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SHONFIELD, Sir Andrew Akiba, 1917-1981, Knight, economist

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 SHONFIELD
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: SHONFIELD, Sir Andrew Akiba, 1917-1981, Knight, economist
Date(s): [1940-1980]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 100 boxes
Name of creator(s): Shonfield | Sir | Andrew Akiba | 1917-1981 | Knight | economist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1917; educated at St Paul's and Magdalen College, Oxford University; served World War Two, 1939-45, in the Royal Artillery, 1940-46; on staff, Financial Times, 1947-57; Foreign Editor, Financial Times, 1950-57; Economic Editor, The Observer, 1958-61; Director of Studies, 1961-68, Research Fellow, 1969-71, and Director, 1972-77, Royal Institute of International Affairs; Chairman, Social Science Research Council, 1969-71; Member, Royal Commission on Trade Unions, 1965-68; Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Review Committee on Overseas Representation, 1968-69; Reith Lecturer, 1972; Fellow, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 1970; Knight 1978; Professor of Economics, European University Institute, Florence, 1978-1981; died 1981. Publications: International economic relations: the western system in the 1960s and 1970s (Sage Publications, London, 1976); European integration in the second phase: the scope and limitiations of alliance points (University of Essex, 1977); ed Zuzanna Shonfield The use of public power (Oxford University Press, 1982); ed Zuzanna Shonfield In defence of the mixed economy (Oxford University Press, London, 1984); editor of Social indicators and social policy (Heinemann Educational Books, London, 1972); North American and Western European economic policies (Macmillan, London, 1971); The attack on world poverty (Chatto and Windus, London, 1960); British economic policy since the War (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1958); Europe: journey to an unknown destination (Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1973); A man beside himself (Andre Deutsch, London, 1964); Modern capitalism: the changing balance of public and private power (Oxford University Press, London, 1969).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Andrew Akiba Shonfield, [1940-1980], comprising working papers, manuscript notes and research material for Shonfield's work, including drafts and final masters of published books.

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Conditions governing access:

Closed until listed.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by the donors and their heirs.

Finding aids:

Summary boxlist available.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Given by the family in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The British Library of Political and Economic Science also holds material relating to Shonfield in the papers of James Edward Meade (Ref: Meade 4/31), and the records of the Andrew Shonfield Association (Ref: Andrew Shonfield Association).

The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, holds correspondence with Sidney Dell, 1966-1973 (Ref: Mss Eng c5861).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2001

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