Manuscript Collections - Ralph C. Wood Papers


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3 linear feet, 6 linear inches (8 LGA-S boxes)
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Ralph Clinton Wood was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He earned degrees in history and economics from Wesleyan University. Wood married Dorothy Hays in 1936. He worked for the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Department of Commerce before serving in World War II. Wood then worked in France for the Economic Cooperation Administration on the Marshall Plan, and for the U. S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. After returning to the United States in 1955, Wood worked for the Federal Reserve. Subjects of his work included: the European Economic Community, balance of payments, international economic cooperation, the Group of Ten nations, and the International Monetary Fund. Wood retired in 1973, and died on March 8, 1994 in Fairfax, Virginia.

The collection contains: correspondence, memoranda, reports, and publications. Subjects include: the Department of Commerce, the Marshall Plan, and the Division of International Finance of the Federal Reserve. The correspondence files discuss student life at Wesleyan University, the Works Progress Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Marshall Plan, and the Division of International Finance. Arranged alphabetically by type of material.



Box Contents

Correspondence, 1931-1935 (8 folders)


Correspondence, 1936-1953 (10 folders)
Federal Reserve System, 1951-1953, 1955 (2 folders)
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 1956-1958 (3 folders)


Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 1959-1964 (10 folders)


Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 1965 (5 folders)


Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 1966-June 1968 (7 folders)


Federal Reserve Board of Governors, July 1968-1970 (6 folders)


Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 1971-1973, 1980-1981 (9 folders)
Federal Reserve Board of Governors – Clippings, 1991-1992



Lectures on Current Types of Economic Theory delivered by Wesley C. Mitchell at Columbia University, 1935 (2 volumes)
The Bank for International Settlements 1930-1955, Roger Auboin, 1955
Monetary Policy Under the International Gold Standard 1880-1914, Arthur I. Bloomfield, 1959
Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, 1967-1968
The World Economy, Money, and the Great Depression 1919-1939, Gottfried Haberler, 1976
Working at the Board 1930s-1970s, Federal Reserve Board, Aug 11, 1989