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   James Cummings Bonbright Papers 1921-1983.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James Cummings Bonbright Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of James Cummings Bonbright, Columbia University professor of finance and Chairman of New York State Power Authority.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0131
Bib ID:4078489 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bonbright, James C. (James Cummings), 1891-1985.
Title:James Cummings Bonbright Papers 1921-1983.
Physical description:2 linear ft (ca. 2,000 items in 4 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Box 2-4. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selective items cataloged; remainder arranged alphabetically by personal or corporate name. This collection is arranged in one series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, reports, notes, documents and printed materials chiefly concerning the regulation and finance of public utilities. The correspondence is with other professors, officials of federal and state utility commissions and public utility companies such as Gordon E. Carey, Commonwealth Edison Company, Joseph C. Eastman, Interstate Commerce Commission, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the New York State Power Authority. Major correspondents include Louis D. Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, Herbert H. Lehman, Wayne Morse, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also included is one group photograph of Bonbright with members of the Columbia University Economics Department, including Edwin R. A. Seligman and Wesley Clair Mitchell.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Box 2-4. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James Cummings Bonbright Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 10/29/88

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-21 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Additional Creators

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Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mitchell, Wesley C. (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Seligman, Edwin R. A. (Edwin Robert Anderson), 1861-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Genre/Form

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Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Letters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Economists--United States--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Public utilities--Law and legislation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

James Cummings Bonbright, 1891-1985 (Columbia Ph.D., 1921), professor of finance, Columbia University, 1920-1961; Vice-Chairman and Chairman, N.Y. State Power Authority, 1934-1947; consultant on finance of public utilities.

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