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Guide to the Frank Traver De Vyver Papers, 1899-1980

Abstract

Frank Traver De Vyver, 1904-1980, was an economist, professor of economics, and university administrator at Duke University from 1936-1980, and Vice-President of Erwin Cotton Mills from 1945-1955.

The Frank Traver De Vyver Papers, 1899-1980, comprise the correspondence, writings, research, administrative and managerial records, and other professional papers of the economist Frank Traver De Vyver, who was a scholar on the history of labor economics and labor movements and unions. The collection is arranged in six series. Correspondence and Personal Papers contain his personal and professional correspondence and biographical material, including a photograph album of his travel abroad and a scrapbook of his career. The Writings and Research Series contains drafts and reprints of his articles and his research on labor unions and industrial arbitration in Australia and the United States. The Department of Economics Series mainly consists of departmental correspondence and administrative records. De Vyver's work as a Duke University administrator is documented in the University Committees Series, with the largest groups of materials being from the University Planning Committee and the Educational Facilities Committee. The Subject Files cover all of De Vyver's professional activities, including his work as a professional arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association; his managerial career as Vice-President of Erwin Cotton Mills, Durham, N.C.; his service on government committees and boards, including the War Production Board; his scholarly work on labor economics and industrial relations, collective bargaining agreements, grievance procedures, wages, and textile workers; documents on the Textile Workers Union of America; and his work on the history of labor movements and labor unions in the United States, Australia, and South Africa. The Printed Materials Series contains reprints of his articles and a variety of other formats, including clippings, pamphlets, posters, and serials.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
De Vyver, Frank Traver, 1904-1980
Title
Frank Traver De Vyver papers 1899-1980
Language of Material
English
Extent
27.0 Linear Feet, 15,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Frank Traver De Vyver Papers, 1899-1980, comprise the correspondence, writings, research, administrative and managerial records, and other professional papers that De Vyver produced in a half-century career as an economist and scholar specializing in the history of labor economics, movements, and unions, as a professor of economics and a university administrator at Duke University, and as an industrial manager and arbitrator. De Vyver's papers have been arranged in the following six series. The Correspondence and Personal Papers Series primarily consists of his personal and professional correspondence, but also contains biographical material, including a photograph album of his travel abroad and a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, and printed materials about his professional career. The Writings and Research Series contains drafts and reprints of De Vyver's articles and his notes and research materials on such topics as the history of labor unions and industrial arbitration in Australia and the United States. De Vyver's writings are followed by the Department of Economics Series, which includes some teaching materials but is mainly composed of departmental correspondence and administrative records. In addition to his teaching and departmental duties, De Vyver was also very active in the administrative life of Duke University, and this part of his career is extensively documented in the University Committees Series. His work on more than twenty committees, councils, and task forces is represented here, with the largest groups of materials deriving from the University Planning Committee and one of its standing committees, Educational Facilities, which De Vyver chaired from 1962-1974. The Subject Files make up the largest series, comprising almost half the collection. These files cover the full breadth of De Vyver's professional life, not only complementing topics covered in other series but also documenting many colleagues, organizations, and subjects not represented elsewhere in the collection. The following are among the most prominent groups of materials in the Subject Files: De Vyver's work as a professional arbitrator, generally as a representative of the American Arbitration Association; his managerial career as a Vice-President of Erwin Cotton Mills, a textile mile formerly in Durham, N.C.; his service on various government committees and boards, including the War Production Board; his scholarly work on and professional involvement with a wide variety of subjects and organizations in the fields of labor economics and industrial relations, including collective bargaining agreements, grievance procedures, wages, and textile workers; materials about the Textile Workers Union of America; and the history of labor movements and labor unions in the United States, Australia, and South Africa. The final series of the collection consists of Printed Materials, including reprints of De Vyver's articles and a wide variety of loose research materials in such categories as clippings, pamphlets, posters, and serials.

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Contents of the Collection

Primarily personal and professional correspondence, with a small amount of other personal information, including biographical details, awards, clippings, vitae, travel, and a few miscellaneous financial documents. Correspondence is arranged chronologically, followed by personal information folders at the end of the series. A photograph album and scrapbook, described below, are boxed separately.

