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At a Glance
Selectively cataloged; remainder arranged. chronological by subject: A=Economic theory & its history; B=Business cycles; C=Correspondence (cataloged); M=Money, etc.; N=National planning; O=Anthropology & psychology; P=Published materials; P-WCM=Published materials by Mitchell; X=Miscellaneous; & Addition 1998.
Scope and Content
Professional correspondence, diaries, unpublished articles, lecture notes, abstracts, and other manuscripts by Mitchell. Subjects include economic theory and its history, business cycles, money, national planing, anthropology and psychology, and published material by Mitchell and others.
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
AEA American Economic Association
ASA American Statistical Association
BASM The Backward Art of Apending Money
BC Business Cycle; (13) denotes 1913 volume, (27) denotes 1927 volume
BC "Business Cycles" course
BCU Business Cycles and Unemployment
EC "Economic Change" course
EH "Economic History" course
EO "Econimic Origins" course
GPW Gold, Prices, and Wages under the Greenback Standard
HG A History of Greenbacks
HP History of Prices Dirung the War
ILO International Labor Organization
ISI International Statistical Institute
LSM Lucy Sprague Mitchell (wife)
M "Money" course
MBB Measuring Business Cycles
ME "Money Economy" course
MUNI Making and Using Index Numbers
NB National Bureau of Economic Research
NRB National Resources Board
NRC National Resources Committee
SSRC Social Science Research Council
TP "Types of Economic Throey" copurse
WCM Wesley Clair Mitchell
WHDBC What Happens during Business Cycles
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: 1-6; 15-49. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wesley Clair Mitchell Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
See also: Ms Coll/Mitchell, L.S. The Papers of Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mitchell's diaries for 1905 to 1948 are available on: Type of reproduction--microfilm
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the widow and heirs of Prof. Mitchell, 1950.
Gift of the University of Connecticut, 1998.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Widow and heirs of Wesley Clair Mitchell. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1950. Accession number--M-50.
Diaries & additional papers: Source of acquisition--Connecticut, University of. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/30/1998. Accession number--M-98-09-30.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.
Diaries & additional papers Procedded HR 10/26/1998.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American economist, teacher. Professor of economics at Berkeley, 1903-1912, and at Columbia University, 1913-1919 and 1922-1944; a founding faculty member of the New School for Social Research, 1919-1922; and the founder and director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1920-1945. In 1912, he married Lucy Sprague, educator and founder of Bank Street College of Education.