Edwin E. Witte papers, 1903-1970.

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Edwin E. Witte papers, 1903-1970.

Primarily professional papers of Edwin E. Witte, a University of Wisconsin economist, specialist in labor legislation, and the chief author of the Social Security Act of 1935; including correspondence, research files, articles, speeches, lecture notes, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and audio recordings.

124.7 c.f. (276 archives boxes, 15 flat boxes, 6 card file boxes, and 1 volume) and2 reels of microfilm (35 mm); plusadditions of 4.3 c.f.38 photographs, and14 disc recordings.

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University of Michigan teacher and administrator, economist, labor mediator, and member of boards of various universities, Jewish educational, social, and welfare agencies, and public official. From the description of William Haber papers, 1918-1988. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422000 Educator, economist. From the description of Reminiscences of William Haber : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record ...