Papers of Edwin E. Witte

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Author/Creator: Witte, Edwin Emil, 1887-1960.
Title: Papers, 1905-ca. 1967.
Quantity: 124.7 c.f. (292 archives boxes, 15 flat boxes, and 1 volume) and
2 reels of microfilm (35mm); plus
unprocessed additions of 5.6 c.f. and
14 disc recordings.
Summary: Primarily professional papers of a University of Wisconsin economist, specialist in labor legislation, and the chief author of the Social Security Act of 1935; including correspondence, research files, articles, speeches, lecture notes, diaries, and scrapbooks.
Correspondence, 1914-1916, 1921-1963, concerns University of Wisconsin faculty, students, and committees, including the Dept. of Economics (1933-1953), the School for Workers (1933-1957), and the Industrial Relations Center (1945-1956); Witte's work with Wisconsin state boards and committees, including the Labor Relations Board (1937-1939), Legislative Reference Library (1949-1953), and State Planning Board (1935-1940), concerning legislative problems, public welfare, taxation, labor relations, old age studies, and wages; Witte's federal government service, including the President's Committee on Economic Security (1934-1935), National War Labor Board (1940-1946), and the Federal Advisory Council on Economic Security (1941-1953), concerning social security, wages, labor mediation, employment, and health; the labor movement, concerning anti-injunction bills, unemployment insurance, and labor mediation cases; and private and professional organizations.
Prominent correspondents include: John R. Commons, C. A. Dykstra, Richard T. Ely, E. B. Fred, Paul Raushenbush, and Edwin Young of the University of Wisconsin; Arthur J. Altmeyer, William Beveridge, Ewan Clague, Wilbur Cohen, Herman Ekern, I. S. Falk, William Haber, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., Theresa S. McMahon, Robert J. Myers, Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush, and Alexander Wiley, concerning federal legislation, particularly social security; labor leaders William Green and Matthew Woll, concerning anti-injunction bills and unemployment insurance; United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther, concerning the U.A.W. and its Public Review Board (1957-1959); John B. Andrews, Paul Douglas, Nathan Feinsinger, Felix Frankfurter, Leifur Magnusson, Selig Perlman, Frances B. Sayer, and Sumner Slichter, concerning labor issues; and Grace Abbott, Bernard M. Baruch, John J. Blaine, J. Douglas Brown, Abraham Epstein, William T. Evjue, Arthur Goldberg, Irma Hochstein, Howard S. Kaltenborn, John F. Kennedy, Charles Killingsworth, William H. Knowles, Philip F. LaFollette, Robert J. Lampman, William M. Leiserson, David E. Lilienthal, Hilary A. Marquand, Wayne Morse, George W. Norris, Frances Perkins, Mark Perlman, Merlyn S. Pitzele, Donald Richberg, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marvin B. Rosenberry, David J. Saposs, George W. Taylor, Henry C. Taylor, Harry S. Truman, Rexford G. Tugwell, and John G. Winant.
Also includes research files, including clippings, articles, student papers, class lectures, and bibliographies, concerning industrial relations, social security, government-business relations, and economic problems; diaries (1905-1911, 1935, 1954, 1958), concerning his student days at the University of Wisconsin, and trips to Europe and the Middle East; a notebook, appraising Athenaean Literary Society debates; scattered personal correspondence; and three scrapbooks concerning his career from 1916 to 1965.
Notes: Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
Finding aid: Register.
Subjects: Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939.
Altmeyer, Arthur Joseph, 1891- .
Andrews, John B. (John Bertram), 1880-1943.
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965.
Beveridge, William Henry Beveridge, Baron, 1879-1963.
Blaine, John J. (John James), 1875-1934.
Brown, James Douglas, 1898- .
Clague, Ewan, 1896-1987.
Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987.
Commons, John Rogers, 1862-1945.
Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892- .
Dykstra, Clarence Addison, 1883-1950.
Ekern, Herman L., 1872-1954.
Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943.
Epstein, Abraham, 1892-1942.
Evjue, William Theodore, 1882-1970.
Falk, Isidore Sydney, 1899- .
Feinsinger, Nathan Paul, 1902- .
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
Fred, Edwin Broun, 1887- .
Goldberg, Arthur J.
Green, William, 1872-1952.
Haber, William, 1899- .
Hochstein, Irma E., 1887-1974.
Kaltenborn, Howard Stanley.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Killingsworth, Charles, 1917- .
Knowles, William Henry.
La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1895-1953.
LaFollette, Philip Fox, 1897-1965.
Lampman, Robert J.
Leiserson, William M.
Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981.
Magnusson, Leifur, 1882- .
Marquand, Hilary Adair, 1901- .
McMahon, Theresa Schmid, 1878-1961.
Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974.
Myers, Robert Julius, 1912- .
Norris, George W. (George William), 1861-1944.
Perkins, Frances, 1882-1965.
Perlman, Mark.
Perlman, Selig, 1888- .
Pitzele, Merlyn S., 1911- .
Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis.
Raushenbush, Paul A. (Paul Arthur), b. 1898.
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970.
Richberg, Donald R. (Donald Randall), 1881-1960.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Rosenberry, Marvin B., 1868-1958.
Saposs, David J. (David Joseph), 1886-1968.
Sayer, Frances B.
Slichter, Sumner H. (Sumner Huber), 1892-1959.
Taylor, George William, 1901- .
Taylor, Henry C. (Henry Charles), 1873-1969.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891- .
Wiley, Alexander, 1884-1967.
Winant, John Gilbert, 1889-1947.
Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956.
Young, Edwin, 1917- .
Athenaean Society (University of Wisconsin)
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Public Review Board.
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945)
United States. President's Committee on Economic Security.
United States. Social Security Act.
United States. Social Security Board. Federal Advisory Council for Economic Security.
University of Wisconsin.
University of Wisconsin. Industrial Relations Center.
University of Wisconsin. School for Workers.
Wisconsin. Labor Relations Board.
Wisconsin. Legislature. Legislative Reference Library.
Wisconsin. State Planning Board.
Arbitration, Industrial--United States.
Automobile industry workers--Labor unions--United States.
Debates and debating--Wisconsin--Societies, etc.
Economists--United States.
Employment stabilization--Law and legislation--United States.
Government economists--United States.
Industrial relations--Research--United States.
Industrial relations--United States.
Insurance, Health--Law and legislation--United States.
Insurance, Unemployment--Law and legislation--United States.
Labor economics--United States.
Labor injunctions--Law and legislation--United States.
Labor laws and legislation--Research--United States.
Labor laws and legislation--United States.
Labor laws and legislation--Wisconsin.
Labor leaders--United States.
Labor movement--United States.
Labor policy--United States.
Labor unions--Law and legislation--United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Old age pensions--Law and legislation--United States.
Public welfare--Law and legislation--United States.
Social security--Law and legislation--United States.
Taxation--Law and legislation--United States.
Wages--Law and legislation--United States.
Europe--Description and travel--1919-1944.
Europe--Description and travel--1945-1970.
Middle East--Description and travel.
United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945.
United States--Economic conditions--1945- .
United States--Economic policy--1933-1945.
United States--Economic policy--1945-1960.
Wisconsin--Politics and government--1848-1950.
Form/Genre: Manuscript collection.
Sound recordings.
RLIN Number: WIHV86-A326
Location: Archives Main Stacks
Call Number: Wis Mss VP
Shelf Location: Box 1-303 MAD 4 /27/B5-J3
Location: Archives Main Stacks
Call Number: Micro 404
Shelf Location: User copy in Library Microforms Room.
Location: Archives Main Stacks
Call Number: Micro 405
Shelf Location: User copy in Library Microforms Room.
Location: Z:Unprocessed Accessions
Call Number: M71-304
Shelf Location: MAD 2M/37/A3
Description: Material includes clippings on Witte's career, 1916-1965; correspondence on his retirement in 1957 and his death in 1960; photos; and miscellaneous other items. This accession was partially processed and labelled with call number Mss 214. A student draft register is with the accession sheet. Qty: 2.0 c.f. (1 record center carton and 1 pile of volumes)
Location: Z:Unprocessed Accessions
Call Number: M73-121
Shelf Location: MAD 2M/25/G3
Description: Clippings and pictures. Qty: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton)
Location: Z:Unprocessed Accessions
Call Number: M76-168
Shelf Location: MAD 4 /44/G7 (1 box); MAD Icon (14 discs)
Description: Copies of addresses delivered at a Symposium on Labor and Government at the U.W. Memorial Union on March 27-28, 1957, honoring Witte; miscellaneous personal correspondence of Witte and his wife Florence, concerning the U.W., the U.W. Economics Department, Witte's students, etc., ca. 1937-1954 and 1963. Qty: 0.3 c.f. (1 archives box) and 14 disc recordings
Location: Z:Unprocessed Accessions
Call Number: M76-131
Shelf Location: MAD 4 /49/J1&4
Description: Case files which include legal records, correspondence, reports, etc., concerning the work of the President's Commission on Labor Relations in Atomic Energy Installations, 1948-1949, and of the Atomic Energy Labor Relations Panel, 1949-1953, both of which Witte served upon. Qty: 2.0 c.f. (2 record center cartons)
Location: Z:Unprocessed Accessions
Call Number: M85-461
Shelf Location: MAD 3M/32/C3
Description: Typescript of Edwin E. Witte's 1905-1911 diaries prepared for possible publication, and one folder containing materials collected by editor William C. Haygood, including a chronology of Witte's life and transcripts of interviews with people who knew Witte, including a high school classmate and a cousin. Qty: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)
Location: Z:Unprocessed Accessions
Call Number: M85-536
Shelf Location: MAD 4 /44/G7
Description: Copy of "Social Security in America," summarized from staff reports by Witte, 1934-1935, when executive director of the President's Committee on Economic Security. Qty: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder added to box with M76-168)
Background Information

 EDWIN E. WITTE (1887-1960) PAPERS, 1905-1961

292 boxes including 8 volumes *

Edwin E.Witte -- economist, authority on labor legislation, and "father" of the Social Security Act -- was a product of Wisconsin. Born in Jefferson County, he was educated at the University of Wisconsin, and throughout his professional life was employed chiefly by the state and the university. During his long and impressive career he held many federal appointments on boards and committees, and was frequently a guest lecturer at other universities; but each of these positions was of comparatively short duration. Professor Witte never failed to return to Wisconsin to continue his work, resuming lectures at the university even after his official retirement.

