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Thorstein B. Veblen Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Thorstein B. Veblen Collection

ID: 03/077

Extent: 0.0

Arrangement:

The Thorstein B. Veblen Collection has been divided into eight sections.  The Thorstein B. Veblen Papers (77A) comprise that portion of the collection once possessed by Veblen himself.  He made no provision for preserving his papers, and this body of material is largely what passed to his step-daughters at the time of Veblen's death in 1929.  It includes approximately 207 items of correspondence--a few copies retained by Veblen of his letters to others, but otherwise almost entirely letters to Veblen from the 1920s, with nothing at all prior to 1913--financial records of various sorts from the same period, photographs known to have been owned by Veblen, corrected copy of some of Veblen's published writings, and an assortment of personal documents of various sorts.  It also includes the surviving remnant (318 volumes) of Veblen's personal library left in a cabin on his Washington Island, Wisconsin property.

The Bradley-Veblen-Meyers Family Papers (77B) consist of family or Veblen-related correspondence, photographs, and other items produced by or belonging to Veblen's second wife Ann Fessenden Bradley (known as "Babe"), or her daughters Becky F. Bradley (Veblen) (Meyers) or Ann T. Bradley (Bevans) (Sims), plus a small amount of material concerning a Veblen-related venture by Harry Meyers, Becky's husband.  Letters from Thorstein Veblen to Becky or Ann are filed here, rather than in the Thorstein B. Veblen Papers.  Of particular value and interest are Becky's written reminiscences about Veblen and her family, contained in the series Autobiography/Memoirs of Becky Veblen Meyers, and in her correspondence re Veblen.  (Oral reminiscences of Becky and Ann both are available in 77E, described below.)

The Carleton Archives has created a database to store information on all of the individual pieces of correspondence in both the Thorstein B. Veblen and Bradley-Veblen-Meyers Family Papers, and can, upon request, use it to sort or identify subcategories of correspondence in whatever manner might be most useful for a given researcher.

The Grace C. Camp (Storm) Papers (77C) consist of a small group of original letters, and one enclosed photograph, addressed to Grace Cleone Camp (Storm), who managed affairs relating to Veblen's California property after Veblen moved to the University of Missouri.  Grace was the sister of William R. Camp, one of Veblen's students at Stanford.  At some point these letters must have been returned to Veblen or to his stepdaughters, for they were included in material donated to Carleton by Becky Veblen Meyers and by Charles R. Sims.

Carleton College Records pertaining to Thorstein Veblen (77D) have been gathered together into this collection for the convenience of researchers.  They consist of Alumni Office correspondence following the deaths of Ellen Rolfe Veblen in 1926 and Thorstein Veblen in 1929, various reference files created by the Carleton Archives, a 1917 letter from Thorstein Veblen to the Vice President of Carleton's Board of Trustees declining to make a contribution to the school's fundraising efforts, and some photographic material created by the college.  A 1985 letter to the Carleton Librarian from Mrs. Henry Cowell provides testimony regarding Ellen Rolfe Veblen's "physical anomaly" that, in the words of the writer, "explains so much about both Veblens."  A copy of this letter is located in the Alumni File for Ellen M. Rolfe.

The Sadie Hardy Gregory Papers (77E) were donated to Carleton by Mrs. Gregory's grandson, Daniel P. Gregory.  This is a small group of letters addressed to Sadie Hardy Gregory, typescripts of three Veblen articles, and detailed notes taken by Sadie Hardy while a student in Veblen's University of Chicago course on Socialism in 1894.

A sixth section of the collection, Memoirs, Reminiscences, Interviews (77F), is comprised of first-person written reminiscences or oral history interviews regarding Thorstein Veblen.  Included are interviews with members of the Veblen family:  Thorstein's step-daughters, Becky and Ann, a niece, Olga Hanson Glorvick, and a granddaughter of his brother Andrew, Colette Sims Van Fleet.  Interviews are also available with a former student of Veblen's, Sidney A. Russell, with Ted and Fritz Bjarnarson, who knew Veblen as boys on Washington Island, and with Esther Gunnerson, who acquired Veblen's Washington Island library and eventually donated the surviving volumes to Carleton.  Also included are copies of Gunnerson's notes regarding interviews she conducted on Washington Island in 1963 with persons who had known Thorstein there.

Miscellaneous Items (77G) not falling within any of the previous groupings include a small body of photocopied correspondence, photographs of varied or unknown provenance, a collection of pressed wildflowers which Thorstein and Emily Veblen gathered and identified in 1878, a few items of promotional literature for some of Veblen's books, draft screenplays for a film on Veblen dating from 1981-82, and artistic representations of Veblen in the form of a bas relief, bust, and portrait painted after a photograph.

Collected Reference Material (77H) consists of copies of publications by Thorstein Veblen, a collection of scholarly or popular writings about Veblen or his work (other than first-person memoirs or reminiscences), and other items also available elsewhere, but here assembled in one place for reference purposes or the convenience of researchers.  Also included is information about, or in some cases reproductions of, original Veblen material in the collections of other repositories.  Persons writing on Veblen-related topics are encouraged to contribute copies of their work to this collection, so that as full a record of Veblen scholarship as possible may be permanently and readily available in one location.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Material centered around the figure of Thorstein Bunde Veblen, economist, social scientist, writer of international reputation, and a member of Carleton's graduating class of 1880.  Material regarding Thorstein Veblen's adult families:  his first wife, Ellen Rolfe Veblen, his second wife, Ann Fessenden Bradley (Bevans) Veblen, and his two step-daughters by his second marriage, all of which will be of interest to any biographer of Thorstein B. Veblen, is also to be found in this collection.

