Series - Bretton Woods collection

Bretton Woods Documents - Riddle Comments on Bretton Woods Proposals - Comments Bretton Woods Documents - Federal Reserve Report on U.S. and U.K. Proposal for Postwar Internatio... Bretton Woods Documents - Chamber of Commerce Report on Currency Stabilization Proposals - Report Bretton Woods Documents - Jacobssons Discussion of US and UK Proposals - Proposals discussion Bretton Woods Documents - Chamber of Commerce Report on UN Bank - Report - International Finance ... Bretton Woods Documents - Treasury Report on Bretton Woods Proposal - Report Bretton Woods Documents - Committee for Economic Development [CED] Comments on Bretton Woods Prop... Bretton Woods Documents - Bibliography of Proposals for a Post War International Economic System ... Bretton Woods Documents - Proposals - Treasury Questions and Answers on the Fund and Bank - March... Bretton Woods Documents - Hackett Comments on Bretton Woods - Comments Bretton Woods Documents - Summary Chronicle of Pre Bretton Woods Period - Summary Chronicle Bretton Woods Documents - Federal Reserve Report on the IMF - Report Bretton Woods Documents - Roosevelt Address to Congress on Bretton Woods - February 20, 1945 - Un... Bretton Woods Documents - Provisional Rules of Procedures for Meetings of Executive Directors - S... Bretton Woods Documents - Chamber of Commerce of the United States Report on Bretton Woods Propos...

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Bretton Woods collection


  • 1942-1947, 1963 (Creation)

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0.47 linear feet of textual records

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Series is comprised of Leonard B. Rist's collection of reference material on the Bretton Woods Conference and the events leading up to it. Document types include official copies of proposals, agreements and amendments relating to the Bretton Woods institutions, IBRD and IMF, as well as reports and commentary from U.S. government agencies (Treasury, Federal Reserve, State Department), research institutions, and the press (Foreign Affairs, Finance, Foreign Commerce Weekly). Also included are President Roosevelt's address to Congress recommending passage of the Bretton Woods agreements, 1963 amendment to the Bretton Woods agreement, and several unpublished papers.

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Files are arranged in chronological order.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Access to Information Policy.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • See Reference Collection on World Bank History (WB IBRD/IDA REF for records copied from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library dealing with the Bretton Woods conference.

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27 January 2020




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