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Karl Polanyi papers, 1937-1963, bulk 1947-1963

Series I: Correspondence, 1951-1962

This series contains Polanyi's professional correspondence from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, most of which appears to be related to his various research and writing projects, and the coordination of various academic seminars and research symposium. As such, most of the correspondents are Polanyi's professional colleagues, the major exception being correspondence with Polanyi's brother, Michael Polanyi.

The correspondence in this series is arranged alphabetically. Correspondence directly relevant to Polanyi's written works has been kept with the appropriate topic in the Writing series. The Weekend Notes series also contains some correspondence between Polanyi and Abe Rotstein relevant to that work.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Arensberg, Conrad, 1957

Box 1 Folder 2 Bohannan, Paul, 1957-1960

Box 1 Folder 3 Franklin, Norman, 1957

Box 1 Folder 4 Fromm, Erich, 1961

Box 1 Folder 5 Grant, Donald, undated

Box 1 Folder 6 Landsberger, Benno, undated

Box 1 Folder 7 Lewy, Julius, 1951-1957

Box 1 Folder 8 Merton, R.K., 1957

Box 1 Folder 9 Neale, Walter C., 1960

Oppenheim, Leo, 1953-1957

Box 1 Folder 10 General Correspondence, 1953-1957

Box 1 Folder 11 "Seafaring Merchants of Ur", 1956

Box 1 Folder 12 Oriental Institute, 1958-1959

Box 1 Folder 13 Rotstein, Abe, 1952-1962

Box 1 Folder 14 Sweet, Ronald, 1956

Box 1 Folder 15 Vlastos, Gregory, 1956