Guide to the Kenyon E. Poole (1909-1988) Papers

Collection Title: Kenyon E. Poole (1909-1988) Papers
Dates: 1929-1978
Bulk Dates: 1944-1960
Identification: 11/3/10/9
Creator: Poole, Kenyon E. (Kenyon Edwards), 1909-1988
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Kenyon E. Poole Papers occupy 1.5 boxes and span the period 1929-1978, with the bulk of the material from 1944 to 1960. The Papers are arranged in one major category (Correspondence) and four minor categories: biographical materials, teaching files (one folder), papers presented before professional organizations, and publications.
Acquisition Information: The Kenyon E. Poole Papers are composed of two acquisitions: #90-185, donated by Katherine N. Poole on August 1, 1990, and #91-118, transferred from the University Archives Biographical Files in July 1991.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, February - March 1994.
Separated Materials: A framed diploma for Margaret Reeves Noland, Saratoga Springs High School (New York) was donated to the Saratoga Springs Historical Society. Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous material were discarded.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Kenyon E. Poole was born on February 23, 1909, in Rockland, Massachusetts. Poole was on the economics faculty at Harvard and Brown, as well as in the U.S. Naval Reserve before joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1948. Poole's special interests were taxation, the business cycle and its controls, and the Common Market. His major publications were German Financial Problems, 1932-1939 (1939) and Public Finance and Economic Welfare (1956).

He obtained his B.A. from Harvard (1929), M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1934), and his Ph.D. from Harvard (1938). He taught at Harvard (1936-1939) as an instructor in economics and at Brown (1939-1942) as an assistant professor. In that year Poole entered the U.S. Naval Reserve; he was discharged as a lieutenant senior grade in 1946. Poole then returned to Brown (1946-1948) as an associate professor.

In the fall of 1948 Poole joined the Northwestern University faculty as a professor of economics, remaining in that position until his retirement in 1977 when he became emeritus.

He married Katherine Noland on August 31, 1940. The couple had no children. Poole died on May 30, 1988.

Scope and Content

The Kenyon E. Poole Papers occupy 1.5 boxes and span the period 1929-1978, with the bulk of the material from 1944 to 1960. The Papers are arranged in one major category (Correspondence) and four minor categories: biographical materials, teaching files (one folder), papers presented before professional organizations, and publications.

The biographical materials include small amounts of curriculum vitae, clippings, and news releases.

The correspondence contains a small amount of general material and two major groups: letters from Poole to his birth family and letters to Poole from his wife, Katherine Noland Poole. The former includes (Box 1, Folder 6-7) letters about Poole's European trip in 1931-1932, while the latter includes many letters from Katherine to Poole while he was serving in the Navy overseas in 1944-1945.

The papers presented before professional organizations include three such papers and the printed versions of three of Poole's appearances on the Northwestern University Reviewing Stand radio program.

The publications category consists primarily of reprints.

Subjects

Personal Name

Poole, Kenyon E. (Kenyon Edwards), 1909-1988

Subjects

Finance, Public


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials
    • Personal Data, 1961-1974Box 1, Folder 1
    • Clippings, 1948-1962Box 1, Folder 2
    • News Releases, 1961-1964Box 1, Folder 3
  • Correspondence
    • General, 1944; 1974Box 1, Folder 4
    • From Poole to Birth Family, 1929Box 1, Folder 5
    • From Poole to Birth Family, 1930-1931Box 1, Folder 6
    • From Poole to Birth Family, 1932Box 1, Folder 7
    • From Poole to Birth Family, 1934-1936Box 1, Folder 8
    • From Poole to Birth Family, 1944-1945Box 1, Folder 9
    • To Poole from Wife, March 1944Box 1, Folder 10
    • To Poole from Wife, April 1944Box 1, Folder 11
    • To Poole from Wife, May 1944Box 1, Folder 12
    • To Poole from Wife, June 1944Box 1, Folder 13
    • To Poole from Wife, July 1944Box 1, Folder 14
    • To Poole from Wife, Aug. 1944Box 1, Folder 15
    • To Poole from Wife, Sept. 1944Box 1, Folder 16
    • To Poole from Wife, Oct. 1944Box 2, Folder 1
    • To Poole from Wife, Nov. 1944Box 2, Folder 2
    • To Poole from Wife, April 1945Box 2, Folder 3
    • From Mrs. J. Noland to Katherine N. Poole, 1960Box 2, Folder 4
  • Teaching Files
    • Economics C08, 1978Box 2, Folder 5
  • Papers Presented Before Prof. Organizations
    • “Effect of Tax Policy on Inflation”, Oct. 24, 1957Box 2, Folder 6
    • “Impact of Economics Tax on Economic Stability”, Apr. 11, 1957Box 2, Folder 7
    • “Some Contributions of Fiscal Flexibility...”, n.d.Box 2, Folder 8
    • Radio - NU Reviewing Stand, 1950-1952Box 2, Folder 9
  • Publications
    • Fiscal Policies and the American Economy, Advertisements, n.d.Box 2, Folder 10
    • Book Review, 1955-1961Box 2, Folder 11
    • Reprints, 1962-1964Box 2, Folder 12
    • Reprints, n.d.Box 2, Folder 13