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Colston E. Warne, Professor Emeritus of Economics, 1978 November 8

 File — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Subject coverage: Biographical data, Economists influential in shaping career, Economics Department on arrival at Amherst, Present departmental offerings compared to 30's, Form jail to Amherst; reasons for leaving Pittsburgh, Comments on department members and former economics students, Comments on Amherst College administrations, Brushes with House Unamerican Activities Committee; vacation field trips to New York City and Washington, Origins of Consumers Union from strike at Consumers research and early days, Consumers Union's present activities, International Organization of Consumers Union formed, Additional Consumers Union publications and services; growth of government interest in consumerism, Refusal to sign Loyalty Oath as member of Nourse Committee under President Truman, Present Expansion of Consumers Union


  • Creation: 1978 November 8

Conditions Governing Access

Access to original recordings is restricted for preservation purposes, researchers may use digital surrogates instead.


From the Collection: 1.5 Linear feet (1 archives box, 1 half archives box, 1 flat box, 1 negative box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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