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Guide to the Edward H. Chamberlin papers, 1896-2017 and undated

Summary

Edward H. Chamberlin (1899-1967) was an economist and professor at Harvard University. This collection consists of his correspondence, research, writings, and items of a personal nature.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11776
Title
Edward H. Chamberlin papers
Date
1896-2017 and undated
Creator
Chamberlin, Edward, 1899-1967
Extent
31.5 Linear Feet, 26 boxes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English and French.

Collection Overview

The Edward H. Chamberlin papers document his career as an economist and professor. The collection provides an overview of his professional activities, particularly his research and writings on topics such as monopolistic competition, market structure, pricing behavior, economies of scale, and collective bargaining, among others. The collection also documents his correspondence with prominent economists and individuals such as Marice Allais, Luigi Einaudi, Dwight Eisenhower, Howard S. Ellis, Milton Friedman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Gottfried Haberler, Frank Hahn, Roy Harrod, Friedrich A. Hayek, Richard Kahn, Nicholas Kaldor, Frank Knight, Emil Lederer, Wassily Leontief, Abba Lerner, Gertrud Lovasy, Fritz Machlup, Hans Neisser, J. F. Normano, Francois Perroux, Dennis H. Robertson, Joan Robinson, Paul Samuelson, Thomas Schelling, Robert Schuman, Joseph Schumpeter, Ben Seligman, George Stigler, Frank Taussig, Gerhard Tintner, Jaroslav Vanek, Jacob Viner, and many others.

Along with his scholarship and writings, the collection documents Chamberlin's roles in the American Economic Association, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Council of Economic Advisers, and the Rockefeller Foundation project to aid refugee scholars fleeing Europe during the 1930s; his editorship of the Quarterly Journal of Economics; his speaking engagements; expert testimony in legal proceedings and before houses of the United States Congress; and his departmental roles, committee work, and teaching contributions at Harvard. The collection also contains personal artifacts documenting Chamberlin's service in the National Guard during World War 1, his service as a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War 2, as well as awards and honorary degrees.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged into series: Correspondence, Conferences and Organizations, Writings, Research and Notes, Academia, and Personal.

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[Identification of item], Edward H. Chamberlin papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Correspondence, 1920-1966 and undated

This series contains Chamberlin's personal and professional communications with and about various individuals. Notable correspondents include Marice Allais, William Baumol, Kenneth Boulding, Luigi Einaudi, Dwight Eisenhower, Howard S. Ellis, Milton Friedman, Ragnar Frisch, John Kenneth Galbraith, Gottfried Haberler, Frank Hahn, Roy Harrod, Friedrich A. Hayek, Harold Hotelling, Richard Kahn, Nicholas Kaldor, Frank Knight, Emile Lederer, Wassily Leontief, Abba Lerner, Gertrud Lovasy, Fritz Machlup, Hans Neisser, J. F. Normano, Dennis H. Robertson, Joan Robinson, Paul Samuelson, Thomas Schelling, Robert Schuman, Joseph Schumpeter, Ben Seligman, George Stigler, Frank Taussig, Gerhard Tintner, Jaroslav Vanek, Jacob Viner, among others. Of note is Chamberlin's correspondence with Haberler, Harrod, Kahn, Kaldor, Knight, Robinson, and Stigler about theories of competition and firm behavior; and extensive correspondence with close friend Howard S. Ellis. Files are arranged alphabetically by name.

A researcher, Thibault Guicherd, who had been in contact with Chamberlin's descendants prior to the papers arriving at Duke created an index of Chamberlin's correspondence. Please contact Research Services to access a copy of this index. Note that due to rearrangement of correspondence files during processing and creation of this series, the file list below and Guicherd's index may not fully overlap.

A, 1943-1962
Box 1
Abbott, Lawrence, 1950
Box 1
Adams, Raymond, 1964
Box 1
Ainsworth, Gardner, 1950
Box 1
Allais, Maurice, 1946-1948

Includes correspondence in English and French about monopolistic competition

Box 1
Albrecht, V. Norman, 1950
Box 1
Alderson, Wroe, 1934-1964

Includes correspondence about monopolistic competition and cost pricing

Box 1
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1949-1950

Includes copy of endorsement written for book by Fellner

Box 1
Altman, James, 1937
Box 1
Anderson, Karl, 1937
Box 1
Andrews, Philip W. S., 1960-1963

Includes correspondence about exchanging articles and other routine matters

Box 1
Arthur, Henry B., 1949-1950
Box 1
Ashton, Herbert, 1937
Box 1
Aubert-Krier, Jane, 1954

Includes correspondence in French about the theory of competition

Box 1
B, 1927-1964
Box 1
Bagiotti, Tullio, 1964
Box 1
Bain, Joe S., 1964

Includes discussion of Stigler and Chicago price theory

Box 1
Ballande, L., 1938
Box 1
Ballard, Margaret, 1937-1939

Includes recommendations sent to Federal Trade Commission and Barnard

Box 1
Baroody, William, 1964
Box 1
Bassot, Jacques, 1949-1950
Box 1
Baumol, William J., 1963-1964

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers

Box 1
Beach, Ed, 1936

Includes correspondence about models of imperfect competition

Box 1
Behling, B. N., 1936-1938

Includes correspondence about theories of imperfect competition

Box 1
Bell, James Washington, 1950
Box 1
Benningnet, Pierre, 1947
Box 1
Bennion, E. G., 1939-1950
Box 1
Biddle, Duke Angier, 1966
Box 1
Bilkey, Warren J., 1943-1962
Box 1
Bishop, Bob, 1961-1963
Box 1
Black, Duncan, 1949

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers

Box 1
Book Announcements and Lists, 1956-1960

Includes advertisements and catalogs from book publishers

Box 1
Boulding, Kenneth, 1950-1962

Includes correspondence about Boulding's views on economies of scale

Box 1
Bowen, Howard, 1964
Box 1
Bradley, Philip D., 1958-1964
Box 1
Braybrooke, David, 1948
Box 1
Brems, Hans, 1948-1951

Includes correspondence about publishing and Brems's work on price agreements

Box 1
Briefs, Godfrey, 1949
Box 1
Broude, Henry W., 1963-1964
Box 1
Bruce, David K. E., 1951
Box 1
Buck, Paul H., 1949
Box 1
Bundy, McGeorge, 1954-1958
Box 1
Burbank, H. H., 1934-1936
Box 1
Burns, Arthur R., 1937-1939

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers

Box 1
C, 1929-1963
Box 1
Calf, John T., undated
Box 1
Campbell, W. Glenn, 1960-1963
Box 1
Carson, John, 1938
Box 1
Carver, Thomas Nixon, 1943-1961
Box 1
Cassels, John M., 1939-1941
Box 1
Chang, Perry P., undated
Box 1
Cheever, Daniel S., 1958
Box 1
Chipman, John, 1950

Includes letter about Chipman and his research

Box 1
Clark, Gardner, 1939
Box 1
Clark, John M., 1949-1960

Includes correspondence about a paper by Chamberlin on competition and other routine matters

Box 1
Claydon, Arthur, 1946
Box 1
Clower, Robert W., 1955

Includes correspondence about a paper Clower submitted to the Quarterly Journal of Economics

