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Tony Brouwer Collection

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Biographical Note

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Biographical information

Student notes while at the University of Michigan

Student notes and Doctoral Pursuit

Lecture notes as teacher of economics on the college level

Teaching Materials

Miscellaneous material



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Collection Overview

Title: Tony Brouwer Collection, 1946-1971

ID: COLL/028

Primary Creator: Brouwer, Tony (1917-1971)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Calvin College - Study and teaching (Higher), Economics - Study and teaching (Higher), Education, Labor unions, Poverty, United States - Politics and government

Abstract

Professor of economics at Calvin College. The collection includes research papers, course notes, examinations, and clippings on politics, warfare, education, labor relations, and poverty. These papers contain much of his student work in university-level economics such as course notes, examinations, and papers.  Brouwer’s notes used as a teacher of economics also comprise a large part of this collection. The dates of these papers range from student notes of 1946 to Brouwer’s article of September 1971—only one month before his death.

Biographical Note

Tony Brouwer was born in Colton, South Dakota, in 1917. He later moved to Chicagoland where he went to Chicago Christian High School. Brouwer enrolled in Calvin College and later received his PhD in economics at the University of Michigan. While in college he married Winifred Molemaker. They had two daughters—Clarice and Marilyn. For a short period Brouwer worked at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Brouwer served the US Navy during WWII.

Brouwer taught economics at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Munkingum College. In 1959 accepted a faculty position at Calvin College where he was the chairman of the Economics Department. Brouwer was a member of the Christian Reformed Church and ran for Michigan Democratic State Representative in 1964. Brouwer retired in 1970.

Brouwer concerned himself, however, with a wide variety of topics besides his academic economic pursuits. Such topics as politics, warfare, Parochiaid, poverty, education, and labor relations are dealt with in these papers. Brouwer also wrote several articles, most of them dealing with economics, for various periodicals.

As he was dying, Brouwer consented to the production of a film about his journey.  The film was produced by private capital (no family or college involvement) and no copies are known to be available for viewing. Brouwer died from cancer in 1971.

Subject/Index Terms

Calvin College - Study and teaching (Higher)
Economics - Study and teaching (Higher)
Education
Labor unions
Poverty
United States - Politics and government

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 2.50 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of T. Brouwer.

Other Note: See also the Campus Titles Database.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Biographical information],
[Series 2: Student notes while at the University of Michigan, 1946-1950],
[Series 3: Student notes and Doctoral Pursuit, 1946-1953],
[Series 4: Lecture notes as teacher of economics on the college level, 1949-1956],
[Series 5: Teaching Materials, 1940-1969],
[Series 6: Miscellaneous material, 1958-1971],
[All]

