Finding Aid for the Thomas Nixon Carver papers, 1910-1961, bulk 1932-1961

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Nixon Carver papers
Date (bulk): 1910-1961, bulk 1932-1961
Collection number: 858
Creator: Carver, Thomas Nixon, 1865-1961.
Extent: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.) 1 oversize box.
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscripts, lectures, articles, speeches, correspondence, memos, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed materials related to the life and career of economics professor Thomas Nixon Carver. Carver was the author of many books, including The Distribution of Wealth (1913), Essays in Social Justice (1915), and Principles of National Economy (1921). Correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Albert B. Hart, Max Farrand, William Allen White, and Robert G. Sproul.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Leighton, 1964.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Nixon Carver papers (Collection Number 858). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Carver was born near Kirkville, IA, in 1865; BA, Univ. of Southern CA, 1891; Ph.D, Cornell, 1894; assoc. professor of economics, Oberlin College, 1894-1900; professor, Harvard, 1900-32; advisor in agriculture economics, USDA, 1913-15; advisor, editorial and research division, National Republican Party, 1936; professor of economics, UCLA, 1934-35 and 1938-39; professor, Occidental College, 1939-40; author of many books, including The Distribution of Wealth (1913), Essays in Social Justice (1915), and Principles of National Economy (1921); died in 1961.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, lectures, articles, speeches, correspondence, memos, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed materials related to the life and career of economics professor Thomas Nixon Carver. Correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Albert B. Hart, Max Farrand, William Allen White, and Robert G. Sproul.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (boxes 1-2)
  2. Manuscript articles, speeches, etc. (boxes 3-10)
  3. Printed writings (boxes 11-12)
  4. Clippings of articles by Carver (box 13).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Carver, Thomas Nixon, 1865-1961 --Archives.
Economists --United States --Archival resources.
Universities and colleges --Faculty --United States --Archival resources.


Container List

 

Carver, Thomas Nixon, 1865-1961. Papers. v.p. ca. 1910-1961.

Physical Description: 12 boxes and 3 volumes (oversize package).
Physical Description: Manuscripts, photographs, and printed material.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and memoranda; manuscripts and galleys of articles, books, and speeches; photographs; and printed articles of Thomas Nixon Carver, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1900-1932; UCLA, 1934-1935, 1938-1939; Occidental College, 1939-1940; Director, Rural Organization Service, 1913-1914, and Adviser, Agriculture Economics, 1913-1915, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Adviser, Editorial and Research Division, National Republican Party, 1936.
Among the correspondents in the papers are the following:
  • Henry J. Haskell
  • Charles C. Teague
  • Mark Sullivan
  • Franklin W. Ryan
  • Robert A. Millikin
  • Kathryn McHale
  • Dugald C. Jackson
  • Herbert C. Hoover
  • Irénée DuPont
  • Albert B. Hart
  • Norman E. Himes
  • Paul G. Hoffman
  • Max Farrand
  • Harrison Chandler
  • James B. Conant
  • Harold H. Burbank
  • Henry B. Ward
  • William A. White
  • Leonard E. Read
  • William B. Munro
  • Arthur G. Coons
  • Robert G. Sproul
  • Boxes 1-2: Correspondence
  • Boxes 3-10: Manuscripts of articles, speeches, etc.
  • Boxes 11-12: Printed writings
  • Oversize Box 13: Three scrapbooks containing clippings of Carver's articles in the Los Angeles Times, 1954-1959.