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International Thorstein Veblen Association (ITVA) Records, 1994-2011

Collection Overview

Title: International Thorstein Veblen Association (ITVA) Records, 1994-2011

ID: 03/080

Extent: 0.0 . More info below.

Arrangement: Arranged files

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Offical archives of an organization founded in 1993 to foster and facilitate communication between Veblen scholars throughout the world.  ITVA records consist primarily of papers delivered at its biennial conferences.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: up to 3.5 cu. ft.

Appraisal Information: Value Code: 2

Related Materials:

The Veblen Collections at Carleton College are comprised of four distinct groupings of material:  the Thorstein B. Veblen Collection (77), the Veblen Family Collection (78), the Veblen Farmstead Collection (79), and the Records of the International Thorstein Veblen Association (80).  Together, these collections provide a great deal of information about an interesting Norwegian-American family, about the best-known member of that family, a figure of major importance in American intellectual history, about the preservation and eventual restoration of the family's farm home near Nerstrand, Minnesota, and about recent Veblenian scholarship.

The first three of these collections each contain some items which have long been a part of the archival record of Carleton College:  records pertaining to the attendance of Veblens at Carleton, their status as alumni, involvement of the school in discussions regarding the Veblen farmstead, and so forth.  Part of the collections consists of secondary source materials which have been gathered together here for reference purposes and the convenience of researchers.  The rest of the papers, photographs, and other material comprising the Veblen collections has been generously donated to Carleton by a variety of persons.  Nearly all of these donations have been made since 1990, when Thorstein Veblen's step-daughter, Mrs. Becky Veblen Meyers, made the first of several conveyances of Veblen-related material to Carleton.  Other persons instrumental in identifying, preserving, gathering, or donating unique items now located in the Veblen collections at Carleton include:  Esther Baran, Russell H. and Sylvia E. Bartley, Ruth Veblen Dunbar, Daniel P. Gregory, Esther V. Gunnerson, William C. Melton, Jeffrey P. Moriarty, Ruthmary Penick, Wilbert J. and Ellen Radtke, Bernadette Rainsford, Jessica Shaver, Charles R. Sims,  Colette and William Van Fleet, Bonnie Veblen, Paul F. Veblen, and the Washington Island Archives Committee.

Information on the provenance of particular items in these collections, if not immediately evident from this finding aid or inspection of the item itself, may be determined by inquiring of the Archivist.