Box 1
Coase, Ronald H., 1934-1935

Includes correspondence about a paper by Coase on duopoly

Box 1
Coe, V. F., 1937
Box 1
Cole, Arthur H., 1948-1958
Box 1
Conrad, Alfred H., 1959
Box 1
Copeland, Morris A., 1962
Box 1
Crum, W. Leonard, 1958-1960
Box 1
Curtis, Charles W., 1950
Box 1
D, 1936-1964
Box 1
Daly, Frederick, 1929
Box 1
Dayre, Jean, 1962-1963
Box 1
de Chageau, Mel, 1936
Box 1
De Jong, F. J., 1962
Box 1
Dean, Joel, 1937
Box 1
Demsetz, Harold, 1963

Includes correspondence about a paper by Demsetz on monopolistic competition

Box 1
Dennison, Henry, 1937
Box 1
Desai, Romeschchandra D., 1947
Box 1
Dewey, Davis R., 1936

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers

Box 1
Dewhurst, Frederic, 1934
Box 1
Dickinson, Z. Clark, 1956-1957
Box 1
Dishman, Robert, 1962
Box 1
Douglas, Paul F., 1950
Box 1
Duvaux, Jacques, 1950
Box 1
Dykstra, L. A., 1949
Box 1
E, 1949-1961
Box 1
Economics of Recovery Program, 1933-1934

Includes newspaper clippings and correspondence related to commentaries on the New Deal

Box 1
Eckstein, Otto, 1963
Box 1
Edwards, Corwin D., 1936-1962
Box 1
Einaudi, Luigi, 1950

Includes correspondence about circulating papers

Box 1
Einaudi, Luigi (office of), 1950-1954

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers. Einaudi's letters were written on his behalf by an assistant

Box 1
Eisenhower, Dwight, 1956-1957

Includes invitation to Presidential inauguration and documents from Chamberlin's participation on the Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower

Box 1
Elgen, Riley, 1938
Box 1
Ellis, Howard S., 1924-1963
(4 folders)

Includes correspondence about routine business and personal updates about Ellis and Chamberlin families

Box 1
Enke, Stephen, 1961-1962
Box 1
Epstein, Ralph, 1949-1958
Box 1
F, 1936-1963
Box 1
Fairchild, Fred R., 1937
Box 1
Farnsworth, Frank A., 1948-1950
Box 1
Fellner, William, 1957 and undated
Box 1
Fisher, Irving, 1937

Includes request for Chamberlin's bibliography on monopolistic competition

Box 1
Fitzpatrick, Paul J., 1949
Box 1
Fowler, Sam, 1949
Box 1
Fox, Bert, 1939
Box 1
Friedman, Milton, 1948-1950

Includes correspondence discussing the impact of taxes on prices in models of perfect competition and monopolistic competition

Box 1
Friedrich, Carl J., 1958
Box 1
Frisch, Ragnar, 1936-1937
Box 1
G, 1936-1964
Box 1
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1938-1964

Includes correspondence about Joan Robinson and Richard Kahn's views on imperfect competition

Box 1
Gardner, Walter, 1960
Box 1
Garnsey, Morris, 1937-1938
Box 1
Geren, Paul, 1939
Box 1
Gilson, Etienne, 1926

Includes letter written by the French philosopher

Box 1
Givens, Meredith B., 1936

Includes correspondence related to a report Chamberlin wrote for the State of New York Department of Labor

Box 1
Goldwater, Barry, 1958

Includes a thank you card from Goldwater and correspondence about Chamberlin's travel to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

Box 1
Gordon, Ezekiel, 1958-1959
Box 1
Gotsch, Carl H., 1963
Box 1
Graham, Charles R., 1949
Box 1
Grossman, Gregory, 1962
Box 1
Guillebaud, C. W., 1962
Box 1
H, 1938-1964
Box 2
Haberler, Gottfried, 1935-1964

Includes correspondence about Haberler's views on Chamberlin's work, discussion of the Beveridge Report, and other routine matters

Box 2
Hahn, Frank H., 1949-1963

Includes correspondence about Hahn's views on economies of scale and the refereeing process for a paper Chamberlin submitted to the Review of Economic Studies

Box 2
Haley, B. F., 1950
Box 2
Hall, Thomas S., 1949
Box 2
Halm, George N., 1957
Box 2
Hamilton, Earl J., 1949
Box 2
Haney, Lewis, H., 1941-1949

Includes correspondence about theories of competition

Box 2
Hanson, Twyla, 1950
Box 2
Harris, Norman A., 1937
Box 2
Harris, Seymour, 1946-1962

Includes correspondence about monopolistic competition

Box 2
Harriss, C. Lowell, 1937
Box 2
Harrod, Roy F., 1956-1963

Includes correspondence about duopoly and full cost pricing

Box 2
Hayek, Friedrich A., 1958-1964

Includes correspondence about Chamberlin sending Hayek writings on labor unions and other routine matters

Box 2
Heidlebaugh, George E., 1939
Box 2
Higgins, B. H., 1937-1938

Includes correspondence about monopolistic competition

Box 2
Hirota, Sus, 1941
Box 2
Hoffman, Werner, 1962
Box 2
Homan, Paul T., 1950
Box 2
Hoover, Edgar, 1936
Box 2
Hotelling, Harold, 1930

Includes correspondence about duopoly

Box 2
Hovey, Paul, 1960
Box 2
Howell, Paul L., 1936-1948
Box 2
Hunt, Pearson, 1937-1938
Box 2
Hutchinson, Kenneth, 1938
Box 2
Hutt, W. H., 1963-1964
Box 2
I, 1949 and undated
Box 2
Irwin, H. S., 1934
Box 2
J, 1949-1964
Box 2
Jacoby, Neil H., 1949
Box 2
Johnson, D. Gale, 1949
Box 2
Johnson, E. A., 1937

Includes correspondence about potential publishers for book on monopolistic competition

Box 2
Johnson, Harry G., 1963
Box 2
Johr, W. A., 1937-1947
Box 2
Jossa, Bruno, 1960
Box 2
K, 1927-1950
Box 2
Kahn, Richard, 1930

Includes correspondence about a portion of Kahn's dissertation on duopoly

Box 2
Kaldor, Nicholas, 1937-1942

Includes correspondence about Kaldor and Chamberlin's disagreement over the theory of monopolistic and imperfect competition

Box 2
Kaplan, A. D. H., 1961
Box 2
Kelly, Paul C., 1949
Box 2
Kennedy, John F. (office of), 1958

Includes a letter written on Kennedy's behalf

Box 2
Keyes, Lucille, 1945-1960

Includes correspondence about Keyes's thesis. Keyes was married to prominent architect Arthur Keyes.

