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Helleiner, Karl Ferdinand Maria (oral history)

Oral history interview with Karl Helleiner conducted by Robert H. Blackburn. Discusses early childhood background, academic and archival career in Austria, Anschluss and family departure from Austria prior to World War II, the role of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, transit to and arrival in Toronto, assistance of W.S. Wallace, Dept. of Political Economy with reference to Vincent Bladen and H.A. Innis, and comparison between education in Austria and Toronto.

Helleiner, Karl Ferdinand Maria

Karl Ferdinand Maria Helleiner fonds

  • UTA 1367
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1979

This fonds consists of the personal records of Karl Ferdinand Maria Helleiner, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto (1942-1973), consisting of publications and manuscripts, addresses, research and lecture notes, examinations, and correspondence. The records are organized in 7 series documenting his career as city archivist of St. Pölten, Austria (1927-1938) and as a professor for over thirty years in the Department of Political Economy at the U of T, where he specialized in European economic history. Many of the records relate to his activities as a historian researching and writing various lectures and addresses, his major books "The Imperial Loans: A Study in Financial and Diplomatic History" and "Free Trade and Frustration: Anglo-Austrian Negotiations 1860-70", as well as the numerous articles and book reviews he published in peer-reviewed journals over the span of his career.

Helleiner, Karl Ferdinand Maria