Mark D. Van Ells Papers and Photographs,

Contents List

Container Title
Wis Mss MK
Part 1 (Wis Mss MK, Mss 411, Mss 806, Micro 924, Micro 200, File 1875 June 25 Oversize): Original Collection, 1812-1963
Physical Description: 81.8 c.f. (198 archives boxes, 3 cartons, 2 card file boxes, and 1 oversize folder) and 192 reels of microfilm (35 mm) 
Scope and Content Note

The collection offers comprehensive documentation on Ely's long life and career including his research, writing, and teaching; personal life and family background; business interests; involvement in civic and patriotic organizations; and economic and social reform activities. The papers date 1812-1963 and are particularly strong for the years 1882-1939. The major portion of the papers is included in the microfilm edition and is described in detail, followed by a description of the six boxes of additions received in 1991. These 1991 additions and the folder of oversize certificates are listed at the end of this finding aid's contents list.

An extensive description of this collection appears in Guide to the Manuscripts of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Supplement Number One, by Josephine L. Harper and Sharon C. Smith (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1957). Also, a printed guide to the published microfilm edition of these papers is available; and an index to the correspondence is included in the microfilm.

MICROFILMED PAPERS

The major portion of this collection is available in both original paper form and on microfilm. These papers are organized in series and subseries as follows:

  • A. Correspondence, 1826-1957 (Reels 1-116 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 1-120)
  • B. Diaries
    • Manuscript, 1902-1929 (Reels 116-117 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 121-123)
    • Typescript, 1905-1930 (Reels 117-120 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 123-125)
  • C. Teaching and Research Files
    • 1. Writings, 1876-1942
      • Bibliography (Reel 120 and Wis Mss MK, Box 126)
      • Articles and Addresses
        • Alphabetical File (Reels 121-132 and Mss 411, Boxes 1-14)
        • Scrapbooks (Reels 133-134)
      • Book Drafts (Reels 134-146 and Mss 411, Boxes 14-26)
    • 2. Reference Files, 1851-1879-1934
      • Card File (Reel 146 and Mss 411, Boxes 26-27)
      • Subject File (Reels 147-153 and Mss 411, Boxes 27-34)
    • 3. University of Wisconsin Departmental Files, 1894, 1902-1922 (Reel 153 and Mss 411, Boxes 34-35)
    • 4. Seminary Records, 1889-1930 (Reels 154-157 and Mss 411, Boxes 35-39)
    • 5. Lecture Notes and Course Materials (Reels 157-178 and Mss 411, Boxes 39-56)
    • 6. Student Research Papers, 1896-1930 (Reels 178-181 and Mss 411, Boxes 56-59)
  • D. Organizational Records
    • 1. American Association for Agricultural Legislation, 1918-1922 (Reels 181-182 and Mss 411, Box 60)
    • 2. American Bureau of Industrial Research, 1902-1916 (Reel 182 and Mss 411, Box 60)
    • 3. Book Publishing Company (Reel 182 and Mss 411, Box 60)
    • 4. Christian Social Union, 1891-1910 (Reel 183 and Mss 411, Box 61)
    • 5. League to Enforce Peace - Wisconsin Branch, 1918-1920 (Reels 183-184 and Mss 411, Boxes 61-62)
    • 6. Northern Wisconsin Land Settlement, 1916-1920 (Reels 184-185 and Mss 411, Boxes 62-63)
    • 7. Wisconsin Loyalty Legion - Madison Chapter, 1918 (Reel 185 and Mss 411, Box 63)
  • E. Personal Papers and Scrapbooks, 1812-1941 (Reels 185-190, 191 and Mss 411, Boxes 63-67)
  • F. Photographs, 1894-1941 (Reel 190)

Series A, Correspondence, 1826-1957, covers all facets of Ely's career. Virtually every late nineteenth and early twentieth-century leader in social and economic reform, and in education is among Ely's correspondents. Moreover, he had substantial correspondence with individuals prominent in business, religion, politics, publishing, and numerous other fields. Series A is also intimately connected with all the other components of the collection. Letters, for example, relating to the organizations and projects covered in series D, Organizational Records, and to research and publishing arrangements for works covered in series C, part 1, Writings, are found in series A.

For the most part the focus of the material in the other series and subseries is self evident. However, special attention should be drawn to several areas. Series C, part 3, Departmental Files, contains a transcript and other records of Ely's famed 1894 trial for encouraging radicalism through his teaching. Part 4 of that same series, Seminary Records, includes minutes and other records of academic seminars Ely led in his various fields of interest. These show not only his role in the development of the seminar method of graduate education, but also document his own thinking on a number of significant topics. Series D, Organizational Records, consists of minutes, reports, financial data, publicity files, and other materials Ely preserved from several research organizations and projects, and reform and educational groups with which he was involved. In Series E, Personal Papers and Scrapbooks, is found the most extensive information on Ely's family background, formative years, and education. The scrapbooks in that series are also comprehensive in their coverage of Ely's activities and career.

Series A. CORRESPONDENCE, 1826-1957 (Reels 1-116 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 1-120) (This description of the correspondence draws heavily on a register to the Ely collection prepared by Alice E. Smith in 1944.)

The Richard T. Ely correspondence is so extensive and so varied in content that it defies description. Organized chronologically, the Ely letters measure fifty linear feet and total approximately 105,000 pages. It is a remarkably complete collection, consisting of professional, business, and personal letters. The vast majority of the letters fall within the years 1882-1939. Smaller numbers of letters document Ely's formative and student years and the last few years of his life. Until about 1898 the correspondence is primarily incoming with only occasional copies of outgoing letters. After 1898 carbons of Ely's outgoing correspondence seem to have been regularly preserved.

A key to the effective use of the Ely correspondence is the index on reel 191 of the collection. It shows the names of addressees and signers (except Ely himself) of all letters and documents and lists the dates of all items addressed to or signed by them. No entries have been made under Ely's name since he is either signer or addressee of virtually every letter in the series. Entries are primarily for personal names; they were made for organizations only when items had no individual as addressee or signer. No distinction is made in the index between incoming and outgoing letters. Further explanation of the content and format of the index is included at the beginning of the index on reel 191.

A select few individuals who were Ely's closest friends and advisors corresponded with him over long periods of time. It is to these people that Ely was likely to express himself most freely and completely. Among them were Mattie S.F. Bent, a friend since childhood; his sister, Francis Mason Ely; business man and diplomat Theodore Marburg; and former students and/or colleagues Charles J. Bullock, John B. Clark, Frank Fetter, John H. Finley, David Kinley, Edwin R.A. Seligman, Albert Shaw, and Henry C. Taylor.

A few themes and types of correspondence also appear throughout the series. Most voluminous are letters related to academic affairs. Ely served as a mentor to many of his former students and his advice and counsel were sought by many other college and university administrators and faculty, and government economists (especially in the Bureau of the Census and the departments of Agriculture and Labor). These letters deal with placement, recommendations, publishing, lectures, research, professional organizations, academic freedom, Wisconsin and national politics, personal matters, and other topics. The emphasis is on economics in its broadest sense (including forestry, highways, agriculture, labor, etc.) but there is also material on allied fields, mainly sociology, political science, and the other social sciences. In scope this correspondence contains information on hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States, and for the Middle West there are few colleges and universities that are not represented by correspondence with their presidents or professors.

The following list, which contains only a few of the most frequent and/or important academic correspondents, is intended to illustrate the breadth of this correspondence:

  • Adams, H.C.
  • Adams, T.S.
  • Baker, O.E.
  • Bemis, Edward W.
  • Bullock, Charles J.
  • Butler, Nicholas Murray
  • Carver, Thomas N.
  • Clark, John B.
  • Commons, John R.
  • Comstock, George C.
  • Dewey, Davis R.
  • Englund, Eric
  • Farnam, Henry W.
  • Fetter, Frank A.
  • Finley, John H.
  • Fisher, Ernest M.
  • Foreman, C.J.
  • Gilman, Daniel Coit
  • Gray, L.C.
  • Haney, Lewis H.
  • Harper, William R.
  • Hibbard, Benjamin H.
  • Kinley, David
  • Mead, Elwood
  • Meyer, Balthasar H.
  • Morehouse, Edward W.
  • Patten, Simon N.
  • Pound, Roscoe
  • Powell, Lyman P.
  • Pritchett, Henry S.
  • Reinsch, Paul S.
  • Ross, Edward A.
  • Scott, Walter Dill
  • Seligman, Edwin R. A.
  • Sellery, George C.
  • Small, Albion W.
  • Taussig, Frank W.
  • Taylor, Henry C.
  • Turner, Frederick J.
  • Urdahl, Thomas K.
  • Vincent, George E.
  • Vincent, John H.
  • Walker, Francis A.
  • Warner, Amos G.
  • Wehrwein, George S.
  • Wicker, George Ray
  • Wright, Carroll D.
  • Young, Allyn A.

Given Ely's long tenure at the University of Wisconsin it is logical that administrators, faculty, politicians, regents, and others associated with that institution are heavily represented in the academic correspondence. There is correspondence with University of Wisconsin presidents John Bascom, Thomas C. Chamberlin, Charles Kendall Adams, Charles R. Van Hise, Edward A. Birge, and Glenn Frank. Moreover, Ely corresponded regularly with influential regents including Ben F. Faast, Zona Gale, G.D. Jones, and Breese J. Stevens, and with countless faculty and administrative staff members. These letters describe in detail the University's workings during a period of great expansion.

Ely's German education influenced him greatly. Throughout the series a scattering of letters are found from German and other European economists and educators of renown. The sending of his children there in 1912-1913 kept alive these ties with German education and his earlier friendships. Following World War I and until about 1922, letters from that country deal mainly with the plight of friends caught by the inflation of the mark and with the purchase of books for the Ely library. A selection of Ely's correspondents among European economists and educators is as follows:

  • Ashby, Arthur W.
  • Ashley, W.J.
  • Conrad, Johannes
  • Gide, Charles
  • Hobson, John A.
  • Plunkett, Horace
  • Rew, R. Henry
  • Sinzheimer, Ludwig
  • Wallas, Graham
  • Webb, Sidney

At Johns Hopkins and later at Wisconsin Ely took special interest in a number of Japanese students. Some later became influential educators and also translated several of his books into Japanese. As a result Ely had a great influence on the study of economics in that country. Some of Ely's Japanese correspondents were G.S. Ishikawa, K. Ishizawa, T. Iyenaga, Shosuke Sato, and Massada Shiozawa.

Another common component of the series, closely related to the academic communications, is correspondence with publishers and editors. Ely himself was a prolific author. He also acted as editor of a number of major series of books and advised many people on their writing careers. Topics of this correspondence include publishing agreements, criticism, revision, royalties, selection of authors, and the development of topics for books and articles. For Ely's own works and those he edited after 1903 most of the correspondence was with George P. Brett and other representatives of the Macmillan Company. Other publishing companies represented include Arthur H. Clark & Company, Eaton & Mains, Edwards Brothers, Harper & Brothers, and Thomas Y. Crowell & Company. Among the editors and publishers from whom there are significant runs of correspondence are:

  • Abbott, Lyman
  • Alden, H.M.
  • Barton, Bruce
  • Brett, George P.
  • Brown, J. Franklin
  • Clark, Arthur H.
  • Colby, Frank Moore
  • Crowell, Thomas Y.
  • Devine, Edward T.
  • Edwards, J.W.
  • Gilder, R.W.
  • Holt, Hamilton
  • Latham, H.S.
  • Mabie, H.W.
  • Marsh, Edward C.
  • Nelson, A.H.
  • Page, Walter H.
  • Rockwell, Thomas S.
  • Shaw, Albert
  • Shaw, William B.
  • Spahr, Charles B.

Throughout the series there are family letters, especially of Ely's parents; siblings Francis Mason Ely and George S. Ely; children John T. A. Ely, Richard S. Ely, and Anna Ely Morehouse; and cousins including Laurence D. Ely, Mary Hamilton, Theodore Ely Hamilton, and Calvin N. Keeney. These letters contain family news, genealogical information, and show a continued interest in the Fredonia, New York area where Ely was born.

Finally there is correspondence with people who, because of the number of letters or importance of the individuals, should be listed:

  • Adams, Mary M.
  • Baker, Newton D.
  • Carnegie, Andrew
  • Douglas, A.W.
  • Garland, Hamlin
  • Hillquit, Morris
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell
  • McCormick, Cyrus Hall, Jr.
  • Pinchot, Gifford
  • Rockefeller, John D.
  • Root, Elihu
  • Rosewater, Victor
  • Schaffner, Margaret
  • Shibley, George H.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Taft, William Howard
  • Thum, William
  • Wilson, Woodrow

Still other topics, types of correspondence, and individual correspondents fall within distinct time periods in Ely's career.

1826-1901 (Reels 1-22 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 1-20)

The series contains copies of two items, dated 1826 and 1833, concerning Judah Ely, grandfather of Richard T. Ely, and then skips to 1872. Between 1872 and 1882 there are a few letters of Ely's father, some letters of recommendation for Richard T. Ely, and a letter or two written to him. The lack of information on Ely's family background, formative, and college years is partially offset by biographical compilations found on reels 186 and 187 of the microfilm edition. Prepared by Francis Mason Ely, these include biographies of Ezra Sterling Ely, George Stetson Ely (brother of Richard T. Ely), Harriet Gardner Ely, and Richard T. Ely. The biographies are composed largely of excerpts of family letters woven into a narrative. The work on Richard T. Ely, for example, excerpts hundreds of letters dating 1854-1931. Generally the letters on which these compilations are based are not in the collection.

Ely joined the Johns Hopkins University faculty in 1881. Although his correspondence during the first years there was not preserved as religiously as in later years, his interests in labor, socialism, and taxation are clearly discernible. Within a few years these fields broadened and included many liberal and experimental government and social reforms.

Characteristically, Ely joined with other young liberals in 1885 to form the American Economic Association. His secretaryship, 1885-1892; his presidency, 1899-1901; and his interest in the organization are reflected in his correspondence with its officers during the greater part of his career.

Ely was a member of the Baltimore and the Maryland tax commissions in 1885-1886 and 1886-1888, respectively, and there are letters at these times from numerous city and state officials relative to taxation. The New York Tax Reform Association also interested Ely as shown by correspondence, 1890-1900, with Bolton Hall. From 1901 to 1906 there is extensive correspondence with the Massachusetts Single Tax League through its secretary, C.B. Fellebraun. Between 1888 and 1893, Ely interested himself in municipal ownership, and there are many letters on this subject from municipal officials.

For seven years following 1887 Ely lectured at Chautauqua, and his friendship with John H. Vincent, the founder, is evidenced by a scattering of correspondence. Of more importance is the correspondence with Vincent's son, George E. Vincent, mainly concerning Chautauqua and subsequent mutual publishing interests. At Chautauqua Ely also formed a warm friendship with William Rainey Harper and the two men corresponded about their lectures, their writings, and the University of Chicago. The 1892 correspondence shows Ely's activities in a similar venture, the Bay View Assembly at Bay View, Michigan. In addition, from 1897 to 1902 Ely was interested in the University Association Inc., of Chicago, an adult education enterprise of which Samuel Fallows and W.E. Ernst were officers.

The combination of Chautauqua and the study of socialism and labor problems, together with Ely's innate religious convictions, apparently fused to form Ely's chief contribution to American thought. Many of his early publications were widely read in reform and religious circles. In this manner he attracted the attention of religious leaders and middle class society to the problem of the laboring classes, popularized the study of economics, and related economics to the social problems of the day.

In 1891 Ely helped found and became secretary of the Christian Social Union (CSU). In the early 1890s he corresponded regularly with CSU president Frederick D. Huntington and others active in the organization including W.D.P. Bliss, James Macbridge Sterrett, and Everett P. Wheeler. At about the same time Ely was also interested in the activities of the Sociological Group, a body of scholars devoted to a union of certain Protestant churches and to formulating a progressive public opinion (see letters of Seth Low and William Chauncey Langdon). In this period and later he also maintained an extensive correspondence with other reform minded religious leaders. Among them were Lyman Abbott, William L. Bull, John Carter (secretary of the English CSU), Washington Gladden, Edward Everett Hale, George D. Herron, Robert A. Holland, J.O.S. Huntington, I.L. Nicholson, Walter Rauschenbush, and John A. Ryan.

In the 1880s and 1890s Ely was especially involved with labor and working class reforms. His interest is evidenced by letters of labor leaders including Samuel Gompers, Robert D. Layton, and T.V. Powderly; socialists such as Robert Hunter, A.M. Simons, and John Spargo; and anarchists including Joseph Labadie and August Spies. The topics of socialism in England and the English Labor Party were also discussed with Sidney Webb and J. Ramsey MacDonald. A host of other reform figures including the following were among Ely's frequent correspondents:

  • Addams, Jane
  • Bates, Helen Page
  • Curtis, George W.
  • Darrow, Clarence
  • Fales, Imogene C.
  • Howe, Frederic C.
  • Kelley, Florence
  • Lloyd, Henry Demarest
  • Owen, Richard
  • Sayles, Lita Barney
  • Taylor, Graham
  • Willard, Frances E.

In 1892 Ely accepted the appointment to the head of the Department of Economics, Politics, and History at the University of Wisconsin. An interesting series of letters of University of Wisconsin president Thomas C. Chamberlin, historian Frederick Jackson Turner, and Johns Hopkins president Daniel Coit Gilman document Ely's decision to move to Madison. Upon arrival he immediately set about to make his department not only an important teaching and research center, but also to make it of service to various organizations and groups outside Madison. Exemplifying this type of activity are 1892 and 1893 letters of Robert C. Spencer and Fred W. Speir of the People's Institute of Milwaukee, concerning lectures, charities, and general policies.

Ely's interest in social reforms and his writings on socialism drew fire in 1894 from Oliver E. Wells, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, which resulted in Ely's trial and subsequent exoneration before the Board of Regents. The famous trial focused attention on Ely as a champion of academic freedom and was the topic of much of the correspondence in the summer of 1894. The letters of former Ely student David Kinley are particularly informative on the incident. Thereafter for 30 years much correspondence pertains to academic freedom, including especially the cases of Edward W. Bemis at the University of Chicago, 1895-1896, and Edward A. Ross at Stanford University in 1900. Moreover, from 1915 to 1923 Ely was interested in or was a member of the American Association of University Professors' Committee on Academic Freedom.

1902-1919 (Reels 22-69 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 21-68)

During this period Ely was firmly established as one of the University of Wisconsin's most distinguished faculty members. In this role he had contact with numerous Wisconsin political figures concerning university and state government affairs, and other topics. These political contacts included:

  • Davies, Joseph E.
  • La Follette, Robert M., Sr.
  • Lenroot, Irvine L.
  • McCarthy, Charles
  • McGovern, Francis E.
  • Philipp, Emanuel L.
  • Rosenberry, Marvin B.
  • Spooner, John C.
  • Stevens, E. Ray
  • Whitehead, John M.

