Collection T-CAR - Charles Carter papers

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GB 249 T-CAR

Title

Charles Carter papers

Date(s)

  • 1942-2001 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 metre

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

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Scope and content

Correspondence; papers; speeches on education, economic policy, management, business and planning; evidence to the Robbins Committee on Higher Education; evidence to the James Committee on Teacher Education and Training.

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Open

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Language of material

  • English

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Partial list available in reading room.

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Related units of description

Carter Collection of books (Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde) [http://www.strath.ac.uk/archives/specialcollections/othercollections]

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