Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Roman L. Horne Papers

Dates: 1944-1983.
Bulk Date Span: 1944-1946.

Organizing Secretary, International Monetary Fund, 1946; Deputy Secretary, International Monetary Fund, 1946-1956; Secretary, International Monetary Fund, 1956-1967.

The papers of Roman L. Horne consist of correspondence, speeches, press release, minutes of meetings, printed materials, and reports mostly related to the Bretton Woods Agreements and the International Monetary Fund

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 800 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Roman L. Horne donated to the U.S. government his copyright interest in all writings in this collection. Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Philip D. Lagerquist (1973).
Updated by: Alexander Mosakowski (2012) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1901 (December 14)Born Roman Lemuel Horne, Tryon, North Carolina
1936Ph.D., Ohio State University
1937-1939Economist, Federal Reserve Board
1939-1942Chief Reports Editor, Tennessee Valley Authority
1942-1944Assistant to Secretary, War Productions Board
1944-1946Economist, U.S. Treasury Department
1946Organizing Secretary, International Monetary Fund
1946-1956Deputy Secretary, International Monetary Fund
1956-1967Secretary, International Monetary Fund
1987Died, Fairfax, Virginia

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Roman L. Horne consist mostly of correspondence, speeches, and reports related to the creation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) between 1944 and 1946. The collection contains many letters, speeches, publications, and reports by Horne and other officials explaining-and advocating that the United States government accept-the Bretton Woods Agreements of July 1944, which provided for the creation of the IMF and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

This collection contains documentation of the early history of the IMF, including the minutes and other materials from its inaugural meeting in Savannah, Georgia in March 1946, and an agenda and regulations for the first meeting of the organization's Executive Directors.

The collection contains relatively little information about Horne's career with the IMF after 1946.

The Truman Library also has an oral history interview with Roman L. Horne. More information about the Bretton Woods Agreement and the IMF can be found in the papers of Dean Acheson, Bernard Bernstein, John W. Snyder, Edward A. Tenenbaum, and Harry S. Truman (Official File 85-E).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1944-1983
Correspondence, speeches, press releases, minutes of meetings, printed materials, reports, and other items. Arrayed alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Books [cross reference sheet]
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Financial
  • International Monetary Fund
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • International Monetary Fund: Documents of Savannah Inaugural Meeting
  • Speeches
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Suggested List of Matters Requiring the Attention of the Executive Directors

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