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William Alonso papers, circa 1957-1991.
BANC MSS 2001/135 c oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 1; BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 2; BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 3; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

William Alonso papers, circa 1957-1991

Creator/Contributor:

Alonso, William., creator

Abstract:

This collection contains materials related to the professional career of University of California Berkeley and Harvard economist and regional planner, William Alonso. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, writings--including his seminal dissertation, UC Berkeley and Harvard course materials, notes and diplomas.

Date:

1957 (issued)

Subject:

Alonso, William -- Archives
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of City and Regional Planning.
Harvard School of Public Health. -- Center for Population Studies.
Regional planners -- United States
Regional planning
Economic development

Note:

COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF SITE: Advance notice required for use.
William Alonso papers, BANC MSS 2001/135 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Cornelia Alonso; 20010318.
Alonso was awarded the first Ph.D. in regional science, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. His book, Location and Land Use: Toward a General Theory of Land Rent, which was based on his dissertation, is often credited with launching the field of urban economics and is one of the most cited works in regional science. He focused on demographic changes in highly urbanized areas. Alonso also made major contributions to the study of migration, regional development and the politics of numbers. Alonso was a professor of Regional Planning at the University of California Berkeley from 1966-1976. He left UC to become Director of the Center for Population Studies at Harvard.
In English.

Type:

Faculty papers.

Physical Description:

print
5 cartons, 1 oversize folder. (5.05 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2001/135 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 1
BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 2
BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 3
BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 4
BANC MSS 2001/135 c Carton 5
BANC MSS 2001/135 c
BANC MSS 2001/135 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF SITE: Advance notice required for use.