Folke Dovring Papers, 1935-2000
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Brief Description:

Papers of Folke Dovring (1916-1998), professor of land economics (1960-1987), Department of Agricultural Economics, including (1) biographical and personal documents (obituaries, vitae, list of publications, material relating to Dovring's education in Sweden, and correspondence), (2) professional correspondence relating to Dovring's academic career in Sweden (1947-1953), his work with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (1954-1960), and his work in the Department of Agricultural Economics; consulting work with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other organizations; participation on the North Central Land Economics Research committee; his tenure on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History; and his relations with editors and publishers, (3) publications and manuscripts, and (4) a large body of material relating to his work on community and political issues such as the U.S. economy, energy resources, agricultural issues, foreign investment in real estate, greyhound racing in Illinois, and parking/transportation.

Dovring's research concerned agricultural history, legal history, labor history (especially agricultural labor issues), historiography, land economics, land tenure and reform, land use, Soviet agriculture, Mexican agriculture, Indian agriculture, political economy (including the theories of V. I. Lenin), soybeans, the world food crisis, and energy resources (especially biomass).

The series includes information on the Swedish system of higher education, the workings of intergovernmental agencies, editorial peer review and academic publishing, and the relationship between academic research and public policy.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 8/4/36
Created by: Dovring, Folke (1916-1998)
Volume: 5.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/2/1998; 8/13/1998; 8/9/00
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Arrangement: By subject and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural History
Economic History
Energy Resources
Faculty Papers
Food and Agricultural Organization
Labor History
Land Economics
Land Tenure
Land Use
Legal History
Lenin, Vladimer Il'ich
Lund University
Music -- Mexico - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Russia - Agriculture and National Resources
Political Economy
Rockefeller Foundation
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]