Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929

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Thorstein Veblen was born in 1857 in Cato, Wisconsin. He received an A.B. from Carleton College (1880), and a Ph.D. from Yale University (1884). Veblen was a fellow at Cornell University (1891-1892), and at the University of Chicago (1892-1893).

Veblen remained at the University of Chicago as a reader in political economy (1893-1894). He became associate professor at the University (1894-1896), instructor (1896-1900), and assistant professor (1900-1906). From 1906 to 1909, Veblen was associate professor of economics at Stanford University. Upon leaving Stanford, he worked as a lecturer in economics at the University of Missouri (1911-1918). He co-founded the New School for Social Research in 1919, lecturing there until 1926. Veblen also served as the managing editor for the Journal of Political Economy from 1896 to 1905.

Veblen published many books, of which the best known is The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions (1899). The book did not become highly regarded among academics until after Veblen's death. Some of Veblen's other published works include: The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts (1914), Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution (1915), and An Inquiry Into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation (1917). Several collections of Veblen's work were published posthumously, including: Essays in Our Changing Order (1934), and What Veblen Taught: Selected Writings of Thorstein Veblen (1936). Veblen is also the subject of many books.

Thorstein Veblen died in 1929.

From the guide to the Veblen, Thorstein. Papers, 1895-1930, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

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creatorOf Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929. Letter, 1925, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Abernathy, M. Glenn (Mabra Glenn), 1921-. Thorstein Veblen : iconoclastic economist : typescript, 1989 Sept. / Glenn Abernathy. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Renals, Marsha Thomas. How Veblenian social theory explicates Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby / by Marsha Thomas Renals. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
referencedIn Warne, Colston E. (Colston Estey), 1900-1987,. Reminiscences of Colston E. Warne : oral history, 1971-1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Tabor" to "Vanni". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Ayres (Clarence Edwin) Papers AR 73-106; 81-30. 22711835., 1919-1972. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Lubin, Isador, 1896-1978. The reminiscences of Isador Lubin, 1957 [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Veblen, Thorstein. Papers, 1895-1930 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. Papers of David Starr Jordan, 1861-1964. Library of Congress
referencedIn Elliott, Orrin Leslie, 1860-1940. Orrin Leslie Elliott papers, 1891-1936. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Veblen, Florence. Thorstein Veblen biography, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wesley Clair Mitchell Papers, 1898-1953. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn The Inquiry papers, 1915-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Thorstein Veblen collection, 1899-1934. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1921. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Newton, H. A. (Hubert Anson), 1830-1896. Hubert Anson Newton papers, 1850-1898 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Mitchell, Wesley C. (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948. Wesley Clair Mitchell papers, 1898-1953. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Henry Carter Adams Papers, 1964-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf New York Bureau of Legal Advice. Records, 1917-1919. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Marx, Guido H. (Guido Hugo), b. 1871. Guido H. Marx papers, 1893-1949. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936. Rasmus Björn Anderson papers, 1823-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn The Inquiry Papers, 1915-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Murphy, Francis P. Veblen's economics and anthropology [microform]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Carlton C. Qualey papers, 1865, 1904-1988. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Magee, James Dysart, 1881-. Lecture notes, [1891-1906?]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Lubin, Isador, 1896-1978. Papers, 1917-1971. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Dorfman, Joseph, 1904-1991. Papers, 1890-1983. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Wilcox, Samuel. "Veblen's criticism of the Austrians and the Capitalists" [manuscript], 1940. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stanford University. Board of Trustees. Stanford University, Board of Trustees, supporting documents, 1905-2011. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Orrin Leslie Elliott papers, Bulk, 1891-1936 1860-1940, 1891-1936 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Samuels, Warren J., 1933-. Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection, ca. 1940 - 2000 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929. Papers, 1893-1935 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Miller, Harriet Maud. Harriet Maud Miller papers, 1900-1910. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Hudson, Manley O. (Manley Ottmer), 1886-1960. Papers of Manley Ottmer Hudson, 1894-1960 (inclusive), 1905-1960 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Veblen, Andrew A. (Andrew Anderson), 1848-1932. Andrew A. Veblen papers, 1876-1933. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Records of the School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Art Professions (SEHNAP), Department of Art and Art Professions Dissertations, 1940-1995 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Thorstein Veblen collection, 1899-1934 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929. Letter to Miss Kate Holladay Claghorn : ALS, 1899 Oct. 13. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Qualey, Carlton C., 1904-1988. Carlton C. Qualey papers, 1865, 1904-1988. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929. Papers, 1900-1926. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Educators and librarians collection, 1846-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Van Sickle, Leftist Pamphlet Collection, 1900-1993 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries,
referencedIn New York University. Dept. of Art and Art Professions. Records of the School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Art Professions (SEHNAP), Department of Art and Art Professions dissertations, 1940-1995. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Educators and Librarians Collection, 1846-1953 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929. Papers, 1895-1930 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. Correspondence, 1899-1906. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Rubin, Hyman. Thorstein Veblen and the theory of the leisure class : typescript, 1983 Nov. / by Hyman Rubin. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford Oral History Project interviews, 1971-1995 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Magee, James Dysart, 1881- person
associatedWith Marx, Guido H. (Guido Hugo), b. 1871. person
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associatedWith Veblen, Florence. person
associatedWith Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. person
associatedWith Warne, Colston E. (Colston Estey), 1900-1987, person
associatedWith Wilcox, Samuel. person
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Death 1929-09-03

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