Correspondence, 1937-1980
(14 folders)
Box 1
Ashe County property, 1955-1971
Box 1
Biographical, personal, and financial information, 1904, 1958-1980 and undated
Box 1
Calendar, business cards, and loose materials, 1972-1973 and undated
Box 1
Photograph album, 1950s-1960s

Photograph album documenting one or more overseas trips and cruises by the De Vyvers. Places pictured include sites in the Caribbean islands, Copenhagen, London, and Paris, and many unidentified locations. Contains approximately 450 black-and-white and color prints and post cards. Undated, circa late 1950s-early 1960s.

Box 19
Scrapbook, 1926-1980

Chronological scrapbook of De Vyver's career and personal life, from his student years at Oberlin and Princeton through the bulk of his career at Duke University. Contains awards, clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, and reprints of several of his earliest published articles. Many loose items inserted in the album have been removed and foldered separately.

Box 20

Drafts and reprints of articles, notes and card files, printed items, and other research materials for De Vyver's writings. A large proportion of the material dates to the 1950s and 1960s and concerns his extensive work on labor and management issues in Australia, but the series also contains his research on various African countries, articles he published as Vice-President of Erwin Mills, and a hand-corrected typescript of his doctoral dissertation. Arranged in alphabetical order, by title or general subject area.

Africa--correspondence, drafts, notes, and reprints of articles on Kenya, South Africa, and other countries, 1953-1960
(2 folders
Box 1
Australia--miscellaneous research on New South Wales and Queensland, 1956-1958
Box 1
Australia Public Service Board--correspondence, printed material, and research notes, 1952-1969
(Folders 1-4 of 8)
Box 1
Australia Public Service Board--correspondence, printed material, and research notes, 1952-1969
(Folders 5-8 of 8)
Box 2
Australian sugar industry--correspondence and printed material, 1954-1957
(2 folders
Box 2
Broken Hill mining industry (Australia)--article, notes, and printed material, 1953-1969
(5 folders)
Box 2
Collective Bargaining: Diffusion of the Concept in English-Speaking Countries (1968)--article and drafts, 1968
Box 2
Employers' Associations Developments (1972)--article, correspondence, and drafts, 1972
Box 2
Government Control of the Internal Affairs of Trade Unions: Australia and the United States (1972)--article, correspondence, and drafts, 1972
Box 2
Industrial Relations Policies in Australia, typescript of article, circa 1973
Box 2
The Melbourne Building Industry Agreement (1959) and The Melbourne Building Industry Agreement: a Re-Examination (1970)--articles and notes, 1955-1970
(2 folders)
Box 2
Metal trades--correspondence, research notes, and printed material, 1952-1957
(2 folders)
Box 2
National Labor Relations Board, 1947-1949
Box 3
New Zealand--award to clothing trades employees, 1954-1957
Box 3
The 1920 Civil Service and Teachers' Strike in Western Australia (1965)--article and research materials, 1920-1965
(2 folders)
Box 3
The Organization of Labor in New Jersey before 1860, edited typescript and manuscript of dissertation, Princeton University, 1934
(4 folders)
Box 3
Pointers for Supervisors, 1950-1953

Typescripts and clippings of a regular column De Vyver wrote for the magazine Textile World when he was Vice President and Director for Personnel Relations, Erwin Mills.

Box 3
Reviews and short articles by De Vyver, 1947-1972
Box 3
Section 28 Disputes, typescript of article and notes, circa 1957
Box 3
The Weakening of Managerial Rights (1959)--article, correspondence, drafts, and notes, 1958-1959
Box 3
Untitled card file--notes from North Carolina newspapers and state publications, 1880s-1930s
Box 3

Correspondence, bylaws, budgets, newsletters, and other files of the Department of Economics and the Department of Economics and Business Administration. Although material covers the full duration of De Vyver's career, approximately half of it dates to the years 1957-1964, when he served as Department Chair. There is also some very early correspondence about department faculty members in the 1920s and 1930s. Arranged alphabetically by topic, chronologically within larger categories.

Alumni--correspondence, news, mailings, 1976-1980
Box 4

This small group of correspondence probably originated in the files of William Henry Glasson, Professor of Economics from 1902-1940 and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, 1926-1938. In part, the letters document the recruitment and first years at Duke of several early members of the Economics Department faculty.

