Collection SC Carter - Carter collection

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GB 249 SC Carter

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Carter collection

Date(s)

  • 1888-2001 (Creation)

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1.5 metres
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Name of creator

(1919-2002)

Biographical history

The economist and government adviser, Sir Charles Carter, was born in Rugby in 1919. A Quaker and pacifist, Carter was a conscientious objector during World War II. He was educated at Rugby and graduated from St John's College, Cambridge in 1945 with a first in mathematics and economics. At Cambridge, he was a student of John Maynard Keynes.

Carter began his career as a lecturer in statistics at Cambridge from 1945 to 1951, then moved to Queen's University, Belfast, as Professor of Applied Economics from 1952 to 1959. In 1958, he assumed the Stanley Jevons Chair of Political Economy at Manchester University, before becoming the founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lancaster in 1963. Knighted in 1978, Sir Charles Carter was Chairman of the Northern Ireland Economic Council from 1977 to 1987 and Joint President of the Policy Studies Institute from 1991 to1997. His publications include works on economics, higher education and Northern Ireland.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The books were donated to the University of Strathclyde by the estate of the late Sir Charles Carter in 2004.

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Collection of books, mainly on economics and education, written or edited by Sir Charles Carter.

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All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

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