Administrative Information

Appraisal Information: Value Code: 1

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.

Processing Information:

LOCATION CHECKED

Materials in A66-68; A46 to be processed material for all of Veblen Collections


Box and Folder Listing

Series A: THORSTEIN B. VEBLEN PAPERS
Sub-Series 1: Letters Written by Thorstein B. Veblen
Container ID: Box number: 1
Note: See also 77B - Corresp. of Becky F. Bradley (Veblen (Myers) or Ann T. Bradley (Sims), 1920-1943; 77C - Letters from Thorstein B. Veblen, 1918-1921; 77D - Board of Trustees' Records; 77E - Letters from Thorstein B. Veblen, 1909; 77G - Correspondence (Original and Photocopied); and 77H - Minnesota Historical Society, Chicago, and Stanford
Folder 1/1: Duplicate copies retained by T.B.V. of letters sent, 1917-1925
(5 items)
Sub-Series 2: Letters Written to Thorstein B. Veblen
Container ID: Box number: 1
Folder 1/2: ? to Bemis
Set 1: ? [216 Overlook Road, Ithaca, N.Y.], 1924
(1 item)
Set 2: Allen, Leroy, 1928
(1 item)
Set 3: Ardzrooni, Leon, 1927-1928
(5 items)
Set 4: Arnott, J. C., 1913
(1 item)
Set 5: Bemis, Edward W., 1927
(1 item)
Folder 1/3: Bennett, Mildred V., 1926-1929
(8 items)
Folder 1/4: Bjarnarson to Chalmel
Set 1: Bjarnarson, Kari, 1928
(1 item)
Set 2: Bjarnarson, Sigurline, 1929
(2 items)
Set 3: Bradley, [Becky Fessenden?], 1923
(1 item)
Set 4: Camp, Grace Cleone, 1913-1918
(3 items) [see also Storm, Grace Camp]
Set 5: Camp, William R., 1928
(1 item)
Set 6: Chalmel, Raymond, 1914
(1 item)
Folder 1/5: Cornell to Hart
Set 1: Cornell, Edward H., 1916
(1 item)
Set 2: Cranford, Irving Smith, 1927
(1 item)
Set 3: Dorfman, Joseph, 1928
(2 items)
Set 4: Douglas, Paul H., 1925
(1 item)
Set 5: Ferrell, Gilbert D., 1929
(1 item)
Set 6: Gregory, Sarah H., 1928
(1 item)
Set 7: Gross, Benjamin, 1927
(2 items)
Set 8: Handman, Max, 1924
(1 item)
Set 9: Hart, Joseph K., 1929
(1 item)
Folder 1/6: Huebsch, B. W. (or B. W. Huebsch, Inc.), 1923-1928
(7 items)
Folder 1/7: H[un?]toon to Lubin
Set 1: H[un?]toon, Elsie, 1928
(1 item)
Set 2: Johnson, Alvin, 1925
(1 item)
Set 3: League for Industrial Democracy, 1929
(1 item)
Set 4: Lederer, Emil, 1923
(1 item)
Set 5: Lubin, Isador, 1928
(1 item)
Folder 1/8: Mitchell, Wesley C., 1925-1929
(6 items)
Folder 1/9: Nordfeldt to Practitioners' Publishing Company
Set 1: Nordfeldt, B. J. O. and M. D.
(1 item)
Set 2: Olsen, Emily Veblen, 1928-1929
(4 items)
Set 3: Olsen, Rakel, 1928
(1 item)
Set 4: Podesta, Evelyn Wells, 1928
(2 items)
Set 5: Polychronopoulos, Stephen D., 1929
(1 item)
Set 6: Practioners' Publishing Company, 1928
(1 item)
Folder 1/10: Sandfort to Sims
Set 1: Sandfort, J. A., 1925-1928
( 5 items)
Set 2: Santos, A. J., 1919
(1 item)
Set 3: Sims, Hilda Veblen, 1927-1928
(2 items)
Folder 1/11: Storm, Grace Camp, 1921-1928
(8 items)
Folder 1/12: Storm, Hans Otto to Veblen, Agnes
Set 1: Storm, Hans Otto, 1926-1929
(6 items)
Set 2: Terry, Josephine
(1 item, undated)
Set 3: Vanguard Press, Inc., 1927; 1929
(2 items)
Set 4: Veblen, Agnes, 1929
(1 item)
Folder 1/13: Veblen, Andrew A., 1927-1929
(23 items)
Folder 1/14: Veblen, Ellen Rolfe, 1921-1925
(15 items)
Folder 1/15: Veblen, Florence Noble, 1927-1928
(11 items)
Folder 1/16: Veblen, Gertrude to Veblen, Harold
Set 1: Veblen, Gertrude, 1927
(1 item)
Set 2: Veblen, Harold, 1927
(3 items)
Folder 1/17: Veblen, John Edward, 1926-1929
(16 items)
Folder 1/18: Veblen, Rolf to [Young?]
Set 1: Veblen, Rolf N., 1928
(4 items)
Set 2: Walker, Signy Veblen, 1929
(1 item)
Set 3: Warfield, George A., 1928
(1 item)
Set 4: Wells, Whitfield Wesley, 1921-1929
(6 items)
Set 5: [Young, Allyn A.?], 1926
(1 item)
Sub-Series 3: Letters Between Persons Other Than Thorstein B. Veblen
Container ID: Box number: 1
Folder 1/19: Doctors' correspondence re Ellen Rolfe Veblen, forwarded to Thorstein B. Veblen, 1926-1927
(4 items)
Folder 1/20: Miscellaneous correspondence apparently forwarded to Thorstein B. Veblen, 1922-1927
(3 items)
Sub-Series 4: Books or Articles: Manuscripts, Typescripts, or Corrected Copy
Container ID: Box number: 2
Folder 2/1: Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution
T.B.V.'s copy, with corrections
Folder 2/2: The Higher Learning in America (Preface, Chapters 1-4)
corrected typescript
Folder 2/3: The Higher Learning in America (Chapters 5-8)
corrected typescript
Folder 2/4: The Higher Learning in America (Preface to a reprint never issued)
2 pp. handwritten
Folder 2/5: "An Experiment in Eugenics"
corrected typescript
Sub-Series 5: Financial Records
Container ID: Box number: 2-3
Sub-Series a: Banking
Container ID: Box number: 2
Folder 2/6: Bank of Italy (Palo Alto), 1928-1929
Folder 2/7: The Corn Exchange Bank (New York), 1923-1928
Folder 2/8: East San Diego Branch, The First Trust and Savings Bank of San Diego, 1927
Folder 2/9: The First National Bank of Palo Alto, 1927-1928
Sub-Series b: Investments
Container ID: Box number: 3
