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

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Pierre F. Goodrich papers
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1977
    Creator: Goodrich, Pierre F. (Pierre Frist), 1894-1973.
    Collection Number: 88006
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, agenda, conference materials, memoranda, speeches, printed matter, and photographs related to activities of the Mont Pelerin Society, the nature of liberty, and laissez-faire economic theory.
    Language of the Materials : The collection is in English.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

    Administrative Information


    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], Pierre F. Goodrich papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988.


    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

    John Davenport papers, Hoover Institution Archives
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    Mont Pèlerin Society records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Benjamin A. Rogge papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    1894 Born, Winchester, Indiana
    1916 A.B., Wabash College
    1917-1918 Second lieutenant, United States Army
    1920 LL.B., Harvard Law School
    1920-1973 Practiced law
    1935-1973 President and director, Indiana Telephone Corporation
    1950s Established the Winchester Foundation and Thirty Five Twenty
    1951 Became a member of the Mont Pelerin Society
    1960-1973 Founder and chairman, Liberty Fund
    1973 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Pierre Goodrich papers consist of Goodrich's files on the Mont Pelerin Society, an international group concerned with the nature of liberty and laissez-faire economic theory. Materials include correspondence, conference materials, agenda, memoranda, speeches, printed matter, and photographs.
    Pierre Goodrich attended his first meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in 1951 in Beauvallon, France. His files document his activities in the society through meeting materials and correspondence with members, including Mont Pelerin Society founders Friedrich A. von Hayek and Ludwig von Mises. The Hayek correspondence includes a discussion of The Constitution of Liberty, with Goodrich's comments on the work.
    The collection also includes correspondence related to disagreements within the society, now known as the Hunold Affair, and photographs of Mont Pelerin Society members.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mont Pèlerin Society.
    Economic policy.