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Scott M. Eddie fonds
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Scott M. Eddie fonds

  • UTA 1236
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2008

This fonds consists two accessions of personal records of Prof. Scott M. Eddie, Department of Economics in the University of Toronto and University of Toronto at Mississauga. The records document his academic achievements predominantly during his more than 30 years with the University of Toronto specializing in European economic history. It includes professional correspondence with colleagues and personal records relating to his employment arrangements with the University of Toronto, manuscripts of published and unpublished scholarly works in English, Hungarian and German, teaching and research materials mainly in the form of grant applications. There are also records relating to his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota and graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This includes files relating to his PhD thesis (including a copy of the thesis) as well as class notes. In addition there are teaching files created during academic appointments to several American educational institutions such as Williams College and the University of Wisconsin in the mid-1960s and as visiting professor at Cambridge in England and other European institutions.

Eddie, Scott M.


The series consists of files relating to various conferences attended or organized by Prof. Eddie. Among the conferences documented is the First Conference on German Cliometrics, a joint project of the University of Toronto’s Joint Initiative in German and European Studies and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institute of Economic History) held in Toronto September 23 to 26, 1999. Prof. Eddie co-ordinated this conference with his colleague, Dr. Joerg Baten. Among the records documenting this conference are 10 cassette tapes of sessions as well as informal digital photographs of participants at sessions and social activities. Photographs were taken by Prof. Eddie and a student.
Other files document conferences held at the University of Toronto, International History Congress at Leuven (1989-1990), the Economic History Congress (IEHA) in Buenos Aires (2002), and the 2nd Conference on German Cliometrics, Tübingen, Germany (2006) and the Economic History Society at the University of Nottingham (2008). Files may contain correspondence, notes, manuscripts of papers delivered both by Prof. Eddie and others, etc.

Other professional activities

This series consists of files relating to Prof. Eddie’s involvement as an active member in several professional associations. Included are files documenting his role as director of the Hungarian Research Institute of Canada (1999-2007), and as member of the Executive of the International Economic History Association (IEHA) (1994-2000). This latter activity includes files documenting the World Congress in Spain and the controversy concerning the site change from Seville to Madrid in 1998. In addition there are two files relating to his consulting work for the Fundus Foundations and the preparation of a study of the Library at the Southeastern European University in the Republic of Macedonia in 2001.


This series documents primarily Prof. Eddie’s undergraduate and graduate education in the United States at the University of Minnesota (1957-1959) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1960-1963). As well there is a file on his attendance at the U.S. Army Language School where he studied Hungarian and graduated in 1957.
Files for the University of Minnesota include some student notes as an undergraduate studying economics as well as his B.Sc. diploma awarded in March, 1960. Files for his graduate studies at MIT include a file documenting his application, marks, fellowship awards (including the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship) as well class notes with Professors Rostow and Domar. Also included is a research paper entitled “A survey of agriculture and economic development in Hungary 1867-1913” (1962) which became the basis of his 1967 PhD thesis The role of agriculture in the economic development of Hungary, 1867-1913, a copy of which is also included in this series.


This series documents Prof. Eddie’s teaching activities at the University of Toronto and other educational institutions. Among the files are those relating to his early teaching duties at Williams College where he was Assistant Professor from 1964 to 1967, and the University of Wisconsin (1970-71). In addition to his regular teaching duties at the University of Toronto since his appointment in 1971, Prof. Eddie also took leaves to teach at American and European educational institutions. Among those recorded in this series are the Virginia Military Institute where he was Mary Moody Northern Chair in the Arts and and Social Sciences, visiting professorships at Cambridge University, England, Middlebury College, University of Vienna, and the Technical University, Berlin.

University of Toronto courses include undergraduate as well as graduate studies such as the joint course with the Department of Political Science JPE 2019 entitled “Perspectives on political economy –moral reason and economic history”.

Files may include correspondence, lecture notes, course outlines, tests and exams.

Grant applications

This series contains files documenting Prof. Eddie’s applications for financial assistance to conduct research for books, articles and other research activities from both external funding bodies as well as University of Toronto Research grants. It includes both successful and unsuccessful grant applications and includes correspondence, financial statements and applications. External grant applications include Canadian sources such as Connaught and the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) among which is the application for assistance for the First conference on German cliometrics (1998). International grant files include, among others, the Guggenheim Fellowship, 1975, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and IREX Exchange Fellowships. B2008-0027 contains files on a research proposal relating to the Austro-Hungarian Trade, 1878-1913 and correspondence with research assistant Mateusz Brozowski.

Applications were also made for General Research grants from the University of Toronto as well as the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), Joint Initiative in German and European Studies, and self-funded research grant leaves (1993-2001).


This series contains records relating to three books by Prof. Eddie. Ami “köztudott”, az igaz is? was published in Hungarian and was based on lectures delivered by Prof. Eddie at the Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest during the Spring of 1994. Files relating to this book include the German manuscript, drafts of lectures one to eight, as well as files relating to the scheduling and delivery of the lectures. Files relating to Historisches Verzeichnis der Grundbesitzer des Burgenlandes include correspondence, applications for grants, reviews and the Hungarian manuscript. The third book, his most recent work, is titled Landownership in Eastern German before the Great War: a quantitative analysis. Files include correspondence as well as drafts of the manuscript.

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