Folder 3/1: Calaveras Central Mining Corporation, 1929
Folder 3/2: Goodbody & Co., 1925-1929
Folder 3/3: Humphreys Corporation, 1929
Folder 3/4: International Oils Limited, Inc., 1927-1929
Folder 3/5: Joint Security Corporation, 1928
Folder 3/6: Olean Petroleum Company, 1926-1929
Folder 3/7: Stuart, David T., 1928
Note: See also International Oils Limited, Inc. and Joint Security Corporation
Sub-Series c: Loans
Container ID: Box number: 3
Folder 3/8: Miscellaneous promissory notes, 1924-1928
Folder 3/9: re W. W. Wells' promissory note, 1927-1929
Sub-Series d: Property
Container ID: Box number: 3
Folder 3/10: California Pacific Title & Trust, 1928-1929
Folder 3/11: California Pacific Title Insurance Company, 1919
Folder 3/12: Warranty Deeds, 1915; 1925; 1927
Sub-Series e: Publication Agreements
Container ID: Box number: 3
Folder 3/13: Publication Agreements
Item 1: Absentee Ownership, 1923
Item 2: The Laxdaela Saga, 1925
Sub-Series f: Taxes
Container ID: Box number: 3
Folder 3/14: Federal, for years 1924-1927
Folder 3/15: State and Local, [1914]; 1922-1927
Sub-Series 6: Personal Documents
Container ID: Box number: 3
Folder 3/16: Personal Documents
Item 1: Address Book
Item 2: Automobile Insurance Service Card, expiring Sept. 17, 1929
Item 3: Certificate of Cremation upon August 6, 1929
Item 4: Fire Insurance Policy, term of three years commencing 20 Mar., 1925
Item 5: Interlocutory Judgment and Decree granting divorce, 20 Jan., 1912
(certified copy)
Item 6: Last Will and Testament (version dated and signed 24 Nov. 1924)
Item 7: Last Will and Testament (versions undated and unsigned, but postdating 1 Dec. 1925)
Item 8: Order and Decree of Settlement of Account and Final Distribution of Estate, 1931
Additional Date Information: 1931-10-08
Item 9: Ph.D. certificate, Yale University, 1884
(removed to flat file 165)
Sub-Series 7: Photographs
Container ID: Box number: 3
Sub-Series a: Donated by Becky Veblen Meyers
Folder 3/17: Portraits of Thorstein B. Veblen, [1901]; 1920
(4 images)
Folder 3/18: Portraits of Ann Fessenden Bradley ("Babe")
(3 prints, 2 of same image)
Folder 3/19: Summers 1911-13, 1911; 1913
(8 images: 3 of camp at Murphy Ranch, near Ashland, Oregon, 1911; 5 at Fort Garland, Colorado, 1913)
Folder 3/20: Honeymoon in Norway, 1914
(7 prints, 2 of same image, plus negatives)
Folder 3/21: Miscellaneous
Set 1: Portrait of Kari Bunde Veblen in old age
(1 image)
Set 2: Portrait of W. W. Camp
(1 image)
Set 3: "Nowhere" Idaho, Circa 1910
(2 images; 1 of T.B.V.)
Set 4: Washington Island
(6 images, only 1 of people - a group including T.B.V.)
Folder 3/22: Unidentified images
(2 images: a woman, and a house)
Sub-Series b: Donated by Charles Sims
Folder 3/23: Fort Garland, Colorado, 1912
(3 images)
Additional Date Information: Summer 1912
Folder 3/24: Washington Island
(4 images; 3 of T.B.V. and 1 of study/cabin)
Sub-Series c: Salvaged from Veblen's Washington Island Cabin; donated by Esther Gunnerson
Folder 3/25: Identified, people
(7 images: Haldor A. Veblen; Kari Bunde Veblen; Thomas A. Veblen; Emily Veblen; Ann Fessenden Bradley ("Babe"), Babe with daughters Becky and  Ann; Colette and Alan Sims)
Folder 3/26: Unidentified, people
(6 portraits)
Folder 3/27: Unidentified, places
(5 images)
Item 1: Unidentified, places
(5 images)
Sub-Series 8: Washington Island Library
Container ID: Box number: 3
Sub-Series a: Books salvaged from Veblen's Washington Island Cabin
318 volumes, shelved with Library Special Collections
Sub-Series b: Inventories
Folder 3/28: Washington Island Library
Item 1: Washington Island Library of Thorstein Veblen: Inventory, 1995
Additional Date Information: 1995-03-15
Item 2: "Veblen-Associated Books Donated to Carleton College by the Descendants of Kari & Sigurline Bjarnarson of Washington Island,Wisconsin", 1994
Additional Date Information: 1994-05
Sub-Series 9: Miscellany
Container ID: Box number: 3
Folder 3/29: Miscellany
Series B: BRADLEY-VEBLEN-MEYERS FAMILY PAPERS
Container ID: Box number: 4
Folder 4/1: Autobiography / Memoirs of Becky Veblen Meyers, Circa 1979
Folder 4/2: Correspondence of the Bradley Family, 1907-1913
(12 items)
Folder 4/3: Correspondence of the Bradley-Veblen Family, 1917-1918
(15 items)
Folder 4/4-4/9: Correspondence of Becky F. Bradley (Veblen) (Meyers) or Ann T. Bradley (Sims), 1920-1943
(Folders 4 through 9)
Folder 4/4: Ardzrooni to Auer
Set 1: Ardzrooni, Leon, 1924
(1 item)
Set 2: Auer, George A., 1936
(1 item)
Folder 4/5: Bjarnarson, Sigurline, 1917-1942
(19 items)
Folder 4/6: Bradley, Ann to Becky Bradley (Veblen), 1924-1929
(5 items)
Folder 4/7: Bradley, Harriet to Koyen
Set 1: Bradley, Harriet Towle, 1923-1924; circa 1929
(5 items)
Set 2: Cornell, Margaret, 1922
(1 item)
Set 3: Gross, Benjamin, 1928
(1 item)
Set 4: Gunnlaugsson, Mrs. Louis, 1935
(1 item)
Set 5: Handman, Max, 1920
(1 item)
Set 6: Koyen, O. H., 1942-1943
(4 items)
Folder 4/8: Lubin to Veblen, John Edward
Set 1: Lubin, Isador, 1920
(1 item)
