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Francis M. Boddy papers

Identifier: uarc 86

Scope and Content

The collection contains course materials, lecture and research notes on the economics of Russia, seminar programs, bulletins, correspondence and manuscript drafts.


  • circa 1940s-1970s


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Francis M. Boddy (1906-1983)

Francis Murray Boddy was born on 21 September 1906 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He earned his B.A. in 1930, M.A. in 1936 and Ph.D. in 1939 from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Boddy joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1934 as an instructor in economics. He became a full professor in 1946. In 1961, Dr. Boddy was appointed as associate dean of the graduate school of business administration. He served as associate dean until 1973, while continuing to teach in the department of economics. Dr. Boddy was considered an expert in state finances and served as a consultant to many governors of Minnesota, including Orville Freeman, Al Quie and Wendell Anderson. Dr. Boddy retired from the University of Minnesota in 1975. Francis Boddy died in March 1983.


17 boxes (22.1 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Francis M. Boddy, professor emeritus of economics and associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated to University Archives in 1984 from Mrs. Francis Boddy. An additional deposit was made in 1985.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Francis M. Boddy Papers, circa 1940s-1970s
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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