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Correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, reports, documents, photographs, microfilms, pamphlets, clippings, and other printed materials relating to Lorwin's professional career. Correspondents include Louis D. Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, Ben W. Huebsch, Paul U. Kellogg, Harold J. Laski, Frances Perkins, and Gifford Pinchot.
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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); Lewis Levitzki Lorwin papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Lorwin, Boris. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
May 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Sociologist. Lorwin was professor of economics, author of many books on economic planning, and consultant to the government, the Brookings Institution, the Institute of Pacific Relations, the International Labor Office in Geneva, the United Nations, and to other organizations.
Chronology: 1912-1916 Economic expert for the New York State Department of Labor; 1914-1915 Instructor in economics at Columbia University Extension Service; 1916 Instructor at Wellesley College; 1916-1919 Professor of economics at the State University of Montana. His suspension from the faculty at Montana was a notable case in the history of academic freedom; 1919-1920 Editorial writer for the New York World; 1920-1921 Professor of economics finance at Beloit College; 1921-1922 Russian correspondent for the Chicago Daily News; 1925-1935 On the staff of the Brookings Institution; 1929-1939 Member of the Institute of Pacific Relations; 1935-1939 Economic advisor to the International Labor Office, Geneva; 1939-1943 Consultant with the temporary National Economic Commission, National Resources Planning Board the Board of Economic Warfare; 1942-1947 Editor of World Economics, the Bulletin of the Institute of World Economics; 1943-1945 Economic advisor to the Foreign Economic Administration; 1945-1952 Advisor to the Office of International Trade or the Department of Commerce; 1946-1949 Advisor to the U. S, delegation to the United Nations; 1955-1958 Research consultant at The Kev School; 1961-1970 Associate in the Columbia University on Labor.