Set 2: Olsen, Emily Veblen, 1929
( 1 item)
Set 3: Schleby?, Anna, 1923
(1 item)
Set 4: Sims, Hilda Veblen, 1923
(1 item)
Set 5: Stockwell, John W., 1941
(1 item)
Set 6: Veblen, Andrew A., 1929
(1 item)
Set 7: Veblen, Gertrude, 1926; 1928
(2 items)
Set 8: Veblen, John Edward, 1931
(2 items)
Folder 4/9: Veblen, Thorstein B., 1920-1926
(16 items)
Folder 4/10: Correspondence, etc. of Becky Veblen (Meyers) or Ann Bradley (Bevans) (Sims) re copyrights, royalties, reprints of works by Thorstein B. Veblen, and related matters, 1931-1976
(approximately 59 letters, plus other material)
Note: This correspondence is not included in the database of Veblen Collection correspondence
Folder 4/11: Correspondence, Tax Statements, etc. re Washington Island property, 1935-1943
(5 letters, plus other material)
Note: This correspondence is not included in the database of Veblen Collection correspondence
Folder 4/12: Correspondence and other items re Harry Meyers' Veblen Open Forum, 1944
(letters from Frank Havenner, Lewis Mumford, and Henry Wallace, plus other material)
Folder 4/13: Correspondence of Becky Veblen Meyers re Thorstein B. Veblen, 1954-1982
Set 1: David Riesman, 1954
(3 items)
Set 2: L. Sprague de Camp, 1954
(1 item)
Set 3: Barbara Kevles, 1964
(3 items)
Set 4: John P. Diggins, 1982
(4 items)
Folder 4/14: Photocopied correspondence of Becky Veblen Meyers and Esther Baran with William C. Melton, 1993
(15 letters)
Creator (Donor): from William C. Melton
Folder 4/15: Photographs
Set 1: Bradley Family Portraits
(Copy prints; 3 images)
Set 2: Miscellaneous
(4 images: 2 of California cabin, 1 of Sims' bas relief of T.B.V., 1 of Becky Veblen Meyers with her child, 1940)
Folder 4/16: Sketches of Thorstein B. Veblen drawn by Becky Veblen Meyers, 1926; 1929
(2 items; dated Sept. 1926 and August 3, 1929, 8 p.m.)
Series C: GRACE C. CAMP (STORM) PAPERS
Container ID: Box number: 4
Folder 4/17: Letters from Thorstein B. Veblen, 1918-1921
(8 items)
Folder 4/18: Miscellaneous Letters, 1919-1926
(3 items)
Folder 4/19: Photograph of Thorstein B. Veblen's cabin near La Honda, California
Series D: CARLETON COLLEGE RECORDS
Container ID: Box number: 4
Sub-Series 1: Alumni Office Records
Folder 4/20: Correspondence of Fred P. Haggard re Ellen Rolfe Veblen, 1926
(3 items)
Folder 4/21: Correspondence of Ralph L. Henry re Thorstein B. Veblen, 1929-1930
(15 items)
Sub-Series 2: Archives Office Records
Folder 4/22: Alumni File: Thorstein B. Veblen, Class of 1880
Folder 4/23: Alumni File: Ellen M. Rolfe, Class of 1881
Folder 4/24: Collected references to Thorstein B. Veblen in Carleton or Northfield newspapers, 1877-1894
Item 1: Collected references to T. B. Veblen in Carleton or Northfield newspapers, 1877-1894
Sub-Series 3: Board of Trustees Records
Folder 4/25: Letter from Thorstein B. Veblen to Hiram A. Scriver, 1917
Additional Date Information: 1917-10-10
Sub-Series 4: Photographs
Folder 4/26: Images of Veblen portrait painted by Paul Puzinas
Folder 4/27: Copy negatives made by Carleton College
Series E: SADIE HARDY GREGORY PAPERS
Container ID: Box number: 5
Folder 5/1: Letters from Thorstein B. Veblen, 1909
(2 items)
Folder 5/2: Miscellaneous letters, 1907-1944
(5 items)
Folder 5/3: Course notes, T. B. Veblen's University of Chicago course on Socialism, 1894
Folder 5/4: Thorstein B. Veblen Typescripts
Item 1: "As to a proposed inquiry into Baltic and Cretan antiquities"
Item 2: "The Mutation Theory, the Blond Race, and the Aryan Culture"
Item 3: "The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation"
Series F: MEMOIRS, REMINISCENCES, INTERVIEWS
Container ID: Box number: 5
Note: Audio recordings are filed separately; consult the Archivist for access
Folder 5/5: 1931-1983
Item 1: Veblen, Florence. "Thorstein Veblen: Reminiscences of his Brother Orson"
reprint from Social Forces, Vol. X, No. 2 (December 1931)
Item 2: Gunnerson, Esther. Notes on Veblen-related interviews conducted for paper on Tho..., 1963
Full Title: Gunnerson, Esther. Notes on Veblen-related interviews conducted for paper on Thorstein Veblen and Washington Island, . (Photocopy)
Item 3: Sims, Ann; and Becky Meyers. Conversation with Ruthmary Penick, Circa 1970-1979
(3 audiocassettes; rough transcript available)
Item 4: Glorvik, Olga Hanson. Conversation with Ruthmary Penick, 1979
(3 audiocassettes; rough transcript available)
Additional Date Information: 2 Apr. 1979
Item 5: Russell, Sidney A. Interviewed November 5 and November 12, by Robert Griffin, 1983
(notes only for November 5; 1 audiocassette and transcript available for November 12)
Folder 5/6: 1990-1993
Item 1: Meyers, Becky Veblen. Interviewed by Ann Howard, 1990
(2 audiocassettes, with 5 page typed summary by Henry and Elizabeth Jorgensen)
Additional Date Information: 29 May, 5 June, 16 June 1990
Item 2: Van Fleet, Colette Sims. Interviewed by Jeff Moriarty, 1993
(transcript only)
Additional Date Information: 9 May 1993
