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  • Title: Arthur N. Young papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1982
    Collection Number: 66005
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 122 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 album box, 1 oversize folder, 1 envelope, 1 cassette (56.6 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Diary, correspondence, reports, studies, statistical summaries, financial statements, press releases, clippings, and ephemeral publications, relating to the European financial crisis following World War I, the work of the Reparations Commission in formulating the Dawes Plan in 1924, and the economic and financial situation in China, 1929-1946
    Creator: Young, Arthur N. (Arthur Nichols), 1890-1984
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    Box OCM5 and FH13 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of 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.


    Users must sign a statement agreeing to the conditions of use set down by A. N. Young. For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1966.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur N. Young papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Arthur N. Young (Arthur Nichols)

    1890, Nov. 21 Born, Los Angeles, California
    1910 A.B., Occidental College
    1937 LL.D., Occidental College
    1911 A.M., Princeton University
    1914 Ph.D., Princeton University
    1927 LL.B., George Washington University
    1915 Married Ellen May Bailey
    1912-13 Professor of Economics, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina
    1915-17 Instructor of Economics, Princeton University
    1916 Author, The Single Tax Movement in the United States
    1918 Author, Finances of the Federal District of Mexico
    1918 Adviser on taxation, Mexican Government
    1918 Trade expert, War Trade Board
    1919 Trade Commissioner to investigate financial conditions in Spain for U.S. Department of Commerce
    1919-20 Economist in office of foreign trade adviser, Department of State
    1920-21 Financial adviser to Government of Honduras
    1920 Author, Spanish Finance and Trade
    1921-22 Financial expert, Department of State
    1922-28 Economic adviser, Department of State
    1924 Associate of American observer with Reparations Commission, Paris, during preparation of Dawes Plan
    1924-26 Chairman, Interdepartmental Committee on Oil Pollution of Navigable Waters
    1926 Delegate to International Conference on Oil Pollution, Washington, D.C.
    1927 Expert attending World Economic Conference, Geneva
    1929 Expert on public credit, Commission of Financial Experts of Chinese Government
    1929-46 Financial adviser Chinese Government and Central Bank of China
    1931 Member, Chinese Flood Relief Commission
    1933 Expert, Chinese Economic Mission, Washington, D.C.
    1936 Member of committee on establishment of Central Reserve Bank
    1937-45 Director, China National Aviation Corporation
    1940 Vice-president, Chinese-American Institute of Cultural Relations
    1942 Vice-chairman, United China Relief Coordinating Committee
    1943 Chairman, American Relief and Red Cross in China
    1944 Trustee, China Foundation
    1944 Adviser, Chinese Government Commission of Relief and Rehabilitation
    1944 Member of Chinese delegation to Bretton Woods Financial Conference
    1947 Author, China's Economic and Financial Reconstruction
    1953 Author, Saudi Arabian Currency and Finance
    1951-52 Director, Point IV program in Saudi Arabia and financial adviser to Saudi Arabia
    1957-58 Financial Consultant, International Cooperation Administration
    1958-59 Lecturer, Occidental College
    1962-63 Consultant on taxation in Argentina
    1971 Author, China's Nation-Building Effort, 1927-37; The Financial and Economic Record

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    China -- Economic conditions -- 1912-1949
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Reparations
    Germany -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
    Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
    East Asia -- Economic conditions
    Finance -- China
    Finance -- East Asia
    Finance -- Europe
    United States -- Foreign economic relations
    United States. Department of State
    United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
    Inter-Allied Commission for Reparations