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   Arthur David Kemp Owen Papers 1938-1970.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur David Kemp Owen papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

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Bib ID:4079188 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Owen, A. D. K. (Arthur David Kemp), 1904-1970.
Title:Arthur David Kemp Owen Papers 1938-1970.
Physical description:ca. 12,750 items (36 boxes, 1 v.)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-39. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence and professional files of Owen. Most of the materials in this collection relate to his activities at the UN. These include numerous documents and reports pertaining to the United Nations' technical assistance programs. Some of Owen's speeches and publications are also in the collection. The reports Owen received from Gunnar Myrdal and those concerning the private meetings of the Secretary General are especially interesting. A few of the people with whom Owen corresponded are Lady Astor, Clement Attlee, Chester Bowles, Sir Stafford Cripps, John Diefenbaker, Dag Hammarskjöld, Julian Huxley, B.H. Liddell Hart, Trygve Lie, Selwyn Lloyd, Gunnar Myrdal, Adlai Stevenson, and U Thant. Also, papers on regional planning and social services in Great Britain from 1938 to 1944, with emphasis on Scotland. There are manuscripts, manuscript notes, social surveys, government reports, and related correspondence on such topics as hospitals, housing, youth, and the aged. There is some correspondence regarding Owen's association with a private research group Political and Economic Planning (PEP). Among the Scotland files are Owen's manuscripts, notes, and related material for his Stevenson Lectures in Citizenship at the University of Glasgow, 1939-1944.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-39. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur David Kemp Owen papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 08/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2014-06-04 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Attlee, C. R. (Clement Richard), 1879-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cripps, Richard Stafford, Sir, 1889-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diefenbaker, John G., 1895-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hospitals--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Housing--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Liddell Hart, Basil Henry, Sir, 1895-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lie, Trygve, 1896-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lloyd, Selwyn.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Older people--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political and Economic Planning (Think tank)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Regional planning--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Regional planning--Scotland.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social service--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social service--Scotland.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social surveys.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thant, U, 1909-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Nations Conference on International Organization (1945 :--San Francisco, Calif.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Nations Development Programme.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Nations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Nations.--Technical Assistance Board.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
University of Glasgow.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Youth--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Co-administrator for the United Nations Development Program. 1966-1969, and executive chairman of the United Nations Technical Assistance Board, 1957-1965. Owen was a distinguished British civil servant who attended the San Francisco Conference in 1945 and worked thereafter for the United Nations (UN).

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