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School of Advanced International Studies, Department of Economics records

Identifier: RG-07-090

Scope and Contents

The records of the Department of Economics span the years 1964 to 1982 and contain various types of correspondence. The correspondence is mostly in the form of chronologically filed carbon copies and covers a wide range of topics, such as teaching duties, professional interests and students; there is little incoming correspondence. The record group is subdivided as follows:

Subgroup 1: Isaiah Frank, 1964-1970
Series 1: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1964-1970
Series 2: Curricular Materials, 1965-1976
Subgroup 2: Charles Pearson, 1970-1981
Series 1: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1970-1981
Series 2: Curricular Materials, 1970-1973
Subgroup 3: James Riedel, 1977-1982


  • 1964-1982


Use Restrictions

Administrative records in subgroup 1 (series 1), subgroup 2 (series 1) and subgroup 3 are restricted for twenty-five years from their date of creation. Student records in this record group, as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, are also restricted. For details, see Regulations Governing Access to Restricted Records, at the front of each binder.


The School of Advanced International Studies, since its incorporation into the Johns Hopkins University in 1950, has stressed the role of economics in international affairs. Of the original six professors, two were in the field of economics. John A. Loftus was Professor of Economics and William Taylor Phillips was Professor of International Economics.

The number of professors teaching economics has increased only slightly over the years to its current number of three, including the endowed William L. Clayton chair in economics established in 1963, held since its inception by Isaiah Frank. Frank has been a member of the SAIS faculty since 1952, originally as a Lecturer and, since 1963, as a Professor. In order to accommodate the increasing size and variety of the program at SAIS, a good number of visiting professors and lecturers have been brought in. This has allowed the department to offer courses in areas of current interest, to take advantage of particular expertise, and to change the orientation of classes given in response to changing international trends.


0.76 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes)

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These records were transferred to the Archives by Veronica Barker, the Administrative Assistant for Economics and Asian Studies.

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Finding aid prepared by Katrina Tautz.

School of Advanced International Studies, Department of Economics records
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA