Non-NU Email
Given I was born in the 1930s it is no surprise that I do not remember Edwin Elliott as a graduate student at UT. It is perhaps worth noting that the Southwest Social Science Association and Journal were very important places for Institutionalist discussion within Economics and across disciplines in the 1930s and 40s when travel and communication from Southwest to the rest of the country was slower and more expensive.  I think I will use the magic of JSTOR to find out what Elliott wrote all of those years ago. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 28, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Zalewski, Dave <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Non-NU Email
Hi John,

I did a J-STOR search and found 8 "hits" for Edwin Elliott. Most of them were publications during the 1930s in the Southwestern Social Science Journal.


David Zalewski
Professor Emeritus
School of Business
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918

From: AFEEMAIL Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Mayhew, Anne <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:47 PM
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [External] Re: [AFEEMAIL] Dr. Edwin Elliott at TCU--anyone know more?
Non-NU Email

Hi John:  I do not remember an Edwin Elliott.  You might check with Milton Lower ([log in to unmask]). 


From: AFEEMAIL Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of John Harvey
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 1:07 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [AFEEMAIL] Dr. Edwin Elliott at TCU--anyone know more?


Non-NU Email

Hi, all, I was at a university function the other day and got into a chance discussion with a long-time TCU donor whose father had been inspired by a former member of our department, Edwin A. Elliott. I told him that this Dr. Elliott had been lost to our departmental history and that I'd like to know more. We have since struck up a correspondence.


In the process, I have learned that Elliott was a Texas Institutionalist and that (so far as I can tell) he wrote his dissertation under Ayres. He also went on to work with the FDR government (National Labor Relations Board).


TCU has an archive that I plan to check out so no one please bother yourself with working to find any of the sort of details I'll find there, but I was curious if anyone here remembered him. Anne Mayhew, do you recall Edwin Elliott from your days in Austin?


I plan, incidentally, to do some sort of memorial in the department so this can be remembered. I was already thinking of doing this, but now I'm convinced that I have to do it given that he was an Institutionalist. We're overlooked enough as it is.






P.S. As I assemble materials, I'll share anything that I think you'll find interesting.




John T. Harvey 
Professor of Economics




The Cowboy Economist Page (includes link to YouTube series)




› This email was sent from outside of Providence College
› Do not click any suspicious links or open any attachments that you are not expecting
› Never send any sensitive or financial information (Including passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and gift cards) via email