Guide to the James Cecil Nelson Papers
1934-1975

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Creator: Nelson, James Cecil
Title: James Cecil Nelson Papers
Dates: 1934-1975 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 35 containers. (24.5 linear feet of shelf space.) (8950 items.)
Collection Number: Cage 369
Summary: Correspondence, reports, government documents, statistics, unpublished papers, reprints, clippings, memoranda, student papers, and other materials related to teaching, researching, writing, and consulting about transportation economics, particularly railroads and the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Repository: Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/
mascref@wsu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Professor Emeritus James Cecil Nelson, internationally known transportation economist, was born in Bickleton, Washington, on October 5, 1908. Nelson received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1930, his M.A. from Ohio State University in 1931, and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1934. Nelson was a Dupont fellow, 1932-1934, and also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution from 1933 to 1934. After receiving his doctorate, Nelson served on the faculties of several universities and also worked for more than a year with the Washington Department of Public Service. In 1938 Nelson joined the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, as a senior transportation economist. In 1941 he became the principal transportation economist with the National Resources Planning Board.

During the Second World War, Nelson worked with a number of Federal agencies. He served first as assistant director in charge of regulatory policy studies, Division of Economic Studies, Board of Investigation and Research (1941-1944), and later as assistant director, Division of Review and Special Studies, Office of Defense Transportation (1944-1945). Before returning to academic life in 1947, he served as chief of the Transportation Division, Office of Domestic Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce (1945-1947).

In 1947 Nelson joined the faculty of Washington State University as professor of economics and transportation in the Department of Economics, a position he held until his retirement in September 1974. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing at WSU, Nelson served as a consultant for the Washington State Legislature's Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Highways, Streets, and Bridges, as well as the Legislative Research Committee of the North Dakota Legislature (1948-1952). He also served as a consultant for, among others: the Royal Commission on Transportation, Alberta, Canada (1960); the Federation of Nigeria (1960-1961); the Royal Government of Afganistan (1963); Pembina Pipe Line Limited, Calgary, Alberta (1961, 1962); A.T.and S.F.; Railway (1961-1968); American Automobile Manufacturers Association (1966); and the Pacific Island Tariff Bureau (1969). In 1956-1957, Nelson was a senior staff member at the Brookings Institution. He also served as visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin (1964), University of British Columbia (fall, 1975), and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1975). Nelson's research has resulted in numerous articles in professional journals and a number of books, among which are: Railroad Transportation and National Policy (1959), Transportation Problems and Policies in the Trans-Missouri West (1967), The Future of American Transportation (1971), Perspectives on Regional Transportation Planning (1973), Perspectives on Federal Transportation Policy (1975), and Railway Pricing under Commercial Freedom: The Canadian Experience (1977).

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation :  

[Item Description]. Cage 369, James Cecil Nelson Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The papers of James Cecil Nelson are arranged in four series: Research Files, 1934-1947; Correspondence and Student Placement Files, 1938-1975; Instructional Material and Related Research Files, 1932-1974; and Professional Activities, 1947-1975. The first series, Research Files, 1934-1947, is divided into two subseries: Academic and State Appointments, 1934-1938; and the Federal Service, 1938-1947. Included in the Academic and State Appointments subseries are a transportation bibliography, employment correspondence for 1938, and a field book compiled by Nelson when he worked for the Washington Department of Public Services in 1936. The second series, Federal Service, 1938-1947 is arranged chronologically by the positions Nelson held with the federal government, that is, with the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1938-1941, the Board of Investigation and Research, 1941-1944, and the Department of Commerce, 1944-1947. This material is arranged alphabetically within each of these groups. Included in this subseries are some correspondence, reports, research materials, publications, and memoranda.

