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Wesley Clair Mitchell papers, 1898-1953. 

Mitchell, Wesley C. (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948.
Phys. Desc: 
22.5 linear ft. (ca. 24,000 items in 49 boxes).
Call Number: 
Ms Coll\Mitchell
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Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents

Professional correspondence, diaries, unpublished articles, lecture notes, abstracts, and other manuscripts by Mitchell.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.