Papers of Sir Charles Carter

Archive Collection

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.

Administrative / 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 1945-1951, then moved to Queen's University, Belfast, as Professor of Applied Economics from 1952-1959. 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 1977-1987 and Joint President of the Policy Studies Institute from 1991-1997. His publications include works on economics, higher education and Northern Ireland. The papers were gifted to the University of Strathclyde by the estate of the late Sir Charles Carter in 2004.

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The papers are only partially listed

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison.Rules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: January 2008

Related Material

Carter Collection of books in Andersonian Library Special Collections