Item 3: Meyers, Becky Veblen. Interviewed by Paul Veblen, 1993
(1 audiocassette; transcript available)
Additional Date Information: 10 June 1993
Item 4: Gunnerson, Esther. Interviewed by Eric Hillemann, 1993
(2 audiocassettes)
Additional Date Information: 5 Aug. 1993
Item 5: Bjarnarson, Ted and Fritz. Interviewed by Eric Hillemann, 1993
(1 audiocassette)
Additional Date Information: 6 Aug. 1993
Item 6: Meyers, Becky Veblen. Interviewed by Russell H. Bartley and Sylvia E. Yondeda, 1993
(transcript only)
Additional Date Information: 27 Aug. 1993
Series G: MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Container ID: Box number: 5
Folder 5/7: Correspondence
Set 1: Ellen Rolfe Veblen to Mary Veblen Hougen, 1906
(2 items)
Set 2: Thorstein B. Veblen to Orson A. Veblen, 1907
(1 item; photocopy)
Set 3: Thorstein B. Veblen to Evelyn Wells, 1924
(1 item; photocopy)
Set 4: Thorstein B. Veblen to Emily Veblen Olsen, 1926-1929
(6 items; photocopies)
Set 5: Emily Veblen Olsen to Joseph Dorfman, 1934
(1 item; photocopy)
Set 6: Mason Gaffney to Bill Sloniker, with copy of 1988 letter from Becky Veblen Meyers to Gaffney, 1989
(1 item; photocopy)
Folder 5/8: Photographs of varied or unknown provenanceView associated digital content.
Includes group photo of Thorstein Veblen and his three brothers - Orson, Andrew and Edward Veblen, c. 1900.
Set 1: California sites
(12 images)
Set 2: Ellen Rolfe Veblen
(5 prints of 4 different images of E.R.V.; 1 of her Oregon cabin)
Set 3: Furniture made by Thorstein B. Veblen
(3 images)
Set 4: Thorstein B. Veblen Images
(9 distinct images)
Note: One oversized print of Myron Ehrenberg-FPC's photograph of the portrait painted by Edwin Burrage Child, has been filed in Collection 78, Box 3
Folder 5/9: Photographs of varied or unknown provenance - Washington Island
Set 1: from Colette Sims Van Fleet
(27 prints of 26 distinct images)
Set 2: from Charles R. Sims
(7 images; 4 negative strips)
Set 3: Copy prints
(11 prints, of 7 distinct images, all but 1 showing T.B.V.)
Folder 5/10: Pressed wildflowers gathered in 1878 by Thorstein and Emily Veblen
Folder 5/11: Publishers' promotional literature for books by Thorstein B. Veblen
(4 items)
Folder 5/12: Screenplay: "The Peaceable Savage: Thorstein Veblen; Work and Life," by Arthur Hoyle and Harry Robin. (Third and fourth drafts)
Item 1: Two Veblen bas reliefs sculpted by Ralph W. Sims
(Currently boxed with Books from 77H)
Item 2: Veblen bust sculpted by Blanca Will, 1920
(Currently displayed in the College Archives)
Additional Date Information: 1920-07
Item 3: Veblen bust sculpted by Bonnie Veblen
(Currently displayed in Economics Department, Willis Hall)
Item 4: Veblen portrait painted by Paul Puzinas
(Currently hanging in Willis Hall)
Series H: COLLECTED REFERENCE MATERIAL
Note: Persons writing on Veblen-related topics are encouraged to contribute copies of their work to this collection, so that as full a record of Veblen scholarship as possible may be permanently and readily available in one location.
Sub-Series 1: Published Writings of Thorstein B. Veblen
Note: Copies of most of Veblen's published writings are available in the Carleton College Gould Library's general collection. In addition, the Carleton Archives has on hand copies of the titles following.
Sub-Series a: Books in English
Note: shelved unboxed
Item 1: The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions, 1902
Item 2: Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution, 1915
Item 3: Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution, 1915
Item 4: An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation, 1917
Item 5: Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution, 1918
Copy containing the author's corrections to be made in preparing a new edition
Item 6: The Vested Interests and the State of the Industrial Arts, 1919
Item 7: The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions, 1919
Item 8: Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times, 1923
Item 9: Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times, 1923
Item 10: The Laxdaela Saga, 1925
Item 11: The Engineers and the Price System, 1933
Item 12: What Veblen Taught: Selected Writings of Thorstein Veblen, 1936
Item 13: The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays, 1942
Item 14: The Engineers and the Price System, 1944
Item 15: Essays in our Changing Order, 1945
Item 16: An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation, 1945
Item 17: The Theory of the Leisure Class, 1945
Item 18: Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution, 1946
Item 19: The Vested Interests and the Common Man, 1946
Item 20: Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution, 1954
Item 21: The Portable Veblen (ed. by Max Lerner), 1958
Item 22: The Theory of Business Enterprise, 1958
Item 23: The Higher Learning in America, 1965
Item 24: The Portable Veblen (ed. by Max Lerner), 1968
