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Anna Schwartz papers, 1929-2012 23 Linear Feet — 18 record cartons. — 0.2 Gigabytes — One set.

Anna Jacobson Schwartz was a research staff member at the National Bureau of Economic Research who collaborated with Milton Friedman on numerous works, including A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960. This collection primarily documents her professional life through her correspondence, writings, research, and professional service. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.

The most common types of material in the collection include correspondence and memorandums; drafts of writings; referee reports and book reviews; daybooks and phone logs; clippings; event programs; meeting transcripts and minutes; statements, testimony, and questionnaires; and research files and writings by others. The contents of a CD with a backup of her NBER office files have been copied to a server and are available; there is correspondence in the form of typed letters and email. A VHS tape with a 1984 interview of her has not been reformatted.

The primary subjects include banking; business cycles, including the Great Recession; currency boards; the FDIC, FOMC, and Federal Reserve; foreign exchange market intervention; gold; the IMF; monetarism and monetary policy; and UK economics. Milton Friedman appears as both a subject and correspondent/coauthor.

The most frequent correspondents besides Friedman include Michael Bordo, Charles Calomiris, Robert Hetzel, Edward Kane, Allan Meltzer, Edward Nelson, Scott Sumner, and Walker Todd. There is also early correspondence from her husband Issac Schwartz in the form of courtship letters.

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Homer Jones papers, 1928-1986 1.5 Linear Feet — 600 Items

Chiefly professional papers of Jones, but also includes some materials of his wife Alice Hanson Jones, and University of Iowa professor Frank Hyneman Knight, relating to their careers as economists. Includes correspondence, printed material, and writings and speeches that relate to Jones's advocacy of monetarist economic theory, the Korean economy, and work for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Shadow Open Market Committee.