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Volunteers sought at Oxford

From: Emma Taverner <e.taverner>
Date: Friday, November 20, 1998
I am posting this advertisement on behalf of a friend, Vincent
Matthews, Deputy Librarian at the Social Studies Library, University
of Oxford.

    The Economics Library at the University of Oxford was recently
    given the papers of the Oxford Political Economy Club, relating
    to its activities from 1821 to the present day. We seek an
    individual who is interested in sorting, cataloguing, and
    preserving the collection on a voluntary basis.  The project may
    be of interest to trainee archivists or to librarians with an
    interest in preservation.

    The Club's existence is closely related to that of the London
    Political Economy Club, founded in 1821 to promote the view that
    freedom from economic constraint and regulation is conducive to
    the economic well-being of nations, and to encourage government
    to allow greater freedom to foreign trade as a means of
    increasing prosperity.  The Oxford Club's questions, discussed
    at meetings, reflect its interest in economic activity in
    relation to government and politics.  Thus, in 1957, the
    question was put: Must a common market be planned?, whilst in
    1987 it was asked: Is monetarism working?

    The papers of the club occupy a steel box, dimensions 40x30x80
    cm.  They are for the most part in a satisfactory or good
    physical condition, though very much in need of sorting,
    cataloguing and registering on a database. Acid-free folders and
    boxes will be available for storage.

    The papers can be broadly categorised as follows:

        Constitutional: rules; lists of members and subscriptions;
        minutes, attendance notes and questions; resolutions,
        motions, statements of principles; historical notes on
        membership; ballot papers.
        Financial: accounts and statements; bank books; invoices;
        documents on the Club's investments.
        General: correspondence concerning membership,
        subscriptions, dining arrangements, and elections to the
        Club; old club stationary.

    If you are interested in this post, please contact Vincent
    Matthews, at

        Vincent Matthews
        Social Studies Deputy Librarian
        University of Oxford
        Social Studies Faculty Centre
        George Street
        Oxford OX1 2RL
        +44 1865 278721
        Fax: +44 1865 278711
        vincent.matthews [at] socstud__ox__ac__uk

Emma Taverner
British Library of Political and Economic Science,
London School of Economics and Political Science,
London

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