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Philip Taft offprint collection

Identifier: L1977-01

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection of Philip Taft, 1946-1976 contains articles by Taft consisting of offprints of book reviews and articles published in scholarly journals, essay collections and encyclopedias. Subjects covered include the national organization of unions, union affairs, labor relations, contemporary problems in labor and the work of Selig Perlman.


  • circa 1940-1976


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Biography of Philip Taft

Philip Taft (1902-1976) was a prominent American labor historian and economist. He received his A.B. from the University of Wisconsin in 1932, and under the direction of Selig Perlman, he completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in Economics at the same institution in 1935. Taft served as a research associate at Wisconsin from 1935-1936 and as an associate economist on the Social Security board from 1936-1937. From 1937 through 1968, he held a teaching position in the department of Economics at Brown University and for a time served as departmental chairman, In 1968, he became Emeritus Professor of Economics at Brown.


0.2 Linear Feet (in 7 folders)

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The Philip Taft offprint collection, 1946-1976, consists of offprints of book reviews and articles including subjects on the national organization of unions, union affairs, labor relations, contemporary problems in labor and the work of Selig Perlman.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Philip Taft, January 10, 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Paul A. Cimbala, 1977. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Philip Taft:
A Guide to His Offprint Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
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Revision Statements

  • June 2010: Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt and Bill Hardesty from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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