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TitleMinutes and Policy Papers
Ref NoRES/2
LevelSeries
Date1890-1980
DescriptionRES bound Minute Books 1890-1978 and subsequent unbound minutes, 1979-1980. Agendas and supporting papers of the RES Council 1970-1980. Bound minutes, agendas and supporting papers of the RES Executive Committee from its formation in 1975 to 1983. Correspondence files on matters of RES policy and future activities and constitutional change.
The RES bound Minute Books were among the first RES archives to be deposited at BLPES Archives, in 1979 by the then Secretary-General, Aubrey Silberston. The minutes were hand-written to 1920 and contain mostly Council and Annual General meetings: the minutes of some other committees are also included. Minutes from 1980-1985 are also held by the Library Archives but are closed until they are 20 years old. The policy files for the most part date from the mid 1960s and included papers by individuals (usually the Presidents) as well as papers concerned with the nature of the Economic Journal and the activities of the Society. The function of the Society and its activities were under scrutiny in this period.
Related material:
Other minutes can be found in section 5 (minutes of meetings of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Economic Journal), section 9 (minutes of meetings of the Keynes Committee), section 13 (minutes of meetings of the RES with other economic organisations) and section 3 (minutes of meetings of the Stock Valuation committee).
Other policy files can be found in Section 5 (relating to the Economic Journal) and Section 8 (on publications).
System of Arrangement:
File references starting 2/1 are the run of Council minutes and associated papers. 2/2 are the Executive Committee minutes and associated papers. 2/3 are the policy files.
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