General correspondence, 1925-1941
Box 4
Earl J. Hamilton, 1927-1944
Box 4
Christopher Roberts, 1929-1940
Box 4
Ben Lemert, 1930-1937
Box 4
John Troxell, 1932-1938
Box 4
Frank T. De Vyver, 1934-1937
Box 4
Correspondence, 1950-1957
Box 4
Correspondence, 1962-1965
(9 folders)
Box 4
Correspondence, 1966-1969
Box 4
Department by-laws, 1973
Box 4
Departmental meetings, 1953-1963
Box 4
Exams and keys, 1971-1974
Box 4
Graduate program--committees and reports, 1957-1967
Box 4
Graduate students correspondence--general, 1963-1979
Box 4
Graduate students correspondence--references and admissions, 1962-1975
(2 folders)
Box 4
"Graduate Study in Economics," 1921-1968
Box 4
Memoranda, reports, and general information, 1957-1980
Box 4
National Science Foundation--grant application to remodel Building 10 for Research in Economics, 1962-1965
(2 folders)
Box 4
Newsletters, 1958-1978
Box 4
Paul Gross dinner, 1959
Box 4

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and printed materials from approximately two dozen committees De Vyver served on or chaired at Duke University. Several of the longer-term committees are represented by their own collections in the University Archives, and these related materials are noted in the folder entries below. Arranged in alphabetical order, as received.

Materials in Box 5 contain minutes of the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Duke University Board of Trustees, closed for fifty years from date of creation; and documents from two University committees that refer to named individuals' employment records, closed for seventy years from date of creation.

Building and Grounds Committee of the Duke University Board of Trustees, 1965-1969
Box 5
Employee Relations Advisory Committee, 1968-1969

Includes information on USME Local 77.

(3 folders)
Box 5
Personnel Policy Committee--Unions and related correspondence 1965-1968
(2 folders)
Box 5
Administrative Council, 1961-1969

Includes records produced under the Council's earlier name, "Administrative Committee" (circa 1961-1963); also, other related materials can be found under both names in various collections in the Duke University Archives.

(3 folders)
Box 6
African Studies Committee, 1965-1969
Box 6
Committee on Retiring Faculty, 1945-1949
Box 6
Computer Planning Committee, Executive Subcommittee, 1968-1969
(3 folders)
Box 6
Computer Planning Committee, Executive Subcommittee: Freeman Task Force on the Establishment of the University Computing Center in the Old Chemistry building, 1969
Box 6
Contracts, Grants, and Related Personnel Committee, 1961-1964
(2 folders)
Box 6
Council on Gerontology, 1955-1956
Box 6
Curriculum, Standing Committee on, 1938-1951
(2 folders)
Box 6
Duke Fund correspondence, 1950-1951
Box 6
Duke University development campaign (faculty committee), 1950-1951
Box 6
Educational Administration Committee, 1960-1969
(3 folders)
Box 6

De Vyver chaired this standing committee of the University Long-Range Planning Committee from 1962-1974. For related materials in the Duke University Archives, see also the Educational Facilities Committee Records, 1962-1986.

General files, 1960-1972
(2 folders)
Box 6
Minutes, 1963-1974
(2 folders)
Box 6
Space, 1963-1972
Box 6
Subcommittee on the Woman's College Physical Education Facilities, 1962-1970
Box 6
Subcommittee on the University Center, 1964-1965
Box 7
Faculty Club Committee, undated
Box 7
Faculty Health Program Committee, 1946-1949
Box 7
Faculty-Student Advisory System Committee, 1942, 1952
Box 7
Inter-University Committee for Economic Research on the South, 1960-1965
Box 7
Nursing Education Committee, 1964-1969
(3 folders)
Box 7
Personnel Policy Committee, 1965-1968
(5 folders)
Box 7
Provost's Group on Retirement Policy, 1963-1970
Box 7
Psychological Services Task Force, 1972-1974
Box 7
University Council, 1952-1962

Related materials in Duke University Archives include the University Council Records, 1952-1962.

(3 folders)
Box 7
University Planning Committee, 1962-1968

Materials include general files, minutes, and information about this committee's related successors, the University Policy Advisory Committee (UPAC) and the University Policy and Planning Advisory Committee (UPPAC). Related collections in Duke University Archives include the University Planning Committee Records, 1962-1973, and the records of the UPC's predecessor, the University Committee on Long Range Planning, 1958-1962. Some materials from De Vyver accession UA 93-96 were previously transferred to the latter collection.

(Folders 1-8 of 14)
Box 7
University Planning Committee, 1962-1968
(Folders 9-14 of 14)
Box 8

Materials include correspondence, articles, clippings, collective bargaining agreements, committee minutes, company records, research grants and studies, photographs, project files, and printed materials. Prominent people, organizations, and topics include Australia, Duke faculty response to the Gross-Edens matter, Erwin Cotton Mills, the Federal Advisory Council, Douglas Knight, labor-management relations, South Africa, and the War Production Board. Arranged in alphabetical order, as received, with loose and unsorted materials filed at the end.

