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Guide to the Robert Lekachman Papers TAM 172

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Tamiment staff, 2009

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 26, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Source - dnr: Sargent, J. Carol
Title: Robert Lekachman Papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1950s-1990s
Abstract: Robert Lekachman (1920-1989) was a progressive economist and professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York who drew upon Marxian and Keynesian ideas to promote social justice along with economic growth, aided by an activist governmental role. The majority of this collection consists of typescripts, primarily of published works, as well as articles, book reviews, correspodnence, research files, newspaper clippings, economics reports, and a copy of Lekachman's doctoral dissertation.
Quantity: 7 Linear Feet in 7 record cartons
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM 172

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Historical/Biographical Note

Robert Lekachman (1920-1989), was a progressive economist who drew upon Marxian and Keynesian ideas to promote social justice along with economic growth, aided by an activist governmental role. He was a professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and was politically active, serving on various boards and commissions, including a Fund for the Republic project on religion which influenced John F. Kennedy's 1960 Presidential campaign speech on religion. Among his books are The Age of Keynes (1966),  Capitalism for Beginners (1981), and  Greed is not Enough: Reaganomics (1982).

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Scope and Contents

The majority of this collection consists of typescripts, primarily of published works, as well as articles, book reviews, correspodnence, research files, newspaper clippings, economics reports, and a copy of Lekachman's doctoral dissertation.

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946
  • Lekachman, Eva
  • Sargent, J. Carol

Subject Organizations

  • Fund for the Republic

Subject Topics

  • Marxian economics
  • Economists -- United States
  • Labor economics
  • Central planning

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Robert Lekachman was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Robert Lekachman Papers; TAM 172; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated by Eva Lekachman in 1995; additional materials were donated by J. Carol Sargent in 2015. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1995.012 and 2015.069.

Processing Information

In 2015, an addition to the collection was received and incorporated at the end of Box 7 of the collection in accordance with previous arrangement and description decisions.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Writings: A-Cha
circa 1950s-1990s
Box: 2 Writings: Che-CUNY
circa 1950-1990s
Box: 3 Writings: CUNY-Ha
circa 1950s-1990s
Box: 4 Writings: He-New Republic
circa 1950s-1990s
Box: 5 Writings: New School-Q
circa 1950s-1990s
Box: 6 Writings: R-U
circa 1950s-1990s
Box: 7 Writings: V-Z, and Manuscripts
circa 1950-1990s
Box: 7 Correspondence
circa 1950s-1990s

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