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  • Title: Samuel Irving Katz papers
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1995
    Collection Number: 2000C7
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 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.
    Creator: 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.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Samuel Irving Katz papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1916 Born, Nashville, Tennessee
    1935-1948 Agricultural economist, United States Department of Agriculture
    1940 Received bachelor of arts degree, George Washington University
    1942 Received master of arts degree, George Washington University
    1948 Received master in public administration degree, Harvard University
    1943-1946 First Lieutenant, Economic Division, United States Military Government for Germany, United States Army
    1948-1974 Advisor, Division of International Finance, United States Federal Reserve Board
    1958-1965 Lecturer, American University
    1966-1968 Professorial lecturer, George Washington University
    1969 Visiting professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
    1974- Professor, Georgetown University
    1974-1986 Director, Georgetown University's Bankers Forum
    1977-1982 Editor, Finance and Development, publication of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank
    1979 Editor, U.S.-European Monetary Relations
    1993 Died

    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 Board.
    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.
    The 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.

    Arrangement Statement

    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."

    Related Collections

    Samuel I. Katz papers, University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- Economic policy
    International finance
    United States. Federal Reserve Board