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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1359

Walter Lichtenstein documents on the Bank for International Settlements


Documents on the Bank for International Settlements and papers of American banker and economist Walter Lichtenstein.


  • 1928-1930


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


3 linear feet (12 volumes and 2 boxes)
Printed and manuscript material documenting the organization of the Bank for International Settlements. Includes minutes, reports, correspondence, and personal memorabilia of Lichtenstein's service on the Organization Committee. These documents constitute his own set of the official papers, tentative as well as final, and are probably the most complete series in existence.

Biographical / Historical

Lichtenstein was an economist and banker with First National Bank of Chicago (1918-1945). In 1929 he was general secretary of the Organization Committee for the Bank for International Settlements.

Physical Location

f, b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-256F. Gift of Walter Lichtenstein; received: 1955.
Lichtenstein, Walter, 1880-1964. Walter Lichtenstein documents on the Bank for International Settlements, 1928-1930: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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