Register of the Samuel Irving Katz papers

Finding aid prepared by Beth Goder
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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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


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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


Biographical file 1937-1995

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, curriculum vitae, military records, and memorials.
box 1, folder 1

General 1995

box 1, folder 2

Clippings 1977, 1993

box 1, folder 3

Curriculum vitae and biographical information 1937-1992

box 1, folder 4

Memorial file 1993

box 1, folder 5

Military file 1942-1947

Scope and Contents

See also career file

Correspondence 1961-1987

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with economists and bankers.
box 1, folder 6

Acheson, Edward Campion 1961

Scope and Contents

Includes photograph
box 1, folder 7

Guth, Wilfred 1975

box 1, folder 8

Meade, James 1987

box 1, folder 9

Stem, Carl H. 1978

box 1, folder 10

Watt, David 1975-1978

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Charles Olsen and Keith Kyle

Speeches and writings 1953-1992

Scope and Contents

Includes typescripts and printed copies of speeches and writings on economics.
box 1, folder 11

Bibliographies undated

box 1, folder 12

Unidentified typescript undated

Scope and Contents

Section titles include "Three Approaches to International Monetary Reform," "The Pure-Gold Approach," "The Unconditional-Liquidity Approach," "The Conditional Liquidity Approach," "The SDR and Fund Reform," "Symmetry Proposals: The Pre-Bretton Woods Period," and "Symmetry Proposals: The Post-1960 Period"
box 1, folder 13

"Exchange Rates and Balance-of-Payments Adjustment: The Post-1945 Experience undated

box 1, folder 14

"How Forward Exchange Market Works" undated

box 1, folder 15

Paul A. Volcker, degree citation undated

box 1, folder 16

"The Canadian Dollar: A Fluctuating Currency" 1953

box 1, folder 17

"Leads and Lags in Sterling Payments" 1953

box 1, folder 18

"The Future of Sterling" 1955

box 1, folder 19

"Le dollar canadien et le cours de change fluctuant" 1955

box 1, folder 20

Sterling's Recurring Postwar Payments Crises" 1955

box 1, folder 21

"The Post-War Growth of Consumer Instalment Credit in the United Kingdom Summary" 1957

box 1, folder 22

"Radcliffe Report: Monetary Policy and Debt-Management Reconciled?" 1960

box 1, folder 23

"Britain 1961: The Basle Credits and the Fund Drawing" 1961

box 1, folder 24

"The Mechanism of the Forward Exchange Market" 1961

box 1, folder 25

Book reviews 1970-1991

box 1, folder 26

"Current Business Trends in Major Countries," speech, System Committee on Business Analysis 1971

box 1, folder 27

"Devaluation-Bias and the Bretton Woods System" 1972

box 1, folder 28

"Channels of Transmission of International Inflation," speech, Federal Reserve System Committee on International Research and Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1973

box 1, folder 29

"The Emerging Exchange-Rate System," speech, Banking Monetary and Fiscal Affairs Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1973

box 1, folder 30

"'Imported Inflation' and Balance-of-Payments Adjustment" 1973

box 1, folder 31

"Operations of Federal Reserve System," speech, School of Business and Public Administration, Howard University 1973

box 1, folder 32

"The Par-Value System," Southern Economic and Finance Associations, Houston, Texas 1973

box 1, folder 33

"The Emerging Exchange-Rate System (Early 1974)" 1974

box 2, folder 1

"Implications of Inflation for the International Monetary System," summary of presentation 1974

box 2, folder 2

Speech 1974

box 2, folder 3

"Monetary Picture in the European Community," speech, American Management Association, New York 1975

box 2, folder 4

Request for permission for republication 1975

box 2, folder 5

"World Economy: Some Considerations on the End of the Bretton Woods Era," speech, International Relations Roundtable, Georgetown University 1975

box 2, folder 6

"International Economic Policies," speech 1976

box 2, folder 7

"Monetarism and the Balance of Payments," speech, Ankara, Turkey 1976

box 2, folder 8

U.S.-European Monetary Relations, monograph, edited by Katz 1979

box 2, folder 9

Introductory remarks at German-American Forum 1980

box 2, folder 10

"Continuity and Change in US Economic Policy," speech, SER-USICA Symposium 1982

box 2, folder 11

"Thoughts On My Recent Trip to Four European Countries" 1982

box 2, folder 12

"Commentary on Three Papers Presented to the Joint Session of the American Economic Association and American Finance Association on 'International Banking' in San Francisco, California" 1983