Edwin E. Witte was born in a rural community in Jefferson County, January 4, 1887, the son of Emil and Anna (Yaeck) Witte, and graduated from the Watertown high school. He first entered the University of Wisconsin in 1905, and in 1909 was granted the A. B. degree, majoring in history. Coming under the influence of John R. Commons, he changed his major to economics when he became a graduate student, and while serving as a teaching assistant expressed a desire to specialize in labor legislation.

After spending two years in the graduate school, Witte entered the field that was to make him an economist of national reputation, -- highly regarded by both Labor and Management and frequently consulted by Government. Appointments were many and varied; the institutions and
agencies he influenced were important and far-reaching.(l) In 1912 he accepted his first full-time position, as statistician for the Industrial Commission of Wisconsin. He resigned to become secretary to Congressman John M. Nelson that same year; served as special investigator for the U. S. Commission on Industrial Relations between 1914 and 1915; (2) and was secretary of the Industrial Commission of Wisconsin from 1917 to 1922. Between 1922 and 1933 he was chief of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library. Then and later he wrote many Wisconsin laws relating to industry and job insurance.

(1) In Box 88 is a folder containing lists showing positions and appointments, dates, and institutions or agencies served.
(2) Special reports prepared by Witte for the U. S. Industrial Relations Commission, 1914-1915, (See page 43.)
* See additions, page 39.

In 1920 Witte:became a lecturer in economics at the University of Wisconsin, and continued these classes until his full-time appointment as Professor of Economics in 1933. He had received his Ph. D. degree from Wisconsin in 1927. Between 1933 and 1957 he served as chairman of his department during three different periods.

Throughout his career Witte combined or interspersed service to state and national agencies with his teaching duties. In Wisconsin he assisted the State Planning Board and the Wisconsin Labor Relations Board in the 1930's, and as arbitrator for the federal Defense Mediation Board and the National War Labor Board, 1941-1942, hearing cases chiefly affecting Wisconsin industries. He held many full-time positions with the federal government, chief of these being appointments as executive director of the President's Committee on Economic Security, 1934-1935; as chairman and director of the Detroit Regional War Labor Board, 1943-1944; and as public member of the National War Labor Board, 1944-1945.

Witte followed his initial service to the social security system with membership on the Social Security Advisory Council, 1937-1938, and the Federal Advisory Council on Employment Security, 1939-1942, 1949-1952. In addition, he was consultant or arbitrator for numerous United States agencies, such as: fact-finding boards in the meat packing industry, the U. S. Commission on Administrative Management, the War Manpower planning division, the Economic Stabilization Administration, the National Mediation Board, the National Wage Stabilization Board, the National Recovery Administration, the National Railway Labor Panel, the Atomic Energy Labor Relations panel, and the Social Security Board.

In addition to government work, Dr. Witte gave some service to private organizations, particularly those connected with labor. Examples of these are his membership on the boards of the National Electrical Benefit Fund of the AFL and the UAW Public Review Board. In later years he showed an interest in working with private groups concerned with problems of the aged, such as Retirement Counsellors, Inc.

Between 1937 and 1956 Professor Witte was frequently absent from Madison, not only serving the government, hearing arbitration cases, or working for private organizations, but also acting as a visiting professor at other universities. These included the University of Washington, Harvard, Cornell, the University of California and UCLA, the University of Pittsburgh, Michigan State, the University of Hawaii, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and the University of Puerto Rico. After his official retirement from the University of Wisconsin in 1957, he taught for one year at Michigan State, but returned to Madison to offer a seminar in social security.

It was to be expected that Dr. Witte would be in great demand as a speaker on subjects relating to his field, and he participated in many, conferences and symposiums. He was the author of more than one hundred articles dealing with social security, industrial relations, labor law, and labor legislation. He wrote chapters for printed symposiums; his lectures often appeared in booklets; he was the author of government reports, and studies; and he published, in 1932, his book, The Government in Labor Disputes. In 1946 the U. S. Department of Labor published his booklet, The Future of State Labor Legislation; and in 1950, with R. W. Fleming he wrote Case Study No. 8 for the National Planning Association, published as The Marathon Corporation and Five Labor Unions. At the time of his death, May 20, 1960, he was working on a history of Social Security in the United States, which was to have been description and interpretation of the system; and also on a book on social security that was to trace poor relief in the United States from its beginnings to the present day.

Witte was the first president of the Industrial Relations Research Association, founded in 1948, and was a member of numerous other professional organizations. His election as president of the American Economic Association in 1955 was somewhat of a surprise to theorists in the field of economics who believe in scientific specialization in the social sciences. As a protege of Commons, Witte was, himself, an excellent example of the "institutional economist. " He was described by Business Week, in its issue of November 26, 1955, as believing "that one broad mind is worth five specialized brains in social science." In a letter to Commons, July 4, 1944, Witte wrote, "I've never been much interested in economic theory," and December 20, 1949 he wrote to Floyd Vaughn of the London School of Economics that he held "rather unorthodox views as to economic theory."

In 1931 Witte went to Europe with economists financed by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and on at least three other occasions he and Mrs. Witte traveled in Europe. In 1916 he had married Florence E. Rimsnider, who assisted her husband in maintaining his voluminous correspondence and research files. The Wittes had three children, John M., Margaret, and Elizabeth, all of whom were married and living elsewhere before the time of Dr. Witte's retirement. At the time of Dr. Witte's death he had 10 grandchildren; in 1963, when this inventory was written, he would have had 12.

The Edwin E. Witte papers, represented by 292 file boxes, comprise the great bulk of correspondence and research materials kept and used by Dr. Witte. With the exception of the diaries, written between 1905 and 1911, and one letter, July 30, 1914, the papers cover the years from 1921 until his death in 1960. They are almost entirely concerned with his professional work and are most voluminous following 1933, after he became a full-time teacher and began to undertake federal appointments.

In size, the correspondence constitutes 30 per cent of the collection, and Witte's research files make up another 56 per cent. Miscellaneous files such as articles, addresses, class lectures and studies account for 7 per cent; and the remainder is composed of his bibliographical card indexes. The small volumes contained in Box 88 add virtually nothing to the size of the collection; but these diaries of his student years have worth and interest that far outweigh their bulk.

Correspondence, Box 1-88

Dr. Witte's correspondents in the years between 1921 and 1960 included former students, teaching associates at Wisconsin and elsewhere, economists and social scientists working for both industry and the government, members of Congress, industrialists, arbitrators, and officers of organizations interested in labor legislation and social security. There are occasional letters from strangers referring to an article or speech by Witte, or asking him for advice, but in general, his correspondence was with individuals whom he knew or worked with professionally. There are practically no family letters, although correspondents who were acquainted with his family often made references to different members.

As a university teacher Witte had much correspondence with students working on thesis or seeking recommendations. In what were frequently long letters containing suggestions or criticisms for chapters, he often revealed his own thinking concerning social and economic problems. The same is true of his correspondence with other teachers, industrial relations experts, and government personnel, many of whom were once students of Witte's. He sometimes wrote at some length to clarify his position or to argue a point. The extent to which he explained his views is illustrated by a letter of July 14, 1945 to a former student, Joseph A. Todd, in which he discussed the international economic situation.

Throughout the correspondence there is information relating to the University of Wisconsin, particularly the Department of Economics, and to committees and studies. Since Professor Witte was often absent from, the campus, departmental secretaries as well as other faculty members wrote him of university affairs. During the retirement of John R. Commons, particularly from 1938 to 1944 while he was livi ng in Florida, Witte wrote him long and informative letters relating to the University and the field of economics.

There is correspondence relating to problems of the state of Wisconsin, particularly in the 1920's, when Witte was Legislative Reference Librarian, and in the 1930's when he served on the Planning Board and the Labor Relations Board. In 1935 he assisted Governor Philip F. LaFollette in preparing legislation relating to the Social Security Act. In fact, Witte was the author of a letter from La Follette to Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 29, 1935, setting forth ideas on appropriations for various federal aids under the act.

It was Witte's custom to file separately the correspondence relating to the numerous organizations, boards, and committees of which he was a member. These included private organizations and boards and committees connected with the university, the state, and the federal government. Although letters in these files are usually concerned with the organization or committee involved, many of them touch on social and economic problems beyond the work of the group itself. Since other members of the group were frequently economists also, it was natural that they and Witte should discuss issues when writing each other about organization or committee work. The files of the American Association for Labor Legislation and the Industrial Relations Research Association offer examples of this type of correspondence, where letters exchanged with John B. Andrews, Sumner Slichter, and Merlyn S. Pitzele contain more than just reference to association business.

