Deposit P89 - Syd Butlin research papers deposit 1

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Syd Butlin research papers deposit 1


  • 1888 - 1930 (Creation)

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(1910 - 1977)

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Syd Butlin was born in Sydney on 20 October 1910. He completed a Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney (1932) and a Bachelor of Arts, Cambridge University (1934). In 1934 he worked as a Research Officer, Government Statistician's Office, Sydney and became Assistant Lecturer, Department of Economics at the University of Sydney in 1935. He completed a Master of Arts, Cambridge University (1939) and was Lecturer, Department of Economics and then Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney. From 1941-1943 he was the Director, Economic Division of the Commonwealth Department of War Organisation, Melbourne. Butlin was Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Sydney from 1946-1955; a member of the senate (1963-67); chairman of the appointments board (1954-55, 1958-61) and of the Social Science Research Council of Australia (1958-62); president of the Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand (1953-54); a member of the Round Table group, and a founder and deputy chairman (1962-77) of Sydney University Press. From 1971-1976 Butlin was Professor of Economic History (personal chair), Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He died in Sydney on 14 December 1977.

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A small collection of papers relating to Paul and Gray Limited (1902-1930), Tooth and Company prospectus (1888) and Orient-Royal Mail Line timetable and map (1907-1908).


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Entered from deposit description 21 February 2013




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