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Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: 1st Conference New School for Social Research (New York City), 1994
Additional Date Info: February 3-4, 1994
Item 1: Lindegaard, Klaus.  'Veblen's Evolutionary Quest: On Belief, Repetition and Habit
Full Title: Lindegaard, Klaus.  'Veblen's Evolutionary Quest: On Belief, Repetition and Habits of Circular Flow.'
Sub-Series 1: Tilman, Rick, ed.  Thorstein Veblen: Essays in Retrieval and Relevance.
Item 1: Rick Tilman.  Editor's Introduction
Item 2: Stephen Edgell.  'Thorstein Veblen: The Mistaken Marginality of the Man From Mars
Full Title: Stephen Edgell.  'Thorstein Veblen: The Mistaken Marginality of the Man From Mars.'
Item 3: Russell H. Bartley and Sylvia E. Yoneda.  'Thorstein Veblen on Washington Island:
Full Title: Russell H. Bartley and Sylvia E. Yoneda.  'Thorstein Veblen on Washington Island: Traces of a Life.'
Item 4: Phillip O'Hara.  'Thorstein Veblen's Theory of Collective Social Wealth: The Inst
Full Title: Phillip O'Hara.  'Thorstein Veblen's Theory of Collective Social Wealth: The Instrumental and Ceremonial Functions of Institutions.'
Item 5: Clare V. Eby.  'Veblen's Assault on Time.'
Item 6: Joshua Masters.  'Janie's Rejection of the Leisure Class: A Veblenian Interpretat
Full Title: Joshua Masters.  'Janie's Rejection of the Leisure Class: A Veblenian Interpretation of Their Eyes Were Watching God.'
Item 7: Sarah Appleton Aguiar.  'Thorstein Veblen and the Economy of Feminist Fiction: Va
Full Title: Sarah Appleton Aguiar.  'Thorstein Veblen and the Economy of Feminist Fiction: Validating the Kill.'
Item 8: Andrew Furer.  'Progressive Therapeutics: Managing Reform in Veblen, Taylor and G
Full Title: Andrew Furer.  'Progressive Therapeutics: Managing Reform in Veblen, Taylor and Gilman.'
Item 9: Howard Horowitz.  'Nippon and the Negro: Hybrids and Instinct in Veblen.'
Item 10: Ann Jennings and William Waller.  'Veblen on Race: Venial or Mortal Sin.'
Item 11: John H. Brown and Rick Tilman.  'Craftsmanship, Status Emulation and the Barriers
Full Title: John H. Brown and Rick Tilman.  'Craftsmanship, Status Emulation and the Barriers to Organizational Humanism.'
Item 12: Ralf Schimmer.  'Closer to Home: The Populist Substratum of Thorstein Veblen's So
Full Title: Ralf Schimmer.  'Closer to Home: The Populist Substratum of Thorstein Veblen's Social Criticism.'
Item 13: Tilman, Rick, ed.  Thorstein Veblen: Essays in Retrieval and Relevance. -- origin
Full Title: Tilman, Rick, ed.  Thorstein Veblen: Essays in Retrieval and Relevance. -- original Contents, Introduction, etc.
Series 2: 2nd Conference Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), 1996
Additional Date Info: May 30-June 1, 1996
Folder 1: Panel One:  The Life and Intellect of Thorstein Veblen: Refining the Biographical References
Item 1: Comments by moderator Bill Melton
Item 2: Russell H. Bartley, 'Unexamined Moments in the Life of Thorstein Veblen: Refining
Full Title: Russell H. Bartley, 'Unexamined Moments in the Life of Thorstein Veblen: Refining the Biographical References.'
Item 3: Eric Hillemann, 'Vebleniana at Carleton College: The Expanding Documentary Record
Full Title: Eric Hillemann, 'Vebleniana at Carleton College: The Expanding Documentary Record.'
Item 4: Sylvia Bartley, 'Intellect Surveilled: Thorstein Veblen and the Organs of State S
Full Title: Sylvia Bartley, 'Intellect Surveilled: Thorstein Veblen and the Organs of State Security.'
Folder 2: Panel Two:  The Meaning of Veblen and Veblen's Meaning
Item 1: Clare Virginia Eby, 'Veblen's Dialogism.'
Item 2: James W. Scannell, 'The Question of Ideology and the Rhetoric of Thorstein Veblen
Full Title: James W. Scannell, 'The Question of Ideology and the Rhetoric of Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  P. Louis van Elderen, 'Trained Incapacity: The Key Concept in Vebl
Full Title: Paper absent:  P. Louis van Elderen, 'Trained Incapacity: The Key Concept in Veblen's Cultural Studies Approach.'
Folder 3: Panel Three:  Veblen and His Contemporaries
Item 1: Ralf Schimmer, 'The Irreverence and Social Philosophy of Henry George as Another
Full Title: Ralf Schimmer, 'The Irreverence and Social Philosophy of Henry George as Another Homegrown Model for Veblen.'
Item 2: John Adams, 'John Adams and Thorstein Veblen: Humanistic Misanthropes, Political
Full Title: John Adams, 'John Adams and Thorstein Veblen: Humanistic Misanthropes, Political Cynics, and Economic Holists.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  Andrew Furer, 'Veblen and Howells' A Hazard of New Fortunes.'