In view of his reputation in the field of labor legislation, there is a surprisingly small amount of correspondence with labor leaders themselves. It is true Witte corresponded with men such as Mathew Wolf and William Green between 1925 and 1934 in regard to anti-injunction bills and unemployment insurance, and with Walter P. Reuther between 1957 and 1959 regarding the work of the UAW International Union and the UAW Public Review Board; but there is little evidence in the papers that leaders of organized labor kept in close contact with Witte, tried to influence his thinking, or were consulted by him. A letter of December 4, 1940 may help to explain this. To R. W. Leach Witte wrote, "It is part of my creed that in all matters affecting labor, the employer's point of view should be given just as much consideration as labor's point of view."

This is not to imply that letters dealing with labor problems and legislation are lacking. The labor relations theme is evident throughout the correspondence, as the following examples show: Witte corresponded with John B. Andrews, secretary of the American Association for Labor Legislation, frequently between 1929 and 1937; with Felix Frankfurter and Francis B. Sayer in 1928 in regard to the anti-injunction bill; with Summer H. Slichter from 1932 to 1956 concerning labor problems; with Dr. Leifur Magnusson of the International Labor Organization in 1938 relative to the attitude of business groups toward labor legislation; with Selig Perlman between 1938 and 1939 regarding the American labor movement; with Senator Paul Douglas from 1946 to 1949 in reference to the closed shop and the Taft-Hartley Act; and with Nathan Feinsinger in 1958 on .right-to-work legislation.

In his mole as mediator in disputes between labor and industry he corresponded to some extent with representatives of both labor and management; but only concerning cases on which he sat as arbitrator, and even then in a routine way. His written decisions, on the other hand, reveal his thinking in connection with labor disputes, as he sometimes went to some lengths to explain himself. He kept in.touch with other arbitrators and sometimes referred to cases and decisions. For instance, he and the lawyer, David A. Wolff, corresponded in 1945 and 1946. Wolff had worked with Witte in Detroit, and was mediator in the Chrysler strike of 1945.

Just as the theme of labor legislation runs through the correspondence, so also does the subject of social security. After he directed the writing of the original Social Security Act of 1935 Witte continued, in varying degrees, to keep in touch with its development and expansion. He remained in contact officially by virtue of his membership on the Advisory Council and his position as a consultant to the Social Security Board, and unofficially by reason of his long association with key personnel. Arthur J. Altmeyer, as commissioner of Social Security; I. S. Falk, Ewan Clague, and Wilbur Cohen of the Bureau of Research and Statistics; and Robert J. Myers of the actuarial division either asked for his opinion or sent him information concerning developments. Copies of inter-office communications were sometimes sent to Witte also, especially in connection with the work of the Advisory Council.

Social security amendments, financing, and studies were also the subjects of correspondence between Witte and individuals outside the government office. Problems were discussed with other professors such as William Haber of Michigan State, Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush of Wisconsin, and Theresa S. McMahon of Washington; with the lawyer, Herman Ekern; with the labor legislation expert, John B. Andrews; and with senators such as Robert M. LaFollette and Alexander Wiley. A letter, April 15, 1937, to Sir William Beveridge, director of the London School of Economics, discusses Beveridge's factual analysis of unemployment problems as related to the United States. These are simply examples of the many letters relating to the whole field of social security. Topics in the correspondence include almost every phase of the movement: old age and survivor's insurance, unemployment insurance, workmen's compensation, actuarial problems, pension plans, health services and insurance, and public assistance.

There follows, here, a list of many of the individuals with whom Witte corresponded. Because it was impossible to index the papers, this is not a complete list, nor do the inclusive years always represent all letters. It is believed, however, that this includes Witte's more significant correspondence, and that the years given will serve as a reliable guide to the researcher.(3)

Names preceeded by an asterisk are cataloged. Correspondence marked "G" appears in the general correspondence; that marked "SS" is in the social security correspondence. (4)


3. Letters of tribute, February and March, 1957, on the occasion of Witte's retirement were kept by Mrs. Witte. The Manuscripts Library has a microfilm of these letters, and copies of replies to them appear in these papers in the general correspondence.

4. See Organization of the Papers, p. 9

Abbott, Grace 1937, January G
* Altmeyer, Arthur J. 1935 - 1954 G, SS
* Andrews, John B. 1924 - 1937 G, SS
* Baruch, Bernard M. 1958, January G
Beveridge, Sir William 1937, April SS
* Blaine, John J. 1928 - 1932 G
Brown, J. Douglas 1935 - 1940 G, SS
Clague, Ewan 1937 - 1953 G,SS
* Cohen, Wilbur J. 1935 - 1960 G, SS
* Commons, John R. 1921 - 1944 G
Doughton, Robert L. 1935 SS
Douglas, Paul 1946 - 1949 G
Dykstra, C. A 1937 - 1943 G
* Ekern, Herman 1934 - 1939 G, SS
* Ely, Richard T. 1941 - 1942 G
Epstein, Abraham 1933 - 1937,1950-1953 G
* Evjue, William T. 1936 - 1939 G
Falk, I. S. 1937 - 1939, 1952 SS
Feinsinger, Nathan 1948 - 1958 G
Folsom, Marion B. 1936 SS
*Frankfurter, Felix 1925 - 1934, 1951 G
Fred, E. B. 1941 - 1952 G
Goldberg, Arthur 1954 G
Goldy, Daniel J. 1939 - 1943, 1957 G
* Green, William 1928 - 1934 G
Haber, William 1936 - 1956 G, SS
Handley, J. J. 1933 - 1939 G
Hoclastein, Irma 1940 - 1960 G
Houghton, Ronald W. 1939 - 1959 G
Kaltenborn, Howard S. 1941 - 1959 G
* Kennedy, John F. 1952, 1957 G
Keyserling, Leon H. 1958, 1960 G
Killingsworth, Charles 1942 - 1960 G
Knowles, William H. 1948 - 1957 G
Kubista, Roy 1934 - 1935 G
* La Follette, Philip F. 1932 - 1937 G
* La Follette, Robert M., Jr. 1934 - 1939 G, SS
Lampman, Robert J. 1948 - 1956 G
Lawrence, David 1947 G
Leiserson, William M. 1934 - 1947 G
Lilienthal, David E. 1923, 1941 - 1951 G
Mackraz, James A. 1951 - 1960 G
Magnusson, Leifur 1938 G
Marquand, Hilary A. 1939 - 1959 G
McMahon, Theresa S. 1936 - 1959 G, SS
* Morse, Wayne 1943 - 1953, 1959 G
Myers, Robert J. 1939, 1958 - 1960 G
* Norris, George W. 1928 - 1929 G
Perkins, Frances 1936 - 1948, 1958 - 1960 G
Perlman, Mark 1946 - 1955 G
* Perlman, Selig 1938 - 1953 G
Pitzele, Merlyn S. 1940 - 1956 G
* Raushenbush, Elizabeth (Brandeis) 1937 - 1946 G, SS
Raushenbush, Paul 1935 - 1939 G
* Reuther, Walter P. 1957 - 1959 G
Richberg, Donald 1928 - 1930 G
Robinson, George Buchan 1940 - 1951 SS
* Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1935, 1942, 1944-1945 G
Rosenberry, Marvin B. 1950, January G
Saks, John 1945 - 1952 G
Saposs, David J. 1941, 1958 G
Sayre, Francis B. 1928 G
* Slichter, Sumner H. 1932 - 1957 G
Taylor, George W. 1951 - 1952 G
Taylor, Henry C. 1941 - 1944 G
Todd, Joseph A. 1941 - 1953 G
* Truman, Harry S. 1945 - 1949, 1957 G
* Tugwell, Rexford G. 1953, January G
* Wiley, Alexander 1942 - 1948 G, SS
Winant, John G. 1935 - 1936 SS
Wolff, David A. 1945 - 1946, 1959 G
* Woll, Mathew 1925 - 1930 G
Young, Edwin 1953 G

Diaries, Box 88

When Edwin E. Witte first entered the University of Wisconsin in 1905 he started keeping a diary, and continued the practice intermittently until June of 1911, while he was a graduate student. He used pocket notebooks, and wrote at length on his impressions and aspirations, as well as on his activities, often including several days in one writing. He made frequent references to teachers, students, lectures, and campus activities such as the debating society and student government. He sometimes wrote on his political viewpoint and his inclination toward specialization in labor legislation. There is evidence in the diaries of 1910 that John R. Commons influenced him in his decision to change from the field of history to economics.

There are six personal diaries, and a seventh notebook in which Witte kept a record of meetings of the Athenaean Literary Society. This was a debating society in which he was very active, and between 1906 and 1908 he kept notes on the debates given and his appraisal of them.

An eighth volume is a record of speeches rather than a diary. In a book that contains his class rolls for 1921 to 1937, Witte recorded addresses he gave while director of the Committee on Economic Security, 1934-1935, in support of the Social Security Act. There are also lists of other speeches given between 1935 and 1937, including further talks on social security.

Research Files, Boxes 89 - 254

Dr. Witte kept extensive files for his own use in doing research. The material in them covers practically every phase of his interest in industrial relations, social security, economics, and the relation of government to business. These files include clippings from newspapers, magazines, and the Congressional Record; mimeographed information; reprints of abstracts, articles; a studies; notes Witte made from speeches he heard or articles he read; student papers; and government documents, chiefly proposed Congressional bills and labor and social security leaflets.

As these files originally came to the Society they contained random copies of letters, articles, and addresses by Mr. Witte. Wherever these were found they were removed and placed in the general correspondence or were filed with articles and addresses. After conversations with associates and government personnel Witte sometimes jotted down his impressions of what had been said. Wherever these notes were found in the research files they, too, were removed and filed with general correspondence.