Likewise he corresponded frequently with state and Madison area business and civic leaders:

  • Boyd, James M.
  • Ela, Emerson
  • Faast, Ben F.
  • Frame, A.J.
  • Hanks, Lucien M.
  • Hanks, Stanley C.
  • Hatton, William H.
  • Jones, G.D.
  • Jones, Richard Lloyd
  • Kohler, Walter J.
  • Levitan, Solomon
  • Owen, John S.
  • Proudfit, A.E.
  • Rosebush, Judson
  • Sensenbrenner, F.J.
  • Stark, Carl L.
  • Stark, Paul E.
  • Vilas, William F.

This correspondence covers numerous topics including university administrative matters; fund raising for library materials and scholarships; research projects, especially concerning utilization of Wisconsin's cut-over regions; and, occasionally, personal business and real estate ventures. During the war years, preparedness and the League to Enforce Peace - Wisconsin Branch are also frequent topics.

Also during the 1902-1919 period, the correspondence mirrors Ely's involvement in real estate and other investments. Beginning about the turn of the century, he was actively involved in promoting University Heights as a Madison residential section. Later he frequently acted as the agent for a number of former Madison residents in real estate and mortgage investments, and was interested in several Madison real estate companies and subdivisions, and in a State Street office building. Correspondence with Theodore Marburg, with several of Ely's University of Wisconsin colleagues, and with Madison banking and business leaders often concerns these real estate dealings. In 1909 is the onset of a long run of correspondence on another major real estate venture: a subdivision at Charlottesville, Virginia, called Madison Park. Ely's primary associates in the project were H.W. Hilleary and Samuel Marshall of Charlottesville. Other investors included Henry W. Farnam, V. Everit Macy, M.V. O'Shea, and Paul Reinsch. Noted landscape architect John Nolen was involved in planning the subdivision and is also a frequent correspondent. Between 1910 and 1915 correspondence with A.R. Hathaway pertains to the Northwestern Land and Improvement Company, a Tacoma, Washington concern speculating in irrigated orchard lands. Still another business venture covered in the period is an attempt to establish a publishing company in Madison to specialize in scientific and technical books. Correspondence between 1914 and 1916 with W.H. Lighty and Frank Sharp of the University of Wisconsin, and publishers Albert Shaw, George Barry Mallon, and Caspar W. Hodgson relates to this scheme.

Academics, research, and publishing, however, are still the topics of most of Ely's correspondence. From 1902 to 1905, partly on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture, Ely made investigations of irrigation and water rights in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska, and his papers contain correspondence with Elwood Mead and others, and reports bearing on these subjects. Between 1902 and 1906 there is material on the Wisconsin University Settlement Association of Milwaukee and on Ely's efforts to allow university credit for laboratory work in that and other social service organizations. Association director H.H. Jacobs was a regular correspondent and a copy of the Settlement's articles of association are filed under May 1902. In the period 1902-1913, Ely became interested in the economic aspects of Mormonism and the correspondence touches upon this field. An interest was also shown in the Amana Society of Amana, Iowa, and in the cooperative colony at Rugby, Tennessee. The Union Colony of Colorado at Greeley is touched upon in the letters of the founder's son Ralph Meeker and others in 1903.

Beginning about 1904, there is a great deal of correspondence concerning the American Bureau of Industrial Research, an organization headed by Ely and John R. Commons which collected and published source materials. The most important contribution made by the organization was the ten-volume Documentary History of American Industrial Society. Letters of associates and research workers such as John B. Andrews, Commons, Helen L. Sumner, and Ulrich B. Phillips; of the organization's treasurer, V. Everit Macy; and of financial contributors among whom were Macy, Stanley McCormick of Chicago, William H. Hatton of New London, Wisconsin, and Ellison D. Smythe of Pelzer, South Carolina, give a remarkably complete picture of this organization. A particularly interesting group of the Bureau papers is the correspondence of John B. Andrews and William E. Walling on gathering the source material which forms the basis for the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's famous labor and socialism collections.

In 1906 there is a collection of letters to Henry C. Taylor in reply to Ely's queries on southern land tenancy. Some of these letters enclose copies of tenancy agreements. In the same year the American Association for Labor Legislation was organized and Ely, as president, corresponded with the officers, especially secretary Adna F. Weber. From 1909 to 1914 the correspondence with president William F. Blackman reflects an interest in Rollins College at Winter Park, Florida where Francis Mason Ely was employed as a librarian.

In 1911, 1912, and again in 1913 Ely toured Europe and there is substantial correspondence concerning lectures and other arrangements for these trips. In the same period many letters concern the preparation of Property and Contract in Their Relation to the Distribution of Wealth. Included are letters relating to collecting examples of labor, theatrical, and baseball contracts; information on oyster culture which Ely used in his analysis of the concept of private property; and comment on the book from a number of colleagues and friends. Ely was a prime force behind the Wisconsin Commercial and Industrial Congress, which met in Madison in May 1916. Some of his early 1916 correspondence with Van Hise touches on the University's backing for this conference which was intended to demonstrate that the University was an asset to state businesses.

World War I brought bitterness to the University of Wisconsin campus and conflict over support for the war effort between many members of the faculty and Senator Robert M. La Follette. Ely considered running for Congress on a pro-war platform against incumbent John M. Nelson. The July 1917 correspondence contains assessments of his chances from Francis E. McGovern and others. Ely's stand on the war is further reflected by his presidency of the Madison chapter of the Wisconsin Loyalty Legion, and his chairmanship of the executive committee of the League to Enforce Peace - Wisconsin Branch. His correspondence growing from these posts is both state and national in scope. William H. Short, League to Enforce Peace secretary, and W.W. Powell, Graham H. Stuart, and John M. Whitehead of the Wisconsin Branch are frequent contacts. A large portion of the League correspondence deals with a national convention convened in Madison, November 8-10, 1918, with William Howard Taft as main speaker. Subsequent letters illustrate the vain fight to secure United States membership in the League of Nations and Ely's efforts to reorganize the Wisconsin Branch into a permanent patriotic and anti-bolshevist organization called the Wisconsin Society of Civic and Industrial Education (see especially letters of D.O. Kinsman). In addition to Ely's own letters, the series contains correspondence of Juliet C. Thorp and Janet Van Hise, successive chairpersons of the Wisconsin Branch's Speakers' Bureau, and Women's Organizations.

Signaling his growing interest in land economics, Ely, in December 1917, formed the American Association for Agricultural Legislation to study agriculture from an economic viewpoint. He served as secretary (other officers were Elwood Mead and Henry C. Taylor) until the organization folded about 1922. The series contains many letters concerning membership solicitation and other business of the organization. Also related to land economics was a 1918 study of vacant lands in northern Wisconsin conducted on behalf of the University and the state government. Anticipating widespread unemployment after the war and hoping that returning soldiers could settle the area, Ely concentrated on methods of attracting settlers, land companies, credit needs of settlers, etc. Important correspondents on this project were Donald W. Sawtelle, who assisted Ely in the study, land dealer Ben F. Faast, and E.G. Quamme, president of the Federal Land Bank in St. Paul.

1920-1931 (Reels 69-115 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 69-119)

In 1920, at the age of 66, Ely organized the Institute for Research in Land Economics (IRLE), later renamed the Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities. This venture absorbed his energies and most of his correspondence for about the next twelve years. The Institute was established to perform basic research on a broad range of topics including urban and rural tenancy, land value, public and private ownership, conservation, public control over private land utilization, and public utilities. In addition to Ely's own letters, the series contains correspondence originating with IRLE staff, especially Arthur J. Mertzke and Dora E. Wallendorf.

Information on all facets of Institute activity can be found in Ely's correspondence with the organization's trustees and a few other individuals who assisted in planning and fund raising. Among these individuals were Henry S. Graves, William S. Kies, Frank O. Lowden, Marvin B. Rosenberry, and Albert Shaw. Much of the IRLE correspondence concerns attempts to secure financial aid from private sources, utility organizations, railroads, real estate trade associations, and foundations. There are runs of correspondence with the following organizations with which the Institute either had mutual interests or from which it sought financial support:

  • American Construction Council (Dwight L. Hoopingarner)
  • American Civic Association (Harlean James)
  • American Gas Association
  • Associated Mortgage Investors Inc. (Kingman Knott Robins)
  • Carnegie Corporation (Frederick P. Keppel)
  • Federated Societies on Planning and Parks
  • Farm Mortgage Bankers Association (E.D. Chassell)
  • Henry Strong Educational Foundation (Gordon Strong and S.C. Stallwood)
  • Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial (Beardsley Ruml)
  • National Association of Real Estate Boards (Nathan William MacChesney)
  • National Electric Light Association (M.H. Aylesworth and Carl D. Jackson)

Other important correspondents include public utilities officials Paul S. Clapp and Martin J. and Samuel Insull; real estate industry leaders George Harding and Herbert U. Nelson; and railroad executive Daniel Willard. In addition there are many small groups of routine letters of people important in the business world.

Much correspondence also pertains to the organization's research in its fields of interest such as city planning; housing, especially the City Housing Corporation of New York; highways and street railways; large land holdings in the United States; tax reforms, especially in Illinois; rural land problems; and public utilities. Research is covered extensively in the letters of the various economists who worked for the Institute including G.B.L. Arner, H. Morton Bodfish, Herbert B. Dorau, Martin G. Glaeser, Edward W. Morehouse, Mary Shine Peterson, Herbert D. Simpson, Henry C. Taylor, and George S. Wehrwein. For information on the City Housing Corporation and its planned community on Long Island see the letters of Alexander M. Bing. The Institute's work on rural and agricultural land issues is frequently connected with the Fairway Farms Corporation of Montana. Correspondence of Benjamin H. Hibbard, George Wehrwein, and M.L. Wilson is important in this corporation.

In 1925 the IRLE shifted its headquarters and its affiliation to Northwestern University ostensibly to improve its sources of funding. From that point there is extensive correspondence with Northwestern University administrative officers including Frederick S. Deibler, William A. Dyche, Ralph E. Heilman, and Walter Dill Scott over IRLE administrative and financial matters.

Other important topics of IRLE correspondence are public attacks on Ely and the Institute by Emil O. Jorgenson of the Manufacturers and Merchants Federal Tax League and the Education Protective Association, and night courses in real estate offered in conjunction with YMCAs.

Unrelated to the IRLE is a large amount of correspondence, 1920-1930, concerning the finances and administration of the Washington, D.C. School for Secretaries and it subsidiaries, the Washington Employment Exchange and the M.S. Ginn and Company retailers of office supplies. Ely was the main financial backer and his son, John T.A. Ely, and Louis B. Montfort were the administrative officers of these businesses. In the best of times the School and related enterprises were only marginally successful and they represented a constant drain on Ely's finances.

1932-1944, 1957 (Reels 115-116 and Wis Mss MK, Box 120)

Ely retired from the IRLE in 1931 and in 1932 moved to New York City and formed the Institute for Economic Research. A copy of this Institute's by-laws is enclosed with a letter dated June 20, 1935. The correspondence associated with the Institute for Economic Research shows its activities in land economics and real estate education, and in a few small research projects. By 1935 and 1936 there is also substantial correspondence related to research for a proposed “History of Economic Thought in the United States.” In 1937 William S. Kies and some other friends and admirers formed the Ely Economic Foundation to finance the completion of Ely's autobiography, the “History of Economic Thought,” and some other works. Kies and Robert H. Armstrong are the primary correspondents in the last years of Ely's life. Their letters reflect the progress on a few research and writing projects, and the management of Ely's modest financial resources, and generally give details of Ely's final years. Other correspondence during the final years touches on Ely's sale of his library to Louisiana State University and his efforts to sell his personal papers to various institutions.

The correspondence dating from after Ely's death consists primarily of responses to Henry C. Taylor's request of former Ely students and associates for recollections and memories of their mentor. The lone 1957 letter concerns the rededication of a plaque commemorating the 1894 trial before the University of Wisconsin Regents.

Series B. DIARIES, 1902-1930 (Reels 116-120 and Wis Mss MK, Boxes 121-125)

The diaries are subdivided into manuscript and typescript copies. Both sets cover roughly the same years and events, and organization within each set is chronological. Within both the manuscript and typescript sets there is sometimes more than one diary covering the same time period.

Most of the manuscript diaries are in Ely's handwriting, although some entries were apparently made by his wife, and still others by a secretary. In some volumes many days have no entries and these pages have intentionally been left off the film. Most entries are routine in character chronicling such things as appointments, speaking engagements, and deadlines for articles; or listing letters received and sent. Interspersed are more substantive remarks on both professional and personal topics. There are some important exceptions to the generally routine nature of the diaries. Volume 12, covering 1908, has details of Madison business ventures including Ely's role in organizing the First National Bank, the West End Realty Company, the West Lawn Heights Company, and the Joseph M. Boyd Company. Volumes 16 and 18 detail 1911 and 1913 trips to Europe, and volumes 19 and 20 relate impressions of Ely's travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, New Zealand, and Australia in 1914.

The typewritten diaries appear to be based on the manuscript volumes, but in some cases are more detailed. They were not written on a day to day basis. Rather they seem to have been compiled later, perhaps when Ely was preparing his autobiography. Two years where the typescripts offer much more information than the manuscript diaries are 1905, when Ely traveled in the South, and 1921, for which there is no manuscript diary.

Series C. TEACHING AND RESEARCH FILES

The Teaching and Research Files are subdivided into Writings, Reference Files, University of Wisconsin Departmental Files, Seminary Records, Lecture Notes and Course Materials, and Student Research Papers.

1. Writings, 1876-1942 (Reels 120-126 and Wis Mss MK, Box 126, and Mss 411, Boxes 1-26)

The Writings subseries includes a comprehensive card file bibliography, articles and addresses, and book drafts.

The bibliography contains a section on books and articles written by Ely, and a separate section covering works he edited and works for which he wrote introductions.

The Articles and Addresses consist of popular and scholarly articles and lectures as well as a few book reviews written by Ely. They are further subdivided into an alphabetical file arranged by title, and a set of topically organized scrapbooks. Included in the alphabetical file are drafts and manuscript copies of both published and unpublished works as well as some notes and published versions. The contents list below has a complete register of titles. Dates shown are frequently for the drafts and therefore may not be the actual date of publication. The journal in which the piece appeared, or the audience Ely was addressing are frequently noted on the documents. The scrapbooks contain copies of Ely's published articles. Arrangement of the articles within the volumes is topical. The contents list below shows the topics, and the table of contents in each individual volume lists the titles of articles contained under each topic. There is substantial duplication between the articles found in the scrapbooks and the alphabetical file. The volumes were microfilmed intact, however, because their method of organization provides an alternate means of access to Ely's writings.

Book drafts and files, as their name implies, include Ely's drafts, outlines, notes, revisions, reviews, and other papers for many of his published works, and for several manuscripts which never appeared in print. Among the latter are four substantial manuscripts: “The Evolution of Economic Society,” an undated study of economic history; a textbook entitled “A Guide to the Study of Economic and Social Problems,” circa 1889; and “The New Economics and the New World,” circa 1930, and “The Story of Economics in the United States,” circa 1935-1940, both dealing with the history of economic thought. Also included are files on books written or proposed for several series of which Ely was the general editor, and one, The Changing Character of Municipal Ownership in the Electric Light and Power Industry, which was published by the Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities, but in which Ely apparently had no direct hand.

The amount of documentation varies greatly among the works. Files on some books, such as Elementary Principles of Economics and The Social Law of Service, contain only a few notes, while others may contain multiple drafts and related research materials. Most thoroughly covered are Outlines of Land Economics and “The Story of Economics in the United States.” Files on the former, the first of Ely's three major works on land economics, contain variant versions of many chapters. For “The Story of Economics...” there are three distinct drafts and extensive research files.

2. Reference Files, 1851, 1879-1934 (Reels 146-153 and Mss 411, Boxes 26-34)

Included is a card file of miscellaneous notes, and a topically organized research file containing notes, clippings, copies of articles, and other materials on subjects in which Ely had a research interest. The contents list below has a complete list of file headings for the topical file. Some of the notes and materials closely resemble Ely's published writings. The majority of the material appears under subjects for which Ely is most well known; thus there is a large volume of material on labor and socialism dating from the 1880's and 1890s, and substantial files on trusts and monopolies, and on topics related to agricultural and land economics.

3. University of Wisconsin Departmental Files, 1894, 1902-1922 (Reel 153 and Mss 411, Boxes 34-35)

Ely served as the head of the Department of Economics, Politics, and History and its successors for nearly thirty years. These fragmentary records document only a fraction of his administrative responsibilities. Included are the transcript, exhibits, letters, and final report from the famous 1894 Board of Regents hearing on charges that Ely fomented socialism and labor unrest through his teachings; files on a proposed training school for public service; records of an educational survey of the University conducted in 1914-1915; and a departmental ledger. The survey, conducted by William H. Allen of the Bureau of Municipal Research of New York City, was intended to judge how well the University was meeting the needs of the state and how effectively it was managed. The resulting report was critical of some University programs initiated while Progressive Republicans controlled the state government. It spawned an intense controversy within the state and drew a good deal of national attention. Ely's files include questionnaires, plans, exhibits, criticism of the survey by Ely and others, and clippings of editorial comment from the New York Evening Post and New York Times. The ledger records receipts and expenditures of funds for various projects, 1916-1922. Arrangement is by account, and individual entries show the name of the individual or company paying or receiving funds and the purpose of most expenditures. Accounts include the American Bureau of Industrial Research, the Institute for Research in Land Economics, the University Appropriation for Research, and individual employees of the department.

4. Seminary Records, 1889-1930 (Reels 154-157 and Mss 411, Boxes 35-39)

At Johns Hopkins University and later at the University of Wisconsin Ely pioneered in the use of the seminary or seminar method of graduate education. Consequently, records of Ely's seminaries and roundtables document not only his own thinking on a number of significant topics, but also form an important record of the development of graduate education. A few miscellaneous notes, 1889-1891, are the only records in this series which date from the Johns Hopkins period. Ely's seminaries and roundtables at the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University are both well covered. Seminary meetings generally consisted of reviews of recent literature, research reports by seminary participants, and discussions. The content of individual files varies; however, the records generally consist of minutes of the meetings and, especially in later years, outlines of papers delivered by students. In some instances all seminary members worked on facets of the same general topic, and in others they were allowed to pursue any topic related to economics. After 1895 Ely frequently supervised two seminaries a year, and in these cases separate records were maintained for each. Records dating 1889-1906 are in volumes in chronological order. Post-1906 records are arranged chronologically by academic year. The following seminaries had designated topics:

1890/1891Ricardo's Writings
1893/1894Railroad Transportation
1895/1896English and German Socialism
1896/1897Scope and Method of Political Economy
1897/1898Scope and Method of Political Economy
1899/1900Physiocrats
1900/1901German Socialism
1908/19091. Ricardo; 2. Public Finance
1909/1910Economic Theory
1910/1911Economic Theory
1915/19161. General Economic Seminary; 2. Monopolies and Trusts
1916/19171. General Economic Seminary; 2. Land Problems; 3. Custom and Competition
1917/19181. Competition; 2. Land Problems
1918/1919Land Problems
1919/1920Tenancy
1920 (summer)Large Land Holdings
1920/19211. Land Problems; 2. Monopolies and Trusts
1921/19221. Land Problems; 2. General Economics
1922/19231. Land Colonization and Rural Planning; 2. Monopolies and Trusts
1923/19241. Land Utilization; 2. Theory of Rent
1924/1925Land Problems
1926/1927Economic Theory
1927/1928Economic Theory
1928/19291. Economic Theory; 2. Cost and Income
1929/1930Competition

5. Lecture Notes and Course Materials (Reels 159-178 and Mss 411, Boxes 39-56)

These records consist of lecture notes and transcripts of lectures for classes taught by Ely. Most consist of series of lectures for semester or year length courses at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Wisconsin, and Northwestern University. Also included are Chautauqua lectures and lectures for courses Ely occasionally gave at other institutions. The files frequently contain other related material such as outlines, syllabi, class rosters, and lists of suggested term paper topics. Organization of the series is alphabetical by course title. Many of the lectures were continually updated and re-used. Dates are employed in the titles only when necessary to distinguish between two substantially differing drafts of the same lectures.

