Arthur Paul Papers
Scope and Contents
The Arthur Paul Papers, 1940-1974, include Paul's journals, correspondence, reports, notes, data, and other material about Afghanistan especially financial matters and economic developments in Afghanistan in the 1960s-1970s. He served the Asia Foundation as an economic advisor to the Royal Government of Afghanistan from 1960-1966. Paul kept a daily diary documenting his travels and work in Afghanistan during this time period, which have been microfilmed and the first seven of the fifty-nine journals have typed transcripts available. In addition to Paul's travels, his journals also describe his meetings with government officials and others as well as his work as an economic adviser. Paul's work included studies of Afghanistan's economic history, potential future development, industry, and other topics related to the country's economy.
In 1974, Arthur and Daisy Paul donated a collection of over 1,200 volumes to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These publications formed the beginning of the university's Afghanistan Collection, which was later named in honor of Paul. These items are housed in Archives & Special Collections and are available by searching the library catalog.
- Creation: 1940-1974
- Paul, Arthur, 1898-1976 (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.
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These items are housed in Archives & Special Collections and are available by searching the library catalog.
In 1974, Arthur and Daisy Paul donated a collection of over 1,200 volumes to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These publications formed the beginning of the university's Afghanistan Collection, which was later named in honor of Paul.
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