements et le Développement en Afrique; and Richard Boyle's correspondence with Eugene Gonzalez and Ernst Keller.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of annual reports, government reports, correspondence, and proposals. Included are reports on the U.S.S.R.; investment proposals; government reports; internal documentation from the Adela Investment Company; documents on the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation and the Société Internationale Financière pour les Investissements et le Développement en Afrique; and Richard Boyle's correspondence with Eugene Gonzalez and Ernst Keller.

Collection Creator Biography:

Robert Ross is an economist specializing in developing countries. Born in 1933, Ross attended schools in Switzerland and France before graduating from Harvard in 1956 with a B.A. in Economics. He worked as an analyst, interpreter, and news writer and served on the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America (1960-1962) before earning an M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University (1964). Subsequently, Ross worked at the Latin American Economic and Social Planning Institute in Santiago, Chile (1962-1965), served as Vice President for Adela Investment Company (1965-1972), and as President of the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation (1972-1998), Solar Development Capital, Solar Develpment Foundation, and Corporación Financiera Ambiental (2002-2004), and Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund (2002-2006).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Robert Ross in 2009 [ML.2009.026]. Additional accessions were received in September 2011 [ML.2011.032], August 2013 [ML.2013.021], August 2014 [ML.2014.025], and March 2016 [ML.2016.005].

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during accessioning in 2011-2014.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed at the time of accessioning. A collection-level finding aid, MARC record and file list were created in 2010 by Dan Santamaria and Regine Heberlein. Materials in subsequent accessions in September 2011-March 2016 were incorporated into the collection. For these accessions, the finding aid was updated, file lists were created when appropriate, and materials were re-housed at the time they were accessioned.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

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.

Credit this material:

Robert Ross Papers on Development and Investment in Latin America and Africa; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/m613mx66f
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

Find More

Related Material:

The Makoto Yasuda Papers on Private Investment Company for Asia (MC274) document the Private Investment Company for Asia (PICA), an organization that looked to the Adela Investment Company as a model.

Subject Terms:
Developing countries--Economic conditions.
Names:
Adela Investment Company
SIFIDA Investment Company
Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation
Ross, Robert L., 1933-