In the second series, Correspondence and Student Placement Files, 1938-1975, is divided into two subseries: Correspondence, 1938-1967, and student Placement Files, 1952-1975. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject and includes both incoming and outgoing letters to individuals, professional and business organizations, federal agencies, state legislative committees, and publishers. The student placement files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the firm or corporation involved, such as Great Northern, New York Central, and Shell Oil. Included in this subseries are letters from Nelson to personnel officers and other executives on behalf of various students, as well as. information on the various companies and their policies and opportunities.

The third series, Transport Economics Courses and Research Files, 1932-1974 is arranged by course number. The material collected for use and research in the various courses is arranged alphabetically by subject within each particular course. The material for the ten different courses includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, published documents (federal, state and private), newspaper and magazine clippings, trade journals, court and Interstate Commerce Commission decisions, statistical surveys and professional reference papers, analysis of almost every aspect of transportation, research notes, projects, addresses, studies and student papers. One of Dr. Nelson's primary interests was rail transportation; consequently, the course entitled Land Transportation Agencies (Economics 464) which deals at length with rail transportation, comprises the majority of the material in this series.

The fourth series, Professional Activities, 1947-1975, is composed of two subseries: Consultation and Testimony, 1951-1967; and Publications, 1947-1975. The first subseries, Consultation and Testimony, is arranged alphabetically by subject and consists of material pertaining to Dr. Nelson's consulting work for private business, professional organizations, foreign countries, Canadian provinces, and states, as well as his testimony before various federal committees and commissions. This subseries includes Nelson's testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Small Businesses (1955) and the Interstate Commerce Commission (1970), consulting work for the Royal (Canadian) Commission on Transportation and the Province of Alberta, as well as documents, reports, legal decisions, correspondence, notes, publications, railroad rate information, and notes pertaining to both consultation and cases in which Dr. Nelson was interested. The second subseries, Publications, 1947-1975, pertains to Dr. Nelson's writing and publishing. The conferences are listed alphabetically by the sponsoring organization. The publications or papers which Nelson reviewed are listed alphabetically by author or generating body. Conference papers presented by Dr. Nelson are arranged alphabetically by the title of the paper, except under the folder heading "Conference Papers presented by Nelson, 1941-1973" in which the papers are arranged chronologically. Accompanying some of the conference papers are various research materials. Nelson's publications and accompanying research papers are arranged alphabetically by the title of the publication. With the majority of Dr. Nelson's publications are also correspondence (either with publisher, critics, or research sources), manuscripts, galley proofs, and other research material.

Acquisition Information :  

The James Cecil Nelson papers were donated br Dr. Nelson to the Washington State University Libraries in January 1977 (UA 77-2).


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Research Files, 1934-1947
Container(s)
Description
Academic and State Appointments, 1934-1938
Box
Folder
1 1 Bibliography, Transport Topices, 1934-1937
14 items.
1 2 Employment Correspondence, 1938
16 items.
1 3 Field Book, Washington Department of Public Service, 1936
1 item.
Federal Service, 1938-1947
Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1938-1941
Box
Folder
1 4 Freight Rates Behavior and Structure, ms. by John D. Summner, 1939
13 items.
1 5 Interterritorial Rate Problem, 1939
16 items.
1 6-7 Morrison, Hunter. Motor Carrier research and ms., 1940-1941
54 items.
1 8-13 Motor Freight Carrier Cases, 1938-1940
60 items.
2 14 Motor Freight Rate Proceedings of I.C.Q., undated
1 item.
2 15 Motor Rate Study, 1940
10 items.
2 16 Rate Policy, 1939-1940
28 items.
2 17 Transportation Research Suggestions, 1939-1940
23 items.
2 18 Trucking Industry, Economic Characteristics, 1940
46 items.
Board of Investigation and Research, 1941-1944
Box
Folder
2 19 Freight Rates: Outline, 1942-1943
30 items.
2 20 Interstate Rate Problem Material
40 items.
2 21 Railroad Financing Report, 1941
1 item.
2 22-24 Rate Policy, 1941-1943
45 items.
2 25 Research Program, 1942-1943
10 items.
United States Department of Commerce, 1945-1947
Box
Folder
2 26-28 Air Cargo Service Survey, Field Office Returns, February-March 1947
3 items.
2 29-30 Air Transportation Research, 1946-1947
45 items.
2 31 Mountain-Pacific Traffic Flows, 1946-1947
220
2 32-33 Publications, Transportation Division, 1946-1947
65 items.
3 34 Rate and Traffic Pattern Analysis, 1945-1946
95 items.
3 35 Transportation Economics Research Notebook, 1946-1947
1 item.
3 36 Western United States Industrial Development, 1945-1947
60 items.