Only a few of the course files predate Ely's arrival at the University of Wisconsin. Among those are a set of class rosters, 1882-1892, from Johns Hopkins, and files on courses entitled “Advanced Political Economy” and “Commerce - Its Historical Development.” Also from that early period are a number of Chautauqua lectures including “The Church and the World: The Church and the State,” “Economic and Social Problems,” and “Anton Ashley Cooper: Friend of the Laboring Class;” and a set of lectures on socialism delivered at Vassar College.

University of Wisconsin class materials make up the bulk of this subseries. Central among these are extensive lectures entitled “The Distribution of Wealth.” These lectures were designed for a two-year course and according to the table of contents were divided into five “books.” The collection, however, contains only “books” one and two (“The Fundamentals in the Existing Social Order” and “The Separate Shares in Distribution”). The other “books” may never have been completed. Segments of these lengthy lectures were also used separately for a number of different courses including “Custom and Competition” and “Monopolies and Trusts.” Included in the collection is a partial copy of an early version of “Distribution of Wealth,” circa 1899; a verbatim transcript (circa 3700 pages) of the lectures as they were delivered beginning about 1906; a revision of the segments on “Custom and Competition” and “Monopolies and Trusts” dating approximately 1915-1921; an abbreviated version of the lectures (notes and outlines rather than a transcript) which varies somewhat in organization from the complete transcript; and some miscellaneous notes and materials. Other well documented courses include “Evolution of Industrial Society,” “History of Economic Thought,” and “History of Political Economy.”

Ely's developing interest in land economics is also revealed in some of his Wisconsin courses. The files contain lectures entitled “Landed Property and the Rent of Land” dated 1911-1912 and “Urban Land Economics,” 1923. This emphasis continues after his move to Northwestern University. Files on courses from the Northwestern period include “Land Policies,” “Public Utility Operation,” and “Utilization of Land.”

6. Student Research Papers, 1896-1930 (Reels 178-181 and Mss 411, Boxes 56-59)

These papers represent only a small fraction of the term papers and seminar papers prepared for Ely in his many years of teaching. They date from 1896-1930, although most fall between 1914 and 1926, and are organized by topics (listed in the contents list below). Included are papers prepared for both graduate and undergraduate courses as well as some outlines and abstracts of papers. Some of Ely's more well known students whose papers are preserved here are John B. Andrews, Asher Hobson, Harry Jerome, W. I. King, Selig Perlman, Horace Secrist, and Allyn A. Young.

Series D. ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS

Filed in this series are records of the following organizations: The American Association for Agricultural Legislation, the American Bureau of Industrial Research, the Christian Social Union, the League to Enforce Peace - Wisconsin Branch, and the Wisconsin Loyalty Legion - Madison Chapter. In addition, the series contains records related to a book publishing company proposed for establishment in Madison, and a research project on northern Wisconsin land utilization.

1. American Association for Agricultural Legislation, 1918-1922 (Reels 181-182 and Mss 411, Box 60)

The American Association for Agricultural Legislation (AAAL), an offshoot of the American Economic Association, was formed in December 1917. Its purpose was the study of agriculture from an economic viewpoint. Ely served as secretary from the founding of the organization until it disbanded about 1922 due to lack of interest and funds.

Included in the AAAL files are a number of articles and clippings about the organization; financial reports and a journal of receipts and disbursements; membership lists; and records of a land economics conference in May 1919 sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Farm Management. Organization of the files is by type of record and chronological thereunder.

2. American Bureau of Industrial Research, 1903-1916 (Reel 182 and Mss 411, Box 60)

Founded by Ely in 1904, the Bureau was funded primarily by private gifts (V. Everit Macy and Robert Fulton Cutting of New York and Stanley McCormick of Chicago were among the principal contributors) and was established to prepare a thorough history of American industrial society. Ely brought John R. Commons to the University of Wisconsin to run the Bureau in 1904. As years passed Ely had progressively less and Commons proportionally more control of Bureau affairs. Among the prominent historians and economists who worked for the Bureau were Commons, John B. Andrews, Helen L. Sumner, Selig Perlman, and Ulrich B. Phillips. The material collected by the Bureau forms the basis for the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's outstanding labor history resources. Moreover, the Bureau was directly responsible for the publication of the ten-volume Documentary History of American Industrial Society and indirectly responsible for the first two volumes of Commons' History of Labor in the United States, and for numerous related monographs.

American Bureau of Industrial Research records preserved in the Ely collection include a file of outlines and proposals concerning the Documentary History; financial ledgers (organized by account) and journals (organized chronologically); and two folders of reports and papers. The reports and papers consist of progress and financial reports; contracts with employees, publishers, and the University; and substantial documentation on a personal conflict between Ely and Commons which grew from a dispute over control of the Bureau.

3. Book Publishing Company (Reel 182 and Mss 411, Box 60)

Between about 1914 and 1916 Ely and some associates investigated the possibility of establishing a publishing house in Madison specializing in scientific and technical books. This small subseries contains only a few lists of suggested series, books, and authors related to the proposal.

4. Christian Social Union, 1891-1910 (Reel 183 and Mss 411, Box 61)

Richard T. Ely became secretary of the Christian Social Union in the United States (CSU) at the organization's initial meeting in April 1891. The Union was patterned after a similar organization in England and was intended to involve churches in social questions of the day. The CSU apparently flourished for a period of four to five years, became inactive, and was reconstituted in about 1907. As secretary, Ely was quite active in the early years of the organization. Although he was named to the executive committee of the reconstituted organization, he does not seem to have been a very active participant. Christian Social Union records include annual meeting and executive committee meeting minutes and some miscellaneous reports and papers.

5. League to Enforce Peace - Wisconsin Branch, 1918-1920 (Reels 183-185 and Mss 411, Boxes 61-62)

Like the national body, the League to Enforce Peace - Wisconsin Branch was dedicated to building support for the war effort and for a post-war League of Nations. Richard T. Ely was one of the founders of the Wisconsin Branch in the summer of 1918 and served as the chairman of its executive committee. Other leaders of the Wisconsin Branch included State Senator John M. Whitehead of Janesville and Milwaukee attorney Edward W. Frost.

Records here are organized alphabetically by type of record or topic. Included are activity reports, organizational material, speeches, membership lists, and financial records. Many of the records deal with a League-sponsored national convention held in Madison, November 8-10, 1918. Speakers at the convention included William Howard Taft, former socialist Algie M. Simons, and Harvard University President A. Lawrence Lowell. In addition to the Branch's general activities, the files cover its involvement in the Great Lakes Congress for a League of Nations held February 10-11, 1919, in Chicago, and accusations by Robert M. McElroy of the National Security League of widespread pro-Germanism on the University of Wisconsin campus. Also covered are Ely's postwar efforts to reorganize the Wisconsin Branch into a permanent patriotic and anti-bolshevist group under the name of the Wisconsin Society for Civic and Industrial Education.

6. Northern Wisconsin Land Settlement, 1916-1920 (Reels 184-185 and Mss 411, Boxes 62-63)

During and immediately following World War I, Ely worked with state and university officials to study settlement of Wisconsin's cut-over regions. The work was given impetus by the hope that returning soldiers would settle the area. It was also closely related to the establishment of the American Association for Agricultural Legislation and to Ely's growing interest in land economics.

Ely's papers contain an alphabetically arranged subject file from his Northern Wisconsin land settlement study. Among the records are outlines, drafts, and other materials from a bulletin published by Ely entitled Measures, Public and Private, Taken to Protect the Settlers in Northern Wisconsin and the Methods of Securing Their Protection; progress reports; information on a proposed state land settlement commission; a study of the credit needs of settlers; and information gathered in the course of the project such as annual reports of private land companies, survey data on individual settlers, and copies of soldier resettlement plans of several states.

7. Wisconsin Loyalty Legion - Madison Chapter, 1918 (Reel 185 and Mss 411, Box 63)

This small subseries consists exclusively of membership lists for this super-patriotic World War I era organization.

Series E. PERSONAL PAPERS AND SCRAPBOOKS, 1812-1941 (Reels 185-190, 191 and Mss 411, Boxes 63-67)

This series is a heterogeneous collection of files including early deeds and family legal papers; biographical and genealogical information; two studies written by Ely while he was a student in Germany in the 1870s; correspondence; a file concerning the sale of Ely's library and personal papers; and scrapbooks. The file headings shown in the contents list below are generally descriptive of the contents of the series.

Biographical and genealogical information appears in several forms. Most significant are biographies of Richard T. Ely, his parents, and his brother. Written by Francis Mason Ely, these biographies contain numerous excerpts from early family letters which are not part of the collection. The file on Ely's library and personal papers (“Personalia”) includes an extensive inventory of the Ely library purchased by Louisiana State University. The correspondence is ceremonial in character and deals with the celebration of Ely's 80th birthday (1934). The twenty-five volumes of scrapbooks, roughly topical in organization, contain newspaper and magazine clippings and some ephemeral matter such as invitations, programs, and announcements. Major categories pertain to Ely's biography and family, social and professional interests and activities, research interests, and commendation and criticism. The latter category includes a good deal of material on the 1894 investigation into Ely's teachings instigated by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Oliver E. Wells.

Series F. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1894-1941 (Reel 190)

Formal portraits and snapshots of Ely, his family, and his associates at various stages of his career make up the majority of this series. Also included are interior and exterior photos of the Ely home in Madison's University Heights.

1991 ADDITIONS

The small quantity of additions received in 1991 consist primarily of family correspondence and miscellaneous professional papers, found in the household of Ely's second wife, Margaret Hahn Ely. The six boxes of these materials are not included in the microfilm publication.

Included is Ely family correspondence covering the period from 1845 to 1963, chronologically arranged. It primarily consists of letters to Ely from his parents, Ezra Theodore Ely and Harriet Gardner Mason Ely, and his first wife, Anna Morris Anderson Ely. Also included are letters to Anna Ely from her mother, Susan Morris Anderson Crenshaw, letters to and from Richard Sterling Ely and daughter-in-law Caroline Minor Ely, as well as a few letters from other friends and family members such as half sister Octavia Crenshaw. There are only a few personal letters written by Richard T. Ely.

A good portion of the family correspondence deals with day-to-day family life, especially the ongoing health problems of Anna Ely and the education, travel and early career of Richard Sterling Ely.

The nature of the professional correspondence in these additions is not explained by its special provenance, and it contains letters from some of the same correspondents noted with the previously described Ely Papers. The professional correspondence is chronologically arranged and included in the index. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this section are letters received by Ely from students enrolled in his courses in the Chautauqua College during the late 1880s and early 1890s, and examination papers for his Political Economy course taught there. Only a few carbons of Ely's outgoing letters are included, although several interesting items of this type touch on his departure from Johns Hopkins and his support for the School for Secretaries in Washington, D.C. in behalf of his son John Ely. Also included is some correspondence pertaining to his second marriage and the impact of that event on the Institute for Research in Land Economics. At the end of the professional correspondence are additional undated materials pertaining to the Chautauqua, Ely's personal finances, and his land holdings in University Heights.

