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

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Samuel Irving Katz papers
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1995
    Collection Number: 2000C7
    Creator: Katz, Samuel Irving, 1916-
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Language of Material: The collection is in 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

    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."

    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], Samuel Irving Katz papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    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

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

    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
    1943-1946 First Lieutenant, Economic Division, United States Military Government for Germany, United States Army
    1948 Received master in public administration degree, Harvard University
    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 concerning 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 concerning 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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