John R. Commons Collection on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5738 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John R. Commons Collection on Microfilm,
Collection Number:
5738 mf
Creator:
Commons, John R.
Quantity:
24 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Records (documents), microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
"The Commons papers date 1859-1967, although the vast majority fall within the years 1887-1945" from the Scope and Content Note of the Guide.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John R. Commons was born in Hollansburg, Ohio, October 13, 1862, he died May 11, 1945.
After graduating from Oberlin College, Commons earned his PhD at Johns Hopkins University. After appointments at Oberlin and Indiana University, he began teaching at Syracuse University. He was dismissed from Syracuse in 1899, after being considered a radical.
Commons' early work exemplified his desire to unite Christian ideals with the emerging social sciences of sociology and economics.
Common's contribution to labor history is considered equal to his contibutions to the theory of institutional economics.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Reels 1-5 -- General correspondence, 1859, 1894-1967
Reels 6-8 -- Unemployment insurance for the Chicago Clothing Market, 1922-1929
Reels 9-11 -- Research files, 1875-1932
Reels 12-14 -- Book Manuscripts
Reels 15-17 -- Articles, speeches, and miscellaneous writings, chronological file, scrapbooks, 1887-1918, 1938-1943
Reels 17-18 -- Unbound, 1908-1933
Reels 19-21 -- Topical file, 1892-1938. Reels 21-22 -- Newspaper clippings, 1906-1936
Reels 22-24 -- University file, 1910-1967
Reels 24 -- Photographs, 1881-1934
SUBJECTS

Names:
Commons, John R. (John Rogers),, 1862-1945.
Miller, Harold L., 1949-

Subjects:
Unemployment insurance.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)
Microfilm.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
John R. Commons Collection on Microfilm #5738 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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/4073: James O. Morris Office Files
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5001 PAM: American Association for Labor Legislation Pamphlet File
5236: Edwin Emil Witte Papers
5618: Charles D. Wrege Research Papers Regarding History of Management
5780/047: ILGWU Joint Board Dress & Waistmakers' Union of Greater New York Managers' Correspondence
5912m: John R. Commons "Accident Prevention, Health and Group Insurance" Manuscript
6014: Charles D. Wrege Collection of History of Management Documents
6034: Rare Pamphlet Collection
6206: Clyde Summers Office Files

CONTAINER LIST

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