The Keynes Collection

John Maynard Keynes (1983-1946) was a British economist and one of the most influential figures of the 20th century who spearheaded a revolution in economic thinking.

His transformational journey is a source of inspiration for us and we are pleased to be able to host a collection which provides an overview of his life and body of work. The collection also illuminates the various facets of his career, interests, and activities for every period of his life.

The material may be of interest to researchers, students, journalists, writers or anyone seeking to learn more about this great thinker.

Our resources include:

  • The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes (30 Volumes in Hardcopy).
  • Microfilm Collection of John Maynard Keynes Papers from Kings College Cambridge
  • Library with selected books by Keynes and about Keynes
See Volumes List HERE.

We are proud to be one of the few universities in the world, and the first in Ireland, to house Keynes's Collected Papers on microfilm. This collection has letters from and to more than 4,000 correspondents and a sampling of their names reads like an intellectual hall of fame. His personal papers offer fresh insights into the development of his vision of what true economic and social progress should be.

Our collection is divided into ten broad themes:

General subjects
  • Visits
  • Articles
  • Speeches and broadcasts
  • Editorial responsibilities and society memberships
  • Business interests
  • Business personal
  • Educational interests
  • Personal papers
  • Miscellaneous papers

The Keynes Collection Room is open to the public, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm, at our address 13 South Mall, Cork, Ireland. Access is by appointment: keynes@ucc.ie