Box 2
Knight, Frank H., 1937-1950

Includes correspondence about theories of competition and economic theory more broadly

Box 2
Kumaraswamy, M. R., 1961
Box 2
L, 1936-1958
Box 2
Lashly, Jacob M., 1949
Box 2
Le Duc, Gaston, 1936-1937

Includes correspondence about a Rockefeller Fellowship for Le Duc

Box 2
Lederer, Emil, 1937-1938

Includes correspondence about market structure and equilibrium prices

Box 2
Letter to the Editor, Boston Herald, 1952
Box 2
Leontief, Wassily, 1939 and undated

Includes discussion about Leontief and his relationship with Harvard and a greeting card signed Leontief and students from Argentina

Box 2
Lerner, Abba F., 1936-1949

Includes correspondence about economies of scale and publishing a response to an article by Hahn and McLeod that is critical of Chamberlin

Box 2
Lerner, Joseph, 1949-1950
Box 2
Lion, D., 1946
Box 2
Little, I. D., 1950
Box 2
Lovasy, Gertrud, 1938

Includes correspondence about securing a visa for Lovasy to escape Europe

Box 2
M, 1937-1960
Box 2
Machlup, Fritz, 1937

Includes correspondence about a paper by Machlup on monopolistic competition and Machlup potentially joining the editorial board of the American Economic Review

Box 2
Mackell, Emily, 1960
Box 2
Mann, F. K., 1950

Includes correspondence about Chamberlin's writing on labor unions

Box 2
Marget, Arthur, 1937
Box 2
Maroni, Yves, 1950-1951
Box 2
Maxwell, J. A., 1939
Box 2
McCabe, Edward, 1963-1964
Box 2
McCormick, Carol, undated
Box 2
McCracken, H. L., 1938
Box 2
McIsaac, A. M., 1936
Box 2
Meier, Gerald M., 1958
Box 2
Merriman, Robert, 1934
Box 2
Metzler, Lloyd, 1936-1937

Includes routine correspondence

Box 2
Meyers, Albert L., 1950
Box 2
Mills, J. C., 1950
Box 2
Morrison, L. A., 1933
Box 2
Morse, Herbert C., 1938-1939
Box 2
N, 1934-1961
Box 2
Negishi, Takashi, 1962

Includes routine correspondence

Box 2
Neisser, Hans, 1951

Includes routine correspondence

Box 2
New York Herald Tribune, 1940

Includes a letter to the editor

Box 2
Newbury, Frank D., 1949
Box 2
Nicholls, William, 1939
Box 2
Niveau, Maurice, 1963
Box 2
Normano, J. F., 1933

Includes correspondence about Nazi Germany's request to extradite Normano

Box 2
Norris, Ruby Turner, 1940-1950
Box 2
Norton, John, 1938
Box 2
Nourse, Edwin G., 1945
Box 2
Nutter, G. Warren, 1950-1959

Includes routine correspondence about Nutter

Box 2
O, 1950-1958
Box 2
Ohlin, Bertil, 1950

Includes routine letter about Chamberlin receiving a paper by Ohlin

Box 2
Olsen, Mancur Jr., 1961

Includes routine correspondence

Box 2
Oppenheimer, Irene, 1939
Box 2
P, 1936-1963
Box 2
Palander, Tord, 1936
Box 2
Parsons, Wilfrid, 1939
Box 2
Paton, W. A., 1948
Box 2
Percy, Charles H., 1960
Box 2
Perroux, Francois, 1945-1952
Box 2
Preston, H. H., 1939
Box 2
Q, 1962
Box 2
R, 1937-1964
Box 2
Randall, Clarence B., 1949
Box 2
Rao, J. R., 1963
Box 2
Recent Clippings, 1960-1964

Includes periodical clippings and book catalogs

Box 2
Rees, Albert, 1963
Box 2
Reprints (sent to), 1953-1957 and undated

Includes correspondence related to sending article reprints to people and lists of recipients of reprints

Box 2
Reynard, Charles O., 1938
Box 2
Robertson, Dennis H., 1953-1960

Includes routine correspondence and copy of an introduction for Robertson given by Chamberlin

Box 2
Robinson, Dwight, 1963-1964
Box 2
Robinson, Joan, 1951-1964

Includes correspondence about Robinson's and Chamberlin's disagreement about imperfect and monopolistic competition

Box 2
Robinson, Romney, 1963
Box 2
Rockefeller, David, 1938 and undated

Includes correspondence about Rockefeller's thesis, holiday cards, and a wedding invitation

Box 2
Rolph, Earl, 1938-1940
Box 2
Ross, Arthur M., 1950
Box 2
Rotwein, Eugene, 1960

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers

Box 2
Rueff, Jacques, 1962-1964
Box 2
S, 1934-1964
Box 2
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1958-1961

Includes routine correspondence with the US Senator

Box 2
Samuelson, Paul A., 1950

Includes correspondence about welfare economics, pricing by firms, and other routine matters

Box 2
Sarkar, Benoy, 1946
Box 2
Sarton, Mary, 1943-1946
Box 2
Saville, Lloyd, 1950
Box 2
Sawyer, Charles, 1950
Box 2
Schelling, Thomas C., 1964

Includes correspondence about books in the Harvard University Press economics series

Box 2
Schneider, Erich, 1937-1939
Box 2
Schultz, T. W., 1936

Includes routine correspondence

Box 2
Schuman, Robert, 1954

Includes telegram thanking Chamberlin for his role in hosting the French president's visit to Harvard

Box 2
Schumpeter, Joseph, 1935-1949 and undated

Includes correspondence about Schumpeter's departure from the Department of Economics at Harvard and other personal correspondence

Box 2
Schwartzman, David, 1963
Box 2
Seligman, Ben, 1948-1963

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers and some comments on monopolistic competition

Box 2
Sellier, Francois, 1949
Box 2
Sharfman, Leo, 1957
Box 2
Sheldon, Charles S., 1945
Box 2
Shove, Margaret, undated
Box 2
Schulman, Marshall D., 1955
Box 2
Siegel, Albert, 1937
Box 2
Silcock, T. H., 1952-1963

Includes correspondence about labor markets and labor unions, monopolistic competition, and other routine matters

Box 2
Simpson, T. W., 1950
Box 2
Smith, Edward K., 1949
Box 2
Solo, Robert, 1939-1962 and undated

Includes correspondence about professional and personal updates from Solo and other routine matters

Box 2
Somers, Harold, 1948-1949
Box 2
Soucey, Ronald, 1938

Includes correspondence about monopolistic competition

Box 2
Spiegel, Raya, 1949
Box 2
Spuehler, Donald, 1951-1956 and undated
Box 2
Stigler, George J., 1949-1964

Includes correspondence about the American Economic Association's volume on price theory, organizing conference sessions on monopolistic competition, and other routine matters

Box 2
Stocking, George W., 1950
Box 2
Stone, Larry, 1953
Box 2
Stories and Quotes - Econ, undated

Includes various short quotes and stories by economists

Box 2
Stovel, J. A., 1947

Includes routine correspondence

Box 2
Strachey, John, 1958

Includes correspondence with a British Member of Parliament about Chamberlin and Robinson's views on imperfect competition

Box 2
Swerling, Boris C., 1949-1950
Box 2
T, 1949-1962
Box 2
Taussig, Frank W., 1935-1938

Includes correspondence about the Quarterly Journal of Economics and other routine matters

Box 2
Taylor, Fred M., 1920-1924

Includes correspondence about Chamberlin and Howard Ellis preparing to take classes with Taylor at the University of Michigan

Box 2
Taylor, Horace, 1937
Box 2
Tinbergen, Jan, 1958-1960

Includes correspondence reminiscing about time Tinbergen spent in Cambridge, MA, as well as a letter about Tinbergen

Box 2
Ting, Chen, 1945-1949
Box 2
Tintner, Gerhard, 1934-1937

Includes correspondence about exchanging papers and arranging communication over the phone

