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Finding Aid to the J. B. (John Bell) Condliffe Papers: Additions, 1919-1981 (bulk 1960-1969)
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    Collection Title: J. B. (John Bell) Condliffe Papers: Additions
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1981
    Date (bulk): 1960-1969
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 69/33 c
    Collector: Condliffe, J. B. (John Bell), 1891-1981
    Extent: Number of containers: 14 boxes, 24 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 35.8
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Correspondence (personal and professional); manuscripts of his autobiography and other writings, speeches, and lecture notes; correspondence and subject files relating to his work with Stanford Research Institute; Subject files; clippings, and miscellaneous personal papers concerning his life and activities with family, friends, and associates involved in teaching and writing.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], J. B. (John Bell) Condliffe papers: Additions, BANC MSS 69/33 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Related Collection

    J. B. (John Bell) Condliffe Papers, [ca. 1916-1981], BANC MSS C-B 901

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library. Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. Maps have been transferred to the Map Collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Stanford Research Institute
    University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Economics
    University of California, Berkeley--Faculty
    Economics--Study and teaching
    Faculty papers
    Manuscripts for publication

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Additions to the John B. Condliffe Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Professor Condliffe in numerous installments over the years from 1970 through 1981.


    J. B. (John Bell) Condliffe was born in Melbourne Australia on December 23, 1891 to Alfred Bell and Margaret Condliffe. He attended Canterbury University, and Gonville and Caius Colleges, Cambridge University . He married Olive G. Mills in 1916 and they had three children: John Charles, Peter George, and Margaret Mary.
    Condliffe's teaching career included positions as Professor of Economics at Canterbury College, Christchurch, New Zealand,1920-26; Research Secretary at the Institute of Pacific Relations; Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, 1930-31; member of the League of Nations Secretariat,1931-37; Professor of Commerce at the London School of Economics, 1937-39; Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley,1940-58; and, Senior Economist at Stanford Research Institute, 1961-67.
    Condliffe published several books and articles during his active professional life. These include The Reconstruction of World Trade: A Survey of International Economic Relations (1940), The Development of Australia (1964), and Te Rangi Hiroa: The Life of Sir Peter Buck (1971), as well as several books on New Zealand, including The Welfare State in New Zealand (1959), and The Economic Outlook for New Zealand (1969).
    Throughout his career, Condliffe served on many committees and was active in several organizations. His accomplishments were recognized by several awards, including the Henry E. Howland Memorial Prize at Yale University (1939) the Wendell Willkie Prize in 1950, and the Sir James Wattie Prize in 1972.
    Additional biographical information may be found in the prefatory pages of the finding aid to the J. B. (John Bell) Condliffe Papers, [ca. 1916-1981], BANC MSS C-B 901.

    Scope and Content

    These additions to Professor Condliffe's papers contain personal and professional correspondence, subject files, writings, scrapbooks, notes, and personal Papers, documenting the personal and professional activities of John B. Condliffe, for the period from 1919 to 1981.
    While completing the original collection of Condliffe's correspondence and subject files, this addition to his papers also contains the files from his tenure at Stanford Research Institute, ca. 1961-67.
    Other parts of his papers supplemented by these additions include Condliffe's writings, including drafts for his work, Corporate Enterprise, along with many books and articles. The addition also includes materials reflecting Condliffe's teaching activities, as well as miscellaneous personal materials.