Folder 4: Panel Four:  Veblen and Social Theory
Item 1: Marc R. Tool, 'A Neoinstitutional Theory of Social Change in Veblen's Theory of t
Full Title: Marc R. Tool, 'A Neoinstitutional Theory of Social Change in Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class.'
Item 2: Arthur J. Vidich, 'International Classes and Cultures: Social, Economic and Polit
Full Title: Arthur J. Vidich, 'International Classes and Cultures: Social, Economic and Political Dimensions.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  Jorge Bustamante, 'Veblen, Power and Transnational Migration: A Co
Full Title: Paper absent:  Jorge Bustamante, 'Veblen, Power and Transnational Migration: A Consideration of Concepts.'  [Did not come - no paper]
Folder 5: Panel Five:  Veblen, Philosophy and American Pragmatism
Item 1: Howard Horwitz, 'Promises, Promises: Veblen, Pragmatism and Practice.'
Item 2: Robert Griffin, 'What Veblen Owed to Peirce.'
Item 3: Jack Diggins, 'Brief Comments on the Griffin and Horwitz Papers.'
Item 4: Erkki Kilpinen, 'The Pragmatic Foundations of the Institutionalistic Method: Vebl
Full Title: Erkki Kilpinen, 'The Pragmatic Foundations of the Institutionalistic Method: Veblen's 'Preconceptions' and Their Relation to Peirce and Dewey.'
Item 5: Helge Peukert, 'T. Veblen's Habit of Thought.'
Folder 6: Panel Six:  The Retrieval and Relevance of Veblen's Economic Theory
Item 1: Stephen Edgell, 'A Centennial Reassessment of Veblen's Theory of Conspicuous Cons
Full Title: Stephen Edgell, 'A Centennial Reassessment of Veblen's Theory of Conspicuous Consumption.'
Item 2: Phillip O'Hara, 'Veblen's Analysis of Business, Industry and the Limits of Capita
Full Title: Phillip O'Hara, 'Veblen's Analysis of Business, Industry and the Limits of Capital: An Interpretation and Sympathetic Critique.'
Item 3: Franco Ferraroti, 'Thorstein B. Veblen in the Eyes of Harold A. Innis.'
Folder 7: Panel Seven:  Veblen on Law and in Foreign Places
Item 1: Tanaka Toshihiro, 'Thorstein Veblen Studies in Japan: A Bibliography.'
Item 2: Solidelle Fortier Wasser, 'Veblen's Role in European Turn-of-the Century Economic
Full Title: Solidelle Fortier Wasser, 'Veblen's Role in European Turn-of-the Century Economic Sociology: Gislain's and Steiner's Economique Sociologique, 1890-1920.'
Item 3: Paper absent, but abstract present:  Klaus Lindegaard, 'Veblen on Purpose and Law
Full Title: Paper absent, but abstract present:  Klaus Lindegaard, 'Veblen on Purpose and Law.'
Folder 8: Panel Eight:  Veblen and Aesthetics
Item 1: Merrill Schleier, 'Lewis Mumford, Thorstein Veblen and the Aesthetics of Modernis
Full Title: Merrill Schleier, 'Lewis Mumford, Thorstein Veblen and the Aesthetics of Modernism.'
Item 2: Cyrill Pasterk and Rick Tilman, 'Kant, Veblen and the Aesthetics of Heterodox Eco
Full Title: Cyrill Pasterk and Rick Tilman, 'Kant, Veblen and the Aesthetics of Heterodox Economics.'
Item 3: Jonathan Larson, 'The Aesthetics of Veblen's Business-Industry Dichotomy Revisite
Full Title: Jonathan Larson, 'The Aesthetics of Veblen's Business-Industry Dichotomy Revisited.'
Series 3: 3rd Conference New School for Social Research (New York City) [no papers], 1999
Additional Date Info: April 17-18, 1999
Series 4: 4th Conference New School for Social Research (New York City), 2002
Additional Date Info: May 11-12, 2002
Folder 1: Panel One:  The Natural World and the Machine Process
Item 1: Ross E. Mitchell, 'Absentee Ownership and Resource-Dependent Communities: Veblen
Full Title: Ross E. Mitchell, 'Absentee Ownership and Resource-Dependent Communities: Veblen and Beyond.'
Item 2: Larry van Sickle, 'Fiction, Social Theory and the Machine Process: A Critical Exa
Full Title: Larry van Sickle, 'Fiction, Social Theory and the Machine Process: A Critical Examination of Technology in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut and Thorstein Veblen.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  P.A. Saram, 'The Natural World in Veblen's Economic Sociology'
Folder 2: Panel Two:  Politics and Power
Item 1: Sidney Plotkin, 'Illiberal Habits: Veblen's Theory of Power in Pre-Capitalist Cul
Full Title: Sidney Plotkin, 'Illiberal Habits: Veblen's Theory of Power in Pre-Capitalist Cultures.'
Item 2: Stephen Shukaitis, 'Forging Bombs Drops into Profit Shares: The Role of Nationali
Full Title: Stephen Shukaitis, 'Forging Bombs Drops into Profit Shares: The Role of Nationalism in Creating Norms of Consumerism in the post-9/11 World.'
Folder 3: Panel Three:  Capitalism and Its Cultural Effects
Item 1: Stjepan G. Mestrovic, 'Thorstein Veblen on Culture and Society.'
