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Personal Papers of Richard S. Howey

Call Number: PP 267


Howey taught economics at the University of Kansas from 1929-1973. This collection contains family history, correspondence, lecture notes, and manuscripts. The collection also includes index card notes and bibliographic information regarding the Howey collection of economic literature, which Howey helped establish at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.


  • Creation: 1929 - 1973


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Richard S. Howey

Howey received his B.S. from Harvard University in 1926, his A.M. from Southern California University in 1929, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1955. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in 1929, reaching full Professor status in 1941 and retiring in 1973. The R.S. Howey award was established in his honor at his retirement and honors outstanding performance on doctoral qualifying exams for students in KU's Economics Department. Richard Howey died in 1993.


11 Linear Feet (8 boxes + 13 card boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)

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Physical Location

PP 267

Guide to the Richard S. Howey Collection
Personal Papers of Richard S. Howey
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by skt, 2010; mwh, 2020.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Richard S. Howey Collection, University Archives, PP 267, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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