Roy G. Blakey papers,
Roy G. Blakey
Blakey, Roy G. (Roy Gillispie), b. 1880
4 boxes (4.4
Collection contains the
papers of Roy G. Blakey, professor emeritus of economics at the University of
Minnesota Libraries. University Archives
Access and Use
The collection was donated to University Archives from 1948 to 1970.
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house
Requests for permission to quote from the Roy G. Blakey papers should
be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Collection has not been processed.
Roy G. Blakey papers, University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch of Roy G. Blakey (1880-1967)
Roy Gillispie Blakey was born on April 27, 1880 in Shelbina, Missouri.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Drake University (Des Moines, IA) in 1905,
his M.A. from the University of Colorado in 1910 and his Ph.D. from Columbia
University in 1912. Dr. Blakey joined the faculty at the University of
Minnesota in 1915 as associate professor of economics; he was promoted to
professor in 1919. Dr. Blakey was known as an expert on tax law, and was often
a consultant to local, state and federal governments. From 1935-1937 he was the
economic analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department and from 1939-1942 he was a
consultant for the National Resources Planning Board. Dr. Blakey retired from
the University of Minnesota as professor emeritus in 1948. Roy Blakey died in
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains correspondence, publications, photographs, a
copy of the manuscript, “Memorandum on Taxation” and a copy of the Minnesota
Income Study, of which Dr. Blakey was the director.
Guy Stanton Ford papers
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- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
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- Blakey, Roy
G. (Roy Gillispie), b. 1880 -- Archives
- University of
Minnesota. School of Business Administration
- Income tax
- Sales tax