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Guide to the J.B. Condliffe Papers, [ca. 1910-1960]
BANC MSS C-B 901  
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Description
Correspondence and related papers reflecting his career as professor, University of California, and as economist with the League of Nations, Carnegie Endowment and other institutions; manuscripts of books, articles and lectures; a few personal papers and diaries.
Background
John Bell Condliffe, internationally famed economist and professor of the University of California, was born on Dec. 23, 1891, in Melbourne, Australia. Educated in New Zealand, he received his B. A. degree in 1914 and his M. A. in 1915 from Canterbury College. During this period he also worked in the Customs Department and later as statistician in the government Statistician's office. In 1916 he became lecturer in economics at Canterbury College. After serving in World War I with the New Zealand Division, he attended Cambridge University as a Sir Thomas Gresham Research student. Upon his return to New Zealand in 1920 he became professor of economics at Canterbury College, serving until 1926. In 1925 he attended the Institute of Pacific Relations' first conference, held in Honolulu, as a delegate from New Zealand. He presented his doctoral dissertation, "Industrial Revolution in the Far East", in 1927 and obtained his D. Sc. (Economics) in 1928.
Extent
44 boxes, 37 cartons
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.