Richard A. Kahn papers, 1932-1957

By William E. Brown, Jr. and Karen Hudson

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Collection Overview

Title: Richard A. Kahn papers, 1932-1957

Predominant Dates:1932-1957

ID: ASM0106

Creator: Kahn, Richard A. (1891-1958)

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE

Concerns the publication of Kahn's books, Law and Economics and Price Legislation as well as several articles. Correspondence relating to the Department of the Interior appears in chronological order from 1943-57. Kahn, as Chief of the Economic and Cooperative Marketing Section in the Branch of Commercial Fisheries, received letters involving the problems of the fisheries industries, marketing research, legislation and other issues. Drafts of Kahn's letters and reports also appear in the files. Correspondence involving the Office of Price Administration (OPA), dated 1942-43, includes letters, memos, clippings, and reports. Other correspondence relates to his academic career, family, and to his niece, a German refugee who fled to France during World War II.

SERIES II: WRITINGS

Includes copies of articles, periodicals containing Kahn's articles, and two untitled manuscripts. Notes for his articles and classroom lectures as well as published course outlines are also included.

SERIES III: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Includes works by James Montague Clark, including a play and short story, and several by economist Myron H. Lewis, including plays, poems, and "Campaign Songs" for the 1936 presidential election.

Also included in this series are papers relating to the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, 1953-54, and the Investment Bankers Association. Kahn's research notes and welcoming addresses, registration lists, papers and abstracts of papers document the activities of this organization which held annual

conferences sponsored by the University of Miami Marine Laboratory. Papers relating to the Investment Bankers Association include registration lists, and reports dated 1954.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Richard A. Kahn was a lawyer and economist who taught

economics and business law courses, published numerous articles and held a variety of positions in the United States government. The Richard A. Kahn Papers, arranged in three series, contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, book manuscripts, copies of published articles, and marketing research. Much of the content of this collection concerns his work with various fishery institutions, such as the U.S. Branch of Commercial Fisheries and the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.

Biographical Note

Richard A. Kahn (1891-1958), a lawyer and economist, taught economics and business law courses, published numerous articles and held a variety of positions in the United States government. Born in Germany, Kahn studied in Heidelberg and served as counsel for the city government of Ludwigshafen-Rhine. During the 1920s, Kahn became executive director of the Tobacco Association of Mannheim. He later worked as a financial consultant and then as Vice President of the Electric Works Company in Berlin during the 1930s.

A research fellowship from Johns Hopkins University brought Kahn to the United States, where he conducted research and taught at American University and later at the Catholic University of America. Kahn also served as economic advisor to the Railroad Retirement Board, before joining the Office of Price Administration (OPA) during World War II. Kahn represented the fisheries industries, and participated in efforts to settle labor disputes and establish price ceilings for the OPA. He handled appeals cases and corresponded with other government agencies including the War Department and the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1944, Kahn became Chief of the Economic and Cooperative Marketing Section of the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. Working in the Branch of Commercial Fisheries, Kahn planned and directed economic research, wrote economic reports for the U.S. Congress and government agencies and produced bulletins and pamphlets for the public. Kahn recorded and analyzed investments, cost and consumption statistics and frequently appeared before congressional committees to give reports and represent the interest of commercial fisheries.

Kahn wrote several articles on economics and law published in America and Germany. A member of the Investment Bankers Association and the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, he also participated in the activities of these organizations.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Richard A. Kahn Papers finding aid © 1993 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Rudo Kemper.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0106CL.pdf


Box and Folder Listing


Series I: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Books: Law and EconomicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Books: Price LegislationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Department of the Interior, 1943-47Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Department of the Interior, 1943-47Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Department of the Interior, 1943-47Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Department of the Interior, 1943-47Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Department of the Interior, 1943-47Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Department of the Interior, 1943-47Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Department of the Interior, 1947-53Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Department of the Interior, 1947-53Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Department of the Interior, 1947-53Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Department of the Interior, 1947-53Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Department of the Interior, 1947-53Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Department of the Interior, 1947-53Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Department of the Interior, 1947-53Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Department of the Interior, 1954-57Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Department of the Interior, 1954-57Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Department of the Interior, 1954-57Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Department of the Interior, 1954-57Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Department of the Interior - Small business administration, 1951-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Department of the Interior - Wartime productsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Economics coursesAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Employment: 1936-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "The German Inflation and Revaluation after W.W.I", 1945; 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "The German Inflation and Revaluation after W.W.I", 1945; 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 26: "The German Inflation and Revaluation after W.W.I", 1945; 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Legislation regarding government agencies, 1941-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Office of Price Administration, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Office of Price Administration, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 30: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Series II: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Articles: "International Marketing Agreement"Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Articles: Published (German and English)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Articles: Published (German and English)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Book: Price LegislationAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Manuscript: UntitledAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Manuscript: UntitledAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Manuscript: Untitled in GermanAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Notes: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Notes: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Notes, 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Notes: Lectures, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Notes: Lectures, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Notes: Lectures, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Notes: Lectures, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 45: LegislationAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Report: "Ways and Means of Stabilizing the Shrimp Market", 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Series III: Miscellaneous MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Clark, James Montague - Play: "The Book Jacket", 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Clark, James Montague - "Forty Years without a Loss"Add to your cart.
Folder 49: The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries InstituteAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Investment Bankers Association, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Investment Bankers Association, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Lewis, Myron H. - "Allen Street"Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Lewis, Myron H. - ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Lewis, Myron H. - Collection of Original Poems and LyricsAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Lewis, Myron H. - Manuscript PagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Lewis, Myron H. - MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Lewis, Myron H. - "Original Campaign Rhythms", 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Lewis, Myron H. - "Original Campaign Rhythms", 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Lewis, Myron H. - "Original Campaign Rhythms", 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Lewis, Myron H. - "Soul to Soul"Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Lewis, Myron H. - "Soul to Soul"Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Lewis, Myron H. - "The Tale Detective", 1937Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.