Micro 924/Wis Mss MK
Series: Correspondence
Reel/Frame   191/238
Index To Correspondence
Reel   1
Box   1
1826-1888 February 8
Reel   2
Box   1
1888 February 9-28
Reel   2
Box   2
1888 March-1889 November
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Box   2
1889 December
Reel   3
Box   3
1890-1891 April
Reel   4
Box   3
1891 May-June
Reel   4
Box   4
1891 July-1892 February
Reel   5
Box   4
1892 March-April 14
Reel   5
Box   5
1892 April 15-November
Reel   6
Box   5
1892 December
Reel   6
Box   6
1893 January-August
Reel   7
Box   6
1893 September-December
Reel   7
Box   7
1894 January-May
Reel   8
Box   7
1894 June-August
Reel   8
Box   8
1894 September-December
Reel   9
Box   8
1895 January-April 16
Reel   9
Box   9
1895 April 17-July
Reel   10
Box   9
1895 August-December
Reel   10
Box   10
1896 January-February
Reel   11
Box   10
1896 March-December
Reel   11
Box   11
1897 January-February
Reel   12
Box   11
1897 March-December
Reel   12
Box   12
1898 January 1-19
Reel   13
Box   12
1898 January 20-October
Reel   14
Box   12
1898 November-December
Reel   14
Box   13
1899 January-August
Reel   15
Box   13
1899 September-October 19
Reel   15
Box   14
1899 October 20-December; circa 1899
Reel   15
Box   15
1900 January 1-10
Reel   16
Box   15
1900 January 11-April
Reel   17
Box   16
1900 May-August
Reel   18
Box   16
1900 September 1-15
Reel   18
Box   17
1900 October-December
Reel   19
Box   17
circa 1900
Reel   19
Box   18
1901 January-March
Reel   20
Box   18
1901 April 1-21
Reel   20
Box   19
1901 April 22-August 14
Reel   21
Box   19
1901 August 15-September 20
Reel   21
Box   20
1901 September 21-December
Reel   22
Box   20
circa 1901
Reel   22
Box   21
1902 January-May
Reel   23
Box   21
1902 June
Reel   23
Box   22
1902 July-October
Reel   24
Box   22
1902 November 1-15
Reel   24
Box   23
1902 November 16-1903 January
Reel   25
Box   23
1903 February 1-17
Reel   25
Box   24
1903 February 18-May 20
Reel   26
Box   24
1903 May 21-31
Reel   26
Box   25
1903 June-August 15
Reel   26
Box   26
1903 August 16-September 14
Reel   27
Box   26
1903 September 15-December; circa 1903
Reel   27
Box   27
1904 January-February 5
Reel   28
Box   27
1904 February 6-April 15
Reel   28
Box   28
1904 April 16-May
Reel   29
Box   28
1904 June-September 15
Reel   29
Box   29
1904 September 16-November
Reel   30
Box   29
1904 December; circa 1904
Reel   30
Box   30
1905 January-March 9
Reel   31
Box   30
1905 March 10-April 14
Reel   31
Box   31
1905 April 15-June
Reel   32
Box   31
1905 July-September
Reel   32
Box   32
1905 October-December 12
Reel   33
Box   32
1905 December 13-1906 January
Reel   33
Box   33
1906 February-April 12
Reel   34
Box   33
1906 April 13-June 11
Reel   34
Box   34
1906 June 12-August
Reel   35
Box   34
1906 September-October
Reel   35
Box   35
1906 November-1907 January
Reel   36
Box   35
1907 February-April
Reel   36
Box   36
1907 May-September
Reel   37
Box   36
1907 October-December; circa 1907
Reel   37
Box   37
1908 January-May 15
Reel   38
Box   37
1908 May 16-June
Reel   38
Box   38
1908 July-1909 February 15
Reel   39
Box   38
1909 February 16-March
Reel   39
Box   39
1909 April-August 19
Reel   40
Box   39
1909 August 20-September
Reel   40
Box   40
1909 October-1910 January 15
Reel   41
Box   40
1910 January 16-February 15
Reel   41
Box   41
1910 February 16-August
Reel   42
Box   42
1910 September-1911 January
Reel   42
Box   43
1911 February-1911 March
Reel   43
Box   43
1911 April-December; circa 1911
Reel   43
Box   44
1912 January-February
Reel   44
Box   44
1912 March-June 12
Reel   44
Box   45
1912 June 13-24
Reel   45
Box   45
1912 June 25-November 26
Reel   46
Box   45
1912 November 27-30
Reel   46
Box   46
1912 December-1913 February 15
Reel   47
Box   46
1913 February 17-March
Reel   47
Box   47
1913 April-August
Reel   48
Box   47
1913 September-October 14
Reel   48
Box   48
1913 October 15-1914 February 18
Reel   49
Box   48
1914 February 19-April 20
Reel   49
Box   49
1914 April 21-July
Reel   50
Box   49
1914 August-December 10
Reel   50
Box   50
1914 December 11-1915 January
Reel   51
Box   50
1915 February-April 17
Reel   51
Box   51
1915 April 18-June 15
Reel   52
Box   51
1915 June 16-September
Reel   52
Box   52
1915 October-November 9
Reel   53
Box   52
1915 November 10-1916 January 25
Reel   53
Box   53
1916 January 26-27
Reel   54
Box   53
1916 January 28-May 3
Reel   55
Box   53
1916 May 4-16
Reel   55
Box   54
1916 May 17-September 5
Reel   56
Box   54
1916 September 6-30
Reel   56
Box   55
1916 October-1917 January 5
Reel   57
Box   55
1917 January 6-February 20
Reel   57
Box   56
1917 February 21-June 11
Reel   58
Box   56
1917 June 12-30
Reel   58
Box   57
1917 July-November
Reel   59
Box   57
1917 December; circa 1917
Reel   59
Box   58
1918 January-February
Reel   60
Box   58
1918 March 1-17
Reel   60
Box   59
1918 March 18-May 6
Reel   61
Box   59
1918 May 7-10
Reel   61
Box   60
1918 May 11-July 18
Reel   62
Box   60
1918 July 19-31
Reel   62
Box   61
1918 August-October 6
Reel   63
Box   61
1918 October 7-10
Reel   63
Box   62
1918 October 11-November 1
Reel   64
Box   63
1918 November 2-December 3
Reel   64
Box   64
1918 December 4-12
Reel   65
Box   64
1918 December 13-1919 January 23
Reel   65
Box   65
1919 January 24
Reel   66
Box   65
1919 January 25-March 23
Reel   67
Box   65
1919 March 24
Reel   67
Box   66
1919 March 25-June 12
Reel   68
Box   67
1919 June 13-September
Reel   68
Box   68
1919 October 1-10
Reel   69
Box   68
1919 October 11-December; circa 1919
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Box   69
1920 January 1-10
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Box   69
1920 January 11-April 23
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Box   70
1920 April 14-23
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Box   70
1920 April 24-July
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Box   71
1920 August 1-9
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Box   71
1920 August 10-October 29
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Box   72
1920 October 30-November 5
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Box   72
1920 November 6-1921 January 24
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Box   73
1921 January 25-February 15
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Box   73
1921 February 16-April
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Box   74
1921 May 1-20
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Box   74
1921 May 21-July
Reel   75
Box   75
1921 August
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Box   75
1921 September-November 10
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Box   76
1921 November 11-December; circa 1921
Reel   77
Box   77
1922 January-March 14
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Box   77
1922 March 15-28
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Box   78
1922 March 29-May 18
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Box   78
1922 May 19-31
Reel   79
Box   79
1922 May 19-August 2
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Box   79
1922 August 3-22
Reel   80
Box   80
1922 August 23-October 20
Reel   81
Box   80
1922 October 21-November 8
Reel   81
Box   81
1922 November 9-December 25
Reel   82
Box   81
1922 December 26-1923 January 8
Reel   82
Box   82
1923 January 9-February 15
Reel   83
Box   82
1923 February 16-28
Reel   83
Box   83
1923 March-May 15
Reel   84
Box   83
1923 May 16-June 4
Reel   84
Box   84
1923 June 5-August 14
Reel   85
Box   84
1923 August 15-23
Reel   85
Box   85
1923 August 24-December 12
Reel   85
Box   86
1923 December 13-17
Reel   86
Box   86
1923 December 18-1924 March 20
Reel   87
Box   86
1924 March 21-22
Reel   87
Box   87
1924 March 23-May 29
Reel   88
Box   88
1924 May 30-August
Reel   88
Box   89
1924 September 1-2
Reel   89
Box   89
1924 September 3-November 20
Reel   90
Box   89
1924 November 21-25
Reel   90
Box   90
1924 November 26-1925 February 15
Reel   91
Box   90
1925 February 16-20
Reel   91
Box   91
1925 February 21-May 6
Reel   92
Box   91
1925 May 7-14
Reel   92
Box   92
1925 May 15-July 8
Reel   93
Box   92
1925 July 9-14
Reel   93
Box   93
1925 July 15-September 16
Reel   94
Box   94
1925 September 17-November 28
Reel   94
Box   95
1925 November 29-December 2
Reel   95
Box   95
1925 December 3-1926 January
Reel   95
Box   96
1926 February 1-9
Reel   96
Box   96
1926 February 10-April 11
Reel   96
Box   97
1926 April 12
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Box   97
1926 April 13-May 25
Reel   97
Box   98
1926 May 26-June 4
Reel   98
Box   98
1926 June 5-August 2
Reel   98
Box   99
1926 August 3-September 2
Reel   99
Box   99
1926 September 3-October 7
Reel   99
Box   100
1926 October 8-November 20
Reel   100
Box   100
1926 November 21-December 14
Reel   100
Box   101
1926 December 15-1927 January 27
Reel   101
Box   101
1927 January 28-February 13
Reel   101
Box   102
1927 February 14-April 28
Reel   102
Box   102
1927 April 29-May 6
Reel   102
Box   103
1927 May 7-July 24
Reel   102
Box   104
1927 July 25-31
Reel   103
Box   104
1927 August-October 25
Reel   103
Box   105
1927 October 26-November 17
Reel   104
Box   105
1927 November 18-1928 January 6
Reel   104
Box   106
1927 January 7-1928 February 6
Reel   105
Box   106
1928 February 7-March 11
Reel   105
Box   107
1928 March 12-April 16
Reel   106
Box   107
1928 April 17-30
Reel   106
Box   108
1928 May-July
Reel   107
Box   109
1928 August-November 5
Reel   107
Box   110
1928 November 6-30
Reel   108
Box   110
1928 December-1929 January 19
Reel   108
Box   111
1929 January 20-March 11
Reel   109
Box   111
1929 March 12-April 13
Reel   109
Box   112
1929 April 14-June 13
Reel   110
Box   112
1929 June 14-17
Reel   110
Box   113
1929 June 18-August
Reel   110
Box   114
1929 September-October 10
Reel   111
Box   114
1929 October 11-November
Reel   111
Box   115
1929 December-1930 January 8
Reel   111
Box   116
1930 January 9
Reel   112
Box   116
1930 January 10-April 25
Reel   113
Box   116
1930 April 26-30
Reel   113
Box   117
1930 May-September
Reel   113
Box   118
1930 October-November 15
Reel   114
Box   118
1930 November 16-1931 June 22
Reel   114
Box   119
1931 June 23-September
Reel   115
Box   119
1931 October-1933
Reel   115
Box   120
1934-1938
Reel/Frame   116/1
Box   120
1939-1944; 1957; undated
Series: Diaries
Subseries: Manuscript
Reel/Frame   116/454
Box   121
Volume 1, 1902 January 17-December 31
Reel/Frame   116/520
Box   121
Volume 2, 1903 March 6-December 31
Reel/Frame   116/546
Box   121
Volume 3, 1904 January 1-December 10, and miscellaneous entries for 1889 and 1890
Reel/Frame   116/568
Box   121
Volume 4, 1904 March 15-December 27
Reel/Frame   116/621
Box   121
Volume 5, 1904? April 9-December 15
Reel/Frame   116/647
Box   121
Volume 6, 1905 January 9-December 28
Reel/Frame   116/682
Box   121
Volume 7, 1905 January 31-December 30
Reel/Frame   116/718
Box   121
Volume 8, 1906 February 1-December 31
Reel/Frame   116/787
Box   121
Volume 9, 1906 January 1-December 31
Reel/Frame   116/825
Box   121
Volume 10, 1907 January 4-December 30
Reel/Frame   116/894
Box   121
Volume 11, 1907 January 14-December 31
Reel/Frame   116/931
Box   121
Volume 12, 1908 January 1-December 28
Reel/Frame   116/1014
Box   121
Volume 13, 1909 January 4-December 21
Reel/Frame   117/1
Box   121
Volume 14, 1910 February 9-December 28
Reel/Frame   117/39
Box   121
Volume 15, 1911 January 18-December 31
Reel/Frame   117/100
Box   122
Volume 16, 1911 (Germany)
Reel/Frame   117/138
Box   122
Volume 17, 1912 January 10-December 28
Reel/Frame   117/214
Box   122
Volume 18, circa 1912 September (Europe)
Reel/Frame   117/246
Box   122
Volume 19, 1913 January 1-December 22
Reel/Frame   117/304
Box   122
Volume 20, 1914 January 8-December 28
Reel/Frame   117/371
Box   122
Volume 21, 1914 August (Vancouver and New Zealand)
Reel/Frame   117/393
Box   122
Volume 22, 1915 January 3-1916 January 2
Reel/Frame   117/501
Box   122
Volume 23, 1916 January 3-December 29
Reel/Frame   117/606
Box   122
Volume 24, 1918 January 1-December 31
Reel/Frame   117/717
Box   122
Volume 25, 1919 January 1-December 31
Reel/Frame   117/831
Box   122
Volume 26, 1920 January 1-September 1
Reel/Frame   117/890
Box   123
Volume 27, 1922 January 1-December 31
Reel/Frame   117/1001
Box   123
Volume 28, 1929 January 4-December 1
Subseries: Typewritten Extracts
Reel/Frame   117/1025
Box   123
1905 November 21-30 (“Southern trip”)
Reel/Frame   117/1033
Box   123
1907 January 4-February 27
Reel/Frame   118/1
Box   123
1908 January 1-February 29
Reel/Frame   118/103
Box   123
1908 January 1-April 1 (“personal”)
Reel/Frame   118/155
Box   123
1908 March 1-April 30
Reel/Frame   118/256
Box   123
1908 April 1-May 31
Reel/Frame   118/300
Box   123
1908 May 1-June 30
Reel/Frame   118/362
Box   123
1908 June 4-18 (“personal”)
Reel/Frame   118/367
Box   123
1908 July 1-August 19
Reel/Frame   118/414
Box   123
1908 October 1-December 26
Reel/Frame   118/514
Box   123
1909 January 4-March 31
Reel/Frame   118/598
Box   123
1909 January 4-June 24
Reel/Frame   118/643
Box   123
1909 April 1-December 15
Reel/Frame   118/919
Box   124
1912 March 9-June 25
Reel/Frame   118/1023
Box   124
1913 May 5-June 13
Reel/Frame   119/1
Box   124
1913 June 14-July 22
Reel/Frame   119/54
Box   124
1913 August 13-21 (Germany)
Reel/Frame   119/84
Box   124
1914 January 1-December 23
Reel/Frame   119/173
Box   124
1915 January 12-March 25
Reel/Frame   119/236
Box   124
1916 January 17-October 3
Reel/Frame   119/398
Box   124
1917 March 23-1918 January 8
Reel/Frame   119/532
Box   124
1921 April 7-1924 October 23
Reel/Frame   120/1
Box   125
1924 October 23-1930 May 2
Series: Teaching and Research Files
Subseries: Writings, 1876-1942
Bibliography
Reel/Frame   120/216
Box   126
Works Written by Ely
Reel/Frame   120/341
Box   127
Works Edited and Works for which Ely Wrote Introductions
Micro 924/Mss 411
Articles and Addresses
Alphabetical File
Reel/Frame   121/1
Box/Folder   1/1
“Activities of the IRLE,” 1930 May 16
Reel/Frame   121/28
Box/Folder   1/1
“Adam Smith,” 1897, circa 1932
Reel/Frame   121/37
Box/Folder   1/1
“Address to the Graduating Class, Washington School for Secretaries,” 1930 June 27
Reel/Frame   121/45
Box/Folder   1/1
Addresses, Miscellaneous
Reel/Frame   121/78
Box/Folder   1/1
“Adjusting the Tax Burden to the Tax Paying Ability of the Tax Bearer,” 1931 November
Reel/Frame   121/112
Box/Folder   1/2
“Administration,” 1886 December
Reel/Frame   121/195
Box/Folder   1/2
“Administration of the City of Berlin,” 1882 March
Reel/Frame   121/198
Box/Folder   1/2
“Advantages of Public Ownership and Management of Natural Monopolies,” 1901 March
Reel/Frame   121/221
Box/Folder   1/2
“Advisability of State Supervision of Real Estate Mortgage Bonds and the Development of Uniformity in Appraisal Procedure in Construction Projects,” 1926 November 30
Reel/Frame   121/237
Box/Folder   1/2
After Dinner Speeches, 1900, 1901
Reel/Frame   121/248
Box/Folder   1/2
“Age and Efficiency,” circa 1928
Reel/Frame   121/263
Box/Folder   1/2
“Agricultural Relief and Urban Land,” 1933 March 28
Reel/Frame   121/269
Box/Folder   1/3
“Amana: A Study of Survival in Christian Communism,” 1902 October
Reel/Frame   121/348
Box/Folder   1/3
“America, the Land of Joy,” 1926 January
Reel/Frame   121/356
Box/Folder   1/3
“American Academy of Real Estate,” 1933 February 21
Reel/Frame   121/360
Box/Folder   1/3
“American Colleges and German Universities,” 1880 July
Reel/Frame   121/368
Box/Folder   1/3
American Construction Council (speech to)
Reel/Frame   121/392
Box/Folder   1/3
“American Economic Association, 1885-1909: An Historical Sketch,” 1909 December
Reel/Frame   121/539
Box/Folder   1/4
“The American Economic Association,” circa 1886
Reel/Frame   121/542
Box/Folder   1/4
“An American Land Policy,” 1912
Reel/Frame   121/564
Box/Folder   1/4
“American Labor Organizations,” 1887 January
Reel/Frame   121/592
Box/Folder   1/4
“Anarchy,” 1893
Reel/Frame   121/634
Box/Folder   1/4
“Aspects of the Larger Conflict”
Reel/Frame   121/655
Box/Folder   1/5
“Benjamin Franklin, Founder and Pilot”
Reel/Frame   121/660
Box/Folder   1/5
“Beschreibung von Guetern in der Naehe von Frankfurt A/M Besichtigt,“ 1913 July
Reel/Frame   121/673
Box/Folder   1/5
“Besichtigung von Verschiedenen Anstalten in Muenchen,” 1913 August
Reel/Frame   121/678
Box/Folder   1/5
“Beware Another Land Boom,” 1924 November
Reel/Frame   121/745
Box/Folder   1/5
“Bibliography of Political Economy,” 1907 January 17
Reel/Frame   121/753
Box/Folder   1/5
“The Billion Dollar Steel Trust: An Analysis,” 1901 August
Reel/Frame   121/773
Box/Folder   1/5
“Blue Eagle, Spread Your Wings,” 1933 October
Reel/Frame   121/792
Box/Folder   2/1
Bohn, Frank, comments for radio talks, 1933 September
Reel/Frame   121/795
Box/Folder   2/1
“Bolshevism,” 1920
Reel/Frame   121/925
Box/Folder   2/1
Book Reviews by Ely
Reel/Frame   121/1022
Box/Folder   2/1
Books to be reviewed in the Town Crier
Reel/Frame   121/1027
Box/Folder   2/1
“Bread and Circuses,” 1934 October 18
Reel/Frame   121/1033
Box/Folder   2/1
“Budget Controversy in Congress,” 1932 July
Reel/Frame   121/1047
Box/Folder   2/1
“Budget - Family and Individual,” 1932 July
Reel/Frame   122/1
Box/Folder   2/1
“The Building and Loan Association,” 1923 December
Reel/Frame   122/5
Box/Folder   2/1
“The Building Industry and its Needs: a Program” (an address prepared for Harry A. Wheeler), 1930 May
Reel/Frame   122/18
Box/Folder   2/1
“Business, the University and the State,” 1916 February 18
Reel/Frame   122/23
Box/Folder   2/2
“Can Capital Prosper with Labor Idle,” 1933 April
Reel/Frame   122/31
Box/Folder   2/2
“Certain Psychological Aspects of Industrial Evolution,” 1904
Reel/Frame   122/99
Box/Folder   2/3
“The Changing Mind in the Changing World,” 1931 May 5
Reel/Frame   122/125
Box/Folder   2/3
“Chicago, the Public Utility Capital of the U.S.,” 1928 April
Reel/Frame   122/133
Box/Folder   2/3
“The Child's Paradise: the Story of Radburn,” 1930 February 27
Reel/Frame   122/139
Box/Folder   2/3
“Christian Self Sacrifice vs. Asceticism”
Reel/Frame   122/294
Box/Folder   2/3
“Christian Social Service,” 1922 March 21
