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Samuel McCune Lindsay papers, 1877-1957. 

Creator: 
Lindsay, Samuel McCune, 1869-1960.
Phys. Desc: 
82 linear ft. ( 216 boxes & 6 scrapbooks)
Call Number: 
MS#0785
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Educator & sociologist. He received his Ph.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1889 and an LL.D. in 1909, and a Ph.D from the University of Halle in Germany in 1892. He was a special agent for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in 1892 and an agent for the U.S. Industrial Commission to report on railroad labor in 1899-1900. He became Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, 1896-1907 and Professor of Social Legislation at Columbia University, 1907-1939. Among his other activities were: National Child Labor Committee (Chairman); American Academy of Political and Social Science (President); American Economic Association; I.L.O.; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, etc.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, reports, slides, records, film and card files, and scrapbooks. The papers reflect Lindsay's various activities ans are arranged in two sequences, an alphabetical name file and an alphabetical subject file. Since many of the subjects are closely related, the division between them is not always very sharp. Among the subjects covered are: social legislation, I.L.O., National Child Labor Committee, prohibition, labor, Republican National Committee, Institute for Social Research, League of Nations, humane legislation, housing, Harmon Foundation, Educational Radio Corporation, and the Bergh Foundation. Boxes 167-169 contain the files of the Committee for Industrial Relations, 1912-1914.

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