Item 2: Thomas Lambert, 'Thorstein Veblen and the Higher Learning of Sport Management Edu
Full Title: Thomas Lambert, 'Thorstein Veblen and the Higher Learning of Sport Management Education.'
Item 3: Guido Giacomo Preparata, 'Scandinavian Nemesis: How IKEA Came to Belie Veblen's N
Full Title: Guido Giacomo Preparata, 'Scandinavian Nemesis: How IKEA Came to Belie Veblen's Nordic Ideal.'
Folder 4: Panel Four:  Intellectuals and Their Public Roles
Item 1: Charles Gattone, 'Reassessing Thorstein Veblen on Intellectuals and Politics in t
Full Title: Charles Gattone, 'Reassessing Thorstein Veblen on Intellectuals and Politics in the Late Modern Era.'
Item 2: Solidelle Wasser, 'Implications of Veblen's early use of index numbers.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  John Patrick Diggins, 'Thorstein Veblen and John Adams.'
Folder 5: Panel Five:  Dorfman and His Discontents
Item 1: Stephen Edgell, 'Dorfman's Veblen: A Problematic Intellectual Legacy.'
Item 2: Russell H. Bartley and Sylvia Erickson Bartley, 'The Formal Education of Thorstei
Full Title: Russell H. Bartley and Sylvia Erickson Bartley, 'The Formal Education of Thorstein Veblen: His Carleton Years, 1874-1880.'
Folder 6: Panel Six:  Capitalism and the Capitalists
Item 1: Pekka Sulkunen, 'Veblen and Adam Smith on Life-Style and Social Structure.'
Item 2: Paper absent:  Franco Ferrarotti, 'Remarks on Veblen's Strictures Concerning the
Full Title: Paper absent:  Franco Ferrarotti, 'Remarks on Veblen's Strictures Concerning the Interest Value Theory by Bohm-Bawerk.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  Adil Mouhammed, 'Veblen and Marx on the Dialectic and Economic Int
Full Title: Paper absent:  Adil Mouhammed, 'Veblen and Marx on the Dialectic and Economic Interpretation of History.'
Folder 7: Panel Seven:  Old and New World Orders
Item 1: Guido Giacomo Preparata, 'Hitler's Money: The Bills of Exchange of Schacht and Re
Full Title: Guido Giacomo Preparata, 'Hitler's Money: The Bills of Exchange of Schacht and Rearmament in the Third Reich.'
Item 2: Anastassios D. Karayiannis and Allan E. Young, 'Transition Economies and the Vebl
Full Title: Anastassios D. Karayiannis and Allan E. Young, 'Transition Economies and the Veblenian Financial Entrepreneur.'
Series 5: 5th Conference Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), 2004
Additional Date Info: June 3-6, 2004
Folder 1: Panel One:  The Theory of Business Enterprise: One Hundred Years Young
Item 1: William Waller, 'The Theory of the Firm in Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of Busin
Full Title: William Waller, 'The Theory of the Firm in Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of Business Enterprise.
Item 2: Paper absent:  Jim Sturgeon, 'Business Enterprise as Path-dependence: Mudholes an
Full Title: Paper absent:  Jim Sturgeon, 'Business Enterprise as Path-dependence: Mudholes and Potholes.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  Erik Hake, 'Veblen as Reporter:  A New Theory of Capital.'
Folder 2: Panel Two:  Veblen on Political Economy & War
Item 1: Adil Mouhammad, 'A Veblenian Analysis of the American Business Cycle, 1991-2001.'
Full Title: Adil Mouhammad, 'A Veblenian Analysis of the American Business Cycle, 1991-2001.'
Item 2: Sidney Plotkin, 'Framework for War: A Veblenian Reading of Neoconservative Realis
Full Title: Sidney Plotkin, 'Framework for War: A Veblenian Reading of Neoconservative Realism and the U.S. War in Iraq.'
Item 3: Paper absent:  Larry Van Sickle, ''Bring It On': Dementia Praecox and the Bush Re
Full Title: Paper absent:  Larry Van Sickle, ''Bring It On': Dementia Praecox and the Bush Regime.'  ['Textual references ' accompanying this paper are present.]
Folder 3: Panel Three:  Biographical Studies of Veblen's Life and Work
Item 1: William Melton, 'The Veblens in Wisconsin.'
Item 2: Russell Bartley, 'Confessional Versus Pecuniary Codes of Conduct in the Life and
Full Title: Russell Bartley, 'Confessional Versus Pecuniary Codes of Conduct in the Life and Work of Thorstein Veblen.'
Item 3: Solidelle Fortier Wasser, 'Veblen in the Classroom: The View from his Students' N
Full Title: Solidelle Fortier Wasser, 'Veblen in the Classroom: The View from his Students' Notes.'
Item 4: Eric Hillemann, 'Thorstein Veblen and Carleton College, and Vice Versa.'
Folder 4: Panel Four:  Aspects of Veblen's Sociology
Item 1: Erkki Kilpinen, 'How to Fight the Methodenstreit? Veblen and Weber on Economics.'
Full Title: Erkki Kilpinen, 'How to Fight the Methodenstreit? Veblen and Weber on Economics.'
Item 2: Kirill Thompson, 'Thorstein Veblen and Agriculture.'