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Series 2: Correspondence and Student Placement Files, 1938-1975
Container(s)
Description
Correspondence
Box
Folder
3 37-38 American Association of University Professors, 1952-1955
95 items.
3 39 American Council on Education, Highway Research Board, 1951-1952
6 items.
3 40-42 American Economic Association, 1948-1950; , 1954-1956
80 items.
3 43 Carll, Richard, 1954-1955
15 items.
3 44 Clay Committee Report, 1956
30 items.
3 45 Commerce, U.S. Department, 1948-1957
40 items.
3 46-47 Dodge, William, 1951-1955
70 items.
3 48 Econometric Society, 1955
20 items.
3 49 Highway Research Board: Current Committee on Highway Taxation and Finance, 1950-1957
70 items.
3 50 Mater, Dan. H., 1947-1948
25 items.
3 51 Pacific Logging Congress, 1950
5 items.
3 52 Pacific Northwest Trade Association, 1955
40 items.
3 53 Publishers, 1938-1949
60 items.
3 54 Sillcox, L. K. Visit to WSU for American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1951-1954
20 items.
3 55 Spokane Chamber of Commerce, 1956
8 items.
3 56 Transportation, Department of. Office of Economics, Research Program, 1967
1 item.
3 57 Washington. Legislature, Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Highways, Streets, and Bridges, 1949-1951
70 items.
3 58 Washington State University. Committees and Correspondence, 1951-1953
10 items.
3 59-60 Western Economic Association, 1949-1955
65 items.
Student Placement
Box
Folder
4 61-67 Placement Files, 1952-1975
235 items.

