Curating Archives


In this section we will showcase "best practices" in the use of archives for writing the history of economics. We would be very much interested in receiving accounts of your archival work to post to this section of the website—accounts of your work drawing on correspondence, unpublished papers, teaching materials, and administrative records that allow us to reconstruct the lives, the social and cultural worlds of economists of the past. Our expectation is that the cases we curate will develop our understanding of evidence and trace in the writing of history. We also hope that new practitioners might find in these cases the joys of archival detective work and begin their own investigations.

Documenting the History of the Econometric Society

Econometric Society

The HOPE Center worked with the Econometric Society to create a digital archive of documents and other materials related to the founding and development of the Econometric Society.

The Patinkin-Hicks Correspondence, 1957-58

The Patinkin-Hicks Correspondence, 1957-58

Introduction - by Stephen Meardon