Reel/Frame   122/298
Box/Folder   2/3
“Christianity as a Social Force,” 1893
Reel/Frame   122/323
Box/Folder   2/3
“Christianity's Foundation: A Common Sense View of the Old Testament,” circa 1895
Reel/Frame   122/326
Box/Folder   2/3
“The Church and the Labor Movement”
Reel/Frame   122/369
Box/Folder   2/4
“City and Country: They Must Pull Together and Not Apart if They Are to Prosper,” 1925 February 21
Reel/Frame   122/397
Box/Folder   2/4
The City Housing Corporation (articles describing)
Reel/Frame   122/453
Box/Folder   2/4
“The City Housing Corporation and Sunnyside,” 1926 April
Reel/Frame   122/463
Box/Folder   2/4
“The City of the Future”
Reel/Frame   122/505
Box/Folder   2/4
“Closed Circles of Economic Relationships as Sources of Surplus Gains,” 1931
Reel/Frame   122/571
Box/Folder   2/4
“Collection of Old Deeds and Records,” circa 1931
Reel/Frame   122/610
Box/Folder   2/5
“A College Course in Political Economy,” 1903 February
Reel/Frame   122/627
Box/Folder   2/5
“Competition in the New Era,” 1923 February
Reel/Frame   122/674
Box/Folder   2/5
“Competition, Its Nature, Its Permanency, and Its Beneficence,” 1900 December 27
Reel/Frame   122/715
Box/Folder   2/5
“Conservation and Economic Theory,” 1915 December
Reel/Frame   122/770
Box/Folder   2/5
“Conservation in War Time,” 1917 November 20
Reel/Frame   122/777
Box/Folder   3/1
“Cooperation in America,” 1886
Reel/Frame   122/857
Box/Folder   3/1
“Corporations,” circa 1887
Reel/Frame   122/920
Box/Folder   3/1
“Cost and Income in Land Utilization”
Reel/Frame   122/1002
Box/Folder   3/1
Country Gentlemen Articles
Reel/Frame   122/1023
Box/Folder   3/1
“Currency”
Reel/Frame   123/1
Box/Folder   3/2
“Data Necessary for Forecasting Land Values with Special Emphasis on Farm Lands,” 1923 December 28
Reel/Frame   123/67
Box/Folder   3/2
“Debt Readjustment Vs. Liquidation of the Corn Belt,” 1926 April
Reel/Frame   123/79
Box/Folder   3/2
“A Decade of Economic Theory,” 1899 December 14
Reel/Frame   123/137
Box/Folder   3/2
“A Decade of Social Progress,” 1891 March
Reel/Frame   123/146
Box/Folder   3/2
“The Decline of Authority and the Problem of Leadership,” 1918 May 13
Reel/Frame   123/157
Box/Folder   3/2
“Depreciation and How to Finance It”
Reel/Frame   123/160
Box/Folder   3/2
“The Depression and the One Hundred and Fifty Year Plan,” 1931 December 10
Reel/Frame   123/184
Box/Folder   3/2
“The Development of Economics in Its Relation to the Problems of Government,” 1915 December 2
Reel/Frame   123/241
Box/Folder   3/3
“Discussion of the Budget,” 1931 December 14
Reel/Frame   123/254
Box/Folder   3/3
“The Dole and the Job”
Reel/Frame   123/257
Box/Folder   3/3
Duluth Lectures, 1897
Reel/Frame   123/270
Box/Folder   3/3
“Economic and Social Aspects of Mormonism”
Reel/Frame   123/340
Box/Folder   3/3
“Economic & Social Science in Business Education”
Reel/Frame   123/350
Box/Folder   3/3
“An Economic Approach to the Reclamation of Blighted Areas”
Reel/Frame   123/383
Box/Folder   3/3
“Economic Aspects of Kentucky,” 1908 October 6
Reel/Frame   123/420
Box/Folder   3/3
“The Economic Foundations of Peace in the World”
Reel/Frame   123/424
Box/Folder   3/3
“Economic Ideas of the Middle Ages”
Reel/Frame   123/439
Box/Folder   3/3
“Economic Internationalism,” 1890 February
Reel/Frame   123/443
Box/Folder   3/3
“Economic Relationships of Construction,” 1927 December 1
Reel/Frame   123/467
Box/Folder   3/3
“Economic Revolution,” 1893 January
Reel/Frame   123/475
Box/Folder   3/4
“Economic Theory and Labor Legislation,” 1907 December 30
Reel/Frame   123/591
Box/Folder   3/4
“Economics -- A Science,” 1934 April
Reel/Frame   123/594
Box/Folder   3/4
“Economics and Social Science in Adult Education,” 1934
Reel/Frame   123/604
Box/Folder   3/4
“Economics and the Study of Law”
Reel/Frame   123/709
Box/Folder   3/4
“Economics in its Relation to Education and Legislation for the Improvement of Individual and National Welfare,” 1931
Reel/Frame   123/724
Box/Folder   3/4
“The Economics of Irrigation”
Reel/Frame   123/770
Box/Folder   3/5
“Economics of Real Estate,” 1923 July
Reel/Frame   123/781
Box/Folder   3/5
“Economics of Real Estate Securities”
Reel/Frame   123/785
Box/Folder   3/5
“Education and Research in Relation to the Future of Building and Loan Associations,” 1924 July
Reel/Frame   123/805
Box/Folder   3/5
“Education and Research in Their Relations to Public Utilities,” 1923 June 7
Reel/Frame   123/819
Box/Folder   3/5
“The Educational Policy of the Church,” 1894 July 28
Reel/Frame   123/901
Box/Folder   4/1
“The Educational Value of Political Economy”
Reel/Frame   123/1004
Box/Folder   4/1
“Equality and Equality of Opportunity,” 1906 December 10
Reel/Frame   124/1
Box/Folder   4/1
“Equality of Opportunity”
Reel/Frame   124/10
Box/Folder   4/1
“Essay on Adam Smith,” 1897
Reel/Frame   124/79
Box/Folder   4/1
“Everyman's Economics”
Reel/Frame   124/83
Box/Folder   4/1
“The Evils of Our Present Methods of Taxation,” 1901
Reel/Frame   124/103
Box/Folder   4/2
“The Evolution of Equality in American History,” 1934 October 19
Reel/Frame   124/108
Box/Folder   4/2
“The Evolution of Industrial Society,” 1897-1902
Reel/Frame   124/236
Box/Folder   4/2
“Excessive Constitutionalism”
Reel/Frame   124/278
Box/Folder   4/2
Extracts from Press Notices of the New School of Economics, “History and Public Law of the University of Wisconsin,” 1892 March
Reel/Frame   124/288
Box/Folder   4/3
“Farm Homes and Our National Welfare,” 1922 February 3
Reel/Frame   124/296
Box/Folder   4/3
“Farm Ownership and Tenancy with Special Consideration of the Lessons from British Tenure,” 1926 January 20
Reel/Frame   124/335
Box/Folder   4/3
“Farm Relief and Flood Control,” 1927 July 28
Reel/Frame   124/346
Box/Folder   4/3
“The Financial Conditions of Electric Railways from the Standpoint of the Political Economist,” 1924 March 4
Reel/Frame   124/413
Box/Folder   4/4
“Forces Affecting Municipally Owned Electric Plants in Wisconsin” (preface by Ely), 1930
Reel/Frame   124/416
Box/Folder   4/4
“Foreign Debts,” 1932 November 18
Reel/Frame   124/423
Box/Folder   4/4
“Forestry Act of 1927 of the Province of Ontario”
Reel/Frame   124/428
Box/Folder   4/4
“The Forward Look,” 1939 January
Reel/Frame   124/432
Box/Folder   4/4
“The French Protestant Association for the Practical Study of Social Questions,” 1892 June
Reel/Frame   124/439
Box/Folder   4/4
“Foundation and Early Influence of the American Economic Association,” 1935 April 2
Reel/Frame   124/449
Box/Folder   4/4
“Foundation for the Study of Construction Economics and the IRLE”
Reel/Frame   124/464
Box/Folder   4/4
“Foundations of Agricultural Prosperity,” 1920 September 16
Reel/Frame   124/503
Box/Folder   4/5
“The Founding and Early History of the American Economic Association,” 1935 December 27
Reel/Frame   124/550
Box/Folder   4/5
“Fraternalism vs. Paternalism,” 1898 March?
Reel/Frame   124/605
Box/Folder   4/5
“Frederick Denison Maurice,” 1888 July 11
Reel/Frame   124/671
Box/Folder   4/5
“Fundamental Beliefs in My Social Philosophy,” 1894 October
Reel/Frame   124/685
Box/Folder   4/6
“The Future Organization of Higher Education in the U.S.,” 1895 July 11
Reel/Frame   124/698
Box/Folder   4/6
“A Garden of Eden”
Reel/Frame   124/706
Box/Folder   4/6
“General Conceptions of Property in Economic Theory and Its Relation to Law”
Reel/Frame   124/722
Box/Folder   4/6
“German Cooperative Credit Unions,” 1881
Reel/Frame   124/734
Box/Folder   4/6
“Germany and the World War”
Reel/Frame   124/752
Box/Folder   4/6
“Give Him a Chance,” 1937 September
Reel/Frame   124/764
Box/Folder   4/6
“Gold vs. -- Wampum?”
Reel/Frame   124/770
Box/Folder   5/1
“Good Government and Good Business,” 1917, 1918
Reel/Frame   124/833
Box/Folder   5/1
“Government as an Employer,” 1935 September
Reel/Frame   124/840
Box/Folder   5/1
“Government in Business and the General Welfare,” 1931
Reel/Frame   124/862
Box/Folder   5/1
Grace Church Address, 1925 September 21
Reel/Frame   124/867
Box/Folder   5/1
“The Great Change: Work and Wealth in a New Age”
Reel/Frame   124/900
Box/Folder   5/1
“The Great European War Foretold, and the German Domination of Russia Graphically Described”
Reel/Frame   124/905
Box/Folder   5/1
“A Great Opportunity”
Reel/Frame   124/912
Box/Folder   5/2
“Greeley, Colorado: A Type of American Prosperity,” 1902, 1903
Reel/Frame   124/983
Box/Folder   5/3
“Hard Times,” 1894 December 13
Reel/Frame   124/1015
Box/Folder   5/3
“Hard Times -- Cure and Prevention,” 1931 May 11
Reel/Frame   124/1039
Box/Folder   5/3
“Hard Times in the U.S.,” 1932
Reel/Frame   124/1053
Box/Folder   5/3
“Hard Times, The Way In and the Way Out,” 1931 January 18
Reel/Frame   125/1
Box/Folder   5/3
“Herr Most in Baltimore,” 1883 March 2
Reel/Frame   125/36
Box/Folder   5/3
“Higher Education,” 1893 May 7
Reel/Frame   125/40
Box/Folder   5/3
“Higher Education and the Churches,” 1895 June 7
Reel/Frame   125/45
Box/Folder   5/3
“Higher Education of Women,” 1892 May 28
Reel/Frame   125/47
Box/Folder   5/3
“How do Economic Limitations of Poorer Agricultural Sections Affect Social Conditions,” 1926 November 22
Reel/Frame   125/68
Box/Folder   5/3
“How Should Political Economy Be Taught to the Rising Generation?” 1889 November 2
Reel/Frame   125/70
Box/Folder   5/3
“How to Avert Strikes,” 1901 August 3
Reel/Frame   125/83
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“Idle Hands,” 1934 January
Reel/Frame   125/108
Box/Folder   5/4
“Immortality,” 1927 April 12
Reel/Frame   125/114
Box/Folder   5/4
“The Improvement of Municipal Government,” 1890 October 9
Reel/Frame   125/116
Box/Folder   5/4
“In the Short Run,” 1933 February
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Box/Folder   5/4
“Increasing Public Expenditures,” 1933 January
Reel/Frame   125/129
Box/Folder   5/4
“Individual Fortunes”
Reel/Frame   125/220
Box/Folder   5/4
“Industrial Betterment,” 1902 September
Reel/Frame   125/225
Box/Folder   5/4
“Industrial Democracy in American History,” 1905, 1906
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Box/Folder   5/5
“Industrial Liberty,” 1901 December 27
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Box/Folder   5/5
“Industrial Problems,” 1904 September
Reel/Frame   125/439
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“Industrial Questions of the Day”
Reel/Frame   125/449
Box/Folder   5/5
“Industrial Situation: Utopian Aspirations”
Reel/Frame   125/451
Box/Folder   5/5
“Inheritance of Property,” 1934 October 29
Reel/Frame   125/458
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Institute for Research in Land Economics (addresses on)
Reel/Frame   125/511
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“Institute for Research in Land Economics,” 1924 July
Reel/Frame   125/515
Box/Folder   5/6
“Institute for Research in Land Economics,” 1927 June
Reel/Frame   125/533
Box/Folder   5/6
“Institutional Economics,” 1931 December 29
Reel/Frame   125/539
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“Is Prosperity Returning?” 1932 October
Reel/Frame   125/602
Box/Folder   5/6
“The Islands of Safety in the New Age”
Reel/Frame   125/611
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“A Job for Everyone”
Reel/Frame   125/638
Box/Folder   5/7
“Johns Hopkins University,” 1882 August 24
Reel/Frame   125/641
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“Karl Marx and Technocracy,” 1933 February
Reel/Frame   125/644
Box/Folder   5/7
“Labor as Treated in the Report of the Industrial Commission,” 1902 November
Reel/Frame   125/701
Box/Folder   5/7
“The Labor Movement & International Peace,” 1896 April
Reel/Frame   125/706
Box/Folder   6/1
Lambda Alpha (address to)
Reel/Frame   125/726
Box/Folder   6/1
Land Economics (various addresses), 1926-1933
Reel/Frame   125/838
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“Land Economics and Business Executives,” 1921 December
Reel/Frame   125/867
Box/Folder   6/2
“Land Economics and Geography,” 1922 December 27
Reel/Frame   125/884
Box/Folder   6/2
“Land Economics and the Real Estate Dealer,” 1925 July 31
Reel/Frame   125/896
Box/Folder   6/2
“Land Economics as a Science and Real Estate Business as a Profession,” 1927, 1929
Reel/Frame   125/941
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land Economics Association” (letter to), 1931-1932
Reel/Frame   125/952
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land Economics in Its Relation to Building and Loan Associations,” 1924 December 8
Reel/Frame   125/970
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land Income,” 1928
Reel/Frame   125/985
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land, Labor and Taxation,” 1887-1888
Reel/Frame   125/997
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land Planning and Education,” 1929 December 30
Reel/Frame   125/1009
Box/Folder   6/3
“A Land Policy for Wisconsin”
Reel/Frame   125/1027
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land Problems and the Cost of Living,” 1920
Reel/Frame   125/1030
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land Settlement in the United States,” 1925 January 7
Reel/Frame   125/1054
Box/Folder   6/3
“Land Settlement Problems and Home Ownership,” 1919, 1920
Reel/Frame   126/1
Box/Folder   6/4
“Land Speculation,” 1920 July
Reel/Frame   126/10
Box/Folder   6/4
“Land Tenure,” 1939
Reel/Frame   126/133
Box/Folder   6/4
“Land Tenure: Economic and Agrarian Aspects,” 1928
Reel/Frame   126/158
Box/Folder   6/5
“Land Utilization,” 1926 October
Reel/Frame   126/258
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“Land Utilization: A National Policy Outlined,” 1922 May
Reel/Frame   126/274
Box/Folder   6/5
“Land Valuation and Our Agricultural Future,” 1924 November
Reel/Frame   126/304
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“Land Value Trends,” 1926 October
Reel/Frame   126/321
Box/Folder   6/6
“Landed Property as an Economic Concept and a Field of Research,” 1916 December 28
Reel/Frame   126/360
Box/Folder   6/6
“Landlord and Tenant Problems,” 1925 December
Reel/Frame   126/376
Box/Folder   6/6
“Large and Small Farms,” 1925 September
Reel/Frame   126/403
Box/Folder   6/6
“The Larger Aspects of Civil Service Reform,” 1894 April 26
Reel/Frame   126/423
Box/Folder   6/6
“The Law of Increased Public Expenditures Causes and Remedies,” 1932 December 15
Reel/Frame   126/429
Box/Folder   6/6
“Leadership in America,” 1917 September
Reel/Frame   126/446
Box/Folder   6/6
“Lessons to be Drawn from the Year's Labor Troubles,” 1901 December 28
Reel/Frame   126/463
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“Liberty, A Social Product,” 1897 January
Reel/Frame   126/475
Box/Folder   7/1
“The Life and Work of a Nobel Teacher: A Sketch of the Late Professor H.B. Adams,” 1901 September
Reel/Frame   126/481
Box/Folder   7/1
“Lower East Side: The New Frontier,” 1931 June
Reel/Frame   126/521
Box/Folder   7/1
“Luck and Chance,” 1934 January 8
Reel/Frame   126/538
Box/Folder   7/1
“Luck and Chance in Success and Failure,” 1921 May
Reel/Frame   126/545
Box/Folder   7/2
“Magnify Your Job: A Talk to Young People”
Reel/Frame   126/548
Box/Folder   7/2
“Making Men Good By Law,” 1933 December
Reel/Frame   126/556
Box/Folder   7/2
“Man and the Land,” 1919 March 8
Reel/Frame   126/568
Box/Folder   7/3
Miscellaneous Writings
Reel/Frame   126/619
Box/Folder   7/3
“Mr. Gregg's Contribution to Commercial Education”
Reel/Frame   126/630
Box/Folder   7/3
“Model Towns,” 1890 November 27
Reel/Frame   126/632
Box/Folder   7/4
“Modern Land Problems,” 1924 December 16
Reel/Frame   126/651
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“Modern Land Problems and the Farmers' Troubles,” 1926 May 7
Reel/Frame   126/669
Box/Folder   7/4
“Monopolies,” 1897 October 30
Reel/Frame   126/684
Box/Folder   7/4
“Movements and Trends in Land Values on Manhattan Island and In Greater New York”
Reel/Frame   126/729
Box/Folder   7/4
“Municipal Ownership,” 1903 December 1
Reel/Frame   126/841
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“Municipal Ownership of Natural Monopolies,” 1901 March
Reel/Frame   126/853
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“My Grandfather in Hard Times”
Reel/Frame   126/858
Box/Folder   7/4
“'Myself' by John R. Commons: A Contribution to the Understanding of America,” 1935
Reel/Frame   126/924
Box/Folder   7/5
“The National Agricultural Conference,” 1922
Reel/Frame   127/1
Box/Folder   7/5
“National Budget,” 1932 January
Reel/Frame   127/25
Box/Folder   7/5
“National Land Policy,” 1922 February
Reel/Frame   127/27
Box/Folder   7/5
“National Policy For Land Utilization,” 1922, 1923
Reel/Frame   127/130
Box/Folder   7/5
“NRA and the Farm Problem,” 1933 August 28
Reel/Frame   127/133
Box/Folder   7/6
“Natural Monopolies and Local Taxation,” 1889 January 8
Reel/Frame   127/144
Box/Folder   7/6
“Natural Monopolies and the Workingman,” 1894 March
Reel/Frame   127/239
Box/Folder   7/6
“Nature and Significance of Monopolies and Trusts” 1900 April
Reel/Frame   127/311
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“The Nature of Socialism”
Reel/Frame   127/326
Box/Folder   7/6
“The Needs of the City,” 1889 December 4
Reel/Frame   127/336
Box/Folder   7/6
“Neglected Aspects of Municipal Reform,” 1897 December 18
Reel/Frame   127/353
Box/Folder   7/6
“The New Economic World and the New Economics,” 1929 November
Reel/Frame   127/363
Box/Folder   7/6
“The New Economics,” 1932 November 28
Reel/Frame   127/367
Box/Folder   7/6
“New Housing Methods,” 1929 September 19
Reel/Frame   127/391
Box/Folder   7/6
New International Encyclopedia (articles for), 1903
Reel/Frame   127/393
Box/Folder   7/6
“New Public Domain of Tax Delinquent Lands”
Reel/Frame   127/395
Box/Folder   8/1
New York Times article, 1932
Reel/Frame   127/589
Box/Folder   8/1
“The Newest New Economics”
Reel/Frame   127/593
Box/Folder   8/1
“The Next Thing in Social Reform,” 1891 April 23
Reel/Frame   127/597
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“Objections to Socialism,” 1901 January
Reel/Frame   127/637
Box/Folder   8/2
“Organization and Purposes of the Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities,” 1924 April
Reel/Frame   127/659
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“Our Day”
Reel/Frame   127/678
