Columbia University Department of Economics records, 1913-1971.
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The Columbia University community and administration mobilized to the fullest extent in answer to the entry of the United States into World War I. Summed up by President Nicholas Murray Butler in the 1918 Annual Report, the effects of the war on the University were far-reaching: "Students by the hundred and prospective students by the thousand entered the military, naval, or civil service of the United States; teachers and administrative officers to the number of nearly four hundred...
Arthur Frank Burns (1904-1987) became President Eisenhower's chief economic adviser, serving as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and was given much credit for the 1955 economic miniboom. At the end of Eisenhower's first term in 1956, Burns resigned his official position and returned to his post at Columbia University, but continued to advise Eisenhower on an unofficial basis. During the 1960 presidential campaign, Burns was part of the "Scholars," the academics advising Republic...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED William S. Vickrey was born in 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia. After earning a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University in 1935, he went on to Columbia University where he earned an M.A. (1937) and Ph.D. (1947) in Economics. During World War II, Vickrey served as an economist in the Tax Research Division of the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1946, Vickrey began his teaching career at Columbia, eventually becoming the McVickar Professor of Political Economy in 1971. His resear...
The School of General Studies began to formally offer a major in literature-writing for the 1984-1985 academic year. Though the School had offered a creative writing curriculum before this time, this program linked creative writing and literature courses into one cohesive major. This program offered courses in a wide array of types of writing-- poetry, criticism/reviews, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, science writing, and fiction as well as magazine editing and pub...
Prominent among the Economics faculty at the time of these records were James Angell, Arthur Burns, Carter Goodrich, Carl Shoup, Horace Taylor, and William Vickrey. From the description of Columbia University Department of Economics records, 1913-1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 489375203 ...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Economic historians, professor emeritus of economics at Columbia University. Goodrich served as chairman of the governing body of the International Labor Office, 1939-1945, as chief of the United Nations economic survey mission in Vietnam, 1955-1956, and as a special representative to Bolivia for the Secretary General of the United Nations, 1952-1953. From the guide to the Carter Goodrich Papers, 1918-1971., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) ...
Barnard College was given its first provisional charter by the Regents of the State of New York on Aug. 8, 1889. From the description of Barnard College charters and statutes, 1934-1988. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 275960020 Junior Month was a summer project in sociological theory and practice founded in 1917 and supervised by the Charity Organization Society of New York City. In a one month period juniors from twelve eastern colleges a...