Series 1: Biographical information
Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical information
Series 2: Student notes while at the University of Michigan --- 1946-1950
Box 1
Folder 2: Economics 51:  Principles of Economics --- 1946
Folder 3: Economics 52:  Economic Analysis and Public Policy --- 1946
Folder 4: Economics 101:  Money and Credit --- 1946
Folder 5: Economics 102:  Money and Credit --- 1946
Folder 6: Economics 121 & 122:  Labor --- 1946
Folder 7: Economics 122:  "Workers' Education in the US" --- 1946
Folder 8: Economics 131:  Corporations --- 1946
Folder 9: Economics 132:  Industrial Competition and Monopoly --- 1947
Folder 10: Economics 141:  International Trade --- 1947
Folder 11: Economics 163:  American Economic Development --- 1946
Folder 12: Economics 183:  Federal Taxation --- 1950
Folder 13: Economics 184:  Fiscal Policy --- 1948
Folder 14: Economics 196:  Business Cycles --- 1950
Folder 15: Paper:  "Analysis of the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Act" --- 1947
Series 3: Student notes and Doctoral Pursuit --- 1946-1953
Box 2
Folder 1: Economics 223:  British Health Services, with class report --- 1950
Folder 2: Economics 224:  Labor Movements --- 1950
Folder 3: Economics 226:  Economics of Labor --- 1949
Folder 4: Economics 251:  National Income --- 1946
Folder 5: Economics 254:  Mathematical Economics --- 1950
Folder 6: Economics 256:  Economic Thought, and paper, "John Hobson, Economic Heretic" --- 1950
Folder 7: Economics 259:  Distribution Theory --- undated
Folder 8: Economics 351:  Macroeconomics --- 1951
Folder 9: Economics 356:  "Public Control of National Emergency Strikes" --- 1950
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Economic literature --- undated
Folder 11: Book review:  J. M. Clark's "Social Control of Business" --- undated
Folder 12: Problems and Practice Sets for Essentials of Accounting --- undated
Folder 13: History 173:  Constitutional History --- undated
Folder 14: History 174:  American History --- 1947
Folder 15: Preliminary PhD exam --- 1951
Folder 16: Discussion of thesis topic --- 1953
Series 4: Lecture notes as teacher of economics on the college level --- 1949-1956
Box 3
Folder 1: Economics 51:  Introduction to Economics --- 1951-52
Folder 2: Economics 91:  Consumers Economics --- 1956
Folder 3: Lecture notes on Public Finance --- 1956
Folder 4: Economics 101 & 102:  Money and Banking (1) --- 1956
Folder 5: Economics 101 & 102:  Money and Banking (2) --- 1956
Folder 6: Economics 101:  Money and Credit --- undated
Folder 7: Economics 209a:  Introduction to Economics, also tests --- 1949
Folder 8: Economics 209b:  Applied Economics --- undated
Folder 9: Economics 209c:  Values --- undated
Folder 10: Economics 326:  Investments --- 1956
Series 5: Teaching Materials --- 1940-1969
Box 4
Folder 1: Lecture notes on Economics 335:  Public Control --- 1955
Folder 2: Book reports submitted by economic students --- undated
Folder 3: Notes and materials for economics course for "Upward Bound" --- 1968
Folder 4: Plans for an Interim course, "TV Interim." Not given due to his final illness --- 1971
Folder 5: Miscellaneous articles and programs
Folder 6: The Christian and Literature --- undated
Folder 7: Class of 1940 membership list --- 1940
Folder 8: "Abraham Kuiper and Education"by S. Vander Weele --- undated
Folder 9: Program for 1964 Bible Conference --- 1964
Folder 10: Speech by Brouwer:  "Economic Education in the Schools" --- 1969
Folder 11: Parochial material --- 1969
Folder 12: Education and Politics in 1963-1964:  Position papers --- undated
Folder 13: Labor Unions, Economics, and Unemployment --- 1948-1960
Folder 14: Christianity and Labor --- 1942-1952
Folder 15: Job Corps literature --- undated
Folder 16: Poverty; youth --- undated
Series 6: Miscellaneous material --- 1958-1971
Box 5
Folder 1: Elector's Suit:  Challenging the Hanna-Brucker Plan.  Petition by Calvin and Aquinas professors, including Brouwer --- 1964
Folder 2: Michigan Conference of Concerned Democrats --- 1967
Folder 3: National Election:  E. McCarthy --- 1968
Folder 4: Map of Grand Rapids on precincts --- 1970
Folder 5: Vietnam:  Synod, clippings, articles --- 1968
Folder 6: Anti-ballistic missiles --- 1969
Folder 7: Articles written by T. Brouwer
Item 1: "Political Impact or Paralysis,"Reformed Journal --- 1968
Item 2: "Poor People and the Economic System,"Reformed Journal --- 1968
Item 3: "Trade Union Scandals,"Reformed Journal --- 1958
Item 4: "Go Not in Peace,"Reformed Journal --- 1959
Item 5: "A Calvinistic Social Ethic,"Calvin Forum --- 1958
Item 6: "The Name that is You" --- 1971
Folder 8: Chemical and Petroleum Industries --- 1958
Folder 9: Chemical and Petroleum Industries, added in 1982 (found in the economics office files) --- undated
Folder 10: Anti-trust materials --- undated

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical information],
[Series 2: Student notes while at the University of Michigan, 1946-1950],
[Series 3: Student notes and Doctoral Pursuit, 1946-1953],
[Series 4: Lecture notes as teacher of economics on the college level, 1949-1956],
[Series 5: Teaching Materials, 1940-1969],
[Series 6: Miscellaneous material, 1958-1971],
[All]


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