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Series 3: Transport Economics Courses and Research Files, 1932-1974
Container(s)
Description
Econ. 165: Current Transportation Problems:
Box
Folder
4 68 Agricultural Commodities Rates, publications, 1934-1952
6 items.
4 69-70 Canned Goods Rates, Northwest Canners Association, 1948-1952
20 items.
4 71 Lumber Rate Structure, Pacific Northwest, 1952
13 items.
4 72 Student Reports, Current Transportation Problems, 1952
10 items.
4 73-74 Western States Council, 1948-1952
45 items.
Econ. 167: Air and Water Transport:
Box
Folder
4 75 Student Paper: The Brief History of Through Routes and Joint Rates for Grain and Petroleum on the Columbia River, Erle O. Anderson, 1952
1 item.
Econ 184: Advanced Economic Theory:
Box
Folder
4 76 Student Papers, 1948; , 1952
6 items.
Econ 197: Problems in Economics:
Box
Folder
4 77 Student Papers, Economics of Navigation Subsidy in the Mid-Columbia River, James B. Willis, 1952
1 item.
Econ. 364: Transport Economics:
Box
Folder
4 78 Railroad Problems and Progress, 1948-1969
40 items.
4 79 Student Papers, Inland Waterway Transport, 1959; , 1968
2 items.
4 80 Transport Economics Readings, 1962-1971
10 items.
Econ. 463: Current Transportation Problems:
Box
Folder
4 81 Rate Structure, Rates, Traffic Flow, 1947-1962
20 items.
Econ. 464: Land Transportation Agencies:
Box
Folder
5 82-85 Congressional Documents on Transportation, 1932-1963
27 items.
5 86 Economic and Business Research, Bureau of. Distribution and Service Industries Washington Transportation, 1955-1964
25 items.
5 87 Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, 1956-1958
Foreign Transport Files:
Box
Folder
5 88 Bolivia and South America: Role of Transport in Development, 1963-1965
20 items.
5 89 Nigerian Transport, 1961-1969
25 items.
5 90 Pakistan Transport, 1959-1963
6 items.
5 91 Transport in Foreign Countries, 1958-1966
30 items.
5 92 Transport in Less Developed Countries, 1958-1962
45 items.
5 93 Highway Research Board: Committee on Highway Taxation and Finance, 1960-1965
12 items.
5 94 How Rails Can Meet Competition, 1961; , 1963
60 items.
5 95 Inland Freight Traffic Service, Transportation Digest, 1967-1974
60 items.
Intermodal Transport:
Box
Folder
6 96 Clipping File, 1967-1969
1 item.
6 97 Columbia River Barge Transport; Rates and Traffic, 1933-1965
20 items.
6 98 Columbia River Navigation Improvement, 1958-1959
20 items.
6 99-100 Containerization, 1966-1971
110
6 101 Fair Sharing ICC Decisions - Rail Roads, 1957-1965
60 items.
6 102 Federal Maritime Commission Documents, 1970-1974
20 items.
6 103-104 ICC Documents, 1970
15 items.
6 105 Overmyer, Daniel. Intermodal Transport Coordination, 1961-1969
50 items.
6 106 Pipeline Transport, 1946-1952
20 items.
6 107 Sea-Land, Seatrain Rate Case Decisions, 1961-1963
8 items.
6 108 Sea-Land, Seatrain Rate Case Supreme Court Decisions, 1960-1967
15 items.
6 109 Shipping week, 1969
5 items.
6 110 Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp., 1960-1965
25 items.
6 111 Land Transportation Agencies, Notes, 1958-1962
1 item.
7 112 Mater Testimony and ICC Report in Ex Parte No. 166, 1947-1951
2 items.
7 113 McGillivary, Robert. Transport Economics Papers, 1969-1974
9 items.
Motor Transportation:
Box
Folder
7 114 Highway Finance - Date, 1948-1955
30 items.
7 115 Highway Studies, General, 1948-1962
3 items.
7 116 Highway System, U.S., 1946-1955
40 items.
7 117 Highway Transport Economics, 1947-1954
15 items.
7 118 Motor Freight Rates Studies and Investigations, Washington, 1948-1953
5 items.
7 119 Motor Rate Increase Cases, General, 1947-1966
25 items.
7 120 Pacific Northwest Trucking Investigation, 1947-1951
4 items.
7 121 Public Roads, Bureau of. Highway Capacity Studies, 1949-1971
10 items.
7 122 Trucking Industry, 1954-1965
10 items.
7 123 Trucking Rate Decisions, WPSC and ICC, 1949-1954
55 items.
7 124 National Transportation Act of 1969 and Surface Transport Act of 1972, 1969-1972
15 items.
8 125 Pacific Northwest, developments, 1949-1966
10 items.
8 126-127 Pacific Northwest Transportation Economics Publications, 1926-1965
20 items.