Miscellaneous Files, Boxes 254- 275

Materials included in the miscellaneous files are articles and addresses by Witte, examples of his class lectures and notes, studies made or compiled by Witte, student reports and term papers relating to the field in which he was particularly interested, and a manuscript copy of "The Courts and Labor Disputes, " his doctoral dissertation.

Before the Witte papers were given to the Society Mrs. Witte made bibliographies of government and non-government publications in the Witte library, and of articles and addresses by Dr. Witte. The latter included particularly articles and addresses relating to social security, injunctions, and trade union law. Copies of these bibliographies are in the miscellaneous files.

Card Files, Boxes 276 - 292

The card files kept by Dr. Witte represent bibliographies, with some notes, relating to each of the fields in which he was most interested: government and business, economics, industrial relations, and social security.


In general it had been Dr. Witte's custom to keep his correspondence filed alphabetically, by person, although in many instances, notably social security, he kept a separate correspondence file under that title.

In addition, he had files of correspondence relating to organizations, committees, and conferences under their respective titles; files of arbitration cases under company or case; and miscellaneous matters under subject or individual. An attempt has been made to draw all of these into an easily-usable whole, without completely destroying Witte's original intent.

The resulting arrangement is neither entirely chronological nor entirely alphabetical, and yet it is hoped that the order is clear and lends itself to convenient use. The only serious difficulty lies in the fact that the correspondence of some individuals, or that concerning some subjects, may be found in more than one place. The correspondence of Wilbur J. Cohen and the subject of social security is an example. Cohen was a student of Witte's at Wisconsin and was his research assistant while the Social Security Act was being written. During the years that Cohen remained in the social security offices in Washington, and later when he was professor at Michigan State, he and Witte exchanged long and comparatively frequent letters. Many of these Witte filed with the social security correspondence, and yet some may, also be found in the general correspondence. In addition, Cohen and Witte were both interested in some of the same organizations, and under the names of these there will also be Cohen correspondence. Examples are the American Gerontological Congress of 1951, the John B. Andrews Symposium, and the Federal Advisory Council.

The researcher is thus cautioned that correspondence relating to a particular person or to a particular subject may require search in more than one place. For use as a guide, on page ll is an outline of the organization of the Witte papers. The shelf list following this outline describes the contents of the papers in detail, with appropriate box numbers.

Container List
Microfilm 404
Selections from the private papers of Edwin E. Witte, economist, including letters by him from Europe, 1931, 1935, and from Washington, 1935, 1938; letters from friends, 1960-1961; excerpts from diaries kept in Europe and the Middle East, 1935, 1954, 1958; speech made at the University of Beirut, 1954; and three scrapbooks recording his life, 1916-1967.

1 reel, negative microfilm

Original papers loaned for microfilming by Mrs. Edwin E. Witte, Madison, Wis., 1963.
Container List
Microfilm 405
Letters of tribute, February and March, 1957, to Edwin E.. Witte, Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin, on the occasion of his retirement from the University.

1 reel, negative microfilm.

Loaned for microfilming by Mrs. E. E. Witte., Madison, Wisconsin, January 9, 1962.
Container List

 Outline of the Organization of the Papers

1. General correspondence (5) 1914, 1921-1961
2. Social security correspondence (5) 1934-1954
3. Arbitration cases (6)
4. Organizations and committees (other than University of Wisconsin, state of Wisconsin, United States) (7)
5. Wisconsin - University (7)
6. Wisconsin - State government (7)
7. United States - Federal government (7)


1. Economics
2. Government
3. Industrial relations
4. Social security

1. Articles and addresses (5)
2. Bibliographies
3. Class lectures
4. Manuscript of Witte's doctoral dissertation
5. Studies and compilations (5)
6. Student reports



5. Chronological by months.
6. Alphabetical by case. Correspondence, chronological by months, precedes other material on each case.
7. Alphabetical by organization, committee, or conference. Material chronological by months within each. Exception: NWLB cases are left in original order.
8. Alphabetical by subject.
9. Reboxed, but filed just as Witte kept them.

1. General correspondence
(Arranged in chronological order, by months)
1-32 1914, July 30
1921, July - 1960, July
1961, September 15
2. Social security correspondence
(Arranged in chronological order, by months)
33-35 1934, March - 1954, January
3. Arbitration cases
36-42 (Cases arranged in alphabetical order, A-Z. Correspondence, in chronological order by months,
precedes other material on each case.)
4. Organizations and committees (Other than Univ. of Wisconsin, state of Wisconsin, United States)
(Arranged alphabetically, by organization or committee; material chronological, by months, within each.)
43 Administrative Management, President's Committee on, 1921-1938 (unofficial)
American Arbitration Association, 1941-1943.
American Association for Labor Legislation, 1936-1945
American Association for Social Security, 1938, 1940-1944
American Council on Public Affairs, 1940-1944
American Economic Association, 1938, 1940-1945, 1947, 1951,1954-1955, Nov.
44 American Economic Association, 1955, Dec. - 1956, Apr.
45 American Economic Association, 1956, May - June
46 American Economic Association, 1956, Aug. - Dec.
47 American Economic Association, 1957-1959
American Motors Corporation, Guaranteed Annual Wage Conference, 1955
American Motors Corporation, Committee of Economists, 1957
48 American Political Science Association, 1938-1947, 1949-1950
American Society for Public Administration, 1941-1943
Andrews, John B., Symposium, 1946-1951 (3 folders)
Chicago, Univ. of, Industrial Relations Center, 1947-1953
Commission on Hospital Financing, 1952-1954, 1956.
49 Committee for Non-profit Health Insurance Plan (Milwaukee), 1953-1954
Consumer's League, National, 1947-1953
Council of State Governments, 1933-1951
Gerontological Conference, second, 1950, Nov. - 1952, Jan.
"Human Relations in Management", General Robert Johnson, 1948-1953
Illinois, University of, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations,1946-1953
50 Industrial Relations Research Association, 1946-1953
51 Industrial Relations Research Association, 1954-1956, 1958
Jersey Roundtable, 1953
Michigan state Social Security Conference, 1958
Mid-West Economic Association, 1951-1953
National Academy of Arbitrators, 1947-1960
52 National Electrical Benefit Fund, Board, 1946-1959
53 National Foremen's Institute, 1949-1953
National Institute of Labor Education, 1958
National Municipal League, Committee on the Primary System,1949, Aug. - 1950, Feb.
National Planning Association, on improved industrial relations, 1948-1953
National Social Welfare Assembly, National Committee on the Aging, 1952-1953
Princeton University, Industrial Relations Section, 1946-1952
Retirement Advisors, Inc., 1958-1960
Retirement Counsellors, Inc., 1957-1960
Social Science Research Council, Committee on Public Administration,1935-1944
54 Social Science Research Council, Committee on Social Security,-1942
Social Science Research Council, Conference on Industrial Relations, 1939
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, "Industrial Conflict", 1951, Apr. - 1952, July
Twentieth Century Fund, 1949-1953
UAW Public Advisory Committee on Social Security, 1939-1956
55-56 UAW Public Review Board, 1957, May - 1960, May
5. Wisconsin - University
(Arranged in alphabetical order by organization or committee; material chronological, by months, within each.)
57 Athletic Board, 1936-1940
Centennial Committee, Educational Conference, 1948
Civil Service Employees Joint Council, 1939-1941
Committees, miscellaneous
Coordination (Integration) Proposals for Higher Education, Legislative sessions of 1955
Economics Department, misc. studies and reports, 1933-1953.
58 Faculty Seminar on the Wisconsin old age problem, 1950-1951
Graduate School, 1934-1950
Industrial Relations Center, 1945-1948, Nov.
59 Industrial Relations Center, 1948, Dec. - 1956
60 Labor-Management Board, 1939-1956
Lecture Committee, 1946-1950 Box 60
Phi Beta Kappa, 1955-1957
Political Science Dept., 1936-1946
Public Relations, 1934-1949
Public Service, Sub. Comm. on Functions and Policies, 1948
Requirements in American Hist. and Govt., 1951-1952
Retirement Study, 1950-1953
61 School for Workers, 1933-1957
62 Sidney Hillman Memorial Lectures, 1955-1956
Social security and the university faculty, 1953-1957
Special Committee on speakers before students, 1952-1953
University Bills in the Legislature, 1935-1939
University Club Lecture Committee, 1940-1942
6. Wisconsin - State government
(Arranged in alphabetical order by organization or committee; material chronological, by month, within each.)
63 Citizen's Committee on Public Welfare, 1936, 1949
Interim Committee on Taxation, 1934
Labor Relations Board, 1937-1939
64 Legislative Reference Library, 1949-1953
NRA Codes, 1933-1936
Old Age Study, 1951-1952
Public welfare in Wisconsin - Sub-committee on Administration, 1936
State Historical Society, 1948-1953
State Planning Board, 1935-1940
State Taxation Committee, 1933-1935
Trade Practices Commission, Wage survey, 1936-1937
7. United States-Federal government
(Arranged in alphabetical order by organization or committee; material chronological, by months, within each. Exception: NWLB cases are left in original order.)
65 Commission on organization of the Executive Branch of the Government,1948
Committee on Economic Security, 1934-1935
Reports, studies, and data filed in the following order:
Child welfare
Committee activities
Committee publications
66 Congressional bills and reports
Congressional debate and comments
Economic security program (appendixes)
67 Employment opportunities
Health in relation to economic security, Vol. I, II
Health in relation to social security-risks due to illness.
68 Hearings on S.1130, H.R. 4120
Medical Advisory Board - Proceedings
Old age security
69 Public employment and relief
Senate notebook
Social Insurance, Vol. I
70 Social Insurance, Vol. II
Staff report (Preliminary, Sept., 1934)
Townsend proposals (factual data)
71 Unemployment compensation, Vol. I, II, III
72 Conference on children in a democracy, 1939
Economic Stabilization Agency, Wage Stabilization Board, 1951-1952
Federal Advisory Council, 1941-1942
73 Federal Advisory Council, 1943-1953
74 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1946-1953
Health Needs of the Nation, presidents commission on, 1952
National Defense Mediation Board, 1941-1942
National War Labor Board (NWLB)
History, 1940-1946
Research and statistics reports, 1-31
75 Wage statistics, 1941-1946
Effects of wage policies
Wage policies, 1940-1943, Aug.
76 Wage policies, 1943, Sept. - 1953
Wage stabilization, 1943-1944
77 Enforcement, 1944-1945, 1947
Policy statements, 1942-1945
Board minutes and resolutions, 1944, July-1945, Dec.
78 Significant Board actions, summaries, 1-8
Appraisal of work of the Board, 1942-1947, 1954, 1957
79-86 NWLB cases, A-Wis
87 NWLB cases, Wit-Z
Releases and arbitration opinions by Witte
88 Regional releases, 1943-1944
88 Volume 1 Diary, 1905, Sept 26 - Nov. 14
Volume 2 Diary, 1906, Sept. 26 - Nov. 12
Volume 3 Diary, 1909, Sept. 28 - Dec. 21
Volume 4 Diary, 1909, Dec. 3 - 1910, Aug. 6
Volume 5 Diary, 1910, Aug. 15 - Oct. 24
Volume 6 Diary, 1910, Oct. 27 - 1911, June 22
Volume 7 Notes on "Aethenae" [Athenaean) meetings, 1906-1908
Volume 8 Classbook, 1921-1937, containing a record of addresses given by Witte while executive director of the Committee on Economic Security, 1934-1935. Also other addresses given between 1931 and 1937.
1 folder Biographical notes and information
1. Economics
89 Economic problems:
American economy of the 1940's-1950's, description.
Business point of view on aspects of the economy.
Campaign to sell free enterprise.
90 Capitalism and free enterprise, pro and con.
Economic conditions affecting government and business.
History of economic trends.
91 Planning.
Prices, production, profits, saving. (2 folders)
Radical programs for economic changes.
92 Relation of government to business, American viewpoint.
Significance of economic trends

