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Inventory of the W. H. (William Harold) Hutt Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: W. H. (William Harold) Hutt Papers
    Dates: 1925-1989
    Collection number: 89017
    Creator: Hutt, W. H. (William Harold), 1899-
    Collection Size: 85 manuscript boxes (33.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Contains speeches and writings, correspondence, pamphlets, serial issues, and other printed matter, relating to laissez-faire economic theory, and to economic conditions and race relations in South Africa by Hutt, a South African economist.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research. Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], W. H. (William Harold) Hutt Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1899 August 3 Born, London
    1917-1919 Served, Royal Air Force
    1924 B. Com., London
    1924-1926 Manager, Individualist Bookshop, Ltd.
    1927-1965 Senior lecturer and professor, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    1930 Author, The Theory of Collective Bargaining (2nd edition, 1975)
    1931-1964 Professor and dean, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town
    1931 Served on the Executive Committee of Senate, University of Cape Town
    1936 Author, Economics and the Public
    1938 Elected honorary president, National Union of South African Students
    1939 Author, The Theory of Idle Resources (2nd edition, 1977)
    1943 Author, Plan for Reconstruction
    1947 Founding member of Mont Pelerin Society
    circa 1950 Elected to a University Fellowship in recognition of outstanding scholarship
    1963 Author, Keynesianism--Retrospect and Prospect
    1964 Author, The Economics of the Colour Bar
    1965 Professor emeritus (retired)
    1966 Visiting professor, University of Virginia, Author, Neo-Keynesianism and Academic Freedom
    1966-1981 Visiting professor of economics, University of Virginia, followed by appointments in other universities and colleges throughout the United States
    1969-1971 Research fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California
    1970-1971 Distinguished visiting professor of economics, California state colleges
    1971 Author, Politically Impossible?
    1971-1977 Distinguished professor, economics, University of Dallas, Texas
    1973 Author, The Strike-Threat System
    1975 Author, A Rehabilitation of Say's Law
    1976 Author, Individual Freedom: A Symposium of Articles, 1934-1975, selected and edited by David Klingaman and Pejivich
    1977 Awarded degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causas, University of Cape Town
    1979 Awarded degree of Doctor of Social Science honoris causas, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City. Author, The Keynesian Episode
    1984 Awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Human Letters, University of Dallas. Named a Roe senior fellow of the Mont Pelerin Society
    1987 Adjunct scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama
    1988 June 19 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Acquired in 1990, followed by an increment in 1994, the William Harold Hutt papers consist of speeches and writings, correspondence, pamphlets, serial issues, and other printed matter, relating to laissez-faire economic theory, and to economic conditions and race relations in South Africa.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    South Africa--Economic conditions.
    South Africa--Race relations.