Wesley Clair Mitchell papers, 1898-1953.
22.5 linear ft. (ca. 24,000 items in 49 boxes).
American economist, teacher. Professor of economics at Berkeley, 1903-1912, and at Columbia University, 1913-1919 and 1922-1944; a founding faculty member of the New School for Social Research, 1919-1922; and the founder and director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1920-1945. In 1912, he married Lucy Sprague, educator and founder of Bank Street College of Education.
Selectively cataloged; remainder arranged chronological by subject: A=Economic theory & its history; B=Business cycles; C=Correspondence (cataloged); M=Money, etc.; N=National planning; O=Anthropology & psychology; P=Published materials; P-WCM=Published materials by Mitchell; X=Miscellaneous; & Addition 1998.
Finding aid in repository.
Professional correspondence, diaries, unpublished articles, lecture notes, abstracts, and other manuscripts by Mitchell. Subjects include economic theory and its history, business cycles, money, national planing, anthropology and psychology, and published material by Mitchell and others.
The following boxes are located off-site: 1-6; 15-49. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection had not restrictions.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
See also: Ms Coll/Mitchell, L.S. The Papers of Lucy Sprague Mitchell.
Gift of the widow and heirs of Prof. Mitchell, 1950.
Gift of the University of Connecticut, 1998.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wesley Clair Mitchell Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.