Item 25: Veblen on Marx, Race, Science and Economics, 1969
Reprint of The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays
Item 26: The Instinct of Workmanship : and the State of the Industrial Arts, 1964
Sub-Series b: Books in Translation
Note: shelved unboxed
Item 1: Teoria da Emprésa Industrial, 1966
Portuguese translation of The Theory of Business Enterprise, trans. by Edgar Magalhães
Item 2: Opere di Thorstein Veblen, 1969
Italian translations of The Theory of the Leisure Class (trans. by Franco Ferrarotti), Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution (trans. by Francesco De Domenico), An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation (trans. by Priscilla Artom), and The Engineers and the Price System (trans. by Francesco De Domenico)
Item 3: Les Ingenieurs et le Capitalisme, 1971
French translation of The Engineers and the Price System, trans. by Catherine Gajdos
Item 4: De Theorie van de Nietsdoende Klasse, 1974
Dutch translation of The Theory of the Leisure Class, trans. by B. Tromp and L. Inberg
Item 5: Den arbeidsfrie klasse, 1976
Norwegian translation of The Theory of the Leisure Class, trans. by Per A. Hartun
Sub-Series c: Journal articles
Container ID: Box number: 6
Folder 6/1: Reprints
Item 1: "The Evolution of the Scientific Point of View", 1908
University of California Chronicle, Vol X, No. 4
Item 2: "On the Nature of Capital: Investment, Intangible Assets, and the Pecuniary Magnate", 1908
Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. XXIII, November 1908
Item 3: "The Limitations of Marginal Utility", 1909
Journal of Political Economy, Vol. XVII, No. 9 (November 1909)
Item 4: "Christian Morals and the Competitive System", 1910
International Journal of Ethics, Vol. XX
Item 5: "The Mutation Theory and the Blond Race", 1913
Journal of Race Development, Vol II, No. 4 (April 1913)
Item 6: "The Blond Race and the Aryan Culture", 1913
University of Missouri Bulletin, Science Series, Vol. 2, No. 3 (December, 1913)
Item 7: "The Opportunity of Japan", 1915
The Journal of Race Development, Vol 6, No. 1 (July 1915)
Item 8: "The Intellectual Pre-eminence of Jews in Modern Europe", 1919
Political Science Quarterly, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1 (March 1919)
Item 9: "Economic Theory in the Calculable Future", 1925
American Economic Review, Vol. XV, No. 1, Supplement (March 1925)
Folder 6/2: Journals
Item 1: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. XVI, No. 1 (November 1901)
Contains "Gustav Schmoller's Economics"
Item 2: The Dial, Vol. LXVI, No. 787 (April 19, 1919)
Contains "On the Nature and Uses of Sabotage"
Item 3: The Dial, Vol. LXVII, No. 796 (August 9, 1919)
Editor: T. Veblen
Item 4: The Freeman, Vol. VII, No. 167 (May 23, 1923)
Contains "The Timber Lands and Oil Fields: I"
Note: Oversized. Located at back of Box 3.
Item 5: The Freeman, Vol. /vii, No. 168 (May 30, 1923)
Contains "The Timber Lands and Oil Fields: II
Note: Oversized. Located in Folder 3/30.
Item 6: Encore, Vol. X, No. 55 (September 1946)
Contains "The Place of Women and Pets in the Economic System," from The Theory of the Leisure Class
Sub-Series 2: Writings About Thorstein B. Veblen
Note: Copies of many publications concerning Veblen's life and work are available in the Carleton College Gould Library's general collection. In addition, the Carleton Archives has on hand copies of the titles following.
Sub-Series a: Books
Note: shelved unboxed
Item 1: Dorfman, Joseph. Thorstein Veblen and his America, 1934
Item 2: Madison, Charles A. Critics & Crusaders, 1947-1948
containing "Thorstein Veblen: Iconoclastic Economist (pp. 308-339)
Item 3: Schneider, Louis. The Freudian Psychology and Veblen's Social Theory, 1948
Item 4: Daugert, Stanley Matthew. The Philosophy of Thorstein Veblen, 1950
Item 5: Riesman, David. Thorstein Veblen: A Critical Interpretation, 1953
Item 6: Qualey, Carlton C., ed. Thorstein Veblen: The Carleton College Veblen Seminar Essays, 1968
Item 7: Simich, Jerry L., and Rick Tilman. Thorstein Veblen: A Reference Guide, 1985
Item 8: Tilman, Rick. Thorstein Veblen and His Critics: Conservative, Liberal, and Radical Perspectives, 1992
Item 9: Jorgensen, Elizabeth Watkins and Henry Irvin. Thorstein Veblen: Victorian Firebrand, 1999
Item 10: Inagami, Takeshi. Veblen and His Age: How He Lived and Thought, 2013
in Japanese
Item 11: Vianello, Mino. Thorstein Veblen, 1961
Item 12: Dowd, Douglas F. Thorstein Veblen, 1966
The Great American Thinkers series
Item 13: Dowd, Douglas F. Thorstein Veblen : A Critical Reappraisal, 1958
Item 14: Ayres, C.E., et al. Institutional Economics : Veblen, Commons, and Mitcell Reconsidered, 1963
Item 15: Gambs, John S. Beyond Supply and Demand : A Reappraisal of Institutional Economics, 1946
Item 16: Gould, Jay M. The Technical Elite, 1966
A reappraisal of Veblen's The Engineers and the Price System.
Item 17: Norwegian-American Studies, volume 34, 1995

