JACOBSSON, Per, 1894-1963, Chairman IMF

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of the diaries of Per Jacobsson, 1911-1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

Per Jacobsson, 1894-1963, was born in Tanum, Sweden, and educated at the High School, Vaesteraas and Upsala University. He left to take up a lectureship in Economics at the High School of Forestry in Stockholm, 1918-1920. He left teaching to become a member of the Economic and Financial Section of the Secretariat of the League of Nations in 1920, a post that he held until 1928. He subsequently became Secretary-General to the Economic Defence Council in Stockholm, 1929-1930. He entered banking in 1931 and was Economic Advisor and Head of the Economic Department of the Bank of International Settlements in Basle, 1931-1956. In 1956 he left the bank to take up his most prestigious appointment, that of Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, a post that he held until 1963.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in 28 volumes: 1. Diaries 1 - 9, 1911-1925. 2. Diaries 10 - 16, 1924-1932. 3. Diaries 19 - 30 and 32, 1933-1940. 4. Diaries 33 - 36, 1941-1943. 5. Diaries 39 - 51, 1942-1945. 6. Diaries 52 - 57, 1945. 7. Diaries 58 - 64, 1946-1947. 8. Diaries 65 - 73, 1947-1948. 9. Diaries 74 - 80, 1948-1950. 10. Diaries 81 - 86, 1950-1951. 11. Diaries 87 - 92, 1952. 12. Diaries 92 - 99, 1953. 13. Diaries 100 - 103, 1954. 14. Diaries 104 - 107, 1955. 15. Diaries 108 - 114, 1956-1957. 16. Diaries 115 - 127, 1957. 17. Diaries 128 - 129, 1958. 18. Diaries 131 - 135, 1958. 19. Diaries 136 - 139, 1958. 20. Diaries 140 - 143, 1959. 21. Diaries 144 - 150, 1959. 22. Diaries 151 - 154, 1959. 23. Diaries 155 - 158, 1960. 24. Diaries 159 - 164, 1960. 25. Diaries 165 - 170, 1960. 26. Diaries 171 - 175, 1961. 27. Diaries 176 - 181, 1961. 28. Diaries 182 - 200, 1962.

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlist available.

Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on March 27, 2002

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT IS HELD BY THE FAMILY

Location of Originals

The originals are held by the Bank of International Settlements in Basle.