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The Papers of David Wightman

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WTMN

Scope and Contents

Comprising research notes and photocopies of original documents from United States archives about United States international economic policy, 1941-71.
With notes on oral history interviews, 1971-87.


  • Creation: 1941 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

David Randal Wightman was born in Belfast, 10 March 1925, the son of Harold Thomas Wightman and Marjorie Lindsey Wightman (née McElwee). He was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of Birmingham. He married Mary Cullen Rae, 29 August 1953, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

He was a Lecturer in International Economic History, 1947-63, Reader in International Economic History, 1963-72, and Professor of International Economic Organization, 1972-83, at the University of Birmingham. He was also Director of the School of International Studies at the University of Birmingham, 1974-83.

He died in 1993.


19 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

Copies of this finding aid are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Archives Centre by Mary Wightman in 1995.


The papers were box listed by Tom Davies, August 2017.


Wightman, David Randal, 1925-1993, economic historian

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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