Commons (John R.) and "Institutional Economics".
Economic concepts.
93 Economic theory, general. (4 folders)
Economic theories of the future.
94 Industrial evolution.
Inflation and its causes.
Population problems.

Postwar Problems:
Economic: business prospects and actualities.
Economic: finances and taxes.
95 Economic: foreign countries
Economic: inflation and price control.
Economic: problems of world peace.
Economic: national and international.
Great Britain, policies and proposals.
96 Great Britain, policies and proposals.
Programs for the Future.
Readjustment after World War I and II.
Reconversion policies, actual and data.
Recovery and the New Deal:
97 Constitutional aspects.
Depression remedies, miscellaneous proposals.
Economic statistics.
Interpretation of developments in New Deal period.
Interstate trade barriers.
98 Labor and the NRA.
Legislation and development.
NRA codes.
Philosophy of the New Deal
99 Programs of various groups.
Recovery measures iii foreign countries.
Results of the New Deal.
State recovery codes.

War Economy:
Allied countries, general.
100 Allied countries, labor supply.
Enemy countries, labor controls and policies.
Foreign countries, 1939.
Manpower, general.
101 Manpower, general. (2 folders)
Manpower, farm labor.
Manpower, industrial training.
Manpower, proposals for legislation.
102 Manpower, War Manpower Commission.
Manpower, women's work.
Price controls. (2 folders)
Production problems, World War II.
2. Government
103 Council of Economic Advisors:
Reports to the president.

Government and Business:
Human relations in modern business.

Government and Business in Wartime:
Economy in the United States in 1939.
104 National government in wartime.
State and local governments in wartime.
Statistics, World War II.
Socio-economic effects.

Government and Full Employment:
Bills and proposals.
In the United States and abroad, general.
105 Problems

Government in the Economy:
Agriculture and government. (2 folders)
106 Agriculture and government.
Government credit agencies.
Monetary policies, inflation, etc.
Taxes and expenditures, including Wisconsin.
Trends in relation of government to business.
107 Bill drafting and budgeting.
Content, volume, sources of legislation.
Improving state legislation.
Legislative control over administration.
108 Legislative procedure.
Legislative Reference Library of Wisconsin
Lobbying and pressure groups.
Principles of legislation, Judicial review and direct.
109 Reapportionment.
Reference services.
Unicameral legislature.

Powers and Functions:
Basic economic institutions.
110 Business, regulation of.
Conservation and recreation.
Government aids to business.
111 Government and business in the postwar economy.
Government in business. (2 folders)
International governmental controls.
Minerals, atomic energy.
112 Price regulation.
Public utilities.
Railroad problems.
Research and information services.
113 Role of goverment in depression and prosperity.
114 Role of government in the economy
Theories on relation of government to business.
Trade and tariff policies.
Trusts and anti-trust legislation.
115 Trusts and anti-trust legislation. (2 folders)
Trusts and combinations,, government policy. (2 folders)
Problems of Government:
116 Communism, especially Russian.
Consumer protection.
Facism, especially Italian.
Farmers and farm organizations, and the role of government.
Federal government reorganization.
Labor and the role of government.
117 Personnel, and opportunities for employment.
Religious groups and the role of government.
Training for public service.

State Government:
Federal-state aids.
Improvement and problems.
118 Interstate cooperation.
Local governments.
Role of the states in government of the country.
Structure, and administrative departments.
Wisconsin state government problems.
3. Industrial Relations
119 Industrial Education:
Apprenticeship. (2 folders)
Labor (workers) education.
Trade schools, private.
120 Injunctions:
Damage actions against unions.
Damage suits against labor unions.
Federal court injunctions against unions on complaint of employers or public officials.
Federal injunctions, general. (3 folders)
Injunctions in labor disputes (federal courts), Vol. I.
121 Injunctions in labor disputes (state court injunctions against unions), Vol. I (continued from box 120).
Injunctions in labor disputes (issued against unions at instance of employers or the government), Vol. II.
Injunctions in labor disputes (other than actions by employers).
State courts, actions against labor unions at the instance of employer or government in which no
injunctions were issued.
122 State courts, injunctions after 1950.
Wisconsin injunctions.

