John A. Fairlie Papers, 1885-1947
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Brief Description: Papers of John Archibald Fairlie (1872-1947), professor of Political Science (1909-41), Managing Editor of the American Political Science Review (1916-25), including correspondence, notes, TEXT outlines, manuscripts, clippings and reprints relating to public administration, state, county, township and municipal government and related topics. The correspondence includes material relating to the American Political Science Association, the National Municipal League, the Social Science Research Council, the Illinois Special Tax Commission (1910), the Illinois Efficiency and Economy Committee (1913-15), University and departmental matters, staff appointments, Illinois Public Aid Commission (1941-47), American Association of University Professors, and family affairs. The series includes chronological correspondence (17 cubic feet), subject file (8 1/2 cubic feet), Efficiency and Economy Committee papers (5 cubic feet), Special Tax Commission papers (1 1/2 cubic feet). Correspondents include Edmund J. James, Frank W. Tausig, David Kinley, James W. Garner, Frank J. Goodnow, Frederick A. Ogg, Charles A. Beard, Charles E. Merriam, Walter F. Dodd, and Frederick A. Cleveland.
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Record Series Number: 15/18/21
Created by: Fairlie, John Archibald (1872-1947)
Volume: 32.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963
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Arrangement: by type of material, then chronologically, and alphabetically thereunder
Subject Index
American Association of University Professors
American Political Science Association
American Political Science Review
Civil Service Commission, Illinois
Constitutional Convention, Illinois
Course Notes
Efficiency and Economy Committee
Faculty Papers
Harvard University
Illinois Emergency Relief Commission
Illinois Municipal League
Illinois Public Aid Commission
Municipal Government
National Municipal League
Social Science Research Council
State Government
Tax Commission, Illinois Special
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]