© 2003 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Emily Clark Brown File on the Soviet Union, 1936-1962.
Brown, Emily Clark, 1895-1980.
Forms of Material:
Notes, reports, correspondence.
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Includes notes, reports and a letter containing Brown's observations on Soviet life and Soviet workers.
Collection material in English
Professor Emily Clark Brown (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1923) was an associate industrial economist, U.S. Women's Bureau,
1929, assistant professor of economics at Wellesley and assistant professor, later professor, of economics at Vassar College,
beginning in 1932. Brown was a specialist in labor economics and wrote on collective bargaining, national labor policy and
labor in the Soviet Union.
Includes typescript of a letter (1936) from Brown written on board the Cunard White Star "Britannia" to her mother concerning
her observations of Russia, in particular on Soviet workers; food abundance, especially produce; hygiene; health programs;
education; factories and unions; the Kirov assassination and press censorship; privileges of Communist Party members; and
the socio-political situation in Berlin during the Olympic Games preparation; also mentioned are the Ukraine, Kharkov, Rostov,
Also includes Brown's notes (copy) on a 30-day visit to Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, and Kharkov in the Soviet Union to study
the Soviet labor market and the policies and practices of the distribution of the Soviet labor force (1955).
Brown's report (copy) on her observations of labor relations in the Soviet Union discusses meetings with Soviet economists
and legal experts; the Leningrad Finance-Economics Institute; the Kiev Institute of Economics; the Academy of Science of Ukraine;
Regional Trade Union Councils in Leningrad, Ivanova, Rostov-on-Don, and Kiev; the Central Committee of Trade Unions, Trade
Union Factory Committee (leaders, administration); and Soviet salaries and wages (1959).
Brown's report (copy) to the American Council of Learned Societies on her trip to the Soviet Union, particularly Moscow and
Leningrad, discusses the Regional and Central Council of Trade Unions, the Electosil Plant, the Zrasnoe Plant, the Znamya
Plant, a sewing plant near Volodarskova, the House Construction Combine, the Institute of Soviet American Relations, visits
to Soviet schools and cultural sites, and conversations with Soviet citizens.
Brown, Emily Clark
Central Council of Trade Unions (Soviet Union)
Institute of Soviet American Relations.
Labor supply--Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1936-1953.
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1953-
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