Professor of economics at the University of Michigan, director of the Center for Research on Conflict Resolution, fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and participant in the Society of Friends, the National Council of Churches Department of the Church and Economic Life, and peace and disarmament groups. Correspondence, notes, writings, photographs, recordings, and topical files; also materials concerning his wife, Elise Boulding, and his parents, William and Elizabeth Boulding.
Call number: 85959 Aa 2 Language: The materials are in English. Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave. Ann Arbor, MI
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Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections staff
Access and Use
The collection was donated by Kenneth Boulding (donor no. 4516) in 1967, with a small addition in 1969.
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item, folder title, box no., Kenneth Ewart Boulding Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Kenneth Ewart Boulding, professor of economics and pacifist, was born in Liverpool, England, January 18, 1910. He was educated at New College, Oxford, England (1928-1932) and the University of Chicago (1932-1934). Boulding taught economics at Colgate (1937-1941), Fisk (1942-1943), Iowa State (1943-1946), and McGill University (1946-1947) before joining the University of Michigan as a professor of economics, 1949-1967. Since 1968, Boulding has been associated with the University of Colorado at Boulder as a professor of economics and director for the Program on General Social and Economic Dynamics and the Institute of Behavioral Science.
Some of his related activities and honors included receiving the John Bates Clark Medal for Economics for 1949; a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1954-1955; visiting professorships in Jamaica (1959-1960) and Japan (1963-1964); and directing the University of Michigan Center for Research in Conflict Resolution (1964-1966). Boulding also wrote numerous books, articles, and book reviews. Boulding was active in several peace, anti-nuclear, and disarmament groups, notably the Society of Friends and the National Council of Churches Department of the Church and Economic Life, and UNESCO. His wife, Elise (Biorn-Hansen) Boulding, was a sociologist and also very active in the international peace movement, women's issues, and Quaker activities.
Kenneth Boulding viewed economics as a creative and philosophical integration of various disciplines--political science, sociology and anthropology. He coined the word "eiconics" to describe the weaving together and restructuring of interdisciplinary knowledge.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Boulding papers, consisting of approximately 46 linear feet, fall into the following series and sub-series.
Correspondence (boxes 1-10)
Miscellaneous clippings and printed materials (box 10)
Lecture and reading notes (boxes 11-13)
Published and unpublished writings (boxes 14-18)
Family and personal files (boxes 19-22)
Elise Boulding (boxes 19-21)
Economics (boxes 23-24)
Social Sciences (boxes 25-30)
California Water Resources Study, 1958-1959 (boxes 24-26)
Religion (boxes 30-31)
National Council of Churches of Christ, Department of the Church and Economic Life (boxes 30-31)
Peace, Conflict Resolution and Disarmament (boxes 32-38)
Center for Research on Conflict Resolution (boxes 32-34)
University of Michigan (boxes 39-42)
Travel (box 42)
Foundations (box 42)
Speaking Engagements (box 43)
Financial Records (boxes 44-45)
Sound recordings (box 46)
Photographs (box 47)
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
Peace -- Societies, etc.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
Camps -- Great Britain.
Dwellings -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
American Friends Service Committee.
Boulding, Kenneth E. (Kenneth Ewart), 1910-1993.
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, Calif.)
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Society for General Systems Research.
Society of Friends -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan. Center for Research on Conflict Resolution.
University of Michigan. Dept. of Economics.
University of Michigan -- Faculty.
Boulding, Kenneth E. (Kenneth Ewart), 1910-1993.
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Container / Location
Undated, 1880-June 1936
July 1936-September 1943
(undated and miscellaneous 1958)
September 1962-August 1964
Curriculum Resources, Inc. 1963-1964
International Christian University 1964
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 1963
Japan Disarmament Study (DART)
Miscellaneous (scattered dates)
John Plott 1963-1964
Quaker Research Fund 1962
University of Michigan 1962
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom 1964
Miscellaneous clippings and printed materials (scattered dates) [series]
Lecture and reading notes [series]
Published and unpublished writings (essays, poetry, etc.) [series]
Family and personal files [series]
George Rowe and William Boulding
(include sermons and school records)
Elizabeth Boulding 1901-1961
(Include diaries, correspondence, articles, and poems)
Elise Boulding papers 1933-1951
(include correspondence, school records, and material on the family and on socialism)
Elise Boulding papers 1950-1966
(include correspondence, articles, and other materials primarily related to the peace movement and women)
Elise Boulding papers 1963-1967
(include materials related to the International Peace Research Newsletter)
Kenneth Boulding Personal Files 1910-1932
(include correspondence, diaries, writings, and school records)
Kenneth Boulding Personal Files 1933-1962
(include correspondence, journals and material related to his courtship of Elise Boulding and marriage)
Boulding family miscellanea
Topical files [series]
American Association of University Professors 1960
American Economic Association 1945-1966
American Economic Review 1945-1948
College Retirement Equities Fund 1958-1961
Committee for Economic Development 1960-1961
Economic Development Conference, Havana 1960
Economics and Mankind study 1962
Economics in Action Program, Case Institute of Technology 1956-1960
Economics and the Behavioral Sciences 1952-1953
Economic Development and Administration 1954
Seminar in the Theory of the Firm 1958
High School Teaching of Economics 1963
Iowa State College Financial Conference 1948
Joint Council on Economic Education 1962
McGill University, Curriculum 1946
National Bureau of Economic Research
Conference on Research in Income and Wealth 1949-1950
Conference on Research in Income and Wealth 1959-1961
Conference on Philanthropy 1961
Ohio State University Conference on Economics of Research and Development 1962
Quaker Economists 1953-1958
Savings and Residential Financing Conference, Chicago 1965
American Association for the Advancement of Science 1958-1966
American Civil Liberties Union 1961-1962
American Philosophical Society 1960-1963
American-Psychiatric Association Meeting 1965
Brookings Institution 1958-1963
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Conference 1963
California Water Resources Study 1958-1959
Correspondence, memoranda, and statements
Undated, September 1958
"Western Water News"
Huron River (Mich.) Watershed
Printed reports (cont.)
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Center for Integrated Studies 1965
Center for Productivity Motivation 1961
Citizens for Michigan 1959
City in History Conference, Boston 1961
Committee for Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property 1956-1960
Committee for the Study of Mankind 1958-1962
Committee for World Development and Disarmament 1959-1960
Committee to Present Major Issues 1960
Duke University Symposium 1962
Foundation for Research on Human Behavior 1958-1961
General Electric Marketing Seminar
Goals and Values in Agriculture Conference, Ames, Iowa 1963
Great Society Seminar, Syracuse 1965
Harris Foundation Conference, Chicago 1947
Hudson Institute 1962
Humanistic-Social Research Project 1955
Image of America 1956-1961
Information Retrieval Conference, Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. 1961
Institute for Policy Studies 1965
Institute of World Affairs, University of Southern California 1964-1965
Institute on Man and Science 1966
International Center in London for Non-Governmental Organizations 1961
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 1960-1962
International Society for General Semantics 1955-1965