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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: R. M. Hartwell collection
    Collection Number: 91036
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1990
    Creator: Hartwell, R. M. (Ronald Max), 1921- , collector.
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (2.1 linear feet)
    Abstract: Includes correspondence, minutes, conference papers, publications, and agenda of the Mont Pelerin Society, mainly in the form of photocopies, related to activities of the society in promoting laissez-faire economics and associated concepts of freedom. Includes questionnaires sent to Mont Pelerin Society members in 1984.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Materials: The collection is in English and German.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], R. M. Hartwell collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Collections

    Friedrich A. von Hayek papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Mont Pèlerin Society records, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    1921 Born, Red Range, New South Wales, Australia
    1950-1956 Chair of economic history, University of New South Wales
    1954 Author, The Economic Development of Van Diemen's Land, 1820-1850
    1956-1977 Reader in recent economic and social history and professorial fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
    1960-1968 Editor, Economic History Review
    1961 Author, The Rising Standard of Living in England, 1800-1850
    1971 Author, The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth
    1992-1994 President, Mont Pelerin Society
    1995 Author, A History of the Mont Pelerin Society
    2009 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Ronald Max Hartwell, author of A History of the Mont Pelerin Society, collected correspondence, minutes, conference papers, publications, and agenda of the Mont Pelerin Society, mainly in the form of photocopies, related to activities of the society in promoting laissez-faire economics and associated concepts of freedom.
    In 1984, Hartwell sent questionnaires to members asking for basic information about their involvement with the society, opinions about the society, and anecdotes which might be of interest to historians. These questionnaires, along with related correspondence, can be found within the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mont Pèlerin Society.
    Economic policy.
    Laissez-faire.
    Liberty.