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Board of Research Associates in American Economic History papers

Call Number: MS 88

Scope and Contents

The correspondence in this collection, arranged by the secretary of the Board of Research Associates, consists of 16 boxes. The entire collection consists of 23 boxes. These papers were arranged by Miss Vera Timm, Secretary of the Board of Research Associates, and were turned over to Yale Library. The Board in 1934 had voted to give the papers to Yale Library.


  • 1902-1933


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Board of Research Associates in American Economic History, 1934.


Arranged in three parts: corrrespondence, monographs, and account book.


11 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 1 folio)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Correspondence, reports, studies, minutes of meetings, circular letters, financial reports, outlines of proposed surveys, annual reports, departmental reports, and monographs relative to the established purpose of the Board, which was sponsored by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Economics and Sociology. Included are interviews (ca. 1906-1907) with Southern farmers, professionals, government officials, and merchants on the economics of agriculture in the South. Also a number of interviews with blacks connected with the Tuskegee Institute, an insurance agent, a banker and laborers. Topics covered in the collection include labor legislation in Indiana, 1908; laws regarding seamen; immigration; labor problems in individual states; public poor relief in Wisconsin; trade unions; school systems; child labor laws; and mining laws.

Guide to the Board of Research Associates in American Economic History Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
February 1984
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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