Paul A. Raushenbush and Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush Papers, 1918-1980

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Title: Paul A. Raushenbush and Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1980

  • Raushenbush, Paul A. (Paul Arthur), 1898-1980
  • Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis, 1896-1984
Call Number: Mss 803; Tape 1250A; PH 3652; PH 3652 (3)

Quantity: 9.6 c.f. (24 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, 87 photographs, and 1 piece of ephemera

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Paul and Elizabeth Raushenbush, a husband and wife team of economists who were important in the drafting and enactment of the Wisconsin Unemployment Compensation law. In addition, Paul Raushenbush was head of the Wisconsin Unemployment Division from 1934 to 1967 and Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush was a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin and a leader in the League of Women Voters. Included are his general correspondence, speeches and writings (including an edited oral history published as Our U.C. Story) and unemployment compensation materials (1932-1934) not related to administration of the Wisconsin Unemployment Division. Her papers document teaching at the University of Wisconsin, activities in the League of Women Voters (especially its Wisconsin Tax Study Committee) and the American Federation of Teachers Local 223, extensive public speaking and writing on labor-related topics, and service on various state and federal study committees.

Language: English

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