Symposium on Aging and Social Policy, 1964-1966
Box 8
Socio-Economic Studies of Aging, 1962-1968
Box 8
Alumni Affairs, 1960-1969
Box 8
Alumni speech--1969 Feb. 26 (Lexington, KY), 1966-1969
Box 8
Your University--alumni meeting--1965 Sept. 26 (Marshville, NC), 1965
Box 8
Alumni speeches, 1966-1969
Box 8
American Labor Movement--A Brief History, by the U.S. Department of Labor, 1948
Box 8
American Research Institute in Turkey, 1965
Box 8
Acme Boot Company, 1965-1967
Box 8
Agreement Between Erwin Mills, Inc. and Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), 1950 Oct. 11
Box 8
Albemarle Paper Company and United Papermakers and Paperworkers (UPP), Local 425, 1966
(2 folders)
Box 8
Arbitration cases--general, 1963-1967
Box 8
Arbitrations, 1942, 1958-1962
Box 8
Borden Manufacturing Company, 1963, 1965
Box 8
Charisma Chair Company and Upholsterers' International Union of North America, Local 320, 1975-1977
Box 8
City of Memphis Hospital and American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, 1976-1978
Box 8
Correspondence, 1975-1979
Box 8
Dayco Arbitration Panel, 1963-1964
Box 8
Duke Power Company, 1961-1962
(2 folders)
Box 8
Erwin Cotton Mills Company, 1942
Box 8
Erwin Mills, Inc., 1947, 1954-1958
Box 8
Florida Light and Power Company, 1960-1964
(2 folders)
Box 8
General files and clippings, 1942, 1951-1953, 1980
Box 8
General Telephone Company of Florida, 1972-1974
Box 8
General Tire and Rubber Company, 1970-1980
(7 folders)
Box 9
Georgia Power Company and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), 1960-1977
(3 folders)
Box 9
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and the Retail Store Employees Union, Local 876, AFL-CIO, 1971-1973
Box 9
Hoerner Waldorf Division of Champion International Corporation and United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU), Local 425, 1979
Box 9
J.P. Stevens Co., Inc. vs. National Labor Relations Board and TWUA, AFL-CIO, 1963-1967
(2 folders)
Box 9
Jim Robbins Seat Belt Company, 1972-1973
Box 9
The Mead Corporation and United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), 1959-1960
Box 9
Memphis and Shelby County Hospital Authority, 1972-1973
Box 9
Memphis Park Commission, 1974-1975
Box 9
Mohawk Rubber Company and United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America (URCLPWA), Local 1023, 1980
Box 9
Niemand Industries, Inc., 1965, 1974-1975
Box 9
Paper on arbitration, 1941-1942, 1960-1961
(2 folders)
Box 9
Rose Hill Poultry Company, 1965-1966
Box 9
Stein-Hall Southern, Inc. and RWDSU, Local 15-A, 1972-1973
Box 9
Union Camp Corporation and UPIU, Local 783, 1976-1979
Box 9
Westinghouse Electric Corporation and United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 3130, 1978-1979
Box 10
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1920, 1955-1959
Box 10
Weyerhaeuser Company New Bern, NC and United Paperworkers, Local 220, 1970-1973
Box 10
Australia, 1956-1975
Box 10
Australia--Fulbright grant, 1955-1956
Box 10
Automation: Effects on Labor Force, Attitudes, and Skills, by Herbert R. Northrup, 1958 Aug. 20
Box 10
Australian Conciliation and Arbitration System, 1970-1971
Box 10
Automotive and Aviation Parts Manufacturers, Inc.--Memo to Management by Frank Rising, 1945 Nov. 21
Box 10
Baruch Project, 1963
Box 10
Beall, Larry, 1973
Box 10
Bevan, William--Committee on Pacific-Asian Studies, 1979
Box 10
Black, M.L. Jr., 1930-1938
Box 10
Blackburn, John O., 1958-1963
Box 10
Reprint Bulletin--book reviews by Professor de Vyver, 1973-1978
Box 10
California conference, 1940
Box 10
Chamber of Commerce of the United States--Dependents Allowances Under State Unemployment Compensation Laws, 1947
Box 10
Clark, Robert L., 1974-1975
Box 10
Coleman, John J.--The North Carolina Paradox: Organized Labor's Encounters with the Law in North Carolina, 1900-1930, 1978 Mar. 3
Box 10
Collective Bargaining, 1944-1951
Box 10
Collective Bargaining--Address by George Baldanzi, 1948 July 31
Box 10
Collective Bargaining--North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company's Bargaining Agreement, 1973 Apr. 1
Box 10
Collective Bargaining--When Foreman and Steward Bargain--manual, 1946
Box 10
Communists in Labor Relations Today, 1946 Mar. 28
Box 10
Coombs, N. D.--Comparative Summary of Unemployment Insurance Laws and Their Application in Five Selected States, 1948 May 11
Box 10
Cone Mills Corporation, Greensboro, NC--clippings, 1955
Box 10
Cotton textile mills wage analyses, 1946
Box 10
Davies, David George, 1960-1963
Box 10
de Kock, Alan, 1979
Box 10
Dewey, Donald, 1924-1925
Box 10
Dickens, Robert L., 1949-1963
(2 folders)
Box 10
Distinguished Professor booklet--named professorships, bulletins, and Ph.D. booklet, 1961-1979
(3 folders)
Box 10
Douwaji, Marina Tranjan, 1964
Box 10
Dr. de Vyver's Collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt material--Goldwater appraisal, 1967-1969
Box 10
Duke Press Committee, 1976-1978
Box 10
Durham County Citizens' Council Inc., 1962-1973
Box 10
Durham County Hospital Corporation, 1971-1974
Box 10
Economic Education: The Challenge for the 70s--1972 Conference of the Australian Commercial Teachers Association, 1971-1972
Box 10
Employers Associations article--peer review and correspondence, 1970-1971
Box 10
Employment Security, 1950-1952, 1960
Box 10

