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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.

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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.

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Subject

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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
Economics -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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.

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Series I: Correspondence


Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Addams, Jane


Box 1 Baldwin, Roger Nash


Box 1 Baruch, Bernard


Box 1 Beard, Charles A.


Box 1 Black, Hugo L.


Box 1 Boas, Franz


Box 1 Brandeis, Louis Dembitz


Box 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray


Box 1 Clark, John Bates


Box 1 Clark, John Maurice


Box 1 Cowell, Henry


Box 1 Darrow, Clarence


Box 1 Deutsch, Babette


Box 1 Dewey, John


Box 1 Dos Passos, John


Box 1 Eastman, Max


Box 1 Edison, Thomas A.


Box 1 Edman, Irwin


Box 1 Erskine, John


Box 1 Fisher, Dorothy Canfield


Box 1 Frankfurter, Felix


Box 1 Garland, Hamlin


Box 1 Hine, Lewis W.


Box 1 Kahn, Otto Herman


Box 1 Keynes, John Maynard


Box 1 Laski, Harold J.


Box 1 Lippman, Walter


Box 1 Masters, Edgar Lee


Box 1 Mencken, Henry Lewis


Box 1 Mitchell, Wesley Clair


Box 1 Moore, Henry Ludwell


Box 1 Mumford, Lewis



Box 2 Nearing, Scott


Box 2 Patten, Simon N.


Box 2 Richmond, Mary E.


Box 2 Roosevelt, F.D.


Box 2 Seligman, Edwin R.A.


Box 2 Shaw, George Bernard


Box 2 Sinclair, Upton


Box 2 Steegmuller, Francis


Box 2 Steffens, Lincoln


Box 2 Stone, Harlan F.


Box 2 Strong, Anna Louise


Box 2 Taft, William H.


Box 2 Tarbell, Ida M.


Box 2 Trilling, Lionel


Box 2 Tugwell, Rexford G.


Box 2 Van Doren, Mark


Box 2 Veblen, Thorstein B.


Box 2 Wagner, Robert F.


Box 2 Wallace, Henry A.


Box 2 Willkie, Wendell L..


Box 2 Zukofsky, Louis


Subseries I.1: Uncataloged Correspondence



Box 3 A-H



Box 4 I-Z

Series II: Subject and Name File

Notes and other research materials. Notes, manuscripts, some correspondence and copies of correspondence, documents, photographs, and printed materials on various subjects; also including groups of papers of other economists



Box 5 Adams, Charles Francis


Box 5 Adams, Henry Carter


Box 5 Adams, Thomas S.


Box 5 American Economic Association


Box 5 Anderson, Adam


Box 5 Andrews, Elisha Benjamin



Box 6 Association for Evolutionary Economics



Box 7 A--Miscellaneous


Box 7 B--Miscellaneous



Box 8 B--Miscellaneous


Box 8 Beard, Charles A.


Box 8 Bentham, Jeremy


Box 8 Bibliography


Box 8 Blackwell



Box 9 Bradish, Luther


Box 9 Bullock, Charles J.


Box 9 Burns, Arthur F.


Box 9 Burton, John Hill


Box 9 Byllesby, Langdon



Box 10 Cambreleng, Churchill C.


Box 10 Co-operatives


Box 10 Clark, John Bates

Lecture notes, etc.



Box 11 Clark, John Maurice

Pamphlets, etc.



Box 12 Clark, John Maurice

Pamphlets, etc.



Box 13 Columbia University: Teaching, administrative, etc.



Box 14 Commons, John R.


Box 14 Copeland, Morris A.


Box 14 Crosskey, William Winslow



Box 15 C--Miscellaneous



Box 16 Davenport, Herbert Joseph (1861-1931)

Correspondence, notes, printed materials, a photograph, and Davenport's own correspondence file, 1909-1913.



Box 17 Del Mar, Alexander


Box 17 Dew, Thomas R.


Box 17 Dickinson, Z. Clark


Box 17 Dictionary of American Biography


Box 17 Douglas, Paul H.


Box 17 D--Miscellaneous



Box 18 The Economic Institute, Inc.


Box 18 Economists…


Box 18 Ellet, Charles, Jr.


Box 18 Ely, Richard T.

Notes, copies of correspondence, minutes, etc.


Box 18 E--Miscellaneous



Box 19 Ela, Richard (d. 1863)



Box 20 Ela, Richard (d. 1863)



Box 21 Farquar


Box 21 Ferris, J.A.


Box 21 Fetter, Frank A.


Box 21 Folwell, William W.


Box 21 Ford, Worthington C.


Box 21 Foster, William Trufant



Box 22 Franklin, Benjamin


Box 22 Friday, David


Box 22 F--Miscellaneous



Box 23 Gallatin, Albert

Copies of correspondence and notes


Box 23 George, Henry

Correspondence and notes


Box 23 Gouge, William A.

Xeroxes of correspondence and notes


Box 23 G--Miscellaneous



Box 24 Hansen, Alvin H.


Box 24 Hamilton, Alexander


Box 24 Hamilton, Walton H.



