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Robert L. Darcy Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-076

Scope and Contents

The collection occupies five linear feet, and documents Darcy's professional work as an economist, educator and consultant from 1950s to 1980s.  The Biographical series pertains primarily to Darcy's professional life. It contains commendations, curriculum vitae, and photographs. Notes for public appearances as well as working manuscripts are included in the Manuscript series. The Publications series includes not just published material, but also other works such as papers and completed documents that were included by Darcy in this group of material. The publications have been ordered alphabetically. Several other published documents can be found in the Subject File under Social Values, and other completed documents by Darcy can be found throughout the Organizations series. The Organizations series includes files from Darcy's work with various organizations. The largest sections come from his work in economic education at Ohio University and Colorado State University plus evaluation research in vocational education at Ohio State University. Each group of papers retains its original internal order, but the groups have been arranged roughly chronologically. The Subject File contains Education material authored and used by Darcy. Also included is a file of secondary material collected under "History of Economic Education," and a file of primary material on "Social Values and Value Analysis." The transparencies in the collection include material used by Darcy in teaching economics as well as material for several presentations. Other media include a film "Exploring Basic Economics" written and narrated by Darcy as well as a videotape that accompanies Manpower and Economic Education.


  • Created: 1957-2016
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1957-1997
  • Other: Date acquired: 1997

Conditions Governing Access

Access to material related to the United States - Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation series requires prior permission. (restriction removed 10/4/2009)


22 boxes

8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Physical Access Requirements

Duplication of other materials may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

The papers of Robert L. Darcy were given to the Wheaton College Special Collections in a single, personal donation in 1997.

Other Descriptive Information

The collection document

Robert L. Darcy Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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