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Charles Wiggins Cobb (AC 1897) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00354

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily contains data and research of Charles Wiggins Cobb, including manuscripts of unpublished books, data and reports on U.S. manufacturing, reports done for Mathematics classes, data on industrial materials and copies of letters.

Dates

  • 1939-1956

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Charles Wiggins Cobb (AC 1897) Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Charles Wiggins Cobb (AC 1897) Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Wiggins Cobb (1875–1949) was an American mathematician and economist. Cobb graduated Amherst College in 1897 and was a faculty member of the Amherst College Mathematics Department from the early 1900s-1948. Cobb published many works on both economics and mathematics, but is most well-known for developing the Cobb-Douglas function in economics with economist Paul H. Douglas. Cobb died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1949.

Extent

1.5 Linear feet (1 records storage box, 1 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Papers of Charles Wiggins Cobb (AC 1897), including manuscripts of unpublished books, data and reports on U.S. manufacturing, reports done for Mathematics classes, data on industrial materials and copies of letters.

Processing Information

Processed by Omotara Oluwafemi (Assistant)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299