Box/Folder   8/2
“Our Foreign Debts,” 1932 December
Reel/Frame   127/681
Box/Folder   8/2
“Our Point of View”
Reel/Frame   127/723
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“Oyster Culture,” circa 1889
Reel/Frame   127/746
Box/Folder   8/3
“Parsimony in Public Finance”
Reel/Frame   127/843
Box/Folder   8/3
“The Passing of Laissez-Faire,” 1912 February
Reel/Frame   127/868
Box/Folder   8/3
“Past and Present of Political Economy,” 1939 December 1
Reel/Frame   127/919
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“Pauperism in the United States,” 1891 April
Reel/Frame   127/935
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“The Peace Time Army”
Reel/Frame   127/942
Box/Folder   8/4
“Pelzer: A Modern Instance of Enlightened Absolutism,” 1902 June
Reel/Frame   127/971
Box/Folder   8/4
The People's Money (articles for)
Reel/Frame   127/982
Box/Folder   8/4
“The Personal Elements of Business”
Reel/Frame   127/990
Box/Folder   8/4
“Philanthropy,” 1887 March 9
Reel/Frame   127/1013
Box/Folder   8/4
“The Place of Economic Research in a Housing Foundation,” 1930 February 18
Reel/Frame   127/1026
Box/Folder   8/4
“Place of Economics in Secondary Education,” 1900 September
Reel/Frame   127/1047
Box/Folder   8/4
“Place of Research in Graduate Training,” 1927 June 16
Reel/Frame   128/1
Box/Folder   8/4
“A Planned Economic Life,” 1933 April
Reel/Frame   128/31
Box/Folder   8/5
“A Plea for an American Aristocracy”
Reel/Frame   128/163
Box/Folder   8/5
“Points to Be Considered in the Investigation of Landed Property,” 1917
Reel/Frame   128/332
Box/Folder   8/6
“Policy and Population,” 1925 March
Reel/Frame   128/347
Box/Folder   8/6
“Political Economy in America,” 1887 February
Reel/Frame   128/355
Box/Folder   8/6
“Political Economy in the High School,” 1895 March
Reel/Frame   128/358
Box/Folder   8/6
“Political Economy in the Schools of the South,” 1904, 1905
Reel/Frame   128/393
Box/Folder   8/6
“Population and Food Supply,” 1922 December 28
Reel/Frame   128/401
Box/Folder   8/6
“The Population Bugaboo,” 1925 May 16
Reel/Frame   128/403
Box/Folder   9/1
“Possibilities of Social Reform,” 1902 December 13
Reel/Frame   128/421
Box/Folder   9/1
“The Possibility of Adjusting Supply to Demand,” 1932
Reel/Frame   128/460
Box/Folder   9/1
“Practical Approach to the World,” 1927-1930
Reel/Frame   128/616
Box/Folder   9/1
“Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition,” 1942 December
Reel/Frame   128/639
Box/Folder   9/1
“Price and Prosperity,” 1922 November 20
Reel/Frame   128/668
Box/Folder   9/2
“The Price of Industrial Progress,” 1905 November
Reel/Frame   128/701
Box/Folder   9/2
“The Price of Progress,” 1922 June
Reel/Frame   128/728
Box/Folder   9/2
“Prince Peter Alexeyevich Kropotkin, The Idealist of Anarchism,” 1934 May 28
Reel/Frame   128/733
Box/Folder   9/2
“The Principle of Proportionality in Production”
Reel/Frame   128/739
Box/Folder   9/2
“Prisoners and Captives,” 1892 August 16
Reel/Frame   128/936
Box/Folder   9/3
“Private and Public Colonization or Organized Settlement of the Land,” 1923 February 20
Reel/Frame   128/960
Box/Folder   9/3
“The Private Colonization of Land,” 1922 March
Reel/Frame   128/979
Box/Folder   9/3
“Private Colonization of the Land,” 1918 June
Reel/Frame   129/1
Box/Folder   9/3
“The Problem of Modern Democracy,” 1931 May 14
Reel/Frame   129/22
Box/Folder   9/3
“Professor Adolph Wagner”
Reel/Frame   129/29
Box/Folder   9/3
“Professor Richard T. Ely Makes a Personal Statement In Reply to the Accusation Affecting His Conduct As a University Professor,” 1894 August 15
Reel/Frame   129/32
Box/Folder   9/3
“A Program for Labor Reform,” 1890 April
Reel/Frame   129/50
Box/Folder   9/3
“Progress in Planned Utilization of Land,” circa 1936
Reel/Frame   129/79
Box/Folder   9/4
“The Progress of Socialism,” 1891 February 5
Reel/Frame   129/99
Box/Folder   9/4
“The Progress of Socialism Since 1893,” 1899
Reel/Frame   129/113
Box/Folder   9/4
“Progressivism, True or False -- An Outline,” 1915 February
Reel/Frame   129/134
Box/Folder   9/4
“The Proper Aims of Schools of Economics and Politics,” 1892 May 19
Reel/Frame   129/136
Box/Folder   9/4
“Proportionality in Production,” 1935 June 10
Reel/Frame   129/141
Box/Folder   9/4
“Proposed Law to Limit Real Estate Taxation in New York to 1 3/4%”
Reel/Frame   129/146
Box/Folder   9/4
“Proposed Survey of Assessed and True Value of Property in New York,” 1932 August 10
Reel/Frame   129/159
Box/Folder   9/4
“The Proposed Tax Exemption of Mortgage Interest As a Solution of the Housing Problem,” 1921
Reel/Frame   129/171
Box/Folder   9/4
“Public Control of Corporations,” 1901 February
Reel/Frame   129/177
Box/Folder   9/5
“Public Education, An Essential Element of American Democracy,” 1904 July
Reel/Frame   129/185
Box/Folder   9/5
“Public Ownership Compared with Public Control,” 1903
Reel/Frame   129/223
Box/Folder   9/5
“Public Ownership of Public Utilities,” 1917 March 24
Reel/Frame   129/235
Box/Folder   9/5
“Public Works in Municipalities,” 1889 April 19
Reel/Frame   129/257
Box/Folder   9/5
“Pullman: A Social Study,” 1885 February
Reel/Frame   129/293
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“Radburn,” 1934 April
Reel/Frame   129/307
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“Railway Economics and Land Economics: Their Relations,” 1923 January
Reel/Frame   129/309
Box/Folder   10/1
“The Real Estate Business as a Profession,” 1918-1921
Reel/Frame   129/495
Box/Folder   10/1
“Real Estate Education,” 1924 December 1
Reel/Frame   129/502
Box/Folder   10/1
“Real Estate Education in the Future,” 1925 June 24
Reel/Frame   129/516
Box/Folder   10/1
“Real Estate in the Business Cycle,” 1932 March
Reel/Frame   129/522
Box/Folder   10/2
“Real Estate in the Depression, the Way in and the Way Out,” 1932 June 22
Reel/Frame   129/534
Box/Folder   10/2
Real Estate Luncheon Talk, 1932 September 13
Reel/Frame   129/546
Box/Folder   10/2
“Real Estate Mortgages and the Way Out,” 1934 January 16
Reel/Frame   129/583
Box/Folder   10/2
“Reasons for the Encouragement of the Investigation of Landed Property by Land Owners”
Reel/Frame   129/603
Box/Folder   10/2
“Recollections of the Life and Work of Simon N. Patten,” 1923 December 29
Reel/Frame   129/629
Box/Folder   10/2
“Recommendations as to the Wisconsin Real Estate Tax Law Changes,” 1934 May 2
Reel/Frame   129/688
Box/Folder   10/2
“Reconstruction Finance Corporation”
Reel/Frame   129/693
Box/Folder   10/3
“Recovery Program for a State,” 1934 August
Reel/Frame   129/696
Box/Folder   10/3
“Recreational Land and the Farmer,” 1925 April 15
Reel/Frame   129/713
Box/Folder   10/3
“Reforms in Taxation,” 1901 January
Reel/Frame   129/734
Box/Folder   10/3
“The Relation Between Race Progress and Social Progress”
Reel/Frame   129/763
Box/Folder   10/3
“The Relation of the Church to Education in the Diocese of Milwaukee,” 1897
Reel/Frame   129/779
Box/Folder   10/4
“The Relation of the Engineer to Land Economics,” 1925 October
Reel/Frame   129/785
Box/Folder   10/4
“The Relation of the Teacher to the Labor Movement”
Reel/Frame   129/868
Box/Folder   10/4
“Religion as a Social Force,” 1897 July
Reel/Frame   129/875
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“The Religious Press and the Labor Movement,” 1902 September 3
Reel/Frame   129/878
Box/Folder   10/4
“Remarks by RTE on the Occasion of the Celebration of His 80th Birthday,” 1934 April 15
Reel/Frame   129/894
Box/Folder   10/4
“Remarks on the Scope of Land Economics,” 1927 December 27
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Box/Folder   10/4
“Remarks on the Work of Doctor H.B. Adams,” 1901 February 22
Reel/Frame   129/909
Box/Folder   10/4
“Report of the Committee on Text Books to the U.S. League of Local Building and Loan Associations,” 1924 July 24
Reel/Frame   129/923
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“Report on Irrigation,” 1904 September 19
Reel/Frame   129/977
Box/Folder   10/4
“Research and the Housing Situation,” 1926 April
Reel/Frame   129/992
Box/Folder   10/4
“Response of RTE at Unveiling of Ely Portrait, University of Wisconsin,” 1924 May 9
Reel/Frame   129/1003
Box/Folder   10/4
“Retrospect -- Economics and Culture,” 1935
Reel/Frame   129/1025
Box/Folder   10/5
“The Rise of the Science of Statistics in Germany”
Reel/Frame   130/1
Box/Folder   10/5
“Robber Taxes,” 1924 July 12
Reel/Frame   130/46
Box/Folder   10/5
“Russian Land Reform,” 1916 March
Reel/Frame   130/53
Box/Folder   10/5
Rutgers Town (testimony at hearing on application for loan), 1934 May 22
Reel/Frame   130/64
Box/Folder   10/6
School of Land Economics
Reel/Frame   130/69
Box/Folder   10/6
“The Science of Wealth,” 1901 June
Reel/Frame   130/78
Box/Folder   10/6
“Scientific Research in Public Finance and Taxation...,” 1930 May 16
Reel/Frame   130/95
Box/Folder   10/6
Secretarial Manual (introduction by Ely)
Reel/Frame   130/138
Box/Folder   10/6
“Self Interest”
Reel/Frame   130/146
Box/Folder   10/6
“Senior's Theory of Monopoly,” 1899 December 27
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Box/Folder   10/6
“Should the University of Wisconsin Aim to Attract Students From Every Part of the U.S. and Even From Foreign Countries?” 1903 February
Reel/Frame   130/198
Box/Folder   10/6
“The Single Tax,” 1890 December 25
Reel/Frame   130/212
Box/Folder   11/1
“The Single Tax Versus the Lure of Prosperity in the Settlement of Northern Wisconsin”
Reel/Frame   130/242
Box/Folder   11/1
“Sir Charles D'Avenant, His Life and Economic Works”
Reel/Frame   130/311
Box/Folder   11/1
“A Sketch of the Life and Service of H.B. Adams,” 1902 February 5
Reel/Frame   130/369
Box/Folder   11/1
“Smaller and Better Taxes,” 1929 November
Reel/Frame   130/372
Box/Folder   11/1
“Social Aspects of Christianity,” 1888
Reel/Frame   130/385
Box/Folder   11/1
“Social Aspects of Insurance,” 1899 February
Reel/Frame   130/422
Box/Folder   11/1
“Social Law of Service,” 1895 June 25
Reel/Frame   130/455
Box/Folder   11/1
“Social Message of Christianity,” 1898 July 10
Reel/Frame   130/475
Box/Folder   11/1
“Social Observations in Germany,” 1892
Reel/Frame   130/487
Box/Folder   11/1
“Social Progress,” 1897
Reel/Frame   130/505
Box/Folder   11/1
“Social Progress,” 1901 May
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“Social Progress,” 1903
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“Social Progress,” 1905
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“Social Reconstruction”
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“Social Reforms Versus War,” 1896 June
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“The Social Significance of the Lord's Supper”
Reel/Frame   130/803
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“Social Studies in Europe,” 1889 December
Reel/Frame   130/809
Box/Folder   11/3
“The Social Theory of Property,” 1922 May 24
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“Socialism,” 1886 February
Reel/Frame   130/864
Box/Folder   11/3
“Socialism at Its Best,” 1934 February 16
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Box/Folder   11/4
“Socialism, Religious, Ethical and Materialistic,” 1902 November 20
Reel/Frame   130/902
Box/Folder   11/4
“Socialism -- What Is It?” 1934 April
Reel/Frame   130/906
Box/Folder   11/4
“Soil Deterioration and Public Land Policy,” 1926 February
Reel/Frame   130/917
Box/Folder   11/4
“Some Aspects of the World's Crises”
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Box/Folder   11/4
“Some Ethical Aspects of Ownership,” 1902 February
Reel/Frame   130/949
Box/Folder   11/4
“Some Recent Theories on the States of Economic Development,” 1906 December 27
Reel/Frame   130/957
Box/Folder   11/4
“Something for Nothing,” 1934 October 18
Reel/Frame   130/963
Box/Folder   11/4
“Sound Economic Foundations Essential in All Plans for Improved Housing”
Reel/Frame   130/972
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Southern Trip (notes from various addresses), 1905 November
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“Special Report of the Committee on Business and Housing for the President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership”
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“Spending to Learn Saving,” 1934 May
Reel/Frame   131/1
Box/Folder   11/5
“State Income Taxes as a Partial Substitute for General Property Taxes As Applied to Farms,” 1929 September 28
Reel/Frame   131/15
Box/Folder   11/6
“A State Land Policy for Wisconsin”
Reel/Frame   131/66
Box/Folder   11/6
“State Universities in the South,” 1904, 1906
Reel/Frame   131/75
Box/Folder   11/6
“The State University,” 1892 October 26
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Box/Folder   11/6
“The State University and the Churches,” 1893
Reel/Frame   131/85
Box/Folder   11/6
“Statement In Regard to Woodrow Wilson Manuscript on 'American Economists,'” 1928 January 9
Reel/Frame   131/96
Box/Folder   11/6
“The Strength and Weakness of Socialism,” 1897 November
Reel/Frame   131/115
Box/Folder   11/6
“The Strength and Weakness of Socialism,” 1934 May
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Box/Folder   12/1
“The Struggle of an Economist During a Long Life,” 1939 November 30
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Box/Folder   12/1
“A Study of a 'Decreed' Town,” 1903 February
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Box/Folder   12/1
“The Study of Social Science and the Christian Minister,” 1892, 1893
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Box/Folder   12/1
“Suggestions for a Land Economics Exhibit,” circa 1931
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Box/Folder   12/1
“Suggestions for Speakers on the U.S. and the World War,” 1917
Reel/Frame   131/236
Box/Folder   12/1
“Suggestions on Social Topics,” 1891-1892
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Box/Folder   12/2
“Suggestions to Teachers of General Economics,” 1910 June 6
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“Swollen Fortunes,” 1906 December 17
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“Summary of the Revenue Act of 1932”
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Box/Folder   12/2
“Symptoms & Causes”
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Box/Folder   12/3
“The Task of Reorganization”
Reel/Frame   131/420
Box/Folder   12/3
“Tax Exemption and Housing”
Reel/Frame   131/428
Box/Folder   12/3
“Tax Program of the National Association of Real Estate Boards,” 1933 October 30
Reel/Frame   131/443
Box/Folder   12/4
“Taxation” (address before Landlords Mutual Protective Association of Baltimore), 1888 December 4
Reel/Frame   131/522
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“Taxation,” 1890 February
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Box/Folder   12/5
“Taxation,” undated
Reel/Frame   131/686
Box/Folder   12/5
“Taxation,” (for Nelson's Encyclopedia), undated
Reel/Frame   131/771
Box/Folder   12/5
“Taxation of Farm Lands,” 1924 January 24
Reel/Frame   131/827
Box/Folder   12/5
“Taxation of Farm Lands,” 1924 May 15
Reel/Frame   131/865
Box/Folder   12/6
“Taxation of Land,” 1922, 1924
Reel/Frame   132/1
Box/Folder   13/1
“Taxation of Real Estate”
Reel/Frame   132/13
Box/Folder   13/1
“Taxing Land Values and Taxing Building Values,” 1930 March
Reel/Frame   132/17
Box/Folder   13/1
“Technocracy,” 1933
Reel/Frame   132/63
Box/Folder   13/2
“Technology”
Reel/Frame   132/81
Box/Folder   13/2
“The Telegraph Monopoly,” 1889 July
Reel/Frame   132/94
Box/Folder   13/2
“Tenancy in an Ideal System of Land Ownership,” 1919 March
Reel/Frame   132/135
Box/Folder   13/2
“Thinking and Achievement”
Reel/Frame   132/147
Box/Folder   13/3
“The Three G's -- A Program for Prosperity,” 1924 August 30
Reel/Frame   132/166
Box/Folder   13/3
“Tours of Observation,” 1924 September
Reel/Frame   132/204
Box/Folder   13/4
“Town and Village Improvement,” 1926 September 10
Reel/Frame   132/233
Box/Folder   13/4
Town Crier Articles (list of), 1932-1934
Reel/Frame   132/249
Box/Folder   13/4
“The Trusteeship of Literature: A Word of Warning Against a Proposed New Index”
Reel/Frame   132/261
Box/Folder   13/4
“Trusts”
Reel/Frame   132/274
Box/Folder   13/4
“The Twentieth Century City,” 1901
Reel/Frame   132/367
Box/Folder   13/4
“Two Kinds of Cooperation,” 1897
Reel/Frame   132/377
Box/Folder   13/4
“Two Kinds of Optimism,” 1897 June
Reel/Frame   132/388
Box/Folder   13/5
“Ulm on the Danube,” 1913 December 6
Reel/Frame   132/434
Box/Folder   13/5
“Under All the Land,” 1933 September
Reel/Frame   132/468
Box/Folder   13/5
“Unemployment”
Reel/Frame   132/537
Box/Folder   13/5
“The Universities and the Churches,” 1893 July 5
Reel/Frame   132/621
Box/Folder   13/6
“The University As a Commercial Asset of Wisconsin,” 1915 February 12
Reel/Frame   132/667
Box/Folder   13/6
“University of Wisconsin Presidents and Others”
Reel/Frame   132/675
Box/Folder   13/6
“Until We Meet Again,” circa 1939
Reel/Frame   132/698
Box/Folder   13/6
“Utility and Cost as Determinants of Value”
Reel/Frame   132/709
Box/Folder   13/6
“Utilization of Land in War Time and the Growth of an Irish Farm”
Reel/Frame   132/735
Box/Folder   13/7
“Valuation of Land,” 1922 December 29
Reel/Frame   132/770
Box/Folder   13/7
“Votes for Women,” 1912 May 25
Reel/Frame   132/845
Box/Folder   14/1
Washington School for Secretaries (remarks on presenting diplomas to 1932 graduates)
Reel/Frame   132/849
Box/Folder   14/1
“What Henry Ford and His Automobile Have Done to Economic Thinking,” 1935
Reel/Frame   132/877
Box/Folder   14/1
“What Is Our Social Ideal,” 1898
Reel/Frame   132/886
Box/Folder   14/1
“Why Are Nations Striving to Become Self-Sufficing,” 1934 February
Reel/Frame   132/897a
Box/Folder   14/1
Work and the Workman / by John K. Ingram (introduction by Ely), 1928
Reel/Frame   132/898
Box/Folder   14/1
“Work for All,” 1935 May 16
Reel/Frame   132/905
Box/Folder   14/1
“World Trade and World Peace,” 1933 April
Reel/Frame   132/908
Box/Folder   14/1
“World Trade and World Peace - Putting the Cart Before the Horse,” 1933 March 6
Reel/Frame   132/915
Box/Folder   14/1
“Worthless Land: What Can We Do for the Men on It,” 1924 October 25
Scrapbooked Writings, 1876-1942
Reel/Frame   133/1
Volume I