Variety of materials about Erwin Cotton Mills Company (known as Erwin Mills after 1950), including collective bargaining agreements, analyses of jobs and personnel, and extensive clippings about strikes, especially the strike of 1945-1946. De Vyver served as the company's Vice-President of Personnel and Labor Relations from 1945-1955. For related material in the Rubenstein Library, see the Erwin Cotton Mills Records, 1832-1976, parts of which were received as a gift from De Vyver.

Agreement with Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), 1941 Oct. 15
Box 10
Analyses of Mills Pay Rolls, 1945
Box 10
Binder of clippings and correspondence, disbound, 1945-1946
(8 folders)
Box 10
Erwin Cotton Mills Co. vs. TWUA, 1944-1953
Box 11
Erwin Mills, Inc.--Incentive System--Spinning, 1954 Mar. 2
Box 11
Erwin Mills, Inc.--Incentive System--Carding, 1954 Mar. 2
Box 11
Job Analysis, 1939
Box 11
Memoranda on job and time standards, 1945-1946
Box 11
Photographs, undated
Box 11
Proposed Wage Increase, 1942
Box 11
Rate and earnings data, 1942-1953
Box 11
Report on Industrial Relations in the Erwin Mills, Inc., 1952
Box 11
Statement to the National War Labor Board on TWUA vs. Erwin Cotton Mills Co., 1944
Box 11
Strike, 1932, 1942-1946
Box 11
Strike clippings, 1945-1954
Box 11
Unemployment Compensation Commission of North Carolina, Decision of the Chairman, 1944 Feb. 25
Box 11
Erwin Scab Special and other clippings
Oversize Folder 1
Extent of Trade Unionism in the South--material, 1948
Box 11
Agenda, 1949 Sept. 14-15
Box 11
Committees on Disqualification and Benefit Financing, 1953-1954
Box 11
Correspondence, papers, and reports, 1953
Box 11
Minutes and papers, 1949-1950
Box 11
Minutes, papers, and reports, 1951-1952
Box 11
Papers, 1947-1949
Box 11
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service--Statement of Arbitration Functions and Facilities, 1948 May 17
Box 11
Federal-State Employment Service, 1959
Box 11
Ferguson, C.E., 1952-1963
(Folder 1 of 3)
Box 11
Ferguson, C.E., 1952-1963
(Folders 2-3 of 3)
Box 12
Ford Gerontological Grant--Socio-Economic Studies of Aging, 1958-1960
(2 folders)
Box 12
Ford Gerontological Grant--budgets and financial reports, 1960-1962
Box 12
Ford Foundation--Socio-Economic Studies of Aging--abstracts, correspondence, minutes, and reports, 1960-1963
Box 12
Foundation for Better Health of Durham, 1979
Box 12
Foundation for Better Health of Durham--Fund Better Health Campaign, 1979-1980
Box 12
The Free Market--A Struggle for Survival, by Emerson P. Schmidt, 1951 Dec. 27
Box 12
Fulbright Award, 1963-1964
Box 12
Galifianakis, Nick, 1959-1961
Box 12
General Motors Corporation, 1945-1949
Box 12
General Motors Corporation--Third Conference for College and University Educators, 1947 June 16-30
Box 12
General Motors Corporation--Fourth Conference for College and University Educators, 1948 June 16-29
Box 12
Gerhard, Hans W., 1958-1965
Box 12
German Labor Relations, 1951, 1954
Box 12
Gift, Richard, 1965-1971
Box 12
Goodwin, Craufurd W., 1958-1962
Box 12
Graduate School of Princeton University, Address by Rep. Samuel K. McConnell, Jr.--Labor-Management Legislation, 1953 Sept. 17
Box 12
Grievance Procedure Manual by U.S. Department of Labor, 1943
Box 12
Gross, Paul Magnus, 1961-1968
Box 12
Gross, Paul Magnus--Gross-Edens Controversy, 1960
Box 12
Gross, Paul Magnus--1965 Spring Symposium in Honor of Dr. Paul M. Gross, 1964-1966
Box 12
Hamilton, Jamie R., 1980
Box 12
Hanna, Frank Allen, 1948-1961
(3 folders)
Box 12
Hawaii Employers Council--Group Life Insurance Plans in Hawaii, 1950
