Series - Personal papers of Benjamin B. King - Policy and research papers

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Personal papers of Benjamin B. King - Policy and research papers


  • 1967-1994 (Creation)

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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.

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

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Donated by Benjamin B. King

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Accruals are not expected

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Arranged chronologically by date of preparation or publication.

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

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

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

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28 September 2005




Archivist's note

Antonio Corsini

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