Professor Archibald Duncan Campbell, Professor of Applied Economics

Scope and Content

Papers of Professor Campbell, mainly relating to the Restrictive Practices Court (Scotland), Gentleman's Agreement Yarn Prices Agreement 1959-1966; articles, addresses and papers by A D Campbell, plus related notes and drafts, together with newspaper contributions by A D Campbell and related contributions by various others 1950-1974; articles and newspaper contributions not identified as being by A D Campbell c 1937-1968; copies of industrial agreements, political pamphlets and other miscellanea 1921-1972; miscellaneous correspondence 1948-1968; Reviews by Campbell 1952-1957; material relating to Campbell's participation in BBC radio broadcasts 1950-1952; miscellaneous notes and tables of figures 1935-1968; Undergraduate essays by Campbell when at the University of Glasgow, c1938-c1945; typescripts of lectures given at University of Dundee 1969-1974; miscellaneous, unidentified lectures and drafts c1949-1973; interim development plan for the University of Dundee, September 1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Archibald Duncan Campbell, Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Dundee, was a graduate from the University of Glasgow in 1945 and lectured there from 1945 to 1955. He was appointed as the first incumbent of the Bonar Chair of Applied Economics at Queen's College, Dundee, in 1955 and also became the first Dean of the first Faculty of Social Sciences in a Scottish University.

In addition to his academic duties Professor Campbell fulfilled many national functions as a member of a variety of public bodies and investigative committees. This work included his membership of the Fleck Committee on the Fishing Industry in 1959 to 1960 and the Scottish Economic Council 1967-1970. He was also a member of various arbitration bodies of enquiry in labour matters. In recognition of this service he was awarded the CBE in 1972. In 1974 he gave up his Chair and became a full-time Chief Executive with Sidlaw Industries Ltd, the Dundee based textile manufacturers.


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Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Gifted by Charlotte Lythe, Honorary Research Fellow, Economic Studies, and former colleague of Professor Campbell. UR-SF 15/1-11 deposited 26 June 1981; UR-SF 15/12 deposited 25 Oct 2006.


This collection was previously catalogued as Recs C/15.

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Nicoll and revised by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, June 2002.

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Nicoll and revised by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, June 2002; additional information: Mary Young, November 2006.

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