Includes the following essays:

Christianson, J.R. Thorstein Veblen : Ethnic Roots and Social Criticism of a "Folk Savant"

Melton, William C. Thorstein Veblen and the Veblens.

Sub-Series b: Non-book writings
Container ID: Box number: 6-7
Folder 6/3: Articles re Thorstein B. Veblen in Carleton publications, 1933-present
Folder 6/4: Book Reviews or Discussions
Folder 6/5: Brief Biographical Summaries
Folder 6/6: Miscellaneous newspaper or magazine clippings
Folder 6/7: Papers. Journal Articles, etc., 1919-1933
Item 1: Duffus, Robert L. "Two Iconoclasts: Veblen and Vanderlip."
The Dial, Vol. LXVII, No. 795 (July 26, 1919)
Item 2: Mitchell, Wesley C. "Thorstein Veblen", 1929
in The New Republic, Sept. 4, 1929
Note: Oversized. Located in Folder 3/30.
Item 3: Coleman, McAlister. "Veblen Comes Back", 1933
The World Tomorrow, Vol XVI, No. 2 (January 11, 1933)
Item 4: Atkins, J. K. "Thorstein Veblen: Father of Technocracy", 1933
Technocracy Review, Vol 1, No. 1 (February 1933)
Folder 6/8: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 1936-1958
Item 1: Balzer, J. F. "Life of Thorstein Veblen", 1936
Photocopy of typescript of paper read before the Rice County Historical Society meeting held at Carleton College May 11, 1936
Item 2: Wallace, Henry A. "Veblen's Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution", 1940
Reprint from Political Science Quarterly, Vol. LV, No. 3 (Sept. 1940)
Item 3: Anonymous. "Veblen", 1947
Fortune, Vol. XXXVI, No. 6 (December 1947)
Note: Oversized. Presently shelved unbound, with books.
Item 4: Bjork, Kenneth. "Thorstein Veblen and St. Olaf College", Circa 1948
Typescript
Item 5: Bjork, Kenneth. "Thorstein Veblen and St. Olaf College: A Group of Letters by Thorbjørn N. Mohn", 1949
Photocopy, from Norwegian-American Studies, v.15
Item 6: Blegen, Theodore C. "Thorstein Veblen: The Mocking Prometheus"
Convocation address delivered December 15, 1950 at Carleton College, printed in full in the Northfield Independent January 4, 1951
Item 7: Dorfman, Joseph. "Veblen Centenary Round Table: Source and Impact of Veblen", 1958
Reprint from the American Economic Review, Vol. XLVIII, No. 2 (May 1958)
Folder 6/9: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 1963-1964
Item 1: Gunnerson, Esther V. "Washington Island's Thorstein Veblen", 1963
Typescript
Item 2: Hedrick, Charles H. "Thorstein Veblen Taught Here", 1964
Missouri Alumnus, Vol. LIII, No. 6 (March 1964)
Item 3: Vatter, Barbara. "Veblen, the Analyst and His Critics", 1964
Reprint from The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 1964)
Folder 6/10: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 1971-1984
Item 1: Veblen, Carl A. "Veblen Vignette", 1971
Typed anecdotes dated Dec. 28, 1971
Item 2: Galbraith, John Kenneth. "A New Theory of Thorstein Veblen", 1973
Photocopy from American Heritage, Vol. XXIV, No. 3 (April 1973)
Item 3: Haskell, Thomas L. "Veblen on Capitalism: Intellectual History In and Out of Context", 1979
Photocopy of typescript
Item 4: Symposium: "Thorstein Veblen in Contemporary Perspective", 1979
Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 60, No. 3 (Dec. 1979)
Item 5: Qualey, Carlton C. "Thorstein Bunde Veblen", 1980
Reprint from Odd S. Lovell, ed., Makers of an American Immigrant Legacy. Essays in Honor of Kenneth O. Bjork
Item 6: Darcy, Robert L. "C.G. Jung, Veblen, and Contemporary Institutionalism", 1984
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association, San Diego, CA, April 1984
Folder 6/11: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 1990-1992
Item 1: Bartley, Russell H., with Sylvia E. Yoneda. "Veblen and Washington Island", 1990
"Preliminary" typescript
Item 2: "The Social Theory and Contemporary Relevance of Thorstein Veblen", 1992
Monographic section (six articles) from International Review of Sociology, New Series, No. 3
Item 3: Eastwood, Paul David. "Seeking Thorstein Veblen", 1992
Typescript of paper presented to the Ygdrasil Literary Society, Madison, WI on October 10, 1992
Folder 6/12: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 1993
Item 1: "The Contemporary Relevance of Thorstein Veblen", 1993
Section (four articles) from the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Summer 1993)
