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Guide to the M. Louise Curley Papers, 1946-1956

Summary

Mary Louise Curley was an economist who studied with Paul Samuelson and collaborated with Leonard Silk. This collection includes her PhD dissertation titled The Excess Profits Tax of the United States in World War II (from MIT, 1946); a preliminary edition of Samuelson's Economics: An Introductory Analysis (dating 1946); and Forecasting Business Trends, a bound consulting report for McGraw-Hill she co-authored with Leonard Silk in 1956.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11083
Title
M. Louise Curley papers
Date
1946-1956
Creator
Curley, M. Louise (Mary Louise), 1922-2015
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 1 box
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection includes a typescript copy of Curley's PhD dissertation, titled The Excess Profits Tax of the United States in World War II (from MIT, 1946); a preliminary edition of Samuelson's Economics: An Introductory Analysis (dating 1946); and Forecasting Business Trends, a bound consulting report for McGraw-Hill she co-authored with Leonard Silk in 1956.

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Arrangement

Each work is foldered individually by title.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], M. Louise Curley Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

The Excess Profits Tax of the United States in World War II, PhD dissertation typescript by M. Louise Curley, 1946 Sept. 9

Includes Paul Samuelson's signature on the title page.

Box 1
Economics: An Introductory Analysis, second preliminary edition by Paul Samuelson, 1946
Box 1
Forecasting Business Trends, published as part of McGraw-Hill's Consultant Reports on Current Business Problems, written by Leonard Silk with assistance by M. Louise Curley, 1956
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Mary Louise Curley (1922-2015) earned her Ph.D. in Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946, where she was advised by Paul Samuelson. She was the first woman to earn her PhD in Economics from MIT. Curley worked as an economist at Scudder, Stevens and Clark (New York) and at Haver Analytics.

Related Material

The Rubenstein Library also holds the Paul Samuelson Papers and the Leonard Silk Papers as part of the Archive of Economic Thought.


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Provenance

The M. Louise Curley Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from her son, Mark Curley, in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, 2015

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0152