Box 12
Health Affairs, 1970-1974
Box 12
Holden, Merle and Holden, Paul, 1975
Box 12
Hoover, Calvin Bryce, 1925, 1933-1935, 1948-1966
(2 folders)
Box 12
Hoover Commission Recommendations--Statutes or Agencies Affecting Business, 1954 Nov. 20
Box 12
Howard, Bill--Laffer Volume, 1978-1980
Box 12
Hunter, M.S., 1939
Box 12
Industrial Relations--Australia, 1971-1972
Box 13
Industrial Relations--Industrial Relations Positions as Approved by the NAM Board of Directors, 1950 Sept. 22
Box 13
Industrial Relations--Industrial Relations Section, 1939-1940
Box 13
Industrial Relations--Proposed Industrial Relations Programs, undated
Box 13
Insurance, medical--articles on, 1947-1950
Box 13
International Labor Conference, 1950
Box 13
International Labor Organization (ILO)--Meeting of the ILO Governing Body, 1954
Box 13
Joerg, Frederiak Charles, 1950-1963
Box 13
Johnson, Walter Livezey, 1963
Box 13
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1966-1970
Box 13
Keller, Thomas Franklin, 1957-1963
Box 13
King, Charles Conaway, 1970-1971
Box 13
Knight, Douglas M., 1963-1969
(4 folders)
Box 13
Kreps, Juanita M., 1955-1963
Box 13
Labor-Management Relations--National Labor Relations Board, 1948
Box 13
Labor-Management Relations--a Bill to Amend the Labor Management Act, 1947, 1954 Jan. 11
Box 13
Labor-Management Relations--Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, 1959-1960
Box 13
Labor-Management Relations--Report of the Joint Committee on Labor-Management Relations, Congress of the United States, 1952 May 14
Box 13
Labor-Management Relations--Statement of Arthur J. Goldberg, 1954 Jan. 27
Box 13
Labor Relations Committee (LRC)--Recommendations and Rationale of the LRC, undated
Box 13
Landon, Charles Earl, 1958-1961
Box 13
Leaper, John, 1975-1976
Box 13
Locke, John Rae Jr., 1968-1969
Box 13
Maafo, Eugene Victor, 1971-1975
Box 13
Maddock, Rod, 1979
Box 13
Malaysia and Singapore, 1969-1970
Box 13
McGee, John S., 1961-1963
Box 13
Menefee, John, 1973-1975
Box 13
Merit System Council of North Carolina--Supervisor of Merit Examinations, 1938-1945
Box 13
Mills and Mill Workers--articles and pictures, 1899, 1920-1927, 1943
Box 13
Morefield, Roger, 1976
Box 13
Monash University faculty of economics and politics--lecture notes on Labor Relations by Dianne Yerbury, 1970
Box 13
Morin, Bernard Arthur, 1964-1967
Box 13
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)--Law Department Memos and minutes, 1950-1953
Box 13
National Science Foundation, 1962
Box 13
National Wage Stabilization Board--The Administration, Under Collective Bargaining, of Welfare Plans Based on Employers' Contributions, 1946 Sept. 18
Box 13
National War Labor Board--Handbook of Organization, Procedures, Functions, 1942-1943
Box 13
National War Labor Board--Manual of Decisions, 1943
Box 13
Naylor, Thomas H., 1963
Box 14
Negro A & T College (i.e., North Carolina A & T University) study, 1941
Box 14
New Jersey State Federation of Labor, Address of Arthur P. Pratt--Unemployment Compensation Programs, 1946 Dec. 16-18
Box 14
North Carolina Business Index by the Bureau of Research and Statistics of the Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1942, 1945
Box 14
North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Inc.--Fringe Benefits Survey for North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers', Inc., 1951 Feb.
Box 14
Northrup, Herbert R.--Management Organization--The Keystone of Sound Industrial Relations, 1954 Oct. 28
Box 14
NROTC Cruise--USS Worcester, 1953 Summer

