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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 (4 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is organized into one series.

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

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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

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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.

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Series I: Reports and Publications, 1953-1959



Box 1 Pressures on Congress


Box 1 Corporate Contributions


Box 1 Education--General Electric, 1953


Box 1 Politics and the Corporation, 1956-1959


Box 1 Corporate Giving, 1954-1958


Box 1 Public Relations--General Electric, 1955



Box 2 Task Force on Corporate Payments--General Electric


Box 2 Social Responsibility


Box 2 Publications



Box 3 Folder 1 "The Meaning of Modern Business" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 1 "Public Opinion in American Statecraft" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 1 "Have Corporation a Higher Duty Than Profits?" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 1 "The Corporate Image in Public Relations" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 1 "The Rationale of Corporate Philanthropy" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 1 "Social Responsibility: Can Business Survive the Challenge?" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 2 "Some New Trands and Concepts of Corporate Contributions to Higher Education" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 2 "The Talent Hunt of History and its Implications" by Richard Eells, 1957


Box 3 Folder 2 "Multinational Corporations: The Intelligent Function" by Richard Eells, 1969


Box 3 Folder 2 "The Corporation as an Instrument of Change" by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 2 "The Government of Corporations" by Richard Eells. In The Executive, January 1963


Box 3 Folder 2 "The National Air Collection" by Richard Eells


Box 3 "Public Opinion in American Statecraft" by Richard Eells. In The Public Opinion Quarterly, Fall 1942


Box 3 "Corporate Giving: Theory and Policy" by Richard Eells. In: California Management Review, Fall 1958


Box 3 General Electric Aid to Education by Richard Eells, 1953


Box 3 The Management Review, 1960/61, 9 copies


Box 3 Saturday Review, 1957, 3 copies


Box 3 "Corporate Philanthropy: The Elements of a Policy" by Richard Eells, 1957


Box 3 Jean-Jacques Rousseau Le Nouveau Dedale, 4 copies


Box 3 "Strategic Decision Areas". Policy Study No. 1 by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 3-6 Reviews of publications by Richard Eells


Box 3 Folder 7 Press releases, publicity, etc.


Box 3 Folder 8 A Service in Memory of Richard Sedric Fox Eells, 5 June 1993


Box 3 Folder 9 Letter from Ralph J. Cordiner, Chairman od the Board, General Electric to Courtney C. Brown, 21 December 1960



Box 4 "Pressure on Congress". General Electric Company, 16 January 1956


Box 4 New York University Law Review, January 1963


Box 4 Global Corporations by Richard Eells, 1976


Box 4 Education and the Business Dollar by Kenneth G. Patrick and Richard Eells, 1969


Box 4 Corporate Intelligence and Espionage by Peter Nehemkis and Richard Eells, 1984


Box 4 The Government of Corporations by Richard Eells, 1962


Box 4 The Corporation and the Arts by Richard Eells, 1967


Box 4 Corporation Giving in a Free Society by Richard Eells, 1956


Box 4 Conceptual Foundations of Business by Richard Eells and Clarence Walton, 1969


Box 4 The Political Crisis of the Enterprise System by Richard Eells, 1980


Box 4 The American Scholar, Autumn 1960


Box 4 International Business Philanthropy. Richard Eells, Editor, 1979


Box 4 The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Novermber 1960


Box 4 "Public Opinion in American Statecraft" by Richard S.F. Eells. In: The Public Opinion Quarterly, Fall 1942