Robert M Macy Papers

Oct 18, 2021

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Robert Miller Macy was born in Adel, Iowa on March 17, 1908. He was an economist for the Bureau of the Budget, the Agency for International Development, and the United Nations. He married Deborah Keever, retired in 1972, and died on February 13, 1991.


Materials include reports, correspondence, memoranda, writings, and an autobiography.  Subjects include: the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations, Turkey, Indonesia, Central America, and Deborah Keever Macy. The autobiography details Deborah Macy’s life, education at the Sorbonne and Stanford, and travels through Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material.

Box    Contents


Biographical Information, 1942-1991
United Nations – Reports of the Joint Inspection Unit

United Nations Activities in Turkey, Aug 1968
Selected Ideas for Improving Field Operations, 1969-1970
United Nations Activities in Central America, 1970-1971
Recurrent Publications of the United Nations, Aug 1971
United Nations Activities in Indonesia, Sep 1971
Restructuring the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 1971-1972


Farm Mortgage Loan Repayment, with Galbraith and Malenbaum, 1937
Forecasting Demand for US Army Supplies in Wartime, 1945
Observations on the Administration of the United Nations, 1973
Issues of Intelligence Management, 1974
Gyp – Autobiography of Deborah Keever Macy, 1991