box 2, folder 13

Statement before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Transportation and Tourism of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives 1983

box 2, folder 14

"Will There Be a Crash of 1983?" speech, Dean's Office Seminar 1983

box 2, folder 15

"The Global Debt Problem: Entering Phase II," speech, Global Issues Seminar 1984

box 2, folder 16

"Impact of Debt Crisis on Monetary System," summary written by Helen Lewis 1984

box 2, folder 17

"International Cooperation and the LDC Debt Problem," speech, Global Issues Seminar 1984

box 2, folder 18

"Some Thoughts on the Global Debt Problem," speech, National Economist Club 1984

box 2, folder 19

"US Economic Policies and the World Economy," speech, Georgetown Leadership Seminar 1984

box 2, folder 20

"Commentary on Professor Grubel's Paper on the Private Insurance of Bank Deposits," speech, Kiel Conference 1985

box 2, folder 21

"Deregulation and Reregulation in U.S. Banking," speech, University of Berne, Switzerland 1985

box 2, folder 22

"Exchange Rates and Intervention: The G-5 Accord," speech, Monetary Affairs Committee, Global Economic Action Institute, Milan, Italy 1986

box 2, folder 23

"The Global Debt Crisis and International Banking Stability," speech, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria 1986

box 2, folder 24

"The Rise and Fall of the Dollar," speech, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria 1986

box 2, folder 25

"Can and Should the Current International Economic Order Survive to the Year 2000?" speech, Alumni Reunion, Georgetown Leadership Seminar, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1987

box 2, folder 26

"Determinants of Exchange Rates," speech 1987

box 2, folder 27

Letter in response to comments on "Keynes and US Foreign Economic Policy" 1987

box 2, folder 28

"The Twin Deficits: Interest Rates and the Dollar," speech, Baord of Directors of the DeVegh Fund, Washington, D.C. 1987

box 2, folder 29

"Trends in International Trade and foreign Investment," speech, Georgetown Leadership Seminar Alumni Conference, Templeton College, Oxford, England 1988

box 2, folder 30

"The U.S. Budget Problem," Georgetown University 1989

box 2, folder 31

"The Misaligned Dollar and World Payments Stability, 1980 to 1990," speech, Allied Social Sciences Annual Meeting, North American Finance and Economics Association and National Association of Business Economists, Washington, D.C. 1990

box 2, folder 32

"The Misaligned Dollar and World Payments Stability, 1980-1990," printed copy 1991

box 2, folder 33

Statement by Katz, Colloquium in Honor of Sir Alexander Cairncross, Glasgow University 1991

box 2, folder 34

The Legacy of the Golden Age, monograph 1992

Scope and Contents

Includes contribution by Katz

Career file 1938-1993

Scope and Contents

Includes lecture outlines, correspondence, and research related to Katz's military service, teaching work, and a study conducted while Katz was an advisor to the Federal Reserve Board.
box 3, folder 1

Course material circa 1970-1988

box 3, folder 2-3

Federal Reserve Board 1957-1958

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to a study of the economic position of Great Britain. Includes letters of Kurt Eklof, W. J. Jackson, T. J. Lovell, W. Schwegler, and others
box 3, folder 4

Georgetown University 1982, undated

box 3, folder 5

Georgetown University Bankers Forum 1975-1993

box 3, folder 6-7

Military service 1938-1992

Scope and Contents

Includes clipping of "Hitler Is Tops in Europe Writes Katz From London"
box 3, folder 8

Speaking engagements 1974-1975

box 3, folder 9

Tables of economic data 1969


Printed matter 1966-1994

Scope and Contents

Includes monographs and articles on economics
box 3, folder 10-12



Oversize materials 1940-1957

Scope and Contents

Includes academic diplomas, military citations, and a photograph
box 4

Diplomas, citations, and photographs 1940-1957