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Richard Eells papers, 1954-1993

Summary Information

Abstract

Papers of business professor and champion of corporate philanthropy, Richard Eells.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1661
Bib ID 10301715 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Eells, Richard Sedric Fox, 1917-
Title Richard Eells papers, 1954-1993
Physical Description 5 linear feet (5 linear feet 4 record storage cartons)
Language(s) English .
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is organized into one series: Series I: Reports and Publications, 1954-1959.

Description

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

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

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Corporations -- Charitable contributions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eells, Richard Sedric Fox, 1917- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General Electric Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social responsibility of business Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

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.