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Preliminary Guide to the William Volker Fund Records, 1953-1961

Abstract

The William Volker Fund operated from 1932-1965 as a charitable foundation promoting free-market and liberatarian economics. Along with funding research, the Fund sponsored the work of Old Right economists, and gave liberatarian books to college libraries through the National Book Foundation.

Accession (2009-0179) (25 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1953-1961) includes reports and surveys commissioned by the Fund regarding education and health; sourcebooks on education resources and conferences; National Book Foundation files; and other miscellaneous materials, including a William Volker Fund office manual and board meeting reports.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
William Volker Fund
Title
William Volker Fund records 1953-1961
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.8 Linear Feet, 25 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Accession (2009-0179) (25 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1953-1961) includes reports and surveys commissioned by the Fund regarding education and health; sourcebooks on education resources and conferences; National Book Foundation files; and other miscellaneous materials, including a William Volker Fund office manual and board meeting reports.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Accession (2009-0179) (25 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1953-1961) includes reports and surveys commissioned by the Fund regarding education and health; sourcebooks on education resources and conferences; National Book Foundation files; and other miscellaneous materials, including a William Volker Fund office manual and board meeting reports.

Manual of Office Procedure
Box 1
Association for Christian Schools: Schools Weighed in the Balance, 1961
Box 1
Five-year Survey of Education, Report II, Spring 1960 (2 copies)
Box 1
A Study of College Libraries, May 1953
Box 1
Symposium on Individuality, Final Report, Fall 1957
Box 1
Education Conferences and Symposia, report and request, 1960
Box 1
Report on Education Conferences and Symposia, Fall 1961
Box 1
A Source Book on Summer Education, 1956
Box 1
National Book Foundation, 1960
Box 1
Health and welfare director memos
Box 2
Education director memos
Box 2
Miscellaneous pages (2 folders)
Box 2
Research & Writing and Book Publication & Distribution Projects
Box 2
Discussion Guide for Summer Conference Planning, 1956 (2 copies)
Box 2
Review and Recommendations, 1954
Box 2
Review and Recommendations, 1956
Box 2
William Volker Fund board meeting, Sept. 1961
Box 2
Director's meeting: Survey of Education, Aug. 1954
Box 3
Private School Development Program, First Interim Report, Fall 1961
Box 3
Private School Development Program, General Report, Fall 1960
Box 3
Private School Development Program, Second General Report, Spring 1961
Box 3
President's Report to the Directors, Fall 1961
Box 3
Survey of Pre-College Education, 1960
Box 3
A Source Book on Education Conferences, 1958-1959 (2 folders)
Box 3
Report on the Conference on Parish and Church-Related Schools, Oct. 1960
Box 3

Historical Note

The William Volker Fund operated from 1932-1965 as a charitable foundation promoting free-market and liberatarian economics. Along with funding research, the Fund sponsored the work of Old Right economists, and gave liberatarian books to college libraries through the National Book Foundation.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Volker Fund Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The William Volker Fund Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, August 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, August 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.