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Guide to the Duncan Foley Papers, 1965-2001

Abstract

Economist and professor at the New School for Social Research.

Collection contains writings and research, correspondence, name files, teaching and academic materials, and some personal and creative work by Foley. Common subjects include Marxism and monetary theory, statistical methodology, and political economy. This material has been minimally processed and may include restricted items.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Foley, Duncan K.
Title
Duncan Foley papers, 1965-2001
Language of Material
English
Extent
16.5 Linear Feet, 12375 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted. Referee reports are restricted, requiring written permission from Duncan Foley to access, for ten years from date of creation. Personnel evaluations (tenure reviews, etc) are restricted, requiring written permission from Duncan Foley to access, for 25 years from date of creation.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Series includes Foley's research and writings files, including his notes and research on various economic subjects including Marxism, money and monetary policy, economic stabilization, statistical equality, Keynesian economics, complexity theory, and macroeconomics. Series contains drafts and revisions of Foley's many articles, book reviews, and drafts and materials from his own books. Original folders have been maintained. Items are sorted and grouped in loose alphabetical order. Note that folders have been arranged by Foley's own naming scheme, which sometimes results in his articles being sorted by co-author rather than by topic.

A-E
Box 1
E-J
Box 2
J-M
Box 3
M-P
Box 4
P-Z
Box 5

Name File

(1 box)

Correspondence, collaborations, research, and other materials arranged by Foley using the author or subject's name.

A-Z
Box 6

Correspondence files kept by Foley, arranged in a loose chronological order. This series has not been arranged; items are in their original order within each folder.

Correspondence, 1960s-1977
Box 7
Correspondence, 1977-1995
Box 8
Correspondence, 1995-1998
Box 9

Series includes drafts of scripts and plays, written by Foley, as well as some amateur radio materials. Also includes Foley's day planners from the 1960s and 1970s.

Scripts and drafts, notes, etc.
Box 9
Calendar diaries, 1960s-1970s
Box 9

Unsorted articles and drafts by other economists, including co-collaborators.

Writings by others, unsorted
Box 9
Writings by others, unsorted
Box 10
Writings by others, unsorted
Box 12

Lecture notes, class plans, and other materials related to Foley's teaching career. This series has not been arranged; items are in their original order within each folder.

Teaching files, unsorted
Box 10

Tenure reviews, referee reports, references and recommendation letters, grant applications, and other departmental work. This series has not been arranged; items are in their original order within each folder.

Economics Dept. files, unsorted
Box 11

Historical Note

Duncan K. Foley graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1964, and received the Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1966. He has taught at M.I.T., Stanford, Barnard College of Columbia University, and since 1999 has been Leo Model Professor at the Economics Department of the New School for Social Research. He is an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

He has published in the fields of Public Finance, Macroeconomics, Money, Marxist Economic Theory, Economic Dynamics, Neo-Ricardian Economics, Growth Theory, and Complex Systems Theory and Economics.

Foley's recent work includes studies of the relation of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics to economics, global warming policy, complexity theory and Classical political economy ("Unholy Trinity: Labor, Capital and Land in the New Economy", Routledge, 2003), work on the foundations of statistical method, and Marx's theory of money. He published a book on the history of political economy and economics, "Adam's Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology", in 2006.

Excerpted from Foley's biography from the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duncan Foley Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Duncan Foley Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, May 2012

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, May 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2012-0064

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.