collection - Personal papers of Benjamin B. King

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WB IBRD/IDA KING

Titre

Personal papers of Benjamin B. King

Date(s)

  • 1964-1994 (predominant 1982 - 1989) (Production)

Niveau de description

collection

Étendue matérielle et support

1.25 linear feet (3 archival boxes)

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Nom du producteur

Notice biographique

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.

Histoire archivistique

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

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Donated by Benjamin B. King

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Portée et contenu

The papers consist of a body of materials related to Zambia and a set of general policy and issues papers. 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 The materials are arranged in four sections: Consultative Group documents; unpublished Bank materials; Bank publications; and other publications.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.

The policy and research papers cover a wide variety of subjects including structural adjustment lending and sector adjustment lending, agriculture, Japan and Ghana, and Bank history. All the policy and research papers are Bank papers except six items, which are identified by source on the item list. They are arranged by date of preparation or publication.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Accruals are not expected.

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Conditions d’accès

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

Conditions de reproduction

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

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées


  • 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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Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

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

Disclosure status

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

9/14/2005

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Note de l'archiviste

Trudy Huskamp Peterson

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