Box 2
Tobin, James, 1938-1939

Includes routine correspondence about Chamberlin supporting Tobin for fellowships

Box 2
Triffin, Robert, 1938-1949

Includes correspondence about monopolistic competition and general equilibrium, as well as other routine correspondence

Box 2
Ulman, Lloyd, 1943
Box 2
V, 1933-1964
Box 2
Van Winkle, Martha, 1963
Box 2
Vanek, Jaroslav, 1963-1964

Includes correspondence about Vanek's books being submitted to Harvard University Press and his departure from Harvard for Cornell

Box 2
Vietnam, 1960-1961

Includes correspondence and other materials about the economic situation in Vietnam

Box 2
Viner, Jacob, 1930-1962

Includes correspondence about duopoly

Box 2
W, 1930-1959
Box 3
Walker, Gilbert, 1934 and undated
Box 3
Walker, Mabel, 1950
Box 3
Walker, Ronald, 1935-1937
Box 3
Wallace, Don, 1934-1939
Box 3
Ward, Patrick J., 1950
Box 3
Watkins, Ralph J., 1960
Box 3
Watson, Edward P., 1949
Box 3
Waugh, Frederick, 1936
Box 3
Weintraub, Sidney, 1950

Includes routine correspondence about receipt of a paper

Box 3
White, Horace Jr., 1936-1938
Box 3
White, Wilford, 1938
Box 3
Wilcox, Clair, 1949
Box 3
Williamson, K. M., 1936
Box 3
Williamson, Oliver, 1963

Includes correspondence about monopolistic competition

Box 3
Wilson, Charles Erwin, 1946

Includes correspondence with president of General Motors about negotiating with United Autoworkers Union for wage decreases to help lower prices

Box 3
Wilson, Norman, 1950
Box 3
Yatrou, Michael, 1943
Box 3
Yohr, W. A., 1949
Box 3
Young, H. G., 1925
Box 3
Zeller, Bruno, 1964
Box 3
Zolotas, Xenophon, 1962
Box 3

2. Conferences and Organizations, 1933-1985 and undated

This series documents Chamberlin's speaking engagements at conferences and workshops, his roles in professional organizations, and his expert testimony before United States Congressional committees. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Albion College, 1958

Includes materials related to Chamberlin's participation in a Social Science Conference hosted at Albion.

Box 3
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1942-1964

Includes materials related to Chamberlin's membership in the Academy

Box 3
American Council on Education, 1947-1960

Includes documents related to international scholars hosted at Harvard University and Chamberlin's role in the program

Box 3
American Economic Association (AEA), 1933-1964
(4 folders)

Includes documents related to Chamberlin's involvement on the Association's nominating committee and committee on economists' public service, as well as materials for annual conferences, correspondence with J. M. Clark about organizing conference sessions, and roundtable on monopolistic competition

Box 3
American Enterprise Institute, 1963-1964

Includes correspondence related to the distribution of Institute publications authored by Chamberlin

Box 3
American Institute of France, 1947

Includes meeting minutes of the advisory committee

Box 3
American Mining Congress, 1962

Includes materials related to speaking engagement on labor unions

Box 3
Arden House, 1962-1963

Includes materials from conference on Appraisal of the Market Models of Price Theory hosted at Columbia University

Box 3
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, 1948

Includes notes for talk given

Box 3
Case Institute, 1960-1964
(5 folders)

Includes materials related to Chamberlin's participation in an Economics-in-Action seminar series

Box 3
Catholic Economic Association, 1949-1962

Includes documents related to membership in the association

Box 3
Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, 1947-1964

Includes newsletters and directories

Box 3
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, undated
Box 3
Cement Testimony, 1940

Includes copy of Chamberlin's testimony on pricing and competition in the cement industry

Box 3
Claremont, 1953

Includes materials related to speaking engagement

Box 3
Committee on Research in the Social Sciences, 1934

Includes documents related to committee research on French railways

Box 3
Conference Notes, undated

Includes notes on presentations from unspecified conference

Box 3
Council of Economic Advisers, 1957-1958

Includes travel documents and background material related to Chamberlin's participation in the council

Box 3
Du Pont, 1950

Includes correspondence related to Chamberlin's attendance at meetings hosted by Du Pont

Box 4
Dunster House Talk on Minimum Wages, 1937

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
ECA Mission to France, 1941-1959

Includes materials related to international exchange of scholarly research with France

Box 4
Economic Club of Detroit, 1959

Includes luncheon program

Box 4
Eliot House, 1945

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
Engagements, 1959

Includes materials from various speaking engagements

Box 4
England, 1959

Includes materials related to scheduling various speaking engagements during a trip to England

Box 4
Festschrift for Chamberlin and Library Fund, 1965-1985

Includes documents related to conference in honor of Chamberlin and fund for library book purchases

Box 4
Ford Foundation, 1957

Includes correspondence about scheduling a lecture

Box 4
France, 1959

Includes materials related to scheduling speaking engagements during trip to France

Box 4
France - Notes, 1950

Includes notes related to trip to France

Box 4
French Correspondence - Introductions, 1951-1954

Includes documents related to French scholars' visit to Harvard

Box 4
Fullbright, 1949-1951

Includes documents from Chamberlin's participation in the Fulbright Commission and visits to French universities

Box 4
Georgetown, 1939

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
Graduate Economics Club, 1951

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
Greece, 1959

Includes documents related to scheduling trip to Greece and visits to Greek universities

Box 4
Guggenheim Foundation, 1957-1965

Includes documents related to fellowship

Box 4
Harvard Club, Concord, undated

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
International Economic Association (IEA), 1950-1959
(5 folders)

Includes documents related to conference presentations and roundtable on inflation

Box 4
Italy, 1958-1959

Includes documents related to scheduling trip to Italy and visits to Italian universities

Box 4
Joint Committee on the Economic Report, 1947

Includes Chamberlin's responses to questionnaire sent to prominent economists by congressional committee

Box 4
Lecture Trip - France, 1950-1954

Includes documents related to lecture schedule on visit to France

Box 4
Lecture Trip - Outside France, 1950-1951

Includes documents related to lecture schedule in European countries other than France

Box 4
Marketing Seminar - Burlington (University of Vermont), 1954
Box 4
Mexico, undated

Includes travel documents

Box 4
Middlebury Cultural Conference, 1946

Includes program and related correspondence

Box 4
Mont Pelerin Society, 1962-1964

Includes documents related to annual meetings and announcements to members

Box 4
National Association of Manufacturers, 1963

Includes declined invitation

Box 4
National Recovery Administration, 1934

Includes correspondence related to Chamberlin potentially serving on Consumers' Advisory Board

Box 4
New York Academy of Sciences, 1963

Includes documents related to membership

Box 4
Norway - Sweden, 1958-1959

Includes documents related to travel to Norway and Sweden

Box 4
Paris Lectures, 1950

Includes lecture materials

Box 4
Pittsburgh, 1954

Includes materials related to teaching summer session at the University of Pittsburgh

Box 4
Relm Foundation, 1956-1963

Includes documents related to grant-funded research

Box 4
Royal Economic Society, 1938

Includes documents related to membership

Box 4
Seminar at Catholic University of Milan, 1959

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
Seminary of Our Lady of Providence, 1947

