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Carter Goodrich papers, 1918-1971. 

Creator: 
Goodrich, Carter, 1897-1971.
Phys. Desc: 
34 linear ft. ( 68 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#0501
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Economic historians, professor emeritus of economics at Columbia University. Goodrich served as chairman of the governing body of the International Labor Office, 1939-1945, as chief of the United Nations economic survey mission in Vietnam, 1955-1956, and as a special representative to Bolivia for the Secretary General of the United Nations, 1952-1953.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and diaries including Goodrich's diaries from 1941 when he was assistant to the Ambassador to Great Britain, providing interesting insights into economic problems of the early part of World War II. The file for the International Labour Office is also quite informative and contains correspondence from many prominent economists, Herbert Lehman, Isidor Lubin, and Frances Perkins.