Edwin Griswold Nourse Papers,1908-1970.

Collection Number: 2723

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edwin Griswold Nourse papers, 1908-1970.
Collection Number:
2723
Creator:
Nourse, Edwin G.(Edwin Griswold),
Quantity:
3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, published material, diary, news clippings, and legal documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection includes papers from the period preceding Nourse's chairmanship of the Council of Economic Advisers, including a bibliography, autobiographical statement, and reviews of his books by others.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Edwin Griswold Nourse was born in Lockport, New York on May 20, 1883, and grew up near Chicago, Illinois. He received undergraduate training at Lewis Institute (now the Illinois Institute of Technology) and Cornell University, and received his Ph.D. in Economics and Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1915; his dissertation was published as a Hart, Schaffner and Marx prize essay under the title The Chicago Produce Market. He was an instructor in economics and sociology before joining the Institute of Economics to direct its agricultural studies. When the Institute became part of the newly formed Brookings Institution in 1927, he became Director of the Institute, and from 1942-1946 he also served as Vice President of the Brookings Institution. In 1946 President Truman named him the first Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers which was created by the Employment Act of 1946. He later became Vice Chairman of the Joint Council on Economic Education. A leader in the economics profession, he was President of the American Farm Economic Association (1924) and the American Economic Association (1942). From 1925-1946 he was active in the Social Science Research Council and was its Chairman from 1942-1945. He wrote many reports, pamphlets, articles, and reviews, and his books include Agricultural Economics (1916); The Legal Status of Agricultural Cooperation (1927); America's Capacity to Produce (1934); Price Making in a Democracy (1944); Economics in the Public Service (1953); and The 1950s Come First (1951).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection includes papers from the period preceding Nourse's chairmanship of the Council of Economic Advisers, including a bibliography, autobiographical statement, and reviews of his books by others; papers, 1949-1966; book reviews of The 1950s Come First; correspondence relating to published materials; Nourse's testimony at hearings before congressional committees; personal diary; official papers of Nourse's chairmanship of the Council of Economic Advisers, and related press clippings and speeches; and tapes and transcripts of interviews with Nourse, 1966, 1967, and 1970.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Nourse, Edwin G. 1883-1974.
Nourse, Edwin Griswold, 1883-1974.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
American Economic Association
American Farm Economic Association
Brookings Institution.
Cornell University
Council of Economic Advisers (U.S.)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Lewis Institute (Illinois)
United States. Institute of Economics.
United States. Council of Economic Advisers.
United States. Joint Council on Economic Education.
United States. Social Science Research Council.
University of Chicago

Subjects:
Economics.
Sociology.
Economists.
Employees
Political science

Places:
United States -- Officials and employees.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Interviews.
Speeches.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Edwin Griswold Nourse. Papers, #2723. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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