[Processing Note: six loose photographs from this trip were transferred to the University Archives Photograph Collection. Other related photographs can be found in the photograph album in the Collections and Personal Papers Series.]

Box 14
Old age and survivors insurance, 1947-1954
Box 14
Older workers, 1954
Box 14
Open Forum on Economic and Industrial Development of the South, 1929 Aug. 5-6
Box 14
Papers--dedication events and commencement exercises, 1926-1969
Box 14
Petridis, Ray, 1968-1976
Box 14
Plan for National Joint Board for Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes, 1948
Box 14
Powell, Burt E., 1974-1975
Box 14
Public Opinion Survey of Workers in the American and Reynolds Tobacco Companies for Duke University, by the Gallup Organization, Inc., 1967 Aug.
Box 14
Pursell, Donald E., 1965-1975
Box 14
Regional Labor Supply Committee--minutes, 1941-1942
Box 14
Retirement security, 1953
Box 14
Rob, Abul K.M.A., 1973-1975
Box 14
Robinson, Albert J., 1963-1970
Box 14
Robinson, James W., 1964-1974
Box 14
Robinson, Jerald F., 1965-1971
Box 14
Roger, Joe O., 1973-1978
Box 14
The Role of Government in Social Welfare, by Eveline M. Burns, 1954 May 10
Box 14
Rutman, Gilbert L., 1963-1974
Box 14
Saville, Lloyd, 1952-1962
Box 14
Schaffer, Beverly K., 1964-1974
Box 14
Sise, A.F.--Associate Director, Personnel Relations M.I.T., 1962-1963
Box 14
Skelton, B.R., 1963-1968
Box 14
Smith, Robert S., 1955-1969
Box 14
Snare, John L., 1964-1971
Box 14
Social security, 1936-1949
Box 14
Constitutions and other union/ trade documents, 1937-1959
Box 15
Correspondence, 1965-1969
Box 15
Correspondence, meetings, and reports, 1950-1968
Box 15
Economic reports, 1958-1967
Box 15
Industrial Cellulose Corporation Ltd., Bantu Consultative Committee--meeting minutes, 1958-1964
Box 15
Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, 1965-1967
Box 15
Labor and wage materials, 1956-1960
Box 15
Milling Industry, Union of South Africa--reports, 1957
Box 15
Names, 1959-1962
Box 15
South Africa project, 1957-1960
Box 15
Specimen copies of Conciliation Board agreements, 1937-1966
Box 15
Summer, 1965-1968
( 2 folders)
Box 15
State Department lectureship--correspondence, 1959-1967
Box 15
Tongaat Sugar Company, Limited--surveys, 1963-1967
Box 15
Torch Club speech, 1965 Feb. 17
Box 15
Transvaal Clothing Industry, 1951-1958
Box 15
Travel grant, 1966-1968
Box 15
Southeastern Personnel Conference, 1955-1963
Box 15
Southern Textile Commission, 1945
Box 15
Spengler, Joseph J., 1930-1963
(2 folders)
Box 15
Spengler, Joseph J.--retirement dinner, 1971
Box 15
Spengler, Joseph J.--Population Economics: History of Thought, Theory, and Development. Essays of Joseph J. Spengler, 1967-1972
Box 15
State Council--Joint Council on Economic Education, 1952, 1960-1968
Box 15
State of Indiana, in the Appellate Court--Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation vs. the Review Board of the Indiana Employment Security Division, et. al., 1947
Box 15
Textile Workers Union of America--Proposed Wage Increases for the Southern Cotton Textile Industry, 1942
Box 16
Textile Workers Union of America--reports by Solomon Barkin, 1946-1956
Box 16
Textile Workers Union of America--Statement of the Textile Workers Union of America in the matter of the Cotton-Rayon Industry, 1944 Mar. 27
Box 16
Townsend, Roswell G., 1963-1968
Box 16
Troyer, Michael David, 1970-1975
(2 folders)
Box 16
Tuthill, Richard L., 1955, 1960
Box 16
Barber and Crouse vs. California Employment Stabilization Commission, 1954-1955
Box 16
Financing unemployment insurance, circa 1952
Box 16
Papers and reports, 1949-1959
(2 folders)
Box 16
Unemployment insurance disqualifications, 1950-1952
Box 16
United Auto Workers--Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO)--Is Loyalty an "Either"-"Or" Proposition, 1948 Apr. 1
Box 16
United Steel Workers of America, 1959 Apr.
Box 16
Wade, Charles B., Jr.--correspondence, 1939-1945
Box 16
Wage Case: Twenty-Three Mills--papers, 1937-1945
(3 folders)
Box 16
Wannamaker, William H., 1942-1946
Box 16
War Production Board, 1941-1943

