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Preliminary Guide to the Randall Hinshaw Papers, 1930-1995

Abstract

Randall Hinshaw was a professor in economics at the Claremont Graduate School, where he specialized in monetary theory. He founded the Claremont-Bologna Monetary Conference Series.

Collection includes correspondence, both personal and economics-related; monetary conference files from the 1960s-1990s; audio and video cassettes and reels of conference talks and proceedings; economics articles and reprints; and some of Hinshaw's early schoolwork and papers from the 1930s-1940s.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hinshaw, Randall Weston.
Title
Randall Hinshaw papers 1930-1995
Language of Material
English
Extent
13.5 Linear Feet, 10,125 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Although this collection has not been processed, it consists of several major parts: Hinshaw's early schoolwork, including his BA diploma and his MA thesis from Occidental College; drafts of his books; articles, reprints, and papers from Hinshaw and numerous other economists, dating from the 1940s-1990s; conference materials and correspondence from 1968-1995; correspondence files from 1957-1993, including Hinshaw's exchanges with other leading economists; audiotapes, audioreels, and videotapes of economic conference proceedings and speeches; and other miscellaneous or loose material. Most materials have been refoldered for preservation.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

This accession consists of several major parts: Hinshaw's early schoolwork, including his BA diploma and his MA thesis from Occidental College; drafts of his books; articles, reprints, and papers from Hinshaw and numerous other economists, dating from the 1940s-1990s; conference materials and correspondence from 1968-1995; correspondence files from 1957-1993, including Hinshaw's exchanges with other leading economists; audiotapes, audioreels, and videotapes of economic conference proceedings and speeches; and other miscellaneous or loose material.

Hinshaw schoolwork, no date
Box 1
Philosophy course, 1934
Box 1
MA Thesis, Occidental College, 1938
Box 1
Occidental College BA diploma, 1937
Box 1
Occidental College publications
Box 1
Office material, 1949
Box 1
John Parke Young: International Trade and Finance, 1937
Box 1
Paul Samuelson: Economics: An Introductory Analysis, 1946
Box 1
Newspaper photocopies and clippings (2)
Box 1
International Monetary Issues After the Cold War drafts (3)
Box 1
The World Economy in Transition drafts
Box 1
Wages and Unemployment
Box 1
Royalties
Box 1
Council on Foreign Relations correspondence, 1961-1970
Box 1
Recommendations (3)
Box 1
Articles, papers, and reprints, undated (2)
Box 1
Articles, papers, and reprints, 1940s
Box 2
Articles, papers, and reprints, 1950s
Box 2
Articles, papers, and reprints, 1960s
Box 2
Articles, papers, and reprints, 1970s (2)
Box 2
Articles, papers, and reprints, 1980s
Box 2
Federal Reserve reprints, 1980s
Box 2
Articles, papers, and reprints, 1990s
Box 2
Loose materials and reprints
Box 2
Pamphlet reprints, 1938-1963
Box 2
Pamphlet reprints, 1946-1990
Box 2
Hinshaw: The Papers of Sir Roy Harrod
Box 3
Lord Robbins: Autobiography of an Economist
Box 3
Bologna II-book
Box 3
Book correspondence (3)
Box 3
Gold Conference, 1968 (2)
Box 3
1968 Monetary Conference and correspondence
Box 3
Monetary Conference general file
Box 3
Conferences (3)
Box 3
The Economics of International Adjustment, 1960s-1970s
Box 3
Monetary Reform and the Price of Gold
Box 3
1969 correspondence (2)
Box 3
1973 conferences (2)
Box 3
1991 Symposium correspondence (incoming)
Box 3
1994 Dialogue correspondence (incoming and outgoing)
Box 3
Filing
Box 3
Bologna II (outgoing and incoming), 1971
Box 4
Claremont II (outgoing, incoming, and general), 1973
Box 4
Claremont III (incoming, outgoing, budget), 1975
Box 4
Claremont (outgoing and incoming), 1978
Box 4
Frankfurt (outgoing, incoming, and general), 1977
Box 4
Hamburg (travel, incoming, outgoing, and general), 1980
Box 4
Bologna III (outgoing and incoming), 1983
Box 5
Claremont V (outgoing, incoming, and general), 1986
Box 5
1994 Dialogue (general)
Box 5
Claremont (budget), 1994
Box 5
Bologna (outgoing and incoming), 1995
Box 5
Publishers correspondence
Box 5
Correspondence (incoming and outgoing), 1957-1960
Box 5
Correspondence (incoming and outgoing), 1961-1976
Box 6
Correspondence (incoming and outgoing), 1977-1993
Box 7
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 8
Claremont monetary conferences, 1973-1995
Box 8
Claremont Graduate School newsletters
Box 8
Transcript: Bologna-Claremont conference series
Box 8
Claremont Graduate School
Box 8
National Resource Committee: Consumer Expenditures in teh United States
Box 8
Meeting planning guide
Box 8
Loose photocopies and reprints
Box 8
Reviews of conference books
Box 8
1975 Conference
Box 8
Johns Hopkins, 1995
Box 8
Council on Foreign Relations, 1991
Box 8
Southern Poverty Law Center
Box 9
Council on Foreign Relations
Box 9
Economic conference, 1969
Box 9
Claremont II
Box 9
Claremont Economics Conference, March 1986
Box 9
Hinshaw: International Monetary Disorder, 1985
Box 9
Milton Friedman, 1986
Box 9
Hamburg International Monetary Conference
Box 9
Harry Johnson
Box 9
Miscellaneous research and lecture notes
Box 10
Family Album (Hinshaw family) newsletters, 1930s
Box 10
Clippings
Box 10
Some Questions of Time in Economics
Box 10
Photographs
Box 10
Banking and Monetary Statistics
Box 10
Audiocassettes
Box 10
1971 Conference (Bologna)
Box 10
Claremont II
Box 10
1973 tapes (reels)
Box 10