Labor History:
American Federation of Labor
Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Industrial democracy
International trade unionism.
Labor movement in theory.
123 Labor union finances and dues.
Labor unions and industrial peace.
Labor unity, AFL-CIO
Politics of trade unionism.
Structure: craft vs industrial, jurisdictional disputes.
Trade unionism, early history.
124 Trade unionism in the New Deal period.
Trade unionism in World War II (in U.S.)
Trade unionism, pro and con.
125 Trade unionism, value to employers.
Union practices.
Union responsibility to public.
Various unions.
White collar employees.
Wisconsin's labor movement.
126 Labor in Politics:
Earliest period to 1890.
127 1943-1947
1947-c. 1951
1952 campaign
128 Foreign labor parties.
General. (2 folders)
Lobbying, legislative activities.
Maps showing voting of Union Labor Party, 1880's.
Miscellaneous topics.
Unions and the Taft-Hartley Act.
129 Labor Law:
Anti-trust cases against unions and leaders, general.
Anti-trust cases against unions and leaders, after 1836.
Martial law, and the law on strikes.
Norris-LaGuardia anti-injunction laws.
130 Picketing. (2 folders)
Policy questions, re industrial relations.
Policy questions, re regulation of internal union affairs.
Policy questions, re restrictions on unions.
Policy questions, re right to strike and limitations.
131 Policy questions, re union incorporation and responsibility, suability of unions.
Policy questions, re union relations to their members, intra-union rows.
Policy questions, re union responsibility under trade agreements--no strike provisions.
Public emergencies caused by strikes (other then public utility strikes.
Public employees and unionism.
132 Public employment, collective bargaining adjustment grievances.
Property rights involved in labor cases.
Summaries of current law.
Statutues concerning labor combinations.
Working papers for "Labor and the Law".
"Yellow Dog" contracts.
133 Labor Legislation:
Administration. (2 folders)
Administration, U. S. Department of Labor
Anti-injunction legislation before 1930.
Anti-injunction legislation after 1930.
134 Book, proposed chapters.
Child labor, federal legislation.
Child labor in agriculture.
Child labor in wartime.
Child labor laws, state and foreign.
135 Child labor, need for restriction.
Child labor, street trades.
Child labor, treble compensation.
Employment contract.
Fair employment practices legislation.
136 Fair Labor Standards Act, history.
Fair labor Standards Act, 1935, proposals for changes. (2 folders)
137 Farmers and protective labor legislation.
Federal anti-injunction bill, 1928.
Foreign countries, general; United Nations, Economic and Social Council.
138 History, proponents and opponents.
Hobbs Anti-Racketeering Act, 1946.
Home work and sweat shop labor.
Hours, studies of problems.
Hours, women's hours legislation.
139 Immigration end naturalization.
In foreign countries.
Injunction bills in Congress, 1895-1932 (Wine wrote on the original folder, "Important")
International action on labor legislation, particularly the I.L.O.
Labor in wartime, foreign countries.
140 Labor in wartime, hours.
Labor legislation in Wisconsin.
Labor relations, development, 1947-1948.
Labor relations, legislation: legal cases arising under restrictive state laws.
Labor relations, legislation: positions of different groups and discussion of problems, 1947.
Landrum-Griffin Act, 1959.
Lea Act, 1946 (anti-Petrillo bill)
Legal aid.
Legal basis, effects.
141 Men's hours, legislation (including movement for the 8-hour day) (2 folders)
Migratory workers, problems of
National Labor Relations Act, first NLRB, May, 1934 -July, 1935
National Labor Relations Act, second NLRB, 1935-1936, developments up to Supreme Court decision.
National Labor Relations Board, "appropriate bargaining unit" issue.
142 NLRB, changes proposed, 1937-1941.
NLRB, developments in 1940-1941 sessions of Congress.
NLRB, evaluation.
NLRB, general, 1942.
143 NLRB, interpretation (2 folders)
NLRB, interpretation of Section 7 (a).
NLRB, legislative proposals terminating in act of 1935.
144 NLRB, policy issues.
NLRB, trade agreements.
NLRB, trade agreements, status.
NLRB, union obligations, restrictions, employer interference, collective bargaining.
New Deal Board, 1934.
145 Norris-LaGuardia Act.
Price and wage controls, 1952.
Prison labor.
Public employees, laws regulating.
Public utilities.
Public utility strike legislation other than Wisconsin.
146 Railroad and maritime labor acts. (2 folders)
Railroad employees, special laws.
Restrictive legislation, proposals in Congress, 1945-1947.
147 Right to work laws.
Safety and sanitation, coal mines.
Safety and sanitation, general.
Safety, application of safety laws
148 Safety, employment prohibited to women.
Safety, fire prevention.
Safety, industrial diseases.
Safety laws and their administration.
Seamen's labor laws.
States, hours of labor for men.
149 States, labor relations.
States, safety and sanitation legislation.
States, summaries of legislation.
Taft-Hartley Act, analysis.
Taft-Hartley Act, Appraisal and operation of the law.
150 Taft-Hartley Act, boycotts. (2 folders)
Taft-Hartley Act, coal industry disputes after T-H Act.
Taft-Hartley Act, collective bargaining.
151 Taft-Hartley Act, communist affidavit requirements.
Taft-Hartley Act, company union cases and favoritism.
Taft-Hartley Act, Congressional Labor-Management Committee, 1947-1952
Taft-Hartley Act, damage suits.
Taft-Hartley Act, developments affecting T-H after passage, July, 1947.
Taft-Hartley Act, discrimination against union members.
Taft-Hartley Act, effects on employees.
152 Taft-Hartley Act, emergency strikes (exclusive of coal).
Taft-Hartley Act, employers! rights of free speech before and after T-H
Taft-Hartley Act, featherbedding.
Taft-Hartley Act, health, welfare, and pension plans.
Taft-Hartley Act, injunctions.
Taft-Hartley Act, interpretations and forecasts of effects.
Taft-Hartley Act, jurisdictional disputes.
153 Taft-Hartley Act, labor developments subsequent to passage of the Act but not directly related to it.
Taft-Hartley Act, McClellan investigations. Labor scandals, 1957.
Taft-Hartley Act, misc. specific provisions of the T-H Act, and their effects.
Taft-Hartley Act, NLRB jurisdiction under T-H. (2 folders)
Taft-Hartley Act, NLRB under T-H Act.
154 Taft-Hartley Act, NLRB under T-H Act.
Taft-Hartley Act, picketing.
Taft-Hartley Act, procedural issues.
Taft-Hartley Act, proposals for changes.
Taft-Hartley Act, representation questions under T-H (includes craft severence)
Taft-Hartley Act, state-federal relations under T-H.
155 Taft-Hartley Act, strikes after passage of the Act, 1947.
Taft-Hartley Act, strikes--legal questions.
Taft-Hartley Act, supervisory employees and plant guards.
Taft-Hartley Act, union coercion, violence, etc.
Taft-Hartley Act, union reaction and policies after passage of the T-H Act.
156 Taft-Hartley Act, 80th Congress, proposals for changes. (4 folders)
Taft-Hartley Act, 81st Congress, proposals for changes.
157 Taft-Hartley Act, 83rd Congress, proposals for changes.
Taft-Hartley Act, 83rd and 84th Congresses, labor relations legislation.
Taft-Hartley Act, 85th Congress, labor relations legislation.
Taft-Hartley Act, 86th Congress, proposals for changes.
Union labor, preference to.
Union regulation in labor disputes.
158 Wages, minimum wages, effects and arguments.
Wages, minimum wages, general.
Wages, minimum wage legislation for minors apprenticeship.
Wages, minimum wage legislation, methods of administration.
Wages, minimum wage legislation. U.S., general.
Wages, minimum wage scale and minimum wage movement in the U.S.
159 Wages, minimum wage scale and minimum wage movement in the U.S.
Wages, Public Contracts Act, prevailing wage.
Wages, regulation for men (existing legislation --foreign and American)
Wages, wage payment and collection laws.
Women's Equal Rights Amendment, equal pay for equal work laws.
Women's hours of labor, flexible.
Women's hours of labor and wages (Wis. pea canneries).
160 Women's wages.
Women's work in industry, general.
Wisconsin "employment peace act", data on operation of the law.
Wisconsin "employment peace act", 1939.
Wisconsin labor relations, changes in the law after 1939, and proposed changes.
161 Labor-Management Relations:
Changes in labor conditions.
Conference, December, 1945.
Developments and trends.
162 Employer associations.
Employer ideas and policies.
Employers and collective bargaining.
Essentials for satisfactory relations.
163 Management rights as an issue in collective bargaining.
Personnel management.
Sociologists approach.
164 Labor Problems
Arbitration. (3 folders)
Arbitration, compulsory.
Arbitration, general. (2 folders)
165 Arbitration, handling by state boards.
Arbitration,, history of.
Arbitration, issues, notes on decisions.
Arbitration, municipal labor boards.
Arbitration, U. S. Conciliation Service to 1947, and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service after 1947.
Arbitration, its influences on guaranteed wages and social changes.
166 Automation, its influence on guaranteed wages and social changes.
Collective bargaining.
Collective bargaining, general.
167 Collective bargaining, history, theory, legal nature.
Collective bargaining, industry-wide bargaining.
Collective bargaining in operation, appraisals.
Collective bargaining in particular industries.
Collective bargaining, "Portal to Portal" pay, travel time, clothes changing.
168 Collective bargaining, productivity.
Contracts, modification and extension.
Disputes in Wisconsin.
Disputes, public policy.
Employment of older people. (2 folder)
169 Employment of older people.
Employment offices, private.
Employment offices, public. (2 folders)
Employment planning by government.
170 Employment relations in Wisconsin.
Employment services in foreign countries.
Employment statistics.
Fringe benefits.
171 General.
Government labor relation policies.
Grievance adjustments, including arbitration, NWLB.
Grievance adjustments., machinery in trade agreements.
172 Guaranteed wages and employment. (3 folders)
173 Guaranteed wages and employment, actual plans. (2 folders)
Guaranteed wages and employment, including severance and dismissal pay.
Guaranteed wages and unemployment insurance.
Housing, foreign countries.
174 Housing, U.S. (2 folders)
Independent company unions, employee representation.
Independent company unions under NIRA, (1) and (2), (2 folders)
175 Industrial spying and private detective agencies.
Injunctions in labor disputes.
Labor statistics.
176 Labor unionism, general
Methods of coping with unemployment.
Productivity, problems and trends. (2 folders)
177 Profit-sharing.
Public employee, rights as an employee. (2 folders)
Racketeering. (2 folders)
178 Seniority.
Stabilization of employment.
Strikes, general aspects.
Strikes, their social significance.
Strikes, employment of strike breakers.
Strikes, sit-down and other anti-social strikes.
Strikes, statistics.
179 Strikes, statistics.
Unemployment before World War II. (2 folders)
Unemployment during and after World War I
180 Unionization of foremen.
Violence in disputes.
Wage issues, labor and employee positions.
Wage statistics.
181 Wage theories: (3 folders)
182 Wages, union policies

Labor Relations in Foreign Countries:
Australia and New Zealand
183 General
Great Britain
Labor law (except British, Canadian, Australian)
184 Latin America
Occupied countries after World War II
Post World War II (other than occupied countries)
Soviet Union
Western Germany
185 Labor Relations in Postwar Period:
Disputes, adjustments after V-J Day
Disputes, fact-finding boards, 1945-1946.
General. (2 folders)
General, policy discussions, Aug., 1945 - Dec., 1946.
186 Strikes: coal strike, July, 1947.
Wage controls, controversies and agreemtns.
Wage controls, government action.
Wage controls, policies and discussions prior to V-J Day.
Wage controls, policies and discussions following V-J Day.
187 Labor Relations in Wartime:
Korean War, Defense Production Act, 1950.
Korean War, Defense Production Act, 1951.
Korean War, inflation situation.
Korean War, labor disputes, 1950-1952.
Korean War, labor disputes and WSB action.
Korean War, labor in defense effort, 1950-1951.
Korean War, price stabilization.
188 Korean War, steel disputes and strike, 1951.
Korean War, reconstituted Wage Stabilization Board.
Korean War, wage stabilization and first Wage
Stabilization Board.
189 Korean War, Wage Stabilization Board -- orders and interpreters.
Korean War, Wage Stabilization Committee, Dec., 1952 -March, 1953.
Korean War, war mobilization -- manpower problems, 1950.
Korean War, war mobilization plans, c. 1950.
190 Meat packing industry, Chicago.
NWLB and independent unions.
NWLB, disputes cases.
NWLB, jurisdiction.
NWLB, policy of strikes and threatened strikes.
NWLB, representation and recognition.
191 Railway labor.
World War I.
World War II, adjustments of labor disputes.
World War II, general.
World War II, labor problems before Congress previous to Smith-Connally Act.
World War II, mediation.
World War II, national defense, 1940.
192 World War II, mediation proposals, 1940-1941.
World War II, right to strike, restrictions after Pearl Harbor. (2 folders)
World War II, Smith-Connally Act.
193 World War II, strikes-and near strikes.
World War II, strikes subsequent to Smith-Connally Act.
World War II, wage problems.

