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Wesley Clair Mitchell lectures on economic theory

Identifier: MC-141

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of two typescript volumes compiled by “J.N.M.” on types of economic theory, delivered at Columbia University in 1915. Volume I consists of lectures delivered at Columbia University during the Winter Session; Volume II consists of lectures delivered at the same, during the Spring Session. Volume II is noted on the title page to be the 1930 edition. According to the Columbia University online finding aid, a similar series of lectures were delivered in 1915. Both volumes have a table of contents. For more information and access to the online finding aid: />


  • 1915

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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Biographical / Historical

Wesley Clair Mitchell was an American economist and teacher most famous for his theory of business cycles. He held professorships at Berkeley, 1903-1912, and at Columbia University, 1913-1919 and 1922-1944. He was a founding faculty member at the New School for Social Research, 1919-1922 and the founder and director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1920-1945. His papers are held by the Columbia University Libraries Rare Book & Manuscript Library.


2 Volumes (two typescript volumes in one half-manuscript box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Diane Barense of the Philosophy Department, UMass Dartmouth, 2008

Wesley Clair Mitchell lectures on economic theory
Judy Farrar
September 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA