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Preliminary Guide to the History of Economics Society Records, 1971-2016

Summary

The History of Economics Society was established in 1974 and currently has over 300 members. Through meetings, conferences, and its publication, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, HES seeks to promote communication, dessiminate knowledge, and encourage inquiry into the history of economics. Collection contains membership and financial records, papers and proceedings of annual meetings, officer's correspondence, constitution and bylaws, copies of the History of Economics Society Bulletin, and correspondence and papers related to the Society's Elgar publications. Also included are accepted and rejected manuscripts from the Society's journal, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00550
Title
History of Economics Society records
Date
1971-2016
Creator
History of Economics Society
Extent
37.25 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains membership and financial records, papers and proceedings of annual meetings, officer's correspondence, constitution and bylaws, copies of the History of Economics Society Bulletin, and correspondence and papers related to the Society's Elgar publications. Also included are accepted and rejected manuscripts from the Society's journal, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

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[Identification of item], History of Economics Society Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Contents of the Collection

1. History of Economics Society Records, 1971-1991

12 boxes

Collection (9054 items; dated 1971-1991) contains membership and financial records, papers and proceedings of annual meetings, officer's correspondence, constitution and bylaws, copies of the History of Economics Society Bulletin, and correspondence and papers related to the Society's Elgar publications. Many of the files were generated by Laurence S. Moss, as the Society's Secretary-Treasurer. Other officers from whom materials were received include William J. Barber, Abraham Hirsch, John K. Whitaker, Warren Samuels, Craufurd Goodwin, A.W. Coats, and Vincent J. Tarascio.

Acc. 1990-0002
Box 1-9
Acc. 1990-0075 and Acc. 1991-0146
Box 1
Acc. 1993-0108
Box 1
Acc. 1999-0470
Box 1
Acc. 2000-0221
Box 1-2

2. Accession (2007-0111)

1 box

Addition (07-111) (300 items, 0.4 lin. ft.; dated 2005) contains a constitution, executive committee files, meeting files, financial statements, publishing agreements, and other files related to the operation of the society in 2005. Also included are organizational files for the 2005 conference.

3. Accession (2009-0124)

17 boxes

Addition (09-124) (19,125 items; 25.5 lin. ft.; dated 1999-2008) consists of accepted and rejected manuscripts for the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

March 1999
Box 1
June 1999
Box 1
September 1999
Box 1
December 1999
Box 2
March 2000
Box 2
June 2000
Box 2
September 2000
Box 3
December 2000
Box 3
March 2001
Box 3
June 2001
Box 4
September 2001
Box 4
December 2001
Box 4
March 2002
Box 5
June 2002
Box 5
September 2002
Box 5
December 2002
Box 5
December 2002
Box 6
March 2003
Box 6
June 2003
Box 6
September 2003
Box 6
September 2003
Box 7
December 2003
Box 7
March 2004
Box 7
March 2004
Box 8
June 2004
Box 8
September 2004
Box 8
December 2004
Box 8
December 2004
Box 9
March 2005
Box 9
June 2005
Box 9
September 2005
Box 9
September 2005
Box 10
December 2005
Box 10
March 2006
Box 10
June 2006
Box 10
September 2006
Box 11
December 2006
Box 11
March 2007
Box 11
June 2007
Box 12
September 2007
Box 12
December 2007
Box 12
March 2008
Box 13
June 2008
Box 13
September 2008
Box 13
December 2008
Box 14
Rejected manuscripts, 1999-2008, A-C
Box 14
Rejected manuscripts, 1999-2008, C-H
Box 15
Rejected manuscripts, 1999-2008, H-P
Box 16
Rejected manuscripts, 1999-2008, P-S
Box 17

4. Accession (2015-0086), 1989-2008

Materials collected by Malcolm Rutherford during his presidency of the HES.

President's handbook (binder), undated

Includes administrative and logistical materials for the HES president, including budget, constitution, meeting minutes, etc.

Box 15/083: 1
HES President-Elect, 1995
Box 15/083: 1
Business, 1995-1997
Box 15/083: 1
JHET publisher, 1995-1997
Box 15/083: 1
UBC Conference preparations, 1995-1996
(8 folders)

Includes conference planning materials, including correspondence witth guest speaker Axel Leijonhufvud and other program items.

Box 15/083: 1-2
Distinguished fellow, 1995-1998
Box 15/083: 2
Dorfman award, 1996
Box 15/083: 2
Nominations Committee, 1995-1997
Box 15/083: 2
Best Paper Committee, 1996-1997
Box 15/083: 2
HES Archives (at Duke), 1997
Box 15/083: 2
Charleston meeting, 1997
Box 15/083: 2
HES Vice President and AEA sessions, 1989-1992
Box 15/083: 2
JHET editorship, 1998
Box 15/083: 2
HES Perspectives volume, 1998
Box 15/083: 2
Nominations, 1999
Box 15/083: 2
Secretary/Treasurer, 1999
Box 15/083: 2
Joan Davis: UBC Conference; Dan Hammond: Wake Forest Conference, 1999-2000
Box 15/083: 2
O'Brien DF nomination, 2002
Box 15/083: 2
JHET editor search, 2007-2008
Box 15/083: 2
Reform committee correspondence, Feb. 2015-April 2016
Box 16/0285: 1
Executive committee meeting minutes, January 2016
Box 16/0285: 1
Ratification of new constitution correspondence, April 2016
Box 16/0285: 1
Membership list, undated
Box 16/0285: 1
 

Historical Note

The History of Economics Society was established at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, and today has over 300 members from around the world. It sponsors an annual conference as well as other meetings throughout the year, and since 1990 has published the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. According to its website, the Society has three main goals: to promote interest and inquiry into the history of economics and other related areas of intellectual history; to provide avenues of communication between scholars and researchers in the field of the history of economics; and to dessiminate knowledge about the history of economics.


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Provenance

The History of Economics Society records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1990-2009, 2015, and 2016.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, May 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, May 2009

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Accession described in this finding aid: 2007-0111, 2009-0124, 2015-0086, 2016-0285.