Emily Clark Brown Papers

Collection Number: 5297m

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Emily Clark Brown Papers, 1936-1962
Collection Number:
5297m
Creator:
Brown, Emily Clark
Quantity:
i file folder
Forms of Material:
Reports, correspondence.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes notes, reports and a letter containing Brown's observations on Soviet life and Soviet workers.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Emily Clark Brown was a professor and labor economist.
Professor Brown (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1923) was an associate industrial economist, US 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.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes notes, reports and a letter containing Brown's observation on Soviet life and Soviet workers.
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, and Tiflis.
Also includes Brown's notes (copy) on the 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 Leningrd, Ivanova, Rostox-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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Central Union of Trade Unions (Soviet Union)
Institute of Soviet American Relations
Soviet Union
Brown, Emily Clark, 1895-1980

Subjects:
Labor--Soviet Union.
Labor supply--Soviet Union.
Trade-unions--Soviet Union.
Wages--Soviet Union.
College teachers.
Economists.

Geographic Subjects:
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1936-1953.
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1953-

Form and Genre Terms:
Reports.


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Cite As:
Emily Clark Brown Papers #5297m. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1936-1962