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Lewis Levitzki Lorwin papers, 1908-1970

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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.

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Preferred Citation

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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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

May 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

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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
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United Nations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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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.

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Series I: Correspondence, cataloged

Box 1 Ashley, Sir William James

Box 1 Baker, Newton Diehl

Box 1 Balch, Emily Greene

Box 1 Baldwin. Roger Nash

Box 1 Beard, Charles Austin

Box 1 Brandeis, Louis Dembitz

Box 1 Bunche, Ralph Johnson

Box 1 Cattell, James McKeen

Box 1 Clark, John Maurice

Box 1 Deutsch, Babette

Box 1 Dewey, John

Box 1 Douglas, Paul Howard

Box 1 Evans, Ernestine

Box 1 Farrell, James T.

Box 1 Frankfurter, Felix

Box 1 Friedman, Milton

Box 1 Giddings, Franklin Henry

Box 1 Gompers, Samuel

Box 1 Harriman, William Averell

Box 1 Huebsch, Ben W.

Box 1 Jaszi, Oscar

Box 1 Hull, Cordell

Box 1 Kellogg, Paul U.

Box 1 Keppel, Frederick P.

Box 1 Keynes 5 John Maynard

Box 1 LaFoIIett, Robert M., Jr.

Box 1 Laski, Harold Joseph

Box 1 Lattimore, Owen

Box 1 Lehman, Herbert Henry

Box 1 Lippmann, Walter

Box 1 MacLeish, Archibald

Box 1 Moore, Charles

Box 1 Pearson, Lester Bowleg

Box 1 Perkins, Frances

Box 1 Pinchot, Gifford

Box 1 Pulitzer, Ralph

Box 1 Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich

Box 1 Salter, James Arthur Salter, Baron

Box 1 Schlesinger, Arthur Meier

Box 1 Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.

Box 1 Seager, Henry Rogers

Box 1 Sedgvick, Ellery

Box 1 Seligman, Robert Anderson

Box 1 Shotwell, James Thomson

Box 1 Stettinius, Edward R. Jr.

Box 1 Stout, Rex

Box 1 Thomas, Norman

Box 1 Tugwell, Rexford G.

Box 1 Van Dorens, Irita

Box 1 Wagner, Robert F.

Box 1 Wallace, Henry A.

Box 1 Wootton of Abinger, Barbara Wootton, Baroness

Series II: Correspondence, uncatalogued, 1908-1970

Correspondence, reports, documents, clippings, etc.

Arranged chronologically.

Box 2 1908-1919

Box 3 1919-1935

Box 4 1928-1935

Box 5 1931-1939

Box 6 1935-1962

Box 7 1940-1950

Box 8 1941-1947

Box 9 1941-1943

Box 10 1942-1945

Box 11 1945-1950

Box 12 1948-1954

Box 13 1953-1968

Box 14 1960-1970

Series III: Manuscripts

Subseries III.1: Reports, articles, etc.

Box 15 1929-1936, undated

Box 16 1936-1950

Box 17 1946-1953

Box 18 1953-1967

Box 19 1946-1952

On the United Nations

Subseries III.2: Notes and clipping files for book

Box 20 A-C, and miscellaneous

Box 21 C-I

Box 22 L-N

Box 23 P-U

Box 24 U-W

Series IV: Microfilms and photographs

Box 25 Microfilms and photographs

Series V: Printed materials

Box 25 Books and pamphlets by and about Lewis Lorwin

Box 26 Books and pamphlets by and about Lewis Lorwin

Box 27 Books and pamphlets by and about Lewis Lorwin

Box 28 Periodicals (including his World Economics)

Box 29 Periodicals (including his World Economics)

Box 30 Periodicals (including his World Economics)

Box 31 Miscellaneous printed materials

Box 32 Miscellaneous printed materials