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The collection is organized into three series as detailed below: Series 01: Research related to television (arranged alphabetically by subject). Series 02: Research related to environmental issues (arranged alphabetically by subject). Series 03: Publications (arranged alphabetically by subject).
This collection contains the papers of Harold J. Barnett and includes his research notes on both television and environmental-related issues and his publications.
Harold J. Barnett was a professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis from 1963-1987. Barnett was born in 1917 in Paterson, New Jersey. He received his B.S. from the University of Arkansas in 1939, master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University, and his Ph. D. from Harvard in 1952.
After several other positions, including a professorship at Wayne State University, Dr. Barnett was hired by Washington University's Chancellor Eliot in 1963 as part of a plan to further develop several departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, including the Department of Economics. Barnett was selected because his work had transformed the Department of Economics at Wayne State. In 1964, as chair of the Department of Economics at Washington University, Barnett hired Dr. Murray Weidenbaum, who later succeeded him as chair of the department in 1966.
Barnett's teaching and research focus was on natural resources, energy, and economic development. He wrote numerous papers and publications; the Olin Library system holds some of these titles. Barnett continued to serve as Professor Emeritus until his death in 1987.
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