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, 1958

Includes copy of testimony given by Chamberlin

Box 4
Social Action Institute, 1947

Includes notes for talk given

Box 4
Southern Methodist University (Homan - Texas), 1963-1963

Includes documents related to speaking engagement

Box 4
Spanish Academy, 1958-1967

Includes documents related to honorary membership

Box 4
Stanford University, 1936

Includes declined invitation to teach during the summer

Box 4
State Department, 1950

Includes documents related to Chamberlin's service as a Lecturer for the Foreign Service Institute

Box 4
Talk to Post-War Group of Students, 1943

Includes notes for talk given

Box 5
Talloires, 1951

Includes conference program and other related materials

Box 5
Tavern Club, 1940

Includes copy of speech given

Box 5
Trade Regulation Law Journal, 1950

Includes invitation to be on journal advisory board

Box 5
Travel North, 1950-1951, 1959

Includes correspondence related to travel arrangements to Scandinavian countries and Switzerland

Box 5
University of California, 1936-1963

Includes declined invitations to teach during summer session

Box 5
University of Massachusetts and Clark University, 1958

Includes notes for talk given

Box 5
University of Michigan, 1955

Includes documents for travel arrangements for speaking engagement

Box 5
University of Southern California, 1950

Includes declined invitation to teach during summer session

Box 5

3. Writings, 1922-1967 and undated

This series contains copies, reprints, drafts, notes, and other documents associated with Chamberiln's scholarly and popular writings and his service as an editor. These include: reprints and copies of published journal articles and book chapters; draft writings; reviews of published work by Chamberlin and others; copies of books written by Chamberlin; and files from Chamberlin's activity as an editor.

Articles, Book Chapters, and Other Papers, 1922-1964 and undated

This subseries includes reprints, copies, drafts, and other related materials for Chamberlin's scholarly writings in academic journals, edited volumes, and other outlets; also included are writings for popular media. Files are arranged alphabetically by title.

A Comparison Between Monopolistic and Imperfect Competition, 1936

Draft

Box 5
Advertising Costs and Equilibrium - A Correction, 1944-1945

Reprint

Box 5
Advertising Costs and Equilibrium - A Rejoinder, 1949-1950

Reprint

Box 5
An Experimental Imperfect Market, undated

Reprint and draft

Box 5
Approaches to Dealing with Wage-Push Inflation, 1958

Draft

Box 5
Can Union Power Be Curbed, 1959

Reprint

Box 5
Capacita d'Acquisto, 1935

Copy of book chapter contributed to edited volume published in Italian

Box 5
Comment on de Jong Manuscript, undated

Includes comments on a draft

Box 5
Comment on Fouraker, 1958

Reprint

Box 5
Comment on Lewis, "Economics by Admonition", 1959

Reprint

Box 5
Comment on Wright, "Associations, Morals and Growth, 1955

Draft

Box 5
Consumer Services of the Federal Government, 1934

Reprint and draft of report issued by US government

Box 5
Consumers' Clubs, Councils, etc, undated

Draft

Box 5
Definition of Selling Costs, 1959-1964

Drafts, proofs, and reprint

Box 5
Discussion of Paper by Arthur R. Burns, 1936

Draft

Box 5
Discussion on Power Blocs and the Operation of Economic Forces (papers by Lewis and Hildebrand), 1958-1959

Draft

Box 5
Discussion of "Production Heterogeneity and Public Policy", 1949-1950

Draft

Box 5
Draft Writing on Inflation, 1958

Draft

Box 5
Duopoly: Value Where Sellers are Few, 1929

Proofs

Box 5
Early Development of Monopolistic Competition Theory, undated

Draft

Box 5
Economic Analysis of Labor Union Power, 1957-1958
(2 folders)

Drafts, reprint, and related correspondence

Box 5
Elasticities, Cross-Elasticities, and Market Relationships - Comment, 1953

Reprint

Box 5
Ends, Indifference and Competition, 1938

Draft

Box 5
Excess Capacity, 1960-1964 and undated

Drafts and reprint of Italian translation

Box 5
Foreword, 1954

Draft foreword for unspecific piece of writing

Box 5
France Gave Too Much Too Soon, 1943

Draft, copy, and related correspondence for newspaper piece

Box 5
Full Cost and Monopolistic Competition, 1952

Reprint

Box 5
Impact of Recent Monopoly Theory on the Schumpeterian System, 1951

Reprint

Box 5
Labor Power and Restraint, 1963

Proofs and related correspondence for contribution to the Conservative Papers edited by Congressperson Melvin Laird

Box 5
Labor Union Power, 1962

Copies

Box 5
Labor Union Power and Cost-Inflation, 1959 and undated

Drafts

Box 5
Labor Union Power and the Public Interest, 1958-1959

Draft and reprint

Box 5
Labor Union Power: What Can We Do About It, 1959-1962

Drafts and reprint

Box 5
Measuring the Degree of Monopoly and Competition, 1951

Draft

Box 5
Men and Machines, 1937

Draft

Box 5
Monopolistic or Imperfect Competition, 1937-1938

Reprints of paper and comments by others on the paper

Box 5
Monopolistic Competition Revisited, 1951

Includes reprints in English, French, and Italian

Box 5
Moral Issues of Concentrated Economic Power, 1959

Drafts

Box 5
Nature of Equilibrium in Monopolistic Competition, 1963

Draft

Box 5
Nature of Equilibrium in Monopolistic Competition - Reply to Demsetz, 1964
(2 folders)

Reprint and copy

Box 5
New York Times: Letters to the Editor, 1945-1958

Drafts and copies of various letters to the editor

Box 5
Non-Price Competition, 1951

Working paper

Box 5
Numbers and Elasticities, undated

Draft

Box 5
On the Origin of Oligopoly, 1957

Reprint

Box 5
Origin and Early Development of Monopolistic Competition Theory, 1961

Reprint

Box 5
Product As An Economic Variable, 1953

Reprint

Box 5
Product Heterogeneity and Public Policy, 1950

Reprint

Box 5
Profits, Wages and Price Levels, 1958

Reprint

Box 5
Proportionality, Divisibility and Economies of Scale, 1948 and undated
(2 folders)

Reprint and draft

Box 5
Reply to Nichol, "Professor Chamberlin's Theory of Limited Competition", 1934

Draft

Box 6
Report of Committee on Economists in the Public Service, 1946

Reprint

Box 6
Review of Knight, "The Ethics of Competition, and Other Essays", 1937

Reprint

Box 6
Review of Lyon, "The Economics of Free Deals", undated

Draft

Box 6
Review of Mason, "The Street Railway in Massachusetts", undated

Draft

Box 6
Review of Pegrum, "Rate Theories and the California Railroad Commission", undated

Draft

Box 6
Review of Stigler, "The Theory of Price", 1947

Draft, reprint, and notes

Box 6
Reviews of Other Economists' Work, 1942-1959 and undated
(2 folders)

Includes draft reviews of work by multiple economists

Box 6
Schumpeter Britannica Entry, 1958

Draft entry on Joseph Schumpeter for the Encyclopedia Britannica

Box 6
Selling Costs, 1960

Draft

Box 6
Some Aspects of Non-Price Competition, 1951-1953

Drafts and reprint

Box 6
Some Aspects of Railroad Rates, 1922

Draft Master's thesis from University of Michigan

Box 6
Some Differences Between Monopolistic and Imperfect Competition, undated

Draft

Box 6
Tentative Suggestions on Anti-Trust Policy, 1936

Draft

Box 6
Una Nuova Formulazione della Teoria della Concorrenza Monopolistica, 1954

Reprint in Italian

Box 6
United Nations: France, undated

Draft

Box 6
Unlabeled Papers, 1948 and undated

Drafts of untitled papers

Box 6
Various Views on the Monopoly Problem, 1949

Reprint

Box 6

Books, 1933-1967 and undated

This subseries includes copies of different editions and translations of Chamberlin's published books, as well as related correspondence and reviews. Files are arranged alphabetically by title.

