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Roy G. Blakey papers, 1884-1964

Summary Information
Title: Roy G. Blakey papers
Dates: 1884-1964
Creator: Blakey, Roy G. (Roy Gillispie), b. 1880
Extent: 4 boxes Extent: (4.4 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 362
Collection contains the papers of Roy G. Blakey, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated to University Archives from 1948 to 1970.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Roy G. Blakey papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Collection has not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

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 June 1967.

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.

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A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Blakey, Roy G. (Roy Gillispie), b. 1880 -- Archives
  • University of Minnesota. School of Business Administration
  • Income tax
  • Sales tax