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Joseph Dorfman papers, 1890-1983

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0357
Bib ID 4079523 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dorfman, Joseph, 1904-1991
Title Joseph Dorfman papers, 1890-1983
Physical Description 40.5 linear feet (88 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-88. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Box 1-2, Cataloged correspondence, A-Z; Box 3-4, Arranged correspondence, A-Z; Box 5-77, Subject and name file, A-Z; Box 77, Miscellaneous; Box 78-88, Mss. by Dorfman.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, book typescripts, photographs, and printed materials covering the time from Dorfman's early interest, as a graduate student, in the economic thought of Thorstein Veblen until his retirement. There is correspondence with his academic colleagues, students, publishers, and the family and students of Thorstein Veblen, as well as manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, revisions, notes, photographs, pamphlets, and related materials for his articles and books which include: THORSTEIN VEBLEN AND HIS AMERICA, 1934; THE ECONOMIC MIND IN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION, 1946-1959; EARLY AMERICAN POLICY, 1960; INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS, 1963; TYPES OF ECONOMIC THEORY, 1967; and NEW LIGHT ON VEBLEN, 1973

There are manuscript and typescript notes for articles on John Bates Clark, Wesley C. Mitchell, Edwin R. A. Seligman, and Rexford G. Tugwell, as well as lectures and articles by these professors. There are Dorfman's own lectures, lecture notes, reading lists, and other course materials, drafts for articles, as well as notes and related papers for many conferences on economics.

There are small groups of correspondence files and papers acquired from other economists, such as John Bates Clark, John Maurice Clark, H. J. Davenport, N. A. L. J. Johannsen, Roswell C. McCrea, Wesley C. Mitchell, Edwin R. A. Seligman, Rexford G. Tugwell, and Thorstein Veblen. Among the cataloged correspondence are: Roger Nash Baldwin, Wesley C. Mitchell, Lewis Mumford, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, and Thorstein Veblen.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-88. 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. 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); Joseph Dorfman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

2 W.C. Mitchell manuscripts from Box 38 ("Criticism of Modern Civilization", 40p. & "Money, Economy and Modern Civilization", 56p.): are also available on microfilm.

Boxes 61-64 containing correspondence of and about Veblen are also available on microfilm.

Boxes 67-70 containing student's class notes on Thorstein Veblen's lectures are also available on microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Joseph Dorfman, 1987 & 1992.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed HR 11/21/89.

Microfilm of 2 W.C. Mitchell manuscripts Processed HR 10/14/94.

Revision Description

2020-03-27 EAD container listed created. CCR.

Subject Headings

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Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beard, Charles A (Charles Austin), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, John Maurice, 1884-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economic policy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economics -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Economists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Erskine, John, 1879-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Finance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johannsen, N (Nicholas), 1844-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kahn, Otto H., 1867-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCrea, Roswell C (Roswell Cheney), 1876-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Wesley C (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Money Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patten, Simon N (Simon Nelson), 1852-1922 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richmond, Mary Ellen, 1861-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seligman, Edwin R. A (Edwin Robert Anderson), 1861-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tarbell, Ida M (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tugwell, Rexford G (Rexford Guy), 1891-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wagner, Robert F (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallace, Henry A (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Willkie, Wendell L (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American economic historian, teacher. Professor of Economics at Columbia University since 1931. He died in 1991.