David J. Saposs Papers, 1907-1968

Summary Information

Title: David J. Saposs Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1968

  • Saposs, David J. (David Joseph), 1886-1968
Call Number: Mss 113; SC 1013; Micro 909; Tape 334A

Quantity: 13.5 c.f. (33 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 folder), 2 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 3 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of David Saposs, labor economist, historian, and teacher, who investigated the Americanization of immigrant workers, the steel strike of 1919, and the labor movement and cooperatives in France between 1918-1929, and who served as senior research associate for the Twentieth Century Fund from 1934 to 1945. From 1935-1940 Saposs was chief economist for the National Labor Relations Board, a position he was forced to resign because of House Un-American Activities Committee accusations that he was a Communist, though he served other government agencies from 1940 to 1954. Included are biographical materials; correspondence with many labor and political leaders and economists; notes, drafts, and galleys of articles, pamphlets, and books; research files; and a teaching file mainly concerning Brookwood Labor College, 1922-1933. Also included is a taped interview (with transcription) concerning Saposs' association with Edwin E. Witte, Richard T. Ely, and John R. Commons, and his work with the National Labor Relations Board.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00113
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