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Lloyd G. Reynolds papers

Call Number: MS 1943

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of personal and professional files of Lloyd G. Reynolds, economist, educator, and author. Personal files include correspondence and subject files concerning family, friends, and local New Haven businesses and organizations. Professional files include correspondence and subject files concerning Reynolds's time at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and Yale University, as well as other organizations and institutions concerning the study of economics. The professional files also include travel files and diaries and material related to professional conferences around the globe attended by Reynolds, in particular the American Economic Association's joint United States-Soviet symposiums of the 1970s and 1980s. Also included are articles, essays, and outlines and drafts from textbooks authored by Reynolds, and publisher correspondence.


  • 1933 - 1998


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is 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 American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, 2010.


The papers are arranged in two groupings: Personal and Professional.


17.5 Linear Feet (42 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The materials consist of personal and professional files of Lloyd G. Reynolds, economist, educator, and author. Included are correspondence, subject files, teaching files, and publications.

Biographical / Historical

Lloyd George Reynolds was born in 1910 in Alberta, Canada. He received his BA from the University of Alberta in 1931, an MA from McGill University in 1933, and a PhD from Harvard University in 1936. He was an instructor at Harvard from 1936 to 1939, a professor at Johns Hopkins University from 1939 to 1945, and a professor in the Yale University economics department from 1945 to 1980, serving as chair of the department from 1951 to 1959. Reynolds was chief economist of the War Manpower Commission from 1942 to 1943, and a member of the Appeals Committee for the National Labor Relations Board from 1943 to 1945. He served as founding director of the Yale Economic Growth Center from 1961 to 1967. Reynolds authored a textbook, Labor Economics and Labor Relations, first published in 1949. He married Mary Fitzmaurice Trackett, an authority on James Joyce, in 1937. Reynolds died at his home in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 2005, at age 94.

Mary Fitzmaurice Trackett was born in Milwaukee on January 11, 1913. She received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a doctorate in political science from Columbia University. She taught political science at several colleges, as well as a seminar on Irish literature at Yale University, and authored Joyce and Dante: The Shaping Imagination . She married Lloyd George Reynolds in 1937. Mary T. Reynolds died in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 2000.

Guide to the Lloyd G. Reynolds Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Robert Bartels
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2010: Finding aid revision description not supplied.
  • October 2021: Finding aid revised and updated by Robert Bartels

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