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Lewis Levitzki Lorwin papers, 1908-1970

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0803
Bib ID 4079046 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lorwin, Lewis L (Lewis Levitzki), 1883-1970
Title Lewis Levitzki Lorwin papers, 1908-1970
Physical Description 32 boxes
Language(s) English .
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Selected materials cataloged remainder arranged. The collection is arranged in 5 series.



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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Other Finding Aids

Legacy Finding aid

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); Lewis Levitzki Lorwin papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

May 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brookings Institution Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economic policy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huebsch, B. W (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Institute of Pacific Relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Labour Office Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kellogg, Paul Underwood, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sociologists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Nations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.