Skip to Content

Shaw Livermore papers

Identifier: 27-F-188

Scope and Contents

The Livermore papers contain correspondence, minutes, reports, student papers, and other materials pertaining Dr. Livermore's work as a professor and as Assistant Dean of the School of Business Administration. The papers also contain a file of correspondence concerning Livermore's Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation which was published in 1939 as "Early American Land Companies."


  • 1932-1941


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Shaw Livermore papers are open for research.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Shaw Livermore was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1902. He received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1922, a M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1924 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1939.

Dr. Livermore taught at the School of Business Administration at the University of Buffalo from 1928 to 1941. During part of this time, he served as Assistant Dean. After leaving the University of Buffalo, Dr. Livermore became the Director of Review of the War Production Board from 1941 to 1945, worked for the Marshall Plan in Paris, France from 1949-1951, was the Assistant Director for the National Security Council, was a member of the economic planning staff of the Rockefeller Brothers and in 1957 Dr. Livermore joined the University of Arizona as Dean of Business and Public Administration. Dr. Livermore became an Emeritus Professor at the University of Arizona in 1971.


0.4 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)


Papers of Shaw Livermore include correspondence, minutes, reports, and student papers pertaining to Livermore's work as a professor and as Assistant Dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Buffalo.


This collection has been maintained in its original order. Box 1 of this collection is organized chronologically.

Acquisition Information

These papers were found in storage at the University at Buffalo in 1974 together with the records of the Bureau of Business and Social Research and other materials relating to the School of Business Administration.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


  • Early American Land Companies; their influence on corporate development, Octagon Books, 1939, revised edition,1968.
  • The Twilight of Federalism, Princeton University Press, 1962.
  • Investment, Principles and Analysis, Business Publications, 1938.
  • Problems in Investment, Business Publications, 1938.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff, circa 1970's.
Finding aid encoded by Mark McGuire, October 2006.


Finding Aid for the Shaw Livermore papers
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-3714 (Fax)