Labor Union Policy Issues:
Communism in the unions.
194 Communism in the unions.
Disputes between unions.
Farmers' attitudes.
Labor's support of education.
195 Monopoly and the unions.

State Labor Relations:
Labor union policy issues -- monopoly and unions, non-legal aspects.
Legislative proposals, 1946-1947.
"Little Wagnert" acts.
Restrictive acts by states.
196 Restrictive acts by states.
Wisconsin Labor Relations Act, 1936-1939.

Union Security:
After passage of Taft-Hartley Act (other than NLRB and court cases).
197 After passage of Taft-Hartley Act (other than NLRB and court cases). As an issue before NWLB.
198 Cases before NWLB. (2 folders)
Check-off of union dues.
Closed shop and open shop issues.

4. Social Security

Advisory Council:
Miscellaneous reports and recommendations, 1947-1952 . 199
199 Recommendations, 1937-1939.
Studies and reports, 1937-1939. (3 folders)
200 Children's Security: Aid to dependent children (mother's pensions)_
Crippled children's services.
Family allowances.
Historical and general.
201 Historical and general.

Committee on Economic Security:

Disability Insurance:
Cash sickness compensation.
Cash sickness insurance.
202 General:
Administration, federal and state.
Articles and discussions.
Development of social security.
Economic security, general approaches.
Farmers and farm workers, social security for (2 folders.)
203 Financial data.
Insurance, group and auto.
Insurance, life and industrial.
Need for social security.
204 Objectives of social security.
Payroll taxes, incidence and effect.
Philosophy of social security.
Public welfare-organizations., state and local.
Social assistance.
Social insurance.
205 Social Security Act, defense of the law.
Social security development, appraisal and prospects.
Social security legislation, effects.
Social work and social security.
Statistical data.
"Welfare State" and social security.
206 Health Insurance:
Disability insurance.
Health security data. (2 folders)
Medical care for public assistance recipients.
Medical service plans in industry.
207 National health programs.
Pros and cons.
Public health services.
Sickness risk, statistical. (2 folders)
208 Sickness risk, statistical .
Voluntary health insurance, general.
Voluntary pre-payment. (3 folders)
209 Voluntary pre-payment.

History of Health Security:
Campaigns of 1948-1952.
Compulsory health insurance, history.
Compulsory health insurance, movement, 1936.
Developments, 1952-1953.
Disability and health insurance.
210 Health aspects of Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, 1943-1945.
Health insurance in Wisconsin.
Health security proposals, 1945.
Health security proposals, 1947-1949.
Health security proposals, 1950.
211 Health security proposals, 1953-1956.
Health security proposals, general.
Hospitilization benefits, Erring proposals, 1951.
Legislative developments, general.
National health program, 1938-1942.
212 President's Commission on Health Needs of the Nation.
Proposals favorable to health insurance, 1950.
Proposals on the federal level, 1935-1945.
Public Health Service.
Voluntary health insurance.

History of Social Security:
Committee on Economic Security, 1934-1935, and
Social Security Act, 1935.
213 Freezing "payroll taxes" in the 1940's.
General developments after 1935.
History thru proposed changes in Social Security Act, 1940-1953.
214 Labor and social security legislation.
Old age security legislation.
Social Security Act
Social Security Board, work and progress under the act of 1935.
Social security legislation.
215 Legislation and Development:
Arden House Conference on Social Security, 1953.
Bills in Congress other than administrative -- Townsend and Lundeen Bills, 1934-1935.
Changes in OASI, 1949.
Changes in social assistance legislation, 1949.
Compilation of social security laws, 1954, 1956, 1958.
Congress' universal pension proposals etc., 1949.
Employer programs, 1941-1945.
Misc. proposals for changes in the Social Security Act.
National Resources Planning Board, 1942-1943.
216 Social security legislation, historical material.
Social Security Act, 1935, history and ideas.
Social Security Act, amendments proposed, 1930's.
Social Security Act, amendments proposed and passed, 1930's.
Social Security Act, amendments proposed by unofficial groups, 1930's.
217 Social Security Act, amendments proposed by Congress, 1939-1940.
Social Security Act, amendments proposed, 1945.
Social Security Act, amendments, 1946.
Social Security Act, amendments discussed by 81st Congress, 1949.
Social Security Act, amendments, 1950.
Social Security Act, amendments proposed in H.R. 600,1950-1951.
Social Security Act, amendments, 1952.
Social Security Act, amendments proposed, 1952-1954.
218 Social Security Act, amendments proposed, 1954.
Social Security Act, amendments of 1954. (2 folders)
Social Security Act, amendments proposed, 1955-1956.
219 Social Security Act, amendments of 1956.
Social Security Act, amendments re OASI, 1956.
Social Security Act, amendments proposed and passed, 1958.
Social Security Act, changes proposed, 1939, unofficial.
Social Security Act, changes in the 1940's, historical material.
Social Security Act, changes proposed, 1941-1942.
220 Social Security Act, changes proposed, 1941-1945, unofficial.
Social Security Act, changes proposed after 1942.
Social Security Act, changes proposed by administration, 1943-1945.
Social Security Act, changes proposed, 19113-1945, and the campaign for passage of amendments.
Social Security Act, changes proposed by administration, 1953-1954.
Social Security Act, changes proposed by Democratic party and Labor, 1953-1954.
Social Security Act, changes proposed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1953-1954.
221 Social Security Act, changes proposed in health security, 1954-1958.
Social Security Act, comments in 1939.
Social Security Act, Congressional hearings after passage of the original act, 1935-1939.
Social Security Act, Curtis subcommittee of House Ways and Means Committee, on H.R. 6863, 1953-1954.
222 Old Age Security:
Civil Service retirement system.
Developments in old age assistance after 1935. (3 folders)
Federal OASI after 1954.
223 Federal OASI after 1954, views of "experts" and critics.
Financing, tax rates, etc.
Legislation on the old age problem, other than social security.
Old age assistance in California.
Old age insurance, 1935 law and policy questions.
224 OASI coverage
OASI, eligibility and benefit problems; retirement age; survivors and dependents benefits.
OASI, financial aspects.
OASI, reserves. (2 folders)
225 OASI, reserves.
OASI under the Social Security Act.
Pension plans and annuities (churches, trade, veterans)
Population trends and problems.
Public employees' inclusion in social security.
226 Public employees' retirement plans (other than teachers)
Railroad retirement plans.
Retirement of older workers.
227 Teachers' retirement plans.
Wisconsin, data peculiar to


Physically Handicapped:
Disability insurance under OASI.
Disabled permanently and totally.
Security for the blind.
Vocational rehabilitation.
228 Vocational rehabilitation.
Health and welfare funds.
Industrial pension, health, welfare plans.
Industrial pensions.
229 Investigations of health, welfare and pension funds.
Pension and welfare funds under wage stabilization.
Public regulation of health, welfare and pension plans.
Sick leave, group insurance, pension plans -- War Labor Board.
Social security by contract -- collective bargaining.
230 Union-company joint health, welfare, and pension plans. (2 folders)
UAW health, welfare, and pension plans.

Public Assistance:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Direct relief (state and local) after F.E.R.A. and prior to World War II.
231 Emergency employment and wages.
Federal Emergency Relief Act (F.E.R.A.)
Federal Emergency Relief Act, work programs and C.W.A.
Food stamp plan.
232 History of relief previous to depression of 1930's, (2 folders)
National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.)
Proposals for permanent relief program.
Public works plans for foreign countries.
233 Relief during the depression of the 1930's. (2 folders)
Relief in relation to social insurance.
Rural rehabilitation (FSA, Resettlement Admin., etc.)
234 Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Radical Plans:
General Welfare Act, H.R. 5620; H.R. 4199; H.R. 1410.
Social credit movement.
235 Townsend Plan I, before 1938.
Townsend Plan after 1938, and "baby" Townsend Plan.

Social Security and Politics:
Campaigns, 1936, 1938, 1940.
236 Social Security Board:
Social Security Act, changes recommended by the Board, 1939.

Social Security in Foreign Countries:
All foreign plans.
Australia and New Zealand.
Canada. (2 folders)
237 Canada. (2 folders)
England, law of 1948 and its operation.
England, National Health Service to 1948.
238 England, prior to Beveridge Report.
England, the Beveridge Report and postwar social security. (2 folders)
England, unemployment insurance.
239 France.
Health insurance, general.
International action.
International comparisons.
Latin America.
Old age security in foreign countries, general.
Public assistance in foreign countries, general.
240 Russia.
Social insurance in foreign countries, general.
Socialized medicine, developments abroad.
241 Unemployment insurance other than England and Canada.
World War II.

Social Security in the States:
Public welfare in Wisconsin, also social security.
Relief in Wisconsin, problems and program.
242 Relief in Wisconsin, problems and program.
Wisconsin and social security.

Social Security in Wartime:
Korean War, 1950.
World War II, aid to soldiers.
World War II, developments in social security.