Historical Note

Randall Hinshaw was a graduate of Occidental College (B.A., 1937; M.A., 1938) and of Princeton University (Ph.D., 1944). After working for the Federal Reserve, NATO, and as a lecturer at a variety of universities in the 1940s and 1950s, Hinshaw joined the faculty of Claremont Graduate School in 1960 as a professor of economics. His specialization was monetary theory, and he authored numerous books on the subject, including Monetary Reform and the Price of Gold (1964), The European Community and American Trade: A Study In Atlantic Economics and Policy (1964), The Unstable Dollar: Domestic and International Issues (1988). He also edited compilations, such as The Economics of International Adjustment (1971). In addition to his teaching and research, Hinshaw founded and was the director of the Bologna-Claremont series of biennial international monetary conferences, beginning in 1967. He organized several conferences through the 1990s, many of which are represented in this collection through correspondence and recordings. These conferences frequently attracted internationally acclaimed economic theorists, including Nobel Prize winners.

Chronology List

DateEvent(s)
May 9, 1915Born in La Grange, Illinois
1937A.B., Occidental College
1942-1943Teaching fellow, Harvard University
1944Ph.D., Princeton University
1943-1946; 1947-1952Economist, Division of International Finance, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C.
1946-1947Assistant Professor of Economics, Amherst College
June 19, 1949Married Pearl Electa Stevens
1952-1957Special advisor on trade and international monetary problems, U.S. Mission to NATO and European Regional Organizations (USRO), Paris
1957-1958Visiting professor of economics, Yale University
1958-1959Visiting professor of economics, Oberlin College
1959-1960Visiting research fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
1960Appointed professor of economics, Claremont Graduate School
1965-1967, summer 1968, spring 1971Visiting professor of economics, The Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Center, School of Advanced International Studies)
1967Founder and director of Bologna-Claremont International Monetary Conference series
1967Bologna I monetary conference
1971Bologna II monetary conference
1973Claremont II monetary conference
1975Claremont III monetary conference
1977Frankfurt monetary conference
1980Hamburg monetary conference
1983Bologna III monetary conference
1986Claremont V monetary conference
1994Claremont VI monetary conference
1995Bologna IV monetary conference
1997Claremont VII monetary conference

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Randall Hinshaw Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, May 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, May 2009

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 our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.