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Robert Ross Papers on Development and Investment in Latin America and Africa

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Ross, Robert L., 1933-

Robert Ross is an economist specializing in developing countries. Born in 1933, Ross attended schools in Switzerland and France before graduating from Harvard in 1956 with a B.A. in Economics. He worked as an analyst, interpreter, and news writer and served on the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America (1960-1962) before earning an M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University (1964). Subsequently, Ross worked at the Latin American Economic and Social Planning Institute in Santiago, Chile (1962-1965), served as Vice President for Adela Investment Company (1965-1972), and as President of the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation (1972-1998), Solar Development Capital, Solar Develpment Foundation, and Corporación Financiera Ambiental (2002-2004), and Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund (2002-2006).

Consists of annual reports, government reports, correspondence, and proposals. Included are reports on the U.S.S.R.; investment proposals; government reports; internal documentation from the Adela Investment Company; documents on the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation and the Société Internationale Financière pour les Investissements et le Développement en Afrique; and Richard Boyle's correspondence with Eugene Gonzalez and Ernst Keller.

Gift of Robert Ross in 2009 [ML.2009.026]. Additional accessions were received in September 2011 [ML.2011.032], August 2013 [ML.2013.021], August 2014 [ML.2014.025], and March 2016 [ML.2016.005].

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This collection was processed at the time of accessioning. A collection-level finding aid, MARC record and file list were created in 2010 by Dan Santamaria and Regine Heberlein. Materials in subsequent accessions in September 2011-March 2016 were incorporated into the collection. For these accessions, the finding aid was updated, file lists were created when appropriate, and materials were re-housed at the time they were accessioned.

No materials were separated during accessioning in 2011-2014.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
2009
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Collection Inventory

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains reports on the U.S.S.R., 1956, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2004; investment proposals, 1969-2003; government reports, 1962, 1964; and annual reports of Adela Investment Company, 1972-1993; Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation, 1973-2008; and Société Internationale Financière pour les Investissements et le Développement en Afrique, 1972-1996.

Physical Description

1 box

Cuentas Nacionales de Haiti, 1950-1960, 1962. 1 box.
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1 box

ADELA...Not Simply an Investment Company, 1972. 1 box.
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1 box

ADELA, Past-Present-Future, 1974. 1 box.
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1 box

ADELA 10, 1974. 1 box.
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1 box

ADELA, Annual Report, 1966-1993. 1 box.
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1 box

Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation S.A. (LAAD), Flexible Financing to Develop a Diverse Latin American Agriculture, 2003. 1 box.
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1 box

LAAD, Annual Report, 1973-2008. 1 box.
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1 box

Societe Internationale Financiere pour les Investissements et le Developpement en Afrique (SIFIDA), Annual Report, 1972-1978, 1982-1994, 1996. 1 box.
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1 box

LAAD, Central European Agribusiness Development Corporation (CEAD), A Concept Paper, 1991. 1 box.
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1 box

LAAD, Report on Central Europe, 1991 June. 1 box.
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1 box

LAAD, Business Development in Hungary and Poland, 1989 October 27. 1 box.
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1 box

LAAD, Report on North Africa, Preliminary Report on the Opportunity for Creating a Regional Agribusiness Development Corporation, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund, The Corporation for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Latin America (SELA), 2003 February 20. 1 box.
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1 box

Estudio de Prefactibilidad de una Corporacion Financiera Regional, Fase 1, Evaluacion del Mercado, 1969 November 28. 1 box.
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1 box

ADELA, Annual Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1969, 1969. 1 box.
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1 box

Report of the U.S. Presidential Agricultural Task Force to Peru, 1982 April. 1 box.
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1 box

Cuentas Nacionales de la Republica del Paraguay y Otros Antecedentes Estadisticos, Tomo I, 1964 June. 1 box.
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1 box

Jornadas sobre Aspectos Economicos de la Asociacion Latino Americana de Libre Comercio (ALALC), 1964. 1 box.
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1 box

Impressions of USSR by Harvard Graduate, 1956 October. 1 box.
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1 box

Evidence of Foreign Radio Listening Obtained by Harvard Graduate During His Recent Month's Tour of U.S.S.R., 1956 August 30. 1 box.
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1 box

Russia Revisited, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

Agribusiness Development Project (ADP), Analysis of Moldova's Agribusiness Potential and Recommended Strategy, 2004 December 27. 1 box.
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1 box

Agribusiness in Central Asia, Opportunities and Constraints, 1998 August. 1 box.
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1 box

An Agribusiness Investment Strategy for the Central Asian American Enterprise Fund, 1999 August. 1 box.
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1 box

Series 2. 2011 Accession, 1965-2011. 1 box.
Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

Reports and memoranda from Adela, current CV

This accession includes a curriculum vitae from 2011, records from the Adela Investment Co., Inc., LAAD annual reports, and correspondence between Peter Drucker, Ernst Keller, George Moore and Emilio Collado.

Physical Description

1 box

Series 3. 2013 Accession, 1964-1988. 1 box.
Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

This accession is comprised of materials related to the Adela Investment Company, Inc., including memoranda, correspondence, notes, board meeting minutes, reports, and a small number of press clippings.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

This accession is comprised of materials related to the Adela Investment Company, Inc. It contains some of the company's internal documentation, such as memoranda and the text of a presentation on divestiture given at a staff meeting. It also contains several reports, including notes on a talk by Peter F. Drucker summarizing an Adela management meeting, a report by Richard Boyle on the mobilization of capital, and a 1996 U.S. Agency for International Development study on venture capital. There is also correspondence between Richard Boyle and Eugene Gonzalez, the former Executive Vice President of Adela who later became President of the Board of Management, and a file on Ernst Keller, the Managing Director of Adela for its first ten years. Ernst Keller's file is mainly comprised of correspondence between himself and Richard Boyle. Both men's correspondence with Boyle mainly pertains to Boyle's project to collect stories on Adela's history.

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1 box

Memoranda and Staff Meeting, 1967-1969. 1 box.
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1 box

Reports, 1966-1969, 1996. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence between Eugene Gonzalez and Richard Boyle, 2001-2004. 1 box.
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1 box

Ernst Keller, 1980-2011. 1 box.
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1 box

Series 5. 2016 Accession, 1980-2000. 1 box.
Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

This accession includes Peter Drucker's message to the Adela Reunion in September 2000 and an Adela report from the company's president on recent developments dated January 21, 1980.

Physical Description

1 box

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