Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Samuel Irving Katz papers
Date (inclusive): 1937-1995
Collection Number: 2000C7
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
(1.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Biographical data, speeches and writings, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to international finance and to operations
of the Federal Reserve Board.
Katz, Samuel Irving, 1916-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual
or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2000.
[Identification of item], Samuel Irving Katz papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
||Born, Nashville, Tennessee
||Agricultural economist, United States Department of Agriculture
||Received bachelor of arts degree, George Washington University
||Received master of arts degree, George Washington University
||Received master in public administration degree, Harvard University
||First Lieutenant, Economic Division, United States Military Government for Germany, United States Army
||Advisor, Division of International Finance, United States Federal Reserve Board
||Lecturer, American University
||Professorial lecturer, George Washington University
||Visiting professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
||Professor, Georgetown University
||Director, Georgetown University's Bankers Forum
Finance and Development, publication of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank
U.S.-European Monetary Relations
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers document the life and career of American economist Samuel Irving Katz through biographical materials, speeches
and writings, correspondence, and printed matter related to international finance and to operations of the Federal Reserve
Katz was an expert on international monetary relations, especially in the area of European monetary problems. The
Speeches and writings include typescripts and printed copies written on various economic topics, including exchange rates.
Career file contains materials related to various positions Katz held throughout his career. From 1943 to 1946, Katz served with the
United States Army, working with the postwar military government in Germany on issues of price controls. From 1948 to 1974,
Katz was an economist with the Federal Reserve Board. The collection includes materials from a study of the economic position
in Great Britain, which Katz was involved with during the late 1950s. In addition to his work with the Federal Reserve, Katz
taught at Georgetown University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University. The
file includes course lecture outlines and materials on the Georgetown University Bankers Forum, a program which Katz directed
from 1974 to 1982. Additional information on Katz's career can be found in the
Biographical file, which includes his curriculum vitae.
The collection is arranged in 6 series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Career file, Printed matter,
and Oversize materials. The speeches and writings were originally arranged separately as "lectures and speeches to U.S. and
international organizations and institutions" and "analytic papers, studies."
Samuel I. Katz papers, University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Subjects and Indexing Terms
United States -- Economic policy
United States. Federal Reserve Board