Rail Transportation:
Box
Folder
8 128 Commuter Railroads, 1958-1972
1 item.
8 129 Finance and Regulations Publications, 1934-1963
8 items.
8 130 Freight Car Shortages Conference, 1971
10 items.
Freight Rate Problems, Pacific Northwest:
Box
Folder
8 131 Bull, Alex, M. Analysis for Mr. J. J. Frawley of Reports of the Interstate Commerce Commission Which Resulted in the Present Adjustment of Transcontinental Rates to Spokane, Washington, 1947
1
8 132 Burns, Bartlett. Economic Study - Mountain-Pacific Territory: re. Docket No. 28300,, undated
1
8 133 Class Rate Investigations: ICC Notices and Reports, 1948-1957
55
8 134 Class Rate Problem of Pacific Northwest, 1947-1948
10
8 135-136 Class Rates, Mountain Pacific Case, 1945-1955
15
8 137 Davey, V. H., Spokesman Review Data, 1958-1960
20
9 138-139 Fourth Section Material, 1911-1961
105
9 140 Grain Transport Related Studies, 1951-1972
4
9 141 Intercontinental Rate Traffic and Rail Rate, Western Traffic Association Research Committee, 1959-1960
10
9 142 Milwaukee Road Grain Rates, Rosalia to Seattle, 1968
55
9 143-144 Northern Pacific Multiple Car Grain Rates, 1966-1968
35
9 145 Rate Bureaus: Department of Justice, 1942-1946
20
9 146 Rate Problems: Pacific Northwest, 1947-1955
50
9 147 Rate Research: Class Rates in Pacific Northwest - Dan Mater and WSU, 1948-1949
15
9 148 Tolan, Fred. Freight Traffic Consultant on Grain Hauling Rates, 1965-1967
15
9 149 Full Crew Laws Investigation, 1960
1 item.
9 150 High Speed Ground Transport, N.E. Corridor, 1960-1967
60 items.
Interstate Commerce Commission Documents:
Box
Folder
9 151 Discontinuance of Service, 1966; , 1970
6
9 152 Increased Freight Rates, 1968-1970-1971
4
9 153 Increased Rail Passenger Fates, 1960
5
10 154 Ingot Molds Case: Competition between Railroads and Water Carriers, 1966
4
10 155 Mountain Pacific Class Rates, 1952
2
10 156 Per Diem, 1965
2
10 157 Rail Costs and Rate Studies, 1954-1961
3
10 158 Rail Costs Finding Procedures, 1948-1967
12
10 159 Rail Traffic Compared with Production, 1937-1952
6
10 160 Southeastern Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners vs. A.T. and S.F., 1959-1962
2
10 161 Northern Pacific Railway Discovery Trip,, 1969
30 items.
10 162 Passenger Deficit Problem, 1951-1964
11 items.
10 163 Passenger Problems, 1968-1971
85 items.
11 164 Passenger Trains, 1966-1972
100
11 165 Penn Central Reorganization, 1973
6 items.
Piggyback Transport:
Box
Folder
11 166 Addresses and Reports, 1958-1966
70
11 167 Carrier Facilities, Methods, Innovations, 1961-1963
20
11 168 Forgash, Morris, 1958-1962
15
11 169-170 ICC and Other Documents, 1961-1964
30
11 171 Lundy, Robert F. Ph.D. Project, 1963
8
11 172 Regulatory Cases and Issues, 1960-1972
35
11 173 Studies, 1959-1964
20
11 174 User Reaction, 1960-1963
50
11 175 Rail Line Solutions, 1969-1972
35 items.
11 176 Rail Problems and Potentials, 1958-1970
65 items.
11 177 Railpax Clipping File, 1971
1 item.
11 178 Railroad Management, Pacific Northwest, 1970-1973
1 item.
11 179 Railroad: Operation of Trucks, Pipelines, etc., 1954-1957
30 items.
11 180 Railway Labor: Rules, Issues, Articles, 1949-1962
25 items.
12 181-182 Railway Express Agency, 1954-1965
40 items.
12 183 Rand Paper Clippings, 1970-1971
1 item.
12 184 Rates and Pricing: Dr. Ford Edwards, 1950-1955
7 items.
Rate Topics:
Box
Folder
12 185 Agreed Rates: NYC Rug Case and Others, 1959-1960
15
12 186 Canned Goods Rates Between Pacific Coast and East, 1954-1965
20
12 187 Cargill Case, 1966-1967
5
12 188 Competitive Rate Cases, 1957-1961
20
12 189 Competitive Rates and Decisions, 1959-1960
1
12 190 Impact of Competition on Railroads, Transcontinental Cases, 1947-1961
50
12 191 Interterritorial Freight Rates, 1929-1947
30
12 192 Quantity Rate Discount and Incentive Rate Cases, 1960-1970
50
13 193 Rail Rate Cases, 1950-1964
40
13 194 Rail Revenue Distribution, Contribution by,Commodity Groups, 1941-1965
15
13 195 Rail Traffic Flow and Rates, Publications, 1951-1960
15
13 196 Rail Level Cases, 1944-1962
15
13 197 Whitten, Herbert O. Testimony in Paint Case, 1955-1959
15
13 198 St. Lawrence Seaway and Related Projects, 1953-1959
