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Kenneth Joseph Arrow Papers, 1939-2002,

Author: Kenneth Joseph ArrowFrank HahnLeonid HurwiczHarold HotellingAlain A LewisAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The Kenneth J. Arrow papers (33,300 items, 55.5 linear feet; dated 1939-1995, bulk [1980s]-1995) document primarily the latter part of his career as an economist, professor, and Nobel Laureate. The collection provides a broad overview of his many professional activities; administrative activities for various associations and committees and for his universities; and political activism in research notes, draft papers
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Joseph Arrow; Frank Hahn; Leonid Hurwicz; Harold Hotelling; Alain A Lewis; Lionel W McKenzie
OCLC Number: 82695867
Notes: The additions (98-297, 00-222, 01-004, 02-300) to the collection are unprocessed.
Some of the materials in the additions (98-297, 00-222, 01-004, 02-300) to this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Special Collections Library to use this collection.
Description: 38,925 items (64.2 linear ft.)
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The Kenneth J. Arrow papers (33,300 items, 55.5 linear feet; dated 1939-1995, bulk [1980s]-1995) document primarily the latter part of his career as an economist, professor, and Nobel Laureate. The collection provides a broad overview of his many professional activities; administrative activities for various associations and committees and for his universities; and political activism in research notes, draft papers and speeches, and correspondence. Arrow's career is especially distinguished by his contributions to the theory of social choice, including his book Social Choice and Individual Values, published in 1951, and his contributions to general equilibrium theory. For these achievements, Professor Arrow has been awarded the Johns Bates Clark Medal (1957) and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (1972), which he shared with Professor Sir John Hicks.

With an eleven year interruption at Harvard University from 1968 to 1979, Professor Arrow has spent the largest portion of his career at Stanford University. He has served as president of the American Economics Association and the International Economics Association, and has also been a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Some of the larger and more salient files in the collection include research notes on general equilibrium theory in economics; consulting on global climate change and contingent valuation; correspondence with Frank Hahn, Leonid Hurwicz, Alain Lewis, and Lionel McKenzie; and notes from graduate courses with Harold Hotelling. Although the collection contains primarily professional papers, there are some personal files as well as some concerning politics and activism.

The addition (98-297) (1500 items, 2.0 linear ft.; dated 1989-1997) consists of office files, chiefly correspondence and memoranda, the bulk of which document Arrow's involvement in public and academic affairs as well as economics. This addition is unprocessed.

The addition (00-222) (1800 items, 3.0 linear ft.; dated 1977-1999) primarily contains professional correspondence and writings. The papers demonstrate Arrow's range of activities and responsibilities, especially as a speaker and conference attender. The addition also includes student and project files, including research conducted for the Office of Naval Research. This addition is unprocessed.

The addition (01-004) (1200 items, 1.9 linear ft.; dated 1980-2000) consists mainly of professional correspondence, as well as some writings, referee reports, and conference and other materials. This addition is unprocessed.

The addition (02-300) (1125 items, 1.8 linear ft.; dated [ca. 1981]-2002) contains primarily incoming and outgoing correspondence and writings related to Arrow's professional interests. This addition is unprocessed.

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