Monopolistic Competition Theory: Studies in Impact, 1967

Wiley and Sons, Inc., festschrift in honor of Chamberlin

Box 8
Monopoly and Competition and Their Regulation, 1954

Macmillan and Co., volume edited by Chamberlin

Box 8
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (1st edition), 1933

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (2nd edition), 1936

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (3rd edition), 1938

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (3rd edition, 2nd printing), 1939

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (5th edition), 1946

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (5th edition, 3rd printing), 1947

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (6th edition), 1948

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (6th edition, 2nd printing), 1950

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (7th edition), 1956

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (7th edition, 2nd printing), 1958

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (7th edition, 3rd printing), 1960

Harvard University Press

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (French translation), 1953

Presses Universitaires de France

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (Italian translation), 1961

University of Florence

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (Japanese translation), 1966

Charles E. Tuttle, Co., Tokyo

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (Russian translation), 1959

Moscow

Box 7
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (Spanish translation), 1963

Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico; pages unopened

Box 7
Towards A More General Theory of Value, 1957

Oxford University Press

Box 8
Towards A More General Theory of Value, 1957

Greenwood Press, Publishers

Box 8
Towards A More General Theory of Value (Italian translation), 1960

Turin; includes partial dust jacket

Box 8
Towards A More General Theory of Value (Italian translation), 1960

Turin

Box 8
Dust Jackets, undated

Includes partial dust jackets from some of Chamberlin's books

Box 6
Impact of the Union, 1950-1951

Includes draft transcript of discussion between Chamberlin, Frank Knight, Milton Friedman, Gottfried Haberler, Kenneth Boulding, Paul Samuelson, and others for publication in edited volume

Box 6
Monopoly and Competition and Their Regulation, 1953-1965
(2 folders)

Includes unbound galley proofs and reviews

Box 6
Theory of Monopolistic Competition (French translation), 1952

Includes galley proofs corrected by Chamberlin that were never received by the publisher

Box 6
Theory of Monopolistic Competition - Reviews, 1934-1962
(2 folders)

Includes reviews about Chamberlin's book

Box 6
Theory of Monopolistic Competition - Royalties, 1956-1964

Includes correspondence related to book orders and royalties

Box 6
Theory of Monopolistic Competition After Thirty Years, 1966 and undated

Includes drafts for volume appraising The Theory of Monopolistic Competition

Box 6
Towards a More General Theory of Value, 1953-1957

Includes correspondence about publishing contract and book sales

Box 6

Editorships and Other Writings, 1936-1961

This subseries includes files from Chamberlin's activities as an editor and other writings. Files are arranged alphabetically by name.

Fortune, 1937-1950

Includes documents related to pieces on Chamberlin

Box 6
Harvard University Press, 1936-1961

Includes documents related to translations of books

Box 6
Macmillan Company, 1938

Includes report on book submitted for publication

Box 6
McGraw- Hill: Harvard Economics Handbooks Series, 1938-1961

Includes correspondence and other materials related to establishing handbook series

Box 6
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1948-1961

Includes correspondence and other documents related to Chamberlin's editorship of the journal

Box 6
Review of Economic Studies, 1945-1950

Includes documents related to submitting articles and journal subscription

Box 6

4. Research and Notes, 1915-1975 and undated

This series includes materials from Chamberlin's research. Files include notes, readings on specific subjects of interest to Chamberlin, and writings by others used in research. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Research, 1915-1963 and undated

This subseries includes notes and readings used in Chamberlin's research. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Beyond Firm, 1949-1963

Includes readings and research materials on industry- and sector-wide wage bargaining

Box 9
Collective Bargaining, 1947-1960
(2 folders)
Box 9
Demand for Labor, 1950-1955
Box 9
Employment, 1960
Box 9
Exploitation, 1950
Box 9
Frictions - Non-competing Groups, 1952-1960

Includes readings on labor market frictions

Box 9
Full Cost- Ex Capacity, 1949-1954

Includes notes on full cost pricing and excess capacity

Box 9
Group, Cross-Elasticity, 1942-1958

Includes notes on elasticity

Box 9
Inflation, 1951-1961
(2 folders)
Box 9
Internal Organization, 1943-1959

Includes notes and readings on firms' internal organization

Box 9
Labor Unions, 1956-1963
(4 folders)
Box 9
Monopolistic Competition, 1949
Box 10
Non-Wage, 1958-1960

Includes readings and notes on non-wage benefits

Box 10
Notes on Kaldor, Robinson, and Monopolistic Competition, undated

Includes notes on writings about monopolistic and imperfect competition by Nicholas Kaldor and Joan Robinson

Box 10
Oligopoly, 1962-1963 and undated
Box 10
Policy, 1957-1960

Includes notes and readings on labor and anti-trust policy

Box 10
Productivity, 1945-1962
Box 10
Progress - Automation, 1955-1961
Box 10
Reference Index, 1915-1960 and undated

Includes notecards containing bibliographic information for sources and notes on topics used in Chamberlin's research.

Box 23
Right to Work, 1953-1960
(2 folders)

Includes notes and readings on right to work laws

Box 10
Selling Costs, 1962 and undated

Includes notes and readings on firms' pricing practices

Box 10
Sharing, Quasi-Rents, 1947-1961

Includes notes and readings on wage bargaining, unions, and management practices

Box 10
Union Power, undated
Box 10

Writings by Others, 1925-1975 and undated

This subseries includes select scholarly and popular writings by others used as reference materials in Chamberlin's research. Files are arranged alphabetically by category, preserving original arrangement.