35 items.
13 199 Technology, 1958-1966
1 item.
13 200 Transport Efficiency and Productivity, 1954; , 1970-1972
12 items.
13 201 Regional Transportation: New England, 1945-1954
20 items.
13 202 Transport Data and Statistics, Current Trends, 1966-1971
30 items.
14 203 Transport Research Foundation, 1957-1966
10 items.
14 204 Transport Technology - New Developments, Implications for Progress and Social Welfare, May 19 1975
50 items.
14 205 Transport Theory Publications, 1958-1969
20 items.
14 206 Transportation Association of America. Transportation Facts and Trends, 1964-1972
9 items.
14 207 Transportation, Department of, 1966-1967
70 items.
14 208 Transportation Events, 1965-1970
60 items.
14 209 Transportation Policy Questions
11 items.
14 210 Transportation Regulatory Modernization Act, 1972
5 items.
14 211 Transportation Research: General Sources, 1957-1967
25 items.
Econ. 465: Air and Water Transport:
Box
Folder
14 212-213 Air Transport, 1950-1973
40 items.
Civil Aeronautics Board Document Files, 1944-1971
Air Carriers
Box
Folder
14 214 Foreign, Temporary. Cases, 1962
4
14 215-218 Large Irregular. Investigation, 1952-1965
34
15 219 Large Irregular, 1950-1954
14
15 220 Military Contract, 1962
2
15 221 Nonscheduled. Historical Files, 1948-1952
70
15 222-225 Supplemental, 1960-1968
45
Box
Folder
15 226 Air Freight Cases, 1965
3 items.
15 227 Air Freight, Domestic. Study Publication, 1957-1973
15 items.
15 228 Air Service, Domestic. Cases, 1947-1962
4 items.
15 229 Air Taxi Service, Regulations, 1970-1972
Air Transport:
Box
Folder
15 230 Connecticut General Public Symposium, Papers, 1961-1967
20
15 231 Federal Policy Reports, 1954-1961
8
15 232 Resource File, 1953-1954
7
16 233 Western Regional Reports, 1951-1970
4
Airlines:
Box
Folder
16 234-235 Merger Cases, 1947-1964
26
16 236-237 Nonscheduled. Regulations and Cases, 1946-1955; , 1966-1971
130
16 238 Airport and Air Service Study, Washington State, 1972
25 items.
16 239 Alaskan Air Transport File, 1947-1949
8 items.
Coach-type Service Case:
Box
Folder
16 240-241 Interstate, 1949-1950
11
16 242 Transcontinental, 1949-1951
13
16 243 Enforcement Proceedings, 1958-1964
8 items.
16 244 Hawaii Common Fares Case, 1950; , 1962
4 items.
16 245 Mail Payments to Domestic Air Carriers, Administrative Separation of Subsidy, 1952-1953
4 items.
16 246 North Atlantic Charter Service, 1969
5 items.
16 247 North Atlantic Route Case, 1945
1 item.
16 248 Northwest Airlines Domestic Operation, 1947 and 1952
2 items.
17 249-250 Pacific Northwest-Southwest Service investigation, re-opened, 1964-1968
7 items.
Passenger Fare Investigation:
Box
Folder
17 251-252 Domestic, 1970-1972
5
17 253-255 General, 1953-1959
11
17 256 Quad-Cities Airport Historical File, 1971-1972
75 items.
17 257 Regional Airports, New England Master Plan, Summary Report, 1961
2 items.
17 258 Short Haul Coach Fare Investigation, 1953
1 item.
17 259 Southern Service to the West Case, 1951-1954
9 items.
18 260 Southern Transcontinental Service Case, 1961
2 items.
18 261 Transpacific Service Cases, 1946-1966
15 items.
18 262 Twin Cities-Milwaukee Long Haul Investigation, 1969-1970
6 items.
18 263 United States-Europe-Middle East Cargo Service Case, 1950
1 item.
18 264-265 West Coast File, 1944-1966
40 items.
18 266 West Coast-Hawaii Service Cases, 1948; , 1955
2 items.
18 267-269 Federal Maritime Board Documents, 1941-1963
145 items.
18 270 Water Transport (Ocean), Economics, 1964-1974
65 items.
Econ. 468: Public Utility Economics:
Box
Folder
19 271 California Public Utilities Documents, 1958
3 items.
19 272 Federal Documents on Public Utilities, 1944; , 1959
3 items.
19 273-274 Federal Power Commission Documents, 1945-1955
30 items.
19 275 Financial Problems of Public Utilities Seminar, 1959-1961
22 items.
19 276 Public Utility Economics Seminar, 1962
1 item.
19 277 Public Utility Topics, 1958-1963
2 items.
Econ. 564: Rail Management Seminar:
Box
Folder
19 278 Material for Rail Management Seminar, 1963-1968
30 items.
Box
Folder
19 279 Graduate and Senior Level Economics Papers (no course association), 1953; , 1964
2 items.