Scope and Content Note
  • Adams, Henry C.
  • Adams, Herbert B.
  • Agriculture
  • American Economic Association
  • Anarchy
Reel/Frame   133/83
Volume II

Scope and Content Note
  • Arbitration
  • Bolshevism
  • Building and Loan Associations
  • Charities
  • Church
  • Church and Education
  • Church and Labor
  • Churches and State Universities
  • Cities and Towns
  • Cities and Towns - Planning
  • Civil Service
  • Competition
Reel/Frame   133/187
Volume III

Scope and Content Note
  • Competition (continued)
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Co-operation
  • Corporations
  • Economic Conditions
  • Economics
Reel/Frame   133/284
Volume VI
Note: The volume numbering is Ely's. Volumes IV and V were not with the collection when it was received at the Historical Society.


Scope and Content Note
  • Economics (continued)
  • Economics - History
  • Economics - Study and Teaching
  • Education
  • Education of Women
  • Electric Railroads
  • Ethics
Reel/Frame   133/364
Volume VII

Scope and Content Note
  • European War, 1914-1918
  • Excess Condemnation
  • Farm Relief
  • Farm Tenancy
  • Fisk, George M.
  • Forests and Forestry
  • Fortunes
  • French Protestant Association
  • Germany - Foreign Relations - Russia
  • Government Ownership
  • Heredity and Crime
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Industrial Education
  • Industry
  • Industry - History
Reel/Frame   133/470
Volume VIII

Scope and Content Note
  • Industry - History (continued)
  • Industry - Organization
  • Inheritance and Succession
  • Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities
  • Labor and Laboring Classes
Reel/Frame   133/582
Volume IX

Scope and Content Note
  • Labor and Laboring Classes (continued)
  • Labor Laws and Legislation
  • Land
Reel/Frame   133/708
Volume X

Scope and Content Note
  • Land (continued)
  • Land - Taxation
Reel/Frame   133/840
Volume XI

Scope and Content Note
  • Land - Taxation (continued)
  • Land Settlement
  • Land Tenure
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Liberty
  • Luxury
  • Marketing
  • Monopolies
Reel/Frame   133/972
Volume XII

Scope and Content Note
  • Mormons and Mormonism
  • Municipal Government
  • Municipal Ownership
  • Peace
  • Political Science
  • Population
  • Progress
  • Public Utilities
  • Railroads
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate - Study and Teaching
Reel/Frame   134/1
Volume XIII

Scope and Content Note
  • Real Estate - Study and Teaching (continued)
  • Religion
  • Research
  • Single Tax
  • Smith, Adam
  • Social Conditions
  • Social Laws and Legislation
  • Social Problems
Reel/Frame   134/96
Volume XIV

Scope and Content Note
  • Social Problems (continued)
  • Social Sciences
  • Socialism
  • Strikes
  • Studies in the Evolution of Industrial Society
  • Success
  • Taxation
Reel/Frame   134/181
Volume XV

