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Julian Simon papers

 Collection 0191-UA
Julian Lincoln Simon (1932-1998) was a professor of business administration at the University of Maryland from 1983 until his death in 1998. Simon was known for his research on economics and population growth which challenged Malthusian theories on global catastrophe. This collection spans from 1972 to 1996 and contains Simon's professional correspondence, as well as reports, publications, conference proceedings, and grant materials. Research notes on a variety of topics including population growth, economic development, immigration, infant mortality, and the environment are located throughout the collection. Drafts, proofs, and research notes for several of Simon's articles and for his books The Economics of Population Growth (1977), The Resourceful Earth (1984), Scarcity or Abundance? A Debate on the Environment (1994), and The State of Humanity (1996) comprise the remainder of his papers. An unprocessed addendum to the Simon Papers is also available.

Dates

  • 1972-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1984-1994

Use and Access to Collection

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Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

34.50 Linear Feet

Title
Guide to the Julian Simon papers
Status
Abstract
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212