The Arthur Paul Papers, 1940-1974, include Paul's journals, correspondence, reports, notes, data, and other material about Afghanistan especially financial matters and economic developments in Afghanistan in the 1960s-1970s. He served the Asia Foundation as an economic advisor to the Royal Government of Afghanistan from 1960-1966. Paul kept a daily diary documenting his travels and work in Afghanistan during this time period, which have been microfilmed and the first seven of the fifty-nine journals have typed transcripts available. In addition to Paul's travels, his journals also describe his meetings with government officials and others as well as his work as an economic adviser. Paul's work included studies of Afghanistan's economic history, potential future development, industry, and other topics related to the country's economy.
In 1974, Arthur and Daisy Paul donated a collection of over 1,200 volumes to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These publications formed the beginning of the university's Afghanistan Collection, which was later named in honor of Paul. These items are housed in Archives & Special Collections and are available by searching the library catalog.
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