Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1987

Embargo Period

3-11-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Novotny collection, economic history, rare books

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Economic History

Description/Abstract

This article describes the life and books of economist Jan Novotny, whose extensive collection is now housed in the Syracuse University Libraries. Novotny believed that a comprehensive, liberal arts education was an essential prerequisite for anyone who wished to study or professionally practice finance and business. The well-roundedness obtained from the humanities, he argued, would lead those in business and finance to make moral and ehtically sound decisions. His collection covers the last five hundred years, consisting of nearly 6,000 books in many different languages. Novotny managed to flee Czechoslavakia with all of these books, which now provide a wealth of information in the area of the history of public finance.

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