Correspondence, 1930-1995, bulk 1950-1995

Scope and content:

The largest series is Correspondence, which consists of 42 boxes of letters between Patinkin and his professional colleagues, as well as book publishers and conference organizers. Patinkin was a prolific correspondent, and consequently this series is rich with written exchanges between Patinkin and most figures in 20th century economics. It should be noted that clippings, curriculum vitae and other personal data, and photographs can also be found in this series.

This series reflects the complex and sometimes chronologically overlapping filing structures that Patinkin himself established. As much as possible, these filing systems were left intact, but to avoid excessive overlap some chronological reorganization was necessary. With a few exceptions, the arrangement within filing groups is alphabetical. File folders representing one person's or one institution's correspondence with Patinkin may appear in several physical locations depending on the chronological periods involved. There is one indexed subseries in which Patinkin used codes representing dates; this has been left untouched.


Using These Materials

Using These Materials Links:

Using These Materials

Collection restrictions:

Access note. Some materials in this collection are fragile audiovisual/photographic formats that may need to be reformatted before use. Contact Research Services for access.

Use & permissions:

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the Rubenstein Library's Citations, Permissions, and Copyright guide.

Before you visit:
Please consult our up-to-date information for visitors page, as our services and guidelines periodically change.