Correspondence, printed material, reports, and agendas related to the War Production Board, Fourth Regional Labor Supply Committee, on which De Vyver served in World War II. Materials primarily concern the potential employment and training of North Carolina workers for war industries.

(3 folders)
Box 16
Watts Hospital--Trustees, Personnel Committee, 1967-1969
Box 16
Watts Workers Union--material, 1964-1967
Box 16
Western Carolina Manufacturers Association--the North Carolina Industrial Council, 1948 May
Box 16
Winfrey, John Crawford, 1964-1973
Box 16
Yohe, William P., 1957-1964
Box 16
Yonekura, Hiromasa, 1969-1971
Box 16
Unsorted miscellaneous materials, 1928-1973 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 16

Loose materials, gathered into categories and formats and arranged alphabetically, beginning with reprints of articles published by De Vyver.

Articles by Frank De Vyver, 1930-1974
(3 folders)
Box 17
Australian arbitration system, 1960-1970
(7 folders)
Box 17
Broadsides and posters, 1939, 1952-1954
Box 17
Clippings (newspaper), 1943, 1952
(2 folders)
Box 17
Collective Bargaining agreements, 1953-1973
(Folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 17
Collective Bargaining agreements, 1953-1973
(Folder 3 of 3)
Box 18
Comic books about labor, circa 1945-1948
Box 18
Newsletters, 1945-1961
Box 18
Pamphlets, 1939-1972
Box 18
Political campaigns, 1964-1969
Box 18
Reports (issued by government agencies), 1938-1972
(3 folders)
Box 18
Reprints (articles by others), 1929-1952
Box 18
Serials, 1944-1961
Box 18
Steelworkers--articles, decisions, and pamphlets on various cases and strikes, 1946-1959
(2 folders)
Box 18
Unsorted printed materials, 1941-1980
Box 18
Textile Workers Voice, 1949-1956
Box 18
"Textile Workers' Voice"--Communist Party, 1955
Box 18
Textile Workers Voice, April 1, 1955
Box 18

Historical Note

Chronology

DateEvent(s)
1904 May 14Born, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
1926A.B., Oberlin College
1927M.A., Oberlin College
1930M.A., Princeton University
1930Published Labor in the Industrial South, with Abraham Berglund and G. T. Starnes
1935Ph.D., Princeton University
1935-1974Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Professor of Economics, Duke University
1940-1957Director of Undergraduate Students, Department of Economics, Duke University
1945-1955Vice-President, Erwin Mills, Durham, N.C.
1946Published Development of Economic Society, with George Modlin
1956-1957Fulbright Lecturer, University of Sydney
1957-1964Chairman, Department of Economics, Duke University
1962-1969Vice-Provost, Duke University
1964Fulbright Lecturer, University of Western Australia
1978 July 1Appointed University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Duke University
1980 May 11Died, London, England

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Traver De Vyver Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Frank Traver De Vyver Papers were received by the University Archives and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a transfer and gift, 1966-2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael Shumate and Julia Eads, June 2013

Encoded by Michael Shumate and Julia Eads, June 2013

All University Archives and Rubenstein Library accessions 1966-2010 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

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