Box 25 History of Economics Society / The History of Economic Thought


Box 25 Hoxie, Robert


Box 25 H--Miscellaneous



Box 26 H--Miscellaneous



Box 27 I--Miscellaneous



Box 28 Jackson, Andrew and Jacksonian era economics



Box 29 Jackson, Andrew and Jacksonian era economics



Box 30 Jackson, Andrew and Jacksonian era economics



Box 31 Johannsen, Nicholas August Ludwig Jacob (1844-1928)

Correspondence, notes, and his manuscripts



Box 32 Johnson, Alexander Bryan


Box 32 J--Miscellaneous


Box 32 K--Miscellaneous



Box 33 Kent, James (1763-1847)


Box 33 Knight, Frank H.



Box 34 L--Miscellaneous



Box 35 Lassalle, Ferdinand


Box 35 Laughlin, James L.

Notes & copies of correspondence


Box 35 Marshall, Alfred (1842-1924)


Box 35 Malthus, Thomas


Box 35 Medieval economics



Box 36 McCrea, Roswell Cheney

McCrea's own correspondence file, 1900-1937 and printed materials



Box 37 Mill, John Stuart


Box 37 Mills, Frederick C.


Box 37 Monopoly


Box 37 Moulton, Harold G.



Box 38 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Correspondence, his manuscript notes, photographs, and printed materials. "Criticism of Modern civilization" 40p., and "Money, Economy and Modern Civiliaztion" 56p. are also available on microfilm MN#93-2049-4.



Box 39 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Lectures and articles



Box 40 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Lectures and articles



Box 41 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Lectures and articles



Box 42 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Lectures and articles



Box 43 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Drafts and notes



Box 44 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Drafts and notes



Box 45 Mitchell, Wesley Clair (1874-1948)

Drafts and notes



Box 46 M--Miscellaneous



Box 47 Nettels, Curtis Putnam


Box 47 New York Home Colony Association

Pamphlets


Box 47 New York Workingmen


Box 47 N--Miscellaneous



Box 48 O--Miscellaneous


Box 48 P--Miscellaneous



Box 49 Ravenstone, Piercy, pseud.

Edward Edwards, 1789-1832, supposed author; the Brentwood School; letters from R.R. Lewis


Box 49 Ricardo, David


Box 49 Rogers, James H.



Box 50 R--Miscellaneous



Box 51 Samuels, Warren J.


Box 51 Sedgwick, Theodore (1780-1839)

Including xerox copies of his correspondence


Box 51 Slichter, Sumner H.


Box 51 Smith, Adam


Box 51 Stewart, Walker W.

Notes and correspondence


Box 51 Stilwell, Silas Moore (1800-1881)



Box 52 Seligman, Edwin R.A.

Including his correspondence file, 1925-1927 and lecture notes.



Box 53 S--Miscellaneous--Sa-Sp



Box 54 S--Miscellaneous--St-Su


Box 54 Taussig, Frank William (1859-1940)


Box 54 Teaching


Box 54 Tucker



Box 55 Treasury Department



Box 56 Tugwell, Rexford G.

Correspondence File A-Z (3 Boxes)



Box 57 Tugwell, Rexford G.

Correspondence File A-Z (3 Boxes)



Box 58 Tugwell, Rexford G.

Correspondence File A-Z (3 Boxes)



Box 59 Tugwell, Rexford G.

Manuscripts, Note, and Printed Materials



Box 60 T--Miscellaneous


Box 60 U--Miscellaneous


Box 60 V--Miscellaneous


Box 60 Vinter, Jacob


Veblen, Thorstein Bunde (1857-1929)



Box 61 Correspondence of and about Veblen

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-3103.



Box 62 Correspondence of and about Veblen

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-3104.



Box 63 Correspondence of and about Veblen

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-3105.



Box 64 Correspondence of and about Veblen

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-3106.



Box 65 Writings by Veblen and Photographs



Box 66 Dorfman's manuscripts about Veblen



Box 67 Student's class notes on Veblen's lectures

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-2023.



Box 68 Student's class notes on Veblen's lectures

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-2023 and MN#2001-2023-1.



Box 69 Student's class notes on Veblen's lectures

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-2023-1.



Box 70 Student's class notes on Veblen's lectures

Also available on microfilm - MN#2001-2023-2.



Box 71 Notes and Miscellaneous



Box 72 Notes and Miscellaneous



Box 73 Notes and Miscellaneous



Box 74 Notes and Miscellaneous



Box 75 Walras, Léon


Box 75 Warburton, Clark


Box 75 Weber, Max


Box 75 White, Horace


Box 75 W--Miscellaneous



Box 76 W--Miscellaneous


Box 76 Wilshire, Gaylord


Box 76 Wilson, Woodrow


Box 76 Wolfe, A.B.


Box 76 Young, Allyn A.


Box 76 Y--Miscellaneous



Box 77 Miscellaneous

Series III: Manuscripts by Dorfman



Box 78 Articles, reviews, proofs, and reprints



Box 79 The Development of American Economic Thought



Box 80 The Economic Mind in American Civilization

Book manuscript and printed copy, 2 volumes.



Box 81 The Economic Mind in American Civilization

Book manuscript and printed copy, 2 volumes.



Box 82 The History of Economic Thought

Drafts for book?



Box 83 The History of Economic Thought

Drafts for book?



Box 84 The Jacksonian Wage-Earner Thesis and other Jackson era manuscripts

Drafts



Box 85 The Jacksonian Wage-Earner Thesis and other Jackson era manuscripts

Drafts



Box 86 Miscellaneous book manuscripts



Box 87 Miscellaneous book manuscripts



Box 88 Miscellaneous book manuscripts