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E. Roy Weintraub papers, 1930-2019 and undated 15.5 Linear Feet — 12 boxes — 1.1 Gigabytes

E. Roy Weintraub (b.1943) is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University. This collection consists of his correspondence, research, and writings.

The E. Roy Weintraub Papers document his career as a historian of economics and mathematics, and professor at Duke University. The collection provides an overview of his professional activities, particularly his research and writings on the history of economics, role in the community of history of economics scholars, and as a faculty member and administrator at Duke.

The collection also documents his communications with prominent economists as research subjects such as Kenneth Arrow, Gerard Debreu, and Lionel McKenzie. Included in Weintraub's communications are exchanges with prominent figures in the history of economics and related communities of scholars such as Roger Backhouse, Bradley Bateman, Anthony Brewer, Arjo Klamer, Mary Morgan, Deirdre McCloskey, and Philip Mirowski.

Along with his own scholarship and writings, the collection documents Weintraub's roles at in the History of Economics Society, at Duke University, and as an editor of History of Political Economy.


James Roy Newman papers, 1920-1966 23.4 Linear Feet — 9844 Items

Editor of the "New Republic" and "Scientific American." Collection contains notebooks, correspondence, a large variety of writings, a diary, and some clippings. The correspondence largely involves his duties as editor but includes personal matters as well. Writings include entry lists for the HARPER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE, essays, typescripts, articles for THE WORLD OF MATHEMATICS, book drafts, manuscript of GÖDEL’S PROOF, and other scientific writings. There are a large number of book reviews and articles, including some on atomic energy. Two manuscripts were written by his wife, Ruth (Gallert) Newman and there is a term paper by his daughter.(93-187) The addition (8 volumes) contains notebooks that appear to hold notes from college courses. They include a transcribed lecture by Justice Felix Frankfurter. (00-265) The 3 volume addition comprises spiral-bound volumes of photocopied author catalog cards for items in this collection. (00-409)