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John Pease Norton papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1797

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence and writings of John Pease Norton, including three letters from Irving Fisher and one letter from Albert G. Keller. The correspondence also includes a memorandum Norton sent to Herbert Hoover in 1931, suggesting a course of action to lift the country out of economic depression. The writings consist of two reprints and a folder of unidentified manuscripts and typescripts. The collection also includes several issues of The Bulletin of the William Graham Sumner Club.

Dates

  • 1903-1950

Creator

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 Alan Rabinowitz, 2001.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1797

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence and writings of John Pease Norton, including three letters from Irving Fisher and one letter from Albert G. Keller. The correspondence also includes a memorandum Norton sent to Herbert Hoover in 1931, suggesting a course of action to lift the country out of economic depression. The writings consist of two reprints and a folder of unidentified manuscripts and typescripts. The collection also includes several issues of The Bulletin of the William Graham Sumner Club.

Biographical / Historical

John Pease Norton was born in 1877. He obtained a B.A. (1899) and Ph.D. (1901) from Yale University, where he taught courses in political economy from 1901 to 1910. While teaching at Yale, he served as the chairman of the Committee on Publicity and as executive secretary of the Committee of One Hundred on National Health. He was also editor of the American Health Magazine. Upon leaving Yale, Norton opened his own research laboratory in West Haven, Connecticut. He was an inventor and also a government consultant. John Pease Norton died in 1952.
Title
Guide to the John Pease Norton Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Tom Hyry
Date
November 2001
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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