John R. Commons Papers, 1832-2005 (bulk 1894-1938)

Summary Information

Title: John R. Commons Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1832-2005 (bulk 1894-1938)

  • Commons, John R. (John Rogers), 1862-1945
Call Number: U.S. Mss 21A; PH 3757; Micro 925; M98-040; M2003-114; M2006-064; M2009-095

Quantity: 6.2 c.f. (17 archives boxes), 24 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 351 photographs (1 archives box); plus additions of 1.8 c.f., and 29 photographs

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, dating mainly from 1894-1938, of John R. Commons, an economist, labor historian, expert on government regulation, and long-time University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member. The files best document Commons' research interests including labor history, labor economics, an unemployment compensation plan for the Chicago clothing market, banking and monetary reform, and the regulation of interstate commerce. Also covered are government and private organizations connected with those research interests such as the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution, National Bureau of Economic Research, National Monetary Association, Stable Money Association, United States Commission on Industrial Relations, Wisconsin Industrial Commission, and Women's Educational and Industrial Union.


The Original Collection portion of this collection is also available on microfilm.

The originals of some of the microfilmed papers are held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives.

Some materials are only available on microfilm.

Language: English

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