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Series 4: Professional Activities, 1947-1975
Container(s)
Description
Consultation and Testimony, 1951-1971
Box
Folder
19 280 Alberta and Canada Freight Rates, 1960
4 items.
19 281 Auto Manufacturers Association, Consultation, 1966
3 items.
19 282 Canadian Transport Policy, 1960-1963
40 items.
19 283 Economic Effects of Changes in Legal Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Highways, NCHRP Project Proposal, 1970-1971
9 items.
19 284 Highway Improvement, Report on Economic Impact of, 1959
1 item.
19 285 North Dakota Highway Finance Study, 1951
5 items.
Rail Mergers:
Box
Folder
19 286 B and O - C and O Case, 1960-1963
20 items.
Documents:
Box
Folder
19 287 Barringer, John W. Testimony, 1961
3
19 288 Crippen, C. E. Testimony, 1966
5
20 289-293 Interstate Commerce Commission Rail Merger Documents, 1956-1969
45
20 294 Supreme Court Briefs and Judgements, 1969-1970
3
20 295 Great Northern-Northern Pacific Case, 1965-1967
25 items.
20 296 Norfold and Western-Nickle Plate-Wabash Case, 1962-1964
25 items.
21 297-299 Publications, 1960-1967
12 items.
21 300 Southern Clipping File, 1962-1965
12 items.
Royal Commission on Transportation:
Box
Folder
21 301 Long-Short Haul Discrimination, Alberta, 1958-1962
22 items.
21 302-303 Submissions of Provinces, Reports on Freight Regulation Effects, 1960
8 items.
21 304 Submissions of Provinces, 1949
2 items.
21 305 Testimony, James C. Nelson, 1960
25 items.
21 306 Senate Select Committee on Small Business, Testimony, 1955
1 item.
21 307 Statement by J. C. Nelson before the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1970
1 item.
21 308 Transportation Improvements in Underdeveloped Countries, Publications, 1952-1971
10 items.
21 309 Utah Study in Western Pacific Case, 1961
8 items.
21 310 Volume Rates, Agreed Rates, 1956-1959
20 items.
21 311 Western Pacific Acquisition of Control