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The Keynes Collection

John Maynard Keynes (1983-1946) was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century in changing how to think about the economic realm of human affairs.

His ideas on thinking and his own transformational journey are an inspiration for us and we take him as our primary source thinker for guiding our work and acknowledge the importance of his ideas in our name.

The Keynes Centre is pleased to host a major 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 the ideas of this great thinker.


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


The Keynes Centre is one of the few places in the world, and the only one 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.

The 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

Access is by appointment:


The Keynes Centre


University College Cork, Ireland,