Cost, 1930-1958
(2 folders)
Box 10
Economic Journal, 1932-1958

Includes copies of journal issues

Box 10
Economic Journal, 1942-1950

Includes copies of journal issues

Box 11
Individuals, 1927-1958
(2 folders)

Includes reprints of biographical articles about economists

Box 11
Industrial Policy, 1934-1960
(4 folders)
Box 11
International Trade, 1949-1961
(3 folders)
Box 11
Macro, Development, Keynes, 1935-1961
(2 folders)
Box 12
Marketing and Spatial Competition, 1930-1975
(2 folders)
Box 12
Money Cycles, 1927-1963
(2 folders)

Includes reprints of articles on monetary policy and banking

Box 12
Monopolistic Competition, 1932-1964
(4 folders)
Box 12
Monopolistic Competition, 1932-1963 and undated
(7 folders)
Box 13
Mont Pelerin Quarterly, 1959-1962 and undated

Includes copies of journal issues

Box 13
Non-Economics, 1952-1960
(2 folders)

Includes reprints of articles and journal issues in fields other than economics

Box 13
Oligopoly, 1931-1959
(5 folders)
Box 14
Scope, Method, Planning and Welfare, 1925-1960
(4 folders)
Box 14
Slichter, Sumner, 1945-1959
(5 folders)
Box 15
Taylor, Fred, undated

Includes portions of a draft biography of Fred Taylor

Box 15
Theory - General Micro, 1949-1959
(2 folders)
Box 15
Theory - General Micro, 1940-1958
Box 15
Theory - General Micro: Leontief, 1950

Includes copies of writings by Wassily Leontief

Box 15
Uncategorized, 1930-1957 and undated
(2 folders)

Includes writings by others that Chamberlin did not categorize

Box 15
Uncategorized, 1934-1963
(7 folders)

Includes writings by others that Chamberlin did not categorize

Box 16
Uncategorized, 1935-1962
(6 folders)

Includes writings by others that Chamberlin did not categorize

Box 17

5. Academia, 1923-1967 and undated

Includes teaching materials, committee, departmental, and other work for Chamberlin's professorship at Harvard. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Access restricted. In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. Contact Research Services for more information.

Harvard, 1923-1965 and undated

Contains documents for committee and departmental duties and university business from Chamberlin's time at Harvard.

Biography, Bibliography, 1958-1963

Includes copies of lists of Chamberlin's publications and correspondence with Harvard University Archives

Box 17
Churchill Event, 1943

Includes program of event at Harvard hosting Winston Churchill

Box 17
Committee on Research in the Social Sciences, 1933

Includes memo about committee rules

Box 17
Economics Department, 1944-1964
(5 folders)

Includes documents on department committees, curriculum, correspondence about department business, and materials from other routine business

Box 17
Faculty Directories - Harvard, 1948-1963
Box 18
Harvard Appointments, 1923-1951

Includes documents related to Chamberlin's academic appointments at Harvard

Box 18
Harvard Business, 1938-1950 and undated

Includes documents and correspondence pertaining to routine university business

Box 18
Harvard Library, 1949-1957

Includes correspondence related to depositing published writings in the library

Box 18
Harvard Retirement, 1965

Includes correspondence related to Chamberlin's retirement

Box 18
Harvardiana, 1926-1958

Includes documents related to current events at Harvard and the institution's history

Box 18
School of Overseas Administration, undated

Includes lists of staff members of which Lucienne Chamberlin was a member

Box 18
Visiting Committee, 1958

Includes hand-written notes

Box 18
Walsh-Sweezy, 1937-1939

Includes documents related to Harvard's dismissal of two faculty members

Box 18

Teaching, 1936-1967 and undated

Includes syllabi, lecture notes, class rosters, sample exams, and other documents related to Chamberlin's teaching and Harvard's graduate program in economics.

Class Lists (Recent), 1959-1962

Includes class rosters and seating charts

Box 18
Classroom Experiment, 1940-1967 and undated
(2 folders)

Includes files from a classroom experiment consisting of buyers and sellers attempting to coordinate a market equilibrium price

Box 18
Ec 17, undated

Includes lecture notes for course on introduction to economic theory

Box 18
Ec 98 (Microeconomics), 1960-1962 and undated

Includes course syllabi, assignments, and class rosters

Box 18
Ec 201 (Economic Theory), 1946-1963
(2 folders)

Includes course syllabi, assignments, and class rosters

Box 18
Ec 208, 1936-1951 and undated

Includes lecture notes

Box 18
Ec 209, 1949-1963 and undated
(2 folders)

Includes course syllabi, assignments, and notes for course on monopolistic and imperfect competition

Box 18
Economic Theory Exams, 1939-1961
(3 folders)

Includes copies of exams

Box 18
Economics A Syllabus, 1946-1947

Includes copies of syllabus and lecture plans published by Harvard Economics Department faculty committee

Box 18
Exam Materials, undated

Includes materials for unspecified exams

Box 18
General Teaching, undated

Includes reports on economics curriculum

Box 18
History Lectures, 1940

Includes lecture notes

Box 18
Seating Charts, 1951-1963

Contains seating charts for classes taught by Chamberlin.

FERPA information restricted until 2038.

Box 18
Seating Charts - Redacted, 1951-1963

Contains seating charts for classes taught by Chamberlin.

Box 18
Social Science Course Lecture, undated

Includes lecture notes

Box 18
Teaching Diagrams, undated

Includes copies of diagrams used in teaching

Box 18
Theory, 1952-1962

Includes syllabi and other materials for various courses in economic theory

Box 18
Written Theory Committee, 1963-1964

Includes copies of exams and correspondence related to Chamberlin's opposition to the adoption of a written theory exam

Box 18

6. Personal, 1896-2017 and undated

This series includes personal items of Chamberlin's and his immediate family. Of note are honorary degrees and awards received by Chamberlin over his career, personal items of Lucienne Chamberlin, and correspondence between members of Chamberlin's extended family. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Family and Personal Items, 1896-2017 and undated

Contains personal items and items of a biographical nature, including personal notes, personal travel documentation, calendars, awards and honorary degrees, and Chamberlin's diploma and degrees. This subseries also contains items from Chamberlin's family, such as some of Lucienne Chamberlin's personal items and correspondence between Chamberlin's immediate and extended family, portions of which are in French. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject; family correspondence folders are chronological, preserving original arrangement.

Articles and Books About Chamberlin, 2017

Includes copy of journal issue featuring article by Thibault Guicherd on Chamberlin

Box 18
Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1927, 1953

Includes copy of notification of the Toppan Prize and an award from the American Marketing Association

Box 18
Bibliographies (Compiled by Harvard), undated

Includes bibliographies of Chamberlin's publications

Box 18
Bibliography, undated

Includes copy of a list of Chamberlin's publications

Box 18
Biographies, 1967-1987

Includes correspondence with Chamberlin's family related to biographies of Chamberlin

Box 18
Calendars, 1925-1964 and undated

Includes personal calendars

Box 24
Christmas Cards, 1945
Box 19
Close Friends, Parties, Obits, Tributes, Xmas Cards, Misc, and Limericks by EHC, 1952-1970

Includes cards, notes, funeral programs, and other documents related to friends of Chamberlin and family

Box 19
Correct Dress Chart, 1927

Includes page from periodical "The Haberdasher's and The Clothier and Furnisher" on formal wear

Box 19
Cruise, 1933

Includes brochures from French Line cruise

Box 19
Curiosities, 1918-1953

Includes items of interest to Chamberlin's family that do not fit with the rest of his personal items

Box 19
Diploma, Degrees, and Honorary Degrees, 1911-1962

Includes Chamberlin's diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate degrees, certificates, and honorary degrees received over the course of his career

Oversize-folder 1
Distinguished Fellow, American Economic Association, 1965

Includes materials related to Chamberlin's naming as a distinguished fellow of the association

Box 19
Engraving Plate, undated

Includes metal engraving plate for Chamberlin's personal stationery designed by Chamberlin's brother Harold, who owned and engraving business.

Box 26
Family Letters, 1914-1960
(42 folders)

Includes correspondence with and between members of Edward and Lucienne Chamberlin's extended family. Correspondence was sorted chronologically by Chamberlin's daughter Monique. Significant portion of correspondence is in French.

