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At a Glance
Material is organized into one series.
Collection is primarily comprised of reports and publications that Eells generated while the manager of public policy research at General Electric. The reports and studies reflect many of Eells's lifelong interests, including Charitable giving by corporations and the responsibility of corporations to promote social change and advancement.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard Eells Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed 06/14/2013 Carrie Hintz
Addition processed 09/15/2015 Patrick Lawlor
Finding aid written 06/17/2013 Carrie Hintz
Finding aid updated 09/15/2015 Patrick Lawlor
2013-06-18 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Richard Eells was the manager of public policy research at General Electric and professor of business at Columbia University and director of the Columbia Business School's program for studies of the modern corporation.
Eells was born in Cashmere, Washington in 1917 and received his BA at Whitman College before earning a MA at Princeton in 1942. He served in the Air Force during the Second World War, and then worked as the division chief for the Library of Congress aeronautics division from 1946-1950. He took the position of manager of public policy research at General Electric in 1952. In 1960 he started teaching in Columbia University's Business School in 1960. In 1964 he was named director of the Columbia Business School's program for studies of the modern corporation. He was deeply interested in corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Richard Eells died in 1992 at the age of 75.