Tenenbaum, Edward A. Papers

Dates: 1941-1959

Special Assistant to the Finance Adviser, U.S. Military Government in Germany, 1945-1948; Economist, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1948-1950; Economist, International Monetary Fund, 1950-1951; Economic Adviser, Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1952; Finance Adviser to the Government of Greece, 1952-1954

The papers of Edward A. Tenenbaum include articles, correspondence, printed materials, reports, handwritten notes, and other items concerning Tenenbaum’s career as an economist during and after World War II.

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 4 linear feet, 5 linear inches.
Access: Open
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Dennis E. Bilger (1977); Sandra Colyer and David Clark (2015).
Updated by: Haley Petersen (2019) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1921 (November 10)

 

Born Edward Adam Tenenbaum, New York City

1942

 

B.A., Yale University

1942-1947

 

Served in U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S. and Europe

1945-1948

 

Special Assistant to the Finance Adviser, U.S. Military Government in Germany

1948-1950

 

Economist, Economic Cooperation Administration

1950-1951

 

Economist, International Monetary Fund

1951-1952

 

Economic Adviser, Mutual Security Agency

1952-1954

 

Finance Adviser to the Government of Greece

1975 (October 14)

 

Died in an automobile accident near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Edward A. Tenenbaum include articles, correspondence, printed materials, reports, handwritten notes, and other items concerning Tenenbaum’s career as an economist during and after World War II. The collection is arranged in a single Subject File.

The collection contains notes, correspondence, and fiscal reports concerning Tenenbaum’s economic surveys of Germany, Greece, Iran, Belgium, and Mexico. Many documents are related to his work with the Economic Cooperation Administrations and the International Monetary Fund. Reports and notes from his study of postwar Germany’s monetary problems, especially his project to reform German currency, can be found in the collection.

The collection also contains drafts of two books by Tenenbaum, “The German Mark” and “Today’s Money.” Another item in the collection is a firsthand report from Tenenbaum’s visit to Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany. He was one of the first non-captive persons from an Allied nation to set foot inside the camp, on April 11, 1945.

While most of the collection is in English, some documents are written in German or French, languages which Tenenbaum spoke fluently.

More information about Edward A. Tenenbaum and European economies after World War II can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Charles Kindleberger, Walter Salant, and James Warren.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-10

  SUBJECT FILE, 1941-1959
Articles, correspondence, printed materials, reports, handwritten notes, and other items. Arranged alphabetically by folder title, and thereunder chronologically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1941-1959

Box 1

  • Belgium - Germany Fiscal Policy Toward, 1941-1942
  • Belgium - Germany Fiscal Policy Toward, 1942-1943
  • Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Preliminary Report
  • Economic Survey of Latin America, UN Economic and Social Council
  • European Economic Cooperation [1 of 4]
  • European Economic Cooperation [2 of 4]
  • European Economic Cooperation [3 of 4]

Box 2

  • European Economic Cooperation [4 of 4]
  • Fiscal Problems of Germany
  • The German Mark Book Draft [1 of 5]
  • The German Mark Book Draft [2 of 5]
  • The German Mark Book Draft [3 of 5]

Box 3

  • The German Mark Book Draft [4 of 5]
  • The German Mark Book Draft [5 of 5]
  • Germany - Background Data on Monetary Problems [1 of 2]
  • Germany - Background Data on Monetary Problems [2 of 2]
  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [1 of 9]

Box 4

  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [2 of 9]
  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [3 of 9]
  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [4 of 9]
  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [5 of 9]
  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [6 of 9]

Box 5

  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [7 of 9]
  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [8 of 9]
  • Germany - Currency Reform - Memoranda [9 of 9]
  • Germany Currency Reform - Newspaper Clippings [1 of 2]
  • Germany Currency Reform - Newspaper Clippings [2 of 2]
  • Germany Currency Reform - Notes On [1 of 4]

Box 6

  • Germany Currency Reform - Notes On [2 of 4]
  • Germany Currency Reform - Notes On [3 of 4]
  • Germany Currency Reform - Notes On [4 of 4]
  • Germany - Economic Situation, 1944-1945
  • Germany - Economic Relations With Hungary
  • Greece - Economic Aid To [1 of 3]
  • Greece - Economic Aid To [2 of 3]
  • Greece - Economic Aid To [3 of 3]

Box 7

  • Greece - Economic Problems
  • Greece - Economic Reports
  • Greece - Notes and Statistical Tables
  • International Monetary Fund - Exchange Restrictions
  • International Monetary Fund - Foreign Exchange
  • International Monetary Fund - Memoranda

Box 8

  • International Trade Economics
  • Iran - Monetary Reform
  • Mexico - Economic Statistics
  • Monthly Reports of the Military Government - US Zone of Germany, 1946
  • Mutual Security Mission to Greece - Program and Statistical Tables, 1948-1952
  • Personnel File
  • Publications [1 of 8]
  • Publications [2 of 8]

Box 9

  • Publications [3 of 8]
  • Publications [4 of 8]
  • Publications [5 of 8]
  • Publications [6 of 8]
  • Publications [7 of 8]
  • Publications [8 of 8]

Box 10

  • Reichsbank Documents - Occupied Areas, 1941-1945 [1 of 2]
  • Reichsbank Documents - Occupied Areas, 1941-1945 [2 of 2]
  • Report of the Bank Deuscher Lander, 1948-1949
  • Sterling Commonwealth
  • Today’s Money Book Draft
  • Underdeveloped Countries, Objectives and Potentialities of Monetary Policy In
  • Welldon, Samuel A. - Chronological File, 1952
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