In 1945, Weisskopf joined Edward Sparling and left Central YMCA College to become one of the founding faculty members of the newly formed Roosevelt College. He began as an associate professor, was acting chair of the Department of Economics in 1945, became a full professor in 1946, was chair of the Department of Economics from 1946 to 1967, and became professor emeritus in 1977. Weisskopf also served on the Board of Trustees from 1950 to 1974 and was an honorary trustee from 1975 to 1990. Weisskopf’s wife Gertrude was a professor of Modern Languages at Roosevelt from 1962 to 1975.
A specialist in the study of integration of the social sciences, Weisskopf was a prolific lecturer and author of numerous papers as well as The Psychology of Economics (1956) and Alienation and Economics (1971). He died in California in 1991.
This collection contains 2.6 cubic feet of publications, reviews, correspondence, course materials, speeches, a columns written for The Torch.
The finding aid for this collection can be found on our on line catalog at https://roosevelt.cuadra.com/starweb1/l.skca-catalog/servlet.starweb1?path=l.skca-catalog/skcacatalog.web
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