Item 2: Eby, Clare Virginia. "Babbitt as Veblenian Critique of Manliness", 1993
Photocopy, from American Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Fall, 1993)
Item 3: Larson, Jonathan. "Speculations on the Origins of Thorstein Veblen's Aesthetic Criticisms", 1993
Item 4: Larson, Jonathan. "A Prophet Without Honor", 1993
Folder 7/1: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 1994
Item 1: Bartley, Russell H., with Sylvia E. Yoneda. "Thorstein Veblen on Washington Island. Of Books, Intellect and Personality", 1994
Typescript
Item 2: Bartley, Russell H. and Sylvia E. Yoneda. "Thorstein Veblen on Washington Island: Traces of a Life", 1994
Reprint from International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 7, No. 4. Also typescript.
Item 3: Christianson, J. R. "Thorstein Veblen and His Norwegian Roots", 1994
Typescript of paper read at symposium, "Veblen in Perspective"
Item 4: Eby, Clare Virginia. "Thorstein Veblen and the Rhetoric of Authority", 1994
Reprint from American Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 2 (June 1994)
Item 5: "Bringing Veblen Back In; Veblen Collections and Critiques: Two Commentaries", 1994
Section (six articles) from the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Summer 1994)
Item 6: Larson, Jonathan. "A Restoration of Significance", 1994
Item 7: Larson, Jonathan. "Speculations on the Origins of Veblen's Aesthetic Criticisms: As Revealed by the Restoration of the Veblen Family Farmstead", 1994
Item 8: Larson, Jonathan. "Who was Thorstein Veblen? and why does anyone still care?", 1994
Item 9: Melton, William C. "Thorstein Veblen and the Veblens", 1994
Typescript of paper read at symposium "Veblen in Perspective"
Item 10: Wasser, Solidelle Fortier. "Veblen's 'Post-Modernist' Economics", 1994
Reprint from International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 8, No. 1
Folder 7/2: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 1995-1999
Item 1: Melton, William C. "Thorstein Veblen and the Veblens", 1995
Revision of paper delivered at 1994 "Veblen in Perspective" symposium
Item 2: Peukert, Helge. "Thorstein Veblens negative Dialektik: Ökonomischer Rationalismus, Empirismus und Evolutionismus--eine Kritik", 1996
Sonderdruck aus Zeit der Institutionen--Thorstein Veblens evolutorische Ökonomik, Herausgegeben von Reinhard Penz und Holger Wilkop
Item 3: Edgell, Stephen. "Rescuring Veblen from Valhalla: deconstruction and reconstruction of a sociological legend", 1996
Reprint from British Journal of Sociology, no. 47, Issue no. 4 (December 1996)
Item 4: Dolfsma, Wilfred. "Thorstein Veblen, consumptie en economische vooruitgang", 1997
From ESB: Economisch Statistische Berichten, 82e jaargang, nr. 3 (September 1997)
Item 5: Wasser, Solidelle; and Felicity Wasser. "Veblen References 1983-1996", 1999
Reprint from Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Archival Supplement 9
Item 6: Bartley, Russell and Sylvia. "In the Company of Thorstein Veblen: A Narrative of Biographical Recovery", 1999
Folder 7/3: Papers, Journal Articles, etc., 2000-
Item 1: Dolfsma, Wilfred. "Life and Times of the Veblen Effect", 2000
Reprint from History of Economic Ideas, Vol VIII, No. 3
Item 2: Niland, Roxanne; and Karen Bartholomew. "No More 'The Naughty Professor': Thorstein Veblen at Stanford", 2007
Sandstone & Tile, Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2007)
Sub-Series c: Symposia
Container ID: Box number: 7
Folder 7/4: "The Authority of Experts: A Symposium Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Thorstein Veblen", 1980
Note: Symposium Oct. 3-4, 1980
Folder 7/5: "Veblen in Perspective: The Intellectual Heritage of a Native Son", 1994
Note: Symposium Sept. 24, 1994
Sub-Series 3: Veblen Material in Other Repositories
Container ID: Box number: 7
Folder 7/6: Columbia University
Folder 7/7: Cook County, Illinois, County Clerk's Office
Folder 7/8: Minnesota Historical Society
Folder 7/9: Stanford University
Folder 7/10: State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Folder 7/11: University of Chicago
Folder 7/12: Washington Island Historical Society
Sub-Series 4: Property Locations
Container ID: Box number: 7
Folder 7/13: Locations of Veblen's property in California and on Washington Island