Series - Personal papers of Benjamin B. King - Materials related to Zambia

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WB IBRD/IDA KING-01

Title

Personal papers of Benjamin B. King - Materials related to Zambia

Date(s)

  • 1964-1994 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.60 linear feet of textual records

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Biographical history

Benjamin B. King joined the World Bank in 1947 as an economist. During his long career he served in various parts of the Bank: the Economics Department (1947-1949, 1950-1952, 1965-1967), Office of the President (1949-1950), Europe, Africa & Australasia Department (1952-1957), Economic Development Institute (1957-1962), South Asia and Middle East Department (1962-1965), South Asia Department (1967-1970), Special Projects Department (1970-71), Economics Program Department (1971-1972), and Development Policy Staff (1974-1978). He completed his career as the Director, Development Economics Department, 1978-1981. From 1972-1974 King was seconded from the World Bank to serve as an adviser to the Canadian International Development Agency.

Archival history

Benjamin B. King collected duplicate copies of Bank documents and other publications to form reference sets of material for his personal use.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Benjamin B. King

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Scope and content

The papers consist of a body of materials related to Zambia. King undertook a mission to Zambia for the Bank and wrote a report on it, and he collected information about and remained interested in Zambia thereafter. The materials related to Zambia include four documents prepared and distributed for the December 1986 meeting of the Consultative Group on Zambia, which had had its first meeting in June 1978. Most of the other documents related to Zambia are internal World Bank documents, with a few Bank publications and some publications from other sources. The materials are arranged in four sections: Consultative Group documents; unpublished Bank materials; Bank publications; and other publications. This is a useful body of materials for an overview of Zambian economic issues in the 1980s.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language of material

  • English

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A physical file unit list is available.

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Related units of description


  • See Records of the Office of the Historian -- Records of the World Bank History Project -- Interviews (WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-10) for interviews with Benjamin B. King.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

28 September 2005

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Archivist's note

Esther Y. Abangma: Antonio Corsini

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