Unemployment Insurance:
Benefits, adequacy of dependents allowances.
243 Benefits and taxes. (2 folders)
Changes at state level, 1949.
Changes by 83rd Congress, 1951-1952.
Changes proposed prior to 1945.
244 Compensation: federal-state relations, other than issue of Federalization.
Compensation in the U. S. after enactment of state laws. (does not include N. Y. and Wisconsin)
Coverage problems.
Experience rating, 1937-1940.
245 Experience rating, 1941-1947.
Experience rating after 1947.
Federal unemployment insurance law changes, 1937-1945.
Finances and tax rates.
246 Fraud and malingering.
Historical data since 1935.
Interstate migration and claims.
Legislative developments, 1944-1945.
Legislative developments, 1953-1957.
Legislative developments, 1959.
Lundeen-Frazier Bill.
247 Miscellaneous
Operation and effects.
Private plans.
Proposals for Social Security Act, Wagner-Lewis Bill, 1932-1935.
248 Proposals for Social Security Act, 1934-1935.
Railroad employees, dismissal wages.
Relief as related to unemployment.
Seasonal and partial employment.
State developments during World War II, 1942-1945.
State Laws. (2 folders)
249 Strikes and strike jobs.
Supplemental unemployment benefits.
Temporary insurance: recession of 1957-1959.
Unemployment compensation in the Social Security Act.
Unemployment compensation law changes, 1931-1941.
War displacement benefits.
250 Wisconsin unemployment law of 1934.
Wisconsin unemployment law, early years.
Wisconsin unemployment insurance after 1938.

Veteran's Security:
Disabled veterans.
Unemployment insurance for veterans.
251 Veterans' benefits. (2 folders)
Veterans' problems.

Workmen's Compensation:
Compensation and accident insurance in foreign countries.
History of workmen's compensation.
252 History of workmen's compensation.
Non insurance under worken's compensation.
253 Non insurance under workmen's compensation. (2 folders)
Occupational diseases.
Railroad employees.
States (other than Wisconsin).
254 Status and problems, 1950's.
Theory and purpose.
1. Articles and Addresses
254 Authors other than Witte, 1934-1958, 1963.
Clippings re Witte articles and addresses, 1917-1956.
Economics, economic problems, taxation, 1926-1957.
Government, and government and business, 1925-1957.
255 Industrial relations, 1909-1929.
Industrial relations, 1930-1939.
Industrial relations, 1940-1946.
Industrial relations, 1947.
256 &
Industrial relations, 1948
Industrial relations, 1949-1951
Industrial relations, 1952-1953
Industrial relations, 1954-1960.
257 Miscellaneous articles and addresses by Witte, 1924-1960.
Social security, 1921-1935.
Social security, 1936
Social security, 1937-1938
Social security, 1939
258 Social security, 1940
Social security, 1941-1944
Social security, 1945-1949
Social security, 1950-1951
259 Social security, 1952-1953
Social security, 1955-1956
Social security, 1957-1959
Wisconsin, 1921-1934
260 Wisconsin, 1935-1953

2. Bibliographies

Government publications in the Witte library.
Non-government publications in the Witte library.
Witte on injunctions and trade union law (articles and addresses listed by Mrs. Witte before papers were given to the State Historical Society]
Witte on social security (articles and addresses listed by Mrs. Witte before papers were given to the State Historical Society)

3. Class lectures

Economic problems in Wisconsin, 1933-1940.
Government and business, 1949-1950.
261 Government and business, 1959-1960.
Government and labor, 1937-1940.
Government and labor, 1940-1941. (2 folders)
262 Government and labor, 1941-1943.
Goverment and labor, misc. notes and lectures.
Government economic problems, seminar, 1940-1941.
Government in the economy, role of, 1957.
Government in the economy, role of, general.
263 Government in the states, 1946-1947, 1953.
Labor problems, 1946-1947, 1953
Labor problems, 1955.
264 Legislation lectures, 1947
Social insurance, 1935-1936
Social insurance, 1937-1938
Social insurance, 1939-1942.
265 Social insurance, 1941-1942, 1945-1946
Social security, 1940-1950
Social security, 1947-1950, 1954-1955.
Social security, 1950-1951
266 Social security, 1958-1959 (2 folders)
Social security, 1960
Social security, economics of, 1957.
267 Social security, bibliographies, outlines, reading,1941-1958.
Social security, seminar data, 1938, 1947
Social security seminars, 1940-1957
Trade unionism and the law, n.d.

4. Manuscript
268 "The Courts and Labor Disputes", a manuscript copy of Witte's Ph.D. dissertation, with added notes.

5. Studies and Compilations

Economics, government, industrial relations, social security, 1924-1956
Wisconsin, 1922-1925
Wisconsin, 1926-1934

6. Student Reports
269 Economics
Government in the economy
270 Industrial relations
271 Industrial relations
272 Industrial relations
Social security
273 Social security
274 Social security
275 Wisconsin
276 1. Government

Government and business.

2. Economics

Theory and history.
277 3. Industrial relations

Adjustment of labor disputes.
278 Adjustment of labor disputes.
Labor law, foreign.
279 Injunctions.
280 Labor law I.
281 Labor law II.
282 Labor in politics.
Labor legislation.
283-287 Labor problems.
288 Trade unionism.
4. Social security
289 General, in U. S. and in foreign countries.
290 Health security
Unemployment security.
291 Workmen's compensation.
Relief and public works.
Old age security.
292 General.
The Edwin E. Witte papers were presented by Mrs. Edwin E. Witte, Madison, Wisconsin, 1960, 1961, 1962.
Container List


In July, 1963, Mrs. Witte presented a number of manuscripts not included in the original papers described in the preceding inventory. These are contained in boxes 293 to 295, and volume 14, and are described as follows:
293 2 Folders Correspondence, 1916, 1923, 1929, 1932-1949, 1956-1961, including an exchange of letters with Richard T. Ely, 1916; with Wilbur Cohen, 1956-1960; and with Wayne Morse, 1958-1959. The correspondence of the 1930's and 1940's is composed chiefly of letters of appreciation for speeches, instruction, and publications by Witte.
  1 Folder Two reports written by Witte while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin, between 1903 and 1912.
  1 Folder Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Confidential Report of Economists, Dec. 3, 1931.
  1 Folder President's Committee on Administrative Management, "The Preparation of Proposed Legislative Measures by Administrative Departments; 1937, by Witte. (Printed)
  1 Folder Seminar on Human Relations, Pennsylvania State College, October, 1951. "Milestones and Developments", Witte.
  1 Folder Bibliographies of Witte publications -- holdings by institutions other than'Wisconsin. [Annotated by Mrs. Witte.]
  Vol. 9 Diary, June 24 - Sept. 30, 1931. European trip with economists financed by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  Vol. 10 Appointment book, 1957
  Vol. 11 Appointment book, 1958
  Vol. 12 Appointment book, 1959
  Vol. 13 Appointment book, 1960
294 1 Folder The Development of the Social Security Act
Confidential Memorandum on the history of the Committee on Economic Security, and the drafting and legislative history of the Social Security Act. By Edwin E. Witte. Prepared July, 1936, for the Committee on Public Administration of the Social Science Research Council.
  1 Folder The Development of the Social Security Act
First? draft of the 1962 publication.
  1 Folder The Development of the Social Security Act
Manuscript and proofs of book by Witte, with foreword by Frances Perkins, The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1962.
295 3 Folders At the time of his death, Dr. Witte was writing a textbook on Social Security and a history of Social Security. Manuscripts for these are in Box 295. In 1963, Robert Lampman of Wisconsin was working to complete the textbook and Fred Slavick of Cornell was planning to write the history of Social Security.
  Vol. 14 Photostatic copies of clippings relating to the UAW Public Review Board, 1957.

Additions to the Witte papers were presented by Mrs. Edwin E. Witte, Madison, Wisconsin, July, 1963.

1968 Additions
2 boxes
296   Manuscript: Rough drafts for "An Institutionalist Looks at Labor Problems: Selected Papers of Edwin E. Witte", ed. by Merlyn S. Pitzele.
297   Manuscript: Final copy for manuscript in Box 296. This volume is available also through University Microfilms. (University of Wisconsin).

Transferred to the Society by the University of Wisconsin Press, Oct. 7, 1968.

1969 Additions
6 boxes
  Lecture Notes
298 1 Economics of Collective Bargaining, 1948-1949
  2 Government.and Labor
Lectures and Harvard Seminar, 1941-1942
  3 Lectures and Univ. of California Seminar, 1947-1948
  4 Michigan State Univ. Seminar, 1958
299 1 Lectures (I), 1956-1959
  2 Lectures (II), 1956-1959
  3 Lectures, outlines and examinations, 1948-1949
  4 Lectures and Industrial Relations material, 1947-1949
300 1 Industrial Relations Seminar (U.C.L.A.), 1948-1949
  2 Labor and the Law Lectures, 1934
  3 Labor Legislation notes, 1921-1928
  4 1936-1957
  5 1920, 1940-1951
301 1 1939-1942
  2 (current), 1940
  3 Labor Legislation outlines and reading lists, 1921-1939
302 1 Labor Legislation printed material, 1937-1958
  2 "Industrial Conflict in Periods of National Emergency" by E. E. Witte, 1954
  3 Edwin E. Witte's Concept of the Role of Government in the Economy" by W. J. Samuels, 1964
  Miscellaneous Papers
303 1 Industrial Relations Center papers, 1953
  2 Theories of Value, incomplete manuscript
  3 Theories of Distribution, incomplete manuscript
  4 Rent, Wages and Profit, incomplete manuscript by William A. Scott
  5 F. W. Taussig's System, incomplete manuscript
Presented by Mrs. Edwin E. Witte, Madison, Wisconsin, January, 1969, donor unknown for additions of December, 1969.