Box 19
Family Letters, 1933-2003 and undated
(20 folders)

Includes correspondence with and between members of Edward and Lucienne Chamberlin's extended family. Correspondence was sorted chronologically by Chamberlin's daughter Monique. Significant portion of correspondence is in French.

Box 20
France, 1944 and undated
(2 folders)

Includes items related to Chamberlin's travel and service during World War 2 in France

Box 20
Gazette Obituary by Alex Gerschenkron and Others, 1968

Includes obituary of Chamberlin

Box 20
German, 1961

Includes notes on German language

Box 20
Grammar School, 1910

Includes copy of newspaper article written by Chamberlin at age 10

Box 20
Harvard, 25 Years Recognition, 1957

Includes certificate recognizing Chamberlin's 25 years of service at Harvard

Box 20
Honorary Degree, Boston College, 1954

Includes correspondence related to receipt of honorary degree

Box 20
Honorary Degrees, 1949-1951 and undated

Includes correspondence and documents related to receipt of honorary degrees

Box 20
Honors Societies, 1920-1923 and undated

Includes certificates of membership

Box 20
Identification Cards, 1924-1932 and undated

Includes university identification cards and a French drivers license

Box 20
Iowa City High School, 1916

Includes commencement program and yearbook

Box 20
Italian Language, undated

Includes notes on Italian language

Box 20
Joan Robinson and the Americans by Marjorie Turner, 1989

Includes correspondence between Chamberlin's family and Turner about Chamberlin and Joan Robinson

Box 20
Letters After Stroke, 1959

Includes letters and cards sent to Chamberlin after hospitalization.

Box 20
London, 1944

Includes materials related to Chamberlin's time in London during World War 2

Box 20
Lucienne, 1896-1982

Includes Lucienne Chamberlin's birth certificate, marriage certificate of Edward and Lucienne, Lucienne's naturalization documents, and death certificate.

Box 20
Lucienne: Budgets and Investments, 1933-1964

Includes household budgets and documents tracking stock investments.

Box 20
Medical, 1959-1964

Includes correspondence from doctor about international travel.

Box 20
Miscellaneous Information, undated

Includes unlabeled notes

Box 20
Newspaper Clippings, 1934-1965
(2 folders)

Includes articles about or quoting Chamberlin from various newspapers and periodicals

Box 20
Notebooks, undated

Includes unlabeled notebooks belonging to Chamberlin

Box 21
Obituaries, 1967-1968
(2 folders)

Includes obituaries about Chamberlin from various outlets and a copy of Chamberlin's death certificate

Box 21
Passports, 1931-1962

Includes expired passports of Edward and Lucienne, and passport photos for Edward.

Box 21
Personal Documents, 1934-1963

Includes documents related to Chamberlin's personal business

Box 21
Personalized Honorary Degree Storage Tube, 1951

Includes a personalized storage tube for an honorary degree conferred upon Chamberlin; degree was removed during processing and rehoused with other honorary degrees.

Box 26
Plummer and Co., 1926-1929

Includes correspondence about ordering dinnerware

Box 21
Portraits, undated

Includes portraits of economists: Eugen Bohm Bawerk, John Stuart Mill, Fred M. Taylor, and Friedrich von Wieser

Box 25
Red and White, 1915-1916

Includes copies of Iowa City High School newspaper to which Chamberlin contributed

Oversize-folder 2
Religious, Prayers, 1954 and undated

Includes copies of various prayers and religious writings

Box 21
Rolodex, undated
(2 folders)

Includes rolodex cards of Chamberlin's and family

Box 25
Rubber Stamp, undated

Includes personalized rubber return address stamp.

Box 26
Sketch, undated

Includes a small sketch done by Chamberlin

Box 25
Sorbonne, Honorary Degree, 1951

Includes correspondence related to receipt of honorary degree

Box 21
St. Joseph's Abbey, 1956 and undated

Includes personal correspondence with members of the abbey

Box 21
Stationery, undated

Includes copies of different pieces of personal stationery engraved by Chamberlin's brother Harold

Box 21
Tobacco Pipes, undated
(4 items)

Includes curated selection of Chamberlin's numerous tobacco pipes.

Box 26
University of Iowa, 1916-1920

Includes memorabilia from Chamberlin's time as a student

Box 21
Who's Who Etc., 1965-1976

Includes materials related to Chamberlin's entry in Who's Who In America

Box 21
Wills, 1928, 1961-1968

Includes copies of Chamberlin's will.

Box 21
World War 1 and National Guard, 1915-1918

Includes documents related to Chamberlin's service during World War 1

Box 21
World War 2: Documents, 1943-2004

Includes documents and address book from Chamberlin's time in Europe during World War 2

Box 21
World War 2: Office of Strategic Services (OSS), 1943-2008
(3 folders)

Includes documents from Chamberlin's service with OSS in Europe during World War 2 and more recent documents about his service which were released from the National Archives upon daughter's (Monique) request.

Box 21
World Wars, 1918-1945

Includes writings by others on European political situation during interwar years and World War 2

Box 21

Coursework, 1923-1926 and undated

Contains notebooks and notes from courses taken by Chamberiln.

Ec 15 (History of Economic Thought) - Young, 1926
Box 21
Economic History, undated
Box 21
Economic Classes, 1923-1924 and undated
(4 folders)

Includes notes and other materials from multiple economics classes taken by Chamberlin at Harvard and the University of Iowa

Box 22
Gov 6, undated
Box 22
Philosophy Classes, undated
(2 folders)
Box 22
 

Historical Note

Edward Hastings Chamberlin (1899-1967) was an American economist born in LaConner, Washington. He died at age 68 on July 16, 1967 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Iowa in 1920, completed an M.A. in economics at the University of Michigan (where he took classes with Fred M. Taylor) in 1922, and completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1927 (studying with Allyn Young). Chamberlin joined the Economics Department at Harvard in 1932 and would remain there until his retirement in 1965. During World War 2 Chamberlin served in the European theater of operations with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and was tasked by the Supreme Allied Command with insuring success of Allied troops through detecting enemy espionage and sabotage. Chamberlin consulted for Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers and Committee of the Arts and Sciences and lectured at the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute. He also had notable engagement with the Catholic Economic Association and Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs.

Chamberlin is arguably most well known for developing the theory of monopolistic competition simultaneously with Joan Robinson. He wrote extensively on theories of competition and market structure (particularly monopolistic competition), product differentiation, firms' pricing decisions, excess capacity, economies of scale, and labor unions. Chamberlin had notable scholarly engagements with Cambridge, UK economists Richard Kahn, Nicholas Kaldor, and Joan Robinson, among others; and University of Chicago economists Milton Friedman, Frank Knight, and George Stigler.


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Provenance

The Edward H. Chamberlin papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Jonathan Cogliano, 2019.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2019-0044.

PROCESSOR NOTE: The Edward Chamberlin papers were received as one accession from descendants of Chamberlin. Collection dates extend beyond Chamberlin's lifetime due to the presence of items once belonging to members of Chamberlin's immediate family, particularly Chamberlin's wife Lucienne, and family requests to the National Archives for documents from Chamberlin's service with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War 2. The index of Chamberlin's correspondence provided by Thibault Guicherd is available in the collection control file.