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Arthur David Kemp Owen papers, 1938-1970

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0962
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 18 linear feet (39 boxes 1 volume)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-39. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-39. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2014-06-04 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Subject

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

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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).