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A-43

Schumpeter, Elizabeth Boody. Papers of Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter, 1938-1953: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: A-43
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter
Title: Papers of Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter, 1938-1953
Date(s): 1938-1953
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet (3 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, articles, notes, etc., of Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter, economist, author, and expert on East Asia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 1182
This collection was received by the Schlesinger Library in July 1967 from Lucy Talcott.

Processing Information:

Processed: April 1981
By: Judith Avrett

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter Papers, 1938-1953; item description, dates. A-43, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Harvard University Archives; see Papers of Joseph Alois Schumpeter, 1914-1960 (HUGFP 4.xx,HUGFP 66.xx,HUGBS 276.xx).

SEPARATION RECORD

Donor: Lucy Talcott
Accession number: 1182
Processed by: John Hopkins, December 1979
The following items have been removed from the collection and sent to Harvard University Archives, January 1980:
The following items have been removed from the collection and sent to The Center for International Affairs Library, January 1980:
The following items have been removed from the collection and sent to Fairbank Research Center, January 1980:

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter, economist and expert on East Asia, was educated at Radcliffe College, earning a B.A. in 1920, an M.A. in 1925, and a Ph.D. in 1934. From 1935 to 1940 she worked for the Bureau of International Research at Harvard University, where she directed two studies: one of English trade during the 18th century, and one on the industrialization of Japan and Manchukuo. These resulted in the publication of two books, one of them posthumous: The Industrialization of Japan and Manchukuo (1940) and English Overseas Trade Statistics, 1697-1808 (1960). She married Joseph A. Schumpeter, a fellow economist, in 1937, and until his death in 1950 assisted him with his research and writing; History of Economic Analysis (1954), which she edited, was based on Joseph A. Schumpeter's research. She also taught briefly at Vassar (1927-1928) and at Wheaton College (1938-1939, 1948-1949).
As a lecturer and author of articles on East Asian economics and politics, Schumpeter advocated a "moderate isolationist" policy in the Pacific during the years preceding World War II. She was assistant editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. During her years at Harvard, she divided her time between Cambridge and Taconic, Connecticut, where she ran a small nursery.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists mainly of professional correspondence, with a few papers indicating her horticultural interests and family concerns.

CONTAINER LIST

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Additional Index Terms

East Asia--Economic conditions
Economists
Great Britain--Commerce--History--16th century
Nurseries (Horticulture)
United States--Foreign relations
American China Policy Association
Comstock, Ada Louise
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959
Griswold, Alfred Whitney, 1906-1963
Harvard Bureau of International Research
Institute of Pacific Relations
Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Rockefeller, David, 1915-
Rostow, W. W. (Walt Whitman), 1916-2003
Schumpeter, Joseph A., 1883-1950

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