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The American Economic Association (AEA) is the primary professional association for economists in the United States. It was established in 1885. Collection documents the activities of the organization and includes ledgers, material related to the AEA's journal, material related to the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, and other records.

Primarily records of the American Economic Review, (Accession 2001-0118) specifically journal office files consisting of correspondence, manuscript, book review, and referee files (1969-1998). There are also records for the organization (1886-1984) and for its Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP 1972-1993), including histories, reports, minutes, statistics, as well as membership, account, conference, board member, miscellaneous, and newsletter or editorial office files. Some CSWEP material is also present as 371 machine-readable records. There is a small set of journal office records for the Journal of Economic Literature (1975, 1984-1994 and undated). In addition, there are 50 black-and-white photographs of former association presidents, a 39"x10" black-and-white group photograph taken at an unidentified meeting, 48 rolls of microfilm from the various journals (mostly AER), 63 microfiche of Journal of Economic Literature correspondence ([1968]-1980), and 7 reel-to-reel audiotapes.

Addition (2001-0082) (4000 items, 9.6 linear feet; dated 1998-1999) includes records for the American Economic Review, including correspondence and referee files for rejected and withdrawn articles (1998), accepted articles (1999), and papers and proceedings (1999).

Addition (2002-0215) (21000 items, 33.4 linear feet; dated 1999-2001) contains records for the American Economic Review, including editorial correspondence, referee reports, and manuscripts for rejected articles (1999-2000) and accepted articles (March-December 2001) and papers and proceedings (2000-2001). Also includes 37 electronic documents on one floppy disk.

The collection consists of 15 additional accessions dating from 2003 to 2022 with over 200 additional boxes. These additions have not been processed, but are available for research with permission from the American Economic Association. Please consult the Preliminary Description of Unprocessed Collection (below) for details.

Barbara Bergmann was leader in feminist economics and author of 11 books. Her archival collection consists of published writings, including congressional testimony; assorted research files and projects, including a selection of books from her library; and personal miscellany, including some career awards.

The Barbara Bergmann Papers consist of writings by Bergmann, largely published versions, as well as some draft materials, project files, and research materials she accummulated. The contents of the collection speak to the breadth of Bergmann's interests in economic approaches -- including mathematical modelling, microsimulation, and government regulations -- as well as her wide ranging interests in sex and race discrimination, child care, poverty, affirmative action, economic aspects of parenting, education, domestic labor, wage discrimination, social security, and numerous other topics within the broad definition of feminist economics.

The Writings Series predominantly consists of publications -- essays, articles, chapters, and books -- authored by Bergmann. There are also copies of her testimonies to Congress on poverty and child care. Materials are filed by title, and any supplemental information (including research, correspondence, and drafts) are included with the final published version of the work. There are a wide range of publications represented in this series, including newspapers, academic journals, commercial presses, and academic presses.

The Project Files Series contains files from some of Bergmann's ongoing professional work, including a substantial amount of research and anecdotal evidence collected about marriage, intended for an unfinished book on the decline of marriage in America. The Project Files series also contains materials about Bergmann's economic activism, relating to her work identifying gender discrimination practices by Giant Foods, Inc., and her consulting role for the Service Employees International Union representing nurses in an anti-trust lawsuit against hospital salary practices in the 2000s.

A selection of published works collected by Bergmann on topics relevant to her research interests, including several Census Bureau reports, is held in the Research Files/Bergmann's Library Series. The Teaching Series includes course packs and hiring information from Bergmann's tenure in the American University Economics Department. Finally, the Autobiographical/Personal Materials Series contains some of Bergmann's awards and honors, including her B.A. from Cornell University; numerous interviews and statements from Bergmann discussing her career, personal history, and economic philosophy; and professional photographs of Bergmann.

Collection consists of article offprints and monographs by and about economist Maurice Allais. It includes a range of published scholarship written by Allais, along with a small amout of lecture notes and reference articles about his life and work.

Collection contains article offprints and monographs by and about economist Maurice Allais. Materials are listed alphabetically within 3 subseries: Articles by Allais, Articles about Allais, and Lectures by Allais. The first two subseries include publications and clippings from assorted journals, newspapers, and other periodicals. The Lectures subseries contains drafts from Allais's visit to the Thomas Jefferson Center for Studies in Political Economy in 1959.