Scope and Content Note
  • Taxation (continued)
  • Telegraph
  • Trade Unions
  • Trusts
  • U.S. - Economic Conditions
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Wells Affair
  • Wisconsin University
Reel/Frame   134/269
Volume XVI, Miscellaneous, 1876-1888
Reel/Frame   134/475
Volume XVII, Miscellaneous, 1886-1888
Reel/Frame   134/585
Volume XVIII, Miscellaneous, 1887
Reel/Frame   134/679
Volume XIX, Miscellaneous, 1889-1891
Reel/Frame   134/836
Volume XX, Miscellaneous, 1892-1897
Book Drafts and Files
Box/Folder   14/2
“Advertising” (G.B. Hotchkiss)
Changing Character and Extent of Municipal Ownership in the Electric Light and Power Industry
Reel/Frame   134/954
Box/Folder   14/3
Draft #1
Reel/Frame   135/1
Box/Folder   14/4-5
Draft #2
Reel/Frame   135/576
Box/Folder   15/1
Draft #3
Reel/Frame   135/779
Box/Folder   15/2
Charts and Tables
Reel/Frame   136/1
Box/Folder   15/3
Citizens Library of Economics, Politics, and Sociology
Reel/Frame   136/65
Box/Folder   15/4
“Classical Economists”
Reel/Frame   136/81
Box/Folder   15/5
The Coming City, 1891-1892
Reel/Frame   136/213
Box/Folder   15/6
Elementary Principles of Economics (Ely and Wicker), 1904-1919
Reel/Frame   136/247
Box/Folder   15/7
“Elements of Economics” (Ely and William Scott)
Reel/Frame   136/252
Box/Folder   15/8
Elements of Land Economics (Ely and Morehouse)
Reel/Frame   136/273
Box/Folder   15/9-10
“Evolution of Economic Society”
Reel/Frame   136/602
Box/Folder   15/11
Foundations of National Prosperity, 1917-1918
Reel/Frame   136/613
Box/Folder   15/12
The Great Change - Work and Wealth in the New Age
Reel/Frame   136/623
Box/Folder   16/1-2
“A Guide to the Study of Economic and Social Problems”
Reel/Frame   136/832
Box/Folder   16/3
Hard Times - the Way In and the Way Out
Reel/Frame   137/1
Box/Folder   16/4
History of Economic Thought (Lewis H. Haney)
Reel/Frame   137/17
Box/Folder   16/5
Introduction to Political Economy, 1896
Reel/Frame   137/33
Box/Folder   16/6
“The Jew and the Land” (William Kirsch)
Reel/Frame   137/51
Box/Folder   16/6
“Labor Movement in America,” 1905-1906
Reel/Frame   137/99
Box/Folder   16/7
Land Economics (Ely and Wehrwein)
Reel/Frame   137/108
Box/Folder   16/8
Land Economics Series, 1913-1940
Reel/Frame   137/225
Box/Folder   17/1
“Landed Property and the Rent of Land”
Reel/Frame   137/228
Box/Folder   17/2
List of Books Edited, Engaged and Proposed for Various Series
Reel/Frame   137/329
Box/Folder   17/3
Monopolies and Trusts
Reel/Frame   137/516
Box/Folder   17/4-6
“The New Economics and the New World”
Reel/Frame   138/1
Box/Folder   17/7
Outlines of Economics, 1893-1910
Reel/Frame   138/160-140/440
Box/Folder   17/8-20/1
Outlines of Land Economics
Reel/Frame   140/441
Box/Folder   20/2
Problems of Today
Reel/Frame   140/468-141/221
Box/Folder   20/3-4
Property and Contract in Their Relations to the Distribution of Wealth
Reel/Frame   141/222
Box/Folder   20/5
Social Aspects of Christianity
Reel/Frame   141/236
Box/Folder   20/6
Social Law of Service
Reel/Frame   141/250
Box/Folder   20/7
Socialism: An Examination of Its Nature, Its Strength and Its Weakness, With Suggestions for Social Reform
“The Story of Economics in the United States”
Reel/Frame   141/262
Box/Folder   20/8
Draft #2
Note: The numbering of the manuscripts is Ely's. There is no manuscript #1 with the collection. It is possible that lectures entitled “The History of American Economic Thought” (see Reel 168 and Box 48 below) served as the initial manuscript.
Reel/Frame   141/396
Box/Folder   21/1-2
Draft #3
Reel/Frame   141/???-142/572
Box/Folder   21/3-4
Draft #4
Reel/Frame   142/573
Box/Folder   22/1-2
Notes and Early Drafts
Research Files
Reel/Frame   143/1
Box/Folder   22/3
American Economics Association
Reel/Frame   143/20
Box/Folder   22/4-5
American Economic Thought
Reel/Frame   143/312
Box/Folder   22/6
Appendix
Reel/Frame   143/316
Box/Folder   22/7
Atkinson, Edward
Reel/Frame   143/323
Box/Folder   22/8
Bibliography
Reel/Frame   143/535
Box/Folder   23/1
Book Reviews
Reel/Frame   143/560
Box/Folder   23/2
Bowen, Francis
Reel/Frame   143/604
Box/Folder   23/3
Carey, Mathew
Reel/Frame   143/632
Box/Folder   23/4
Clark, J.B.
Reel/Frame   143/644
Box/Folder   23/5
Comments and Criticism
Reel/Frame   143/659
Box/Folder   23/6
Commons, John R.
Reel/Frame   143/???
Box/Folder   23/7-9
Correspondence, 1930-1940
Reel/Frame   143/710
Box/Folder   23/10
Dedication
Reel/Frame   143/723
Box/Folder   23/11
Early Teachings in the U.S.
Reel/Frame   143/799
Box/Folder   23/12
Ely, Richard T.
Reel/Frame   143/911
Box/Folder   23/13
Encyclopedia articles on American economists
Reel/Frame   143/928
Box/Folder   23/14
Epilogue
Reel/Frame   143/1046
Box/Folder   23/15
Greeley, Horace
Reel/Frame   144/1
Box/Folder   23/16-17
History of American Economic Thought Papers
Reel/Frame   144/358
Box/Folder   24/1
Institutional Economics
Reel/Frame   144/???
Box/Folder   24/2-4
Jaffe, Grace
Reel/Frame   144/380
Box/Folder   24/5
Jefferson, Thomas
Reel/Frame   144/405
Box/Folder   24/6
Lectures
Reel/Frame   144/569
Box/Folder   24/7-9
Miscellaneous
Reel/Frame   144/1021
Box/Folder   25/1
Paine, Thomas
Reel/Frame   144/1024
Box/Folder   25/2
Patten, Simon
Reel/Frame   144/1030
Box/Folder   25/3
Political Economy Since Mill
Reel/Frame   144/1038
Box/Folder   25/4
Portraits
Reel/Frame   144/1053
Box/Folder   25/5
Preface
Reel/Frame   145/1
Box/Folder   25/6
Prologue
Reel/Frame   145/219
Box/Folder   25/7
Sketches of Economists (prepared for newspaper)
Reel/Frame   145/278
Box/Folder   25/8
Table of Contents
Reel/Frame   145/352
Box/Folder   25/9
Tucker, George
Reel/Frame   145/382
Box/Folder   25/10
Veblen, Thorstein
Reel/Frame   145/538
Box/Folder   25/11
Walker, Francis
Reel/Frame   145/568
Box/Folder   25/12
“The Story of Socialism” (Ely and Frank Bohm)
Reel/Frame   145/571
Box/Folder   25/13
Studies in the Evolution of Industrial Society
Reel/Frame   145/1023
Box/Folder   25/14
Taxation in American States and Cities
Unidentified
Reel/Frame   146/1
Box/Folder   26/1
regarding Labor Organizations in New York in the 1880s
Reel/Frame   146/114
Box/Folder   26/1
regarding Land Utilization
Reel/Frame   146/147
Box/Folder   26/1
regarding Real Estate
Reel/Frame   146/165
Box/Folder   26/1
regarding Taxation
Reel/Frame   146/198
Box/Folder   26/2
regarding Municipal Ownership of Public Utilities
Reel/Frame   146/577
Box/Folder   26/3
“Utilization of Land” (O.E. Baker)
Reel/Frame   146/626
Box/Folder   26/4
World War and Leadership in a Democracy
Subseries: Reference Files
Reel/Frame   146/746
Box/Folder   26/5 and 27/1
Card File
Subject File
Reel/Frame   147/1
Box/Folder   27/2
Apprenticeship, 1917-1918
Reel/Frame   147/79
Box/Folder   27/3
Banking, 1929-1930
Reel/Frame   147/291
Box/Folder   27/4
Boycotting and Blacklisting, 1913
Reel/Frame   147/338
Box/Folder   27/5
Charities, 1894-1895
Reel/Frame   147/395
Box/Folder   27/6
Christian Socialism in England
Reel/Frame   147/399
Box/Folder   27/7
The Church, 1895-1896
Reel/Frame   147/666
Box/Folder   27/8
Citizenship, 1919
Reel/Frame   147/765
Box/Folder   28/1
Combinations and Blind Pools, 1902
Reel/Frame   147/773
Box/Folder   28/2
Commerce
Competition, 1905-1916
Reel/Frame   147/896
Box/Folder   28/3
General
Reel/Frame   147/1040
Box/Folder   28/3
Competition and Price
Reel/Frame   148/1
Box/Folder   28/3
Unfair Competition
Reel/Frame   148/47
Box/Folder   28/3
Competition - Definitions
Reel/Frame   148/56
Box/Folder   28/4
Contracts, 1886-1905
Reel/Frame   148/81
Box/Folder   28/5
Courts, 1911-1912
Reel/Frame   148/147
Box/Folder   28/6
Custom, 1906
Reel/Frame   148/201
Box/Folder   28/7
Distribution of Wealth, 1897-1912
Reel/Frame   148/246
Box/Folder   28/8
Economic Notes, 1890
Reel/Frame   148/378
Box/Folder   28/9
Education
Reel/Frame   148/383
Box/Folder   28/10
Eminent Domain, 1903-1911
Reel/Frame   148/403
Box/Folder   28/11
Ethics, 1892
Reel/Frame   148/421
Box/Folder   28/12
Evolution of Individual Societies, 1906-1912
Reel/Frame   148/459
Box/Folder   28/13
Farm Prosperity, 1921-1926
Reel/Frame   148/530
Box/Folder   28/14
Farmers' Organizations, 1890-1891
Reel/Frame   148/544
Box/Folder   28/15
Forgotten Millions
Reel/Frame   148/568
Box/Folder   28/16
Fourierism, 1851
Reel/Frame   148/588
Box/Folder   29/1
George, Henry, 1915
Reel/Frame   148/630
Box/Folder   29/2
Germany, 1880, 1882, 1913
Reel/Frame   148/719
Box/Folder   29/3
Greeley, Colorado, 1895-1902
Reel/Frame   148/835
Box/Folder   29/4
Housing, 1918
Reel/Frame   148/915
Box/Folder   29/5
Industrial Peace, 1902
Irrigation, circa 1902-1904
Reel/Frame   148/917
Box/Folder   29/6
Notebooks and Miscellaneous Notes
Final Report
Reel/Frame   149/1
Box/Folder   29/6
Manuscript
Reel/Frame   149/237
Box/Folder   29/6
Printed (“The Economics of Irrigation”)
Reel/Frame   149/265
Box/Folder   29/7-8
Labor Movement, 1885-1917
Reel/Frame   149/818
Box/Folder   29/9
Labor Movement: list of labor and socialist periodicals in the U.S., 1885
Reel/Frame   149/895
Box/Folder   30/1
Labor Movement: list of labor organizations in the U.S., 1885
Reel/Frame   149/1010
Box/Folder   30/2
Laissez Faire, 1879-1885
Reel/Frame   150/1
Box/Folder   30/3
Land Investigations
Reel/Frame   150/12
Box/Folder   30/4
Land Policies
Reel/Frame   150/49
Box/Folder   30/5
Land Problems, 1918-1920
Reel/Frame   150/204
Box/Folder   30/6
Land Values, 1922
Reel/Frame   150/392
Box/Folder   30/7
Mill, John Stuart
Reel/Frame   150/404
Box/Folder   30/8
Miscellaneous Notes and Topics, 1893-1909
Reel/Frame   150/531
Box/Folder   31/1-3
Monopolies and Trusts, 1891-1916
Reel/Frame   150/963
Box/Folder   31/4
Mormonism, 1902
Reel/Frame   150/1045
Box/Folder   31/5
Patents
Reel/Frame   151/1
Box/Folder   31/6
Philanthropy, 1890, 1895
Reel/Frame   151/31
Box/Folder   31/7
Police Power, 1913-1915
Reel/Frame   151/124
Box/Folder   31/8
Political Economy, 1884
Reel/Frame   151/186
Box/Folder   31/9
Property, 1912-1916
Reel/Frame   151/252
Box/Folder   32/1
Public Finance, 1894-1908
Reel/Frame   151/424
Box/Folder   32/2
Pullman, 1884-1885
Reel/Frame   151/464
Box/Folder   32/3
Railways, 1896
Reel/Frame   151/485
Box/Folder   32/4
Real Estate, 1918-1922
Reel/Frame   151/693
Box/Folder   32/5
Regulation, 1916
Reel/Frame   151/708
Box/Folder   32/6
Rent Liens, 1931-1932
Reel/Frame   151/710
Box/Folder   32/7
Roadsides
Reel/Frame   151/715
Box/Folder   32/8
Shore Rights, 1907-1909
Reel/Frame   151/737
Box/Folder   32/9
Single Tax, 1903-1905
Reel/Frame   151/745
Box/Folder   32/10
Social Legislation
Reel/Frame   151/748
Box/Folder   32/11
Social Reform
Reel/Frame   151/817
Box/Folder   32/12
Socialism, 1885-1913
Reel/Frame   152/1
Box/Folder   33/1-2
Socialism, 1885-1913 (continued)
Reel/Frame   152/394
Box/Folder   33/3
Socialism - Political Parties, 1903
Reel/Frame   152/480
Box/Folder   33/4
Socialism - Weaknesses, 1890-1894
Reel/Frame   152/587
Box/Folder   33/5
Sphere of the State, 1888-1934
Reel/Frame   152/631
Box/Folder   33/6
State Loans to Schools, 1917-1918
Reel/Frame   152/643
Box/Folder   33/7
Sunday Closings, 1892-1896
Reel/Frame   152/664
Box/Folder   33/8
Surplus, 1922-1928
Reel/Frame   152/742
Box/Folder   33/9
Taxation, 1886-1912
Reel/Frame   152/853
Box/Folder   33/10
Taxation in Ohio
Reel/Frame   152/868
Box/Folder   34/1
Topics for Students
Reel/Frame   152/978
Box/Folder   34/2
Trust Conferences, 1893, 1899
Reel/Frame   153/1
Box/Folder   34/3
Urban Land, 1922
Reel/Frame   153/82
Box/Folder   34/4
Value
Reel/Frame   153/118
Box/Folder   34/5
Water Power, 1907-1913
Subseries: University of Wisconsin Departmental Files
Ely Trial
Reel/Frame   153/159
Box/Folder   34/8
Regents' Hearing Transcript, 1894 August
Reel/Frame   153/274
Exhibits, Final Report, Correspondence, et cetera, 1894 August-September, undated
Micro 200
Proceedings before committee appointed to investigate and report charges against Dr. Ely
Note: No known paper copies.
Correspondence
Micro 924/Mss 411
Box/Folder   34/6
Administrative, 1909-1912, 1922-1925
Box/Folder   34/7
Placement, 1916-1917, 1919-1922, 1924-1925
Reel/Frame   153/376
Box/Folder   34/7
Ledger, 1916-1922
Reel/Frame   153/418
Report for the President, 1902 October
Reel/Frame   153/441
Box/Folder   35/1
Training School for Public Service, 1912
Reel/Frame   153/710
Box/Folder   35/2-3
University of Wisconsin Survey, 1914-1915
Subseries: Seminary Records
Reel/Frame   154/1
Box/Folder   35/4
1889/1890, 1890/1891
Reel/Frame   154/11
Box/Folder   35/5
1892 September 21-1893 November 22
Reel/Frame   154/90
Box/Folder   35/6
1893 December 6-1896 May 27
Reel/Frame   154/223
Box/Folder   35/7
1896 October 6-1898 April 26
Reel/Frame   154/331
Box/Folder   36/1
1898 May 3-1900 May 8
Reel/Frame   154/477
Box/Folder   36/2
1900 October 2-1902 January 7
Reel/Frame   154/534
Box/Folder   36/3
1902 January 28-1903 January 27
Reel/Frame   154/604
Box/Folder   36/4
1903 February 24-1904 May 24
Reel/Frame   154/784
Box/Folder   36/5
1904 October 4-1906 January 30
Reel/Frame   155/1
Box/Folder   36/6-7
1908/1909
Reel/Frame   155/64
Box/Folder   36/8
1909/1910
Reel/Frame   155/71
Box/Folder   36/9
1910/1911
Reel/Frame   155/124
Box/Folder   37/1
1914 October 6-1917 May 9
Reel/Frame   155/238
Box/Folder   37/2
1915/1916
Reel/Frame   155/262
Box/Folder   37/3
1916/1917
Reel/Frame   155/324
Box/Folder   37/4-6
1917/1918
Reel/Frame   155/371
Box/Folder   37/7
1918/1919
Reel/Frame   155/411
Box/Folder   37/8
1919/1920
Reel/Frame   155/513
Box/Folder   37/9
1920 (Summer Session)
Reel/Frame   155/543
Box/Folder   37/10-11
1920/1921
Reel/Frame   155/863
Box/Folder   37/12
1921/1922
Reel/Frame   156/1
Box/Folder   38/1
1921/1922 (continued)
Reel/Frame   156/131
Box/Folder   38/2
1922/1923
Reel/Frame   156/400
Box/Folder   38/3-4
1923/1924
Reel/Frame   156/562
Box/Folder   38/5
1924/1925
Reel/Frame   156/755
Box/Folder   38/6
1926/1927
Reel/Frame   156/899
Box/Folder   38/7
1927/1928
Reel/Frame   156/949
Box/Folder   38/8
1928/1929
Reel/Frame   157/1
Box/Folder   38/9
1928/1929 (continued)
Reel/Frame   157/205
Box/Folder   39/1
1929/1930
Reel/Frame   157/286
Box/Folder   39/2
Miscellaneous and undated
Subseries: Lecture Notes and Course Materials
Reel/Frame   157/334
Box/Folder   39/3
Advanced Political Economy
Reel/Frame   157/879
Box/Folder   39/4
American Public Finance
Reel/Frame   157/1022
Box/Folder   39/5
Anton Ashley Cooper - Friend of the Laboring Classes
Reel/Frame   158/1
Box/Folder   39/6
Balanced Production
Reel/Frame   158/20
Box/Folder   39/7
Chautauqua Lectures - Miscellaneous Notes
Reel/Frame   158/172
Box/Folder   40/1
The Church and the World. The Church and the State
Reel/Frame   158/388
Box/Folder   40/2
Civil Service
Reel/Frame   158/718
Box/Folder   40/3
Class Rosters, 1882-1892
Reel/Frame   158/935
Box/Folder   40/4
Commerce - Its Historical Development in Modern Times
Reel/Frame   159/1
Box/Folder   40/5-7
Custom and Competition
Distribution of Wealth
Reel/Frame   159/253-164/539
Transcripts, circa 1899, circa 1906-1914
Note: The microfilm order matches the paper order indicated as follows; however the reel ending points are undetermined at this time.
Box/Folder   41/1-2
circa 1899, Book I, Parts VII-IX
circa 1906-1914
Box/Folder   41/3
Table of Contents
Book I, Part I
Box/Folder   41/4-6
Pages 1-1081
Box/Folder   42/1
Pages 1082-1474
Box/Folder   42/2-5
Book I, Parts II-V
Book I, Part VI
Box/Folder   42/6
Pages 1960-2110
Box/Folder   43/1
Pages 2111-2223
Box/Folder   43/2-5
Book I, Parts VII-IX
Box/Folder   43/6-7
Book II, Part I
Box/Folder   44/1
Topics, Essay Subjects, et cetera
Box/Folder   44/2
Miscellaneous Notes
Reel/Frame   164/540-166/198
Transcripts, circa 1915-1921
Note: The microfilm order matches the paper order indicated as follows; however the reel ending points are undetermined at this time.
Box/Folder   44/3-12
Book I, Parts V-VI
Book VII
Box/Folder   44/13
Table of Contents
Box/Folder   44/14
Chapter 1
Box/Folder   45/1-13
Chapters 2-11, 14-16
Box/Folder   45/14
Miscellaneous Notes
Reel/Frame   166/199-167/381
Outlines
Note: The microfilm order matches the paper order indicated as follows; however the reel ending points are undetermined at this time.
Box/Folder   45/15
Table of Contents
Box/Folder   46/1-6
Books I-II
Box/Folder   47/1
Books III-V
Reel/Frame   167/382
Box/Folder   47/2
Economic and Social Problems
Reel/Frame   167/416
Box/Folder   47/3
Economic Institutions
Reel/Frame   167/438
Box/Folder   47/4
Ethics and Economics
Evolution of Industrial Society
Reel/Frame   167/629
Box/Folder   47/5-6
Draft, 1909
Reel/Frame   168/1
Box/Folder   47/7
Partial Draft, undated
Reel/Frame   168/181
Box/Folder   47/8
Miscellaneous Notes
Reel/Frame   168/465
Box/Folder   48/1
History of American Economic Thought
History of Economic Thought
Reel/Frame   168/677
Box/Folder   48/1
1905
Reel/Frame   168/896
Box/Folder   48/2
1908-1909
Reel/Frame   169/1
Box/Folder   48/3
1908-1909 (continued)
Reel/Frame   169/246
Box/Folder   48/4-5
1920-1922
Reel/Frame   169/671
Box/Folder   49/1
undated
Reel/Frame   169/785
Box/Folder   49/2
Miscellaneous Notes
History of Political Economy
Reel/Frame   170/1
Box/Folder   49/3-4, 50/1-2
Draft #1
Reel/Frame   171/1
Box/Folder   50/3
Draft #2
Reel/Frame   171/437
Box/Folder   50/4
Miscellaneous Notes
Reel/Frame   171/955
Box/Folder   51/1
Housing
Reel/Frame   172/1
Box/Folder   51/2
Individual Fortunes
Reel/Frame   172/5
Box/Folder   51/3
Labor Movement
Reel/Frame   172/26
Box/Folder   51/4
Land Classification for Utilization
Reel/Frame   172/57
Box/Folder   51/5
Land Economics
Reel/Frame   172/127
Box/Folder   51/6-7
Land Policies
Landed Property and the Rent of Land
Reel/Frame   172/503
Box/Folder   51/8-9
1911-1912
Reel/Frame   172/987
Box/Folder   51/10
1915
Reel/Frame   173/1
Box/Folder   52/1
Miscellaneous Notes
Reel/Frame   173/584
Box/Folder   52/2-3
Money and Banking
Reel/Frame   174/1
Box/Folder   52/4
Monopolies and Trusts
Reel/Frame   174/13
Box/Folder   52/5
The Nature and Significance of Monopolies and Trusts
Reel/Frame   174/48
Box/Folder   52/6
Outlines of Economics
Reel/Frame   174/111
Box/Folder   52/7
Private Property
Reel/Frame   174/321
Box/Folder   53/1
Property and Contract
Reel/Frame   174/351
Box/Folder   53/2
Property, Contract, and Socialism
Reel/Frame   174/444
Box/Folder   53/3
Property in Economic Theory
Reel/Frame   174/614
Box/Folder   53/4
Public Finance
Reel/Frame   175/1
Box/Folder   54/1
Public Finance (continued)
Reel/Frame   175/875
Box/Folder   54/2
Public Utility Operation
Reel/Frame   176/1
Box/Folder   54/3
Public Utility Operation (continued)
Reel/Frame   176/189
Box/Folder   54/4
Rent of Land
Reel/Frame   176/343
Box/Folder   54/5
Robert Owen
Reel/Frame   176/458
Box/Folder   54/6
Single Tax
Reel/Frame   176/493
Box/Folder   54/7
Social Ethics
Socialism
Reel/Frame   176/856
Box/Folder   55/1
1888
Reel/Frame   177/1
Box/Folder   55/2
1907
Reel/Frame   177/363
Box/Folder   55/3
Miscellaneous Notes
Urban Land Economics
Reel/Frame   177/561
Box/Folder   55/4
1923
Reel/Frame   177/633
Box/Folder   55/5
1926
Reel/Frame   177/742
Box/Folder   55/6
Utilization of Land
Reel/Frame   177/798-178/503
Box/Folder   56/1-4
The World War and Leadership in a Democracy
Reel/Frame   178/504
Box/Folder   56/5
Miscellaneous and Unidentified
Subseries: Student Research Papers
Reel/Frame   178/689
Box/Folder   56/6
Agriculture
Reel/Frame   178/961
Box/Folder   57/1
Colonization
Reel/Frame   179/1
Box/Folder   57/2-5
Competition
Reel/Frame   179/822
Box/Folder   57/6
Competitive Principle of Distribution
Reel/Frame   179/848-180/339
Box/Folder   58/1-3
Custom
Reel/Frame   180/340
Box/Folder   58/4
Custom and Competition
Reel/Frame   180/455
Box/Folder   58/5
Customary Price
Reel/Frame   180/546
Box/Folder   58/6
Distribution of Wealth
Reel/Frame   180/772
Box/Folder   58/7
Economic Progress
Reel/Frame   180/820
Box/Folder   58/8
Institutions
Reel/Frame   180/841
Box/Folder   58/9
Interest
Reel/Frame   180/850
Box/Folder   58/10
Labor and Monopoly
Reel/Frame   180/855
Box/Folder   58/11
Land
Reel/Frame   180/982
Box/Folder   59/1
Landed Property
Reel/Frame   180/998
Box/Folder   59/2
Monopoly
Reel/Frame   180/1078
Box/Folder   59/3
Property
Reel/Frame   181/1
Box/Folder   59/4
Public Lands
Reel/Frame   181/69
Box/Folder   59/5
Public Utilities
Reel/Frame   181/295
Box/Folder   59/6
Real Estate
Reel/Frame   181/473
Box/Folder   59/6
Rent
Reel/Frame   181/501
Box/Folder   59/7
Ricardo, David
Reel/Frame   181/547
Box/Folder   59/8
Taxation
Reel/Frame   181/631
Box/Folder   59/9
Trusts
Reel/Frame   181/???
Box/Folder   59/10
Urbanization
Reel/Frame   181/686
Box/Folder   59/11
Usury Laws
Reel/Frame   181/704
Box/Folder   59/12
Washington, George
Series: Organizational Records
American Association for Agricultural Legislation
Reel/Frame   181/721
Box/Folder   60/1
Articles
Reel/Frame   181/818
Box/Folder   60/2
Financial, 1918-1922
Reel/Frame   181/879
Box/Folder   60/3
Land Economics Conference, 1919
Reel/Frame   182/1
Box/Folder   60/4
Lists of Members and Prospective Members
Reel/Frame   182/131
Box/Folder   60/5
Miscellaneous Papers
American Bureau of Industrial Research
Reel/Frame   182/295
Box/Folder   60/6
Documentary History, Outlines
Reel/Frame   182/403
Box/Folder   60/7
Ledgers and Journals, 1904-1909
Reel/Frame   182/548
Box/Folder   60/8-9
Reports and Papers, 1903-1910, 1915-1916
Reel/Frame   182/1053
Box/Folder   60/10
Book Publishing Company
Christian Social Union
Reel/Frame   183/1
Box/Folder   61/1
Annual Meeting and Executive Committee Minutes, 1891-1892, 1907-1910
Reel/Frame   183/120
Box/Folder   61/2
Reports and Papers, 1891-1892
League to Enforce Peace - Wisconsin Branch
Reel/Frame   183/164
Box/Folder   61/3
Britain Day
Reel/Frame   183/170
Box/Folder   61/4
Form Letters
Reel/Frame   183/227
Box/Folder   61/5
Great Lakes Congress
Reel/Frame   183/309
Box/Folder   61/6
Journal of Receipts and Disbursements, 1918-1919
Reel/Frame   183/338
Box/Folder   61/7
McElroy Case
Madison Convention
Reel/Frame   183/361
Box/Folder   61/8
General
Reel/Frame   183/458
Box/Folder   61/9
Invitations
Reel/Frame   183/589
Box/Folder   61/10
Publicity
Reel/Frame   183/677
Box/Folder   61/11
Speeches
Reel/Frame   183/789
Box/Folder   61/12
Membership Lists
Reel/Frame   183/818
Box/Folder   62/1-2
Miscellaneous Papers, 1918-1920
Reel/Frame   184/1
Box/Folder   62/3
Printed Matter
Reel/Frame   184/170
Box/Folder   62/4
Speakers' Applications
Reel/Frame   184/197
Box/Folder   62/5
Subscriptions List
Reel/Frame   184/231
Box/Folder   62/6
“Win the War for a Permanent Peace Convention,” Philadelphia, 1918 May 16-18
Northern Wisconsin Land Settlement
Reel/Frame   184/298
Box/Folder   62/7-8
Bulletin #1
Reel/Frame   184/827
Box/Folder   63/1
Clippings, 1919-1920
Reel/Frame   184/851
Box/Folder   63/2
Credit Needs of Settlers
Reel/Frame   184/943
Box/Folder   63/3
Eau Claire Conference, 1918 September 24
Reel/Frame   184/975
Box/Folder   63/4
Field Trip Reports, 1918
Reel/Frame   185/1
Box/Folder   63/5
Form Letters, 1918
Reel/Frame   185/45
Box/Folder   63/6
Questionnaires for Real Estate Dealers
Reel/Frame   185/115
Box/Folder   63/7
Report by R. T. Ely, 1918 June 29
Reel/Frame   185/121
Box/Folder   63/8
Reports and Miscellaneous Papers, 1917-1920
Reel/Frame   185/477
Box/Folder   63/9
Settlement Plans, 1916-1919
Reel/Frame   185/585
Box/Folder   63/10
State Land Settlement Commission
Reel/Frame   185/652
Box/Folder   63/11
Wisconsin Loyalty Legion - Madison Chapter Membership Lists
Series: Personal Papers and Scrapbooks
Reel/Frame   185/785
Box/Folder   63/12
Deeds, Mortgages, and Documents, 1812-1881
80th Birthday Celebration Letters (alphabetical order)
Reel/Frame   185/1032
Box/Folder   64/1-2
Affleck-Cross
Reel/Frame   186/1
Box/Folder   64/1-2
Davis-Young
Reel/Frame   186/202
Box/Folder   64/3-4
Letters from Friends of R.T. Ely on His 80th Birthday
Reel/Frame   186/486
Box/Folder   64/5
“Estimates of Contributions to Welfare Economics by Richard T. Ely” (thesis by B.M. Hancock)
Reel/Frame   186/604
Box/Folder   64/6-7, 65/1
“Life and Letters of Richard T. Ely” / by F.M. Ely
Reel/Frame   186/1036
Box/Folder   65/2
“In Memoriam: Ezra Sterling Ely” / by F.M. Ely
Reel/Frame   187/1
Box/Folder   65/3
Miscellaneous Biographical and Genealogical Material
Reel/Frame   187/116
Box/Folder   65/4
Personalia and Library, 1937-1941
Reel/Frame   187/126
Box/Folder   65/5
“Report by Anne Dewees on Interview with Richard T. Ely,” 1940 April 22
Reel/Frame   187/136
Box/Folder   65/6
Round Table Group, An Appreciation by, 1920-1921
Reel/Frame   187/161
Box/Folder   65/7
“Story of the Life of George Stetson Ely” / by F.M. Ely
Reel/Frame   187/780-188/395
Box/Folder   65/8
“Story of the Life of Harriet Gardner Ely” / by F.M. Ely
Reel/Frame   188/396
Box/Folder   65/9
“The Sphere and Province of Government,” circa 1878
Reel/Frame   188/511
Box/Folder   65/10
“Ubersicht des Verschiedenen National-Okonomischen Theorien,” 1878
Scrapbooks
Reel/Frame   188/524
Box/Folder   66/1
Volume I
Biographical, 1873-1929
Family, 1912-1928
Honors, 1914-1931
Miscellaneous, 1925
Reel/Frame   188/634
Box/Folder   66/2
Volume II, Interests and Activities Including Social Activities, 1885-1907
Reel/Frame   188/730
Box/Folder   66/3
Volume III
Interests and Activities Including Social Activities, 1907-1931
Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities, 1922-1930
Reel/Frame   188/843
Box/Folder   66/4
Volume IV, Mention and Review of Books, Articles and Editorial Work, 1883, 1901
Reel/Frame   189/1
Box/Folder   66/5
Volume V, Mention and Review of Books, Articles, and Editorial Work, 1902-1931
Reel/Frame   189/146
Box/Folder   66/6
Volume VI, Addresses, University Activities, Summer Schools, 1881-1902
Reel/Frame   189/246
Box/Folder   66/7
Volume VII, Addresses, University Activities, Summer Schools, 1902-1918
Reel/Frame   189/329
Box/Folder   66/8
Volume VIII, Addresses, University Activities, Summer Schools, 1918-1930
Reel/Frame   189/410
Box/Folder   66/9
Volume IX, Commendation and Criticism (including Wells investigation), 1885-1912
Reel/Frame   189/532
Box/Folder   66/10
Volume X, Commendation and Criticism, 1914-1931
Reel/Frame   189/642
Box/Folder   66/11
Volume XI, Ely's Activities, 1880-1886
Reel/Frame   189/821
Box/Folder   66/12
Volume XII, Ely's Activities, 1884-1890
Reel/Frame   190/1
Box/Folder   67/1
Volume XIII, Ely's Activities, 1890-1897
Reel/Frame   190/155
Box/Folder   67/2
Volume XIV, Ely's Activities, 1894
Note: Entire volume concerns Wells investigation.
Reel/Frame   190/322
Box/Folder   67/3
Volume XV, Ely's Activities, 1894-1903
Reel/Frame   190/494
Box/Folder   67/4
Volume XVI, Ely's Activities, 1903-1909
Reel/Frame   190/532
Box/Folder   67/5
Volume XVII, Ely's Activities, 1908-1909
Reel/Frame   190/555
Box/Folder   67/6
Volume XVIII, Miscellaneous, 1888, 1894, 1903, 1915-1929
Reel/Frame   190/623
Box/Folder   67/7
Volume XIX, Research Interests (primarily taxation), 1887-1888
Reel/Frame   190/689
Box/Folder   67/8
Volume XX, Research Interests (primarily tariff), 1880-1888
Reel/Frame   190/838
Box/Folder   67/9
Volume XXI, Research Interests (primarily taxation, annexation, and licensing), 1888
Reel/Frame   190/935
Box/Folder   67/10
Volume XXII, Research Interests (primarily taxation), 1879-1888)
Reel/Frame   190/1069
Box/Folder   67/11
Volume XXIII, Reviews and Comment on French and German Socialism in Modern Times and Past and Present of Political Economy, 1883-1885
Reel/Frame   190/1112
Box/Folder   67/12
Volume XXIV, Clippings Concerning Ely's Resignation at Johns Hopkins and Acceptance of a Position at Wisconsin, 1892
Reel/Frame   191/1
Box/Folder   67/13
Volume XXV, American Economic Association, 1885-1906
Note: Scrapbook Volume XXV was discovered and added to the edition after the original filming had been completed.
Reel/Frame   190/1158
Series: Photographs
Note: Originals of these photographs are part of the unprocessed additions to this collection.
Mss 806
Series: 1991 Additions, 1845-1963
Subseries: Professional Papers
Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   1-12
1879-1937
Box   2
Folder   1
undated
Box   2
Folder   2
Chautauqua miscellany
Box   2
Folder   3
Financial miscellany
Box   2
Folder   4
Notes and fragments
Box   2
Folder   5
Property miscellany
Subseries: Family Papers
Correspondence
Box   2
Folder   6-16
1845-1889
Box   3
1890-1901
Box   4
1902-1910
Box   5
1911-1963; undated
Box   6
Genealogical miscellany
File 1875 June 25 Oversize
Series: Oversize Certificates
PH 801
Part 2 (PH 801): Additions, 1917
Physical Description: 7 photographs (1 folder) 
Scope and Content Note: Photographs of a pea vine thrashing crew in action and of the construction of a frame warehouse for Calvin Keeny, a relative of Ely, in Fairfield, Washington, 1917.
PH 815
Part 3 (PH 815): Additions, circa 1910-1915
Physical Description: 11 photographs (1 folder) 
Scope and Content Note: Photographs of tombstones in localities in New York state of members of the Ely and Hunn families, ancestors, and relatives, circa 1910-1915.
PH 816
Part 4 (PH 816): Additions, 1924-1925
Physical Description: 17 photographs (1 folder) 
Scope and Content Note: Photographs created by Brown Brothers Studio of New York of Sunnyside Gardens, a housing development of the City Housing Corporation, Long Island, New York, 1924-1925, including images of construction, apartment interiors, and a food garden.
PH 939
Part 5 (PH 939): Additions, 1910
Physical Description: 7 photographs (1 folder) 
Scope and Content Note: Record photographs of details of unsanitary tenement living quarters in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1910, apparently photographed by the Baltimore Health Dept. Images show an alley with African-American inhabitants, backyard water sources, flooded cellars, rubbish and litter, white children peeking out a door, and clotheslines.
M2003-120
Part 6 (M2003-120): Additions, 1888-1890
Physical Description: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) 
Scope and Content Note: Additions, 1888-1890, consisting of two publications, Problems of Today and Taxation in American States and Cities, bound with scrapbook pages containing news clippings, reviews, and notes handwritten by Ely. Problems of Today brought together for publication a series of newspaper articles of the same title originally published in the Baltimore Sun in which Ely discussed the management of utilities and the definition of natural monopolies. In Taxation in American States and Cities, Ely tackled the problem of tax assessment, an issue he had studied while serving an appointment on the Baltimore and Maryland tax commissions.
Box   1
Folder   1-4
Taxation in American States and Cities
Box   1
Folder   5-6
Problems of Today
Box   2
Folder   1-2
Problems of Today (continued)
PH 5058
Part 7 (PH 5058): Additions, undated
Physical Description: 0.2 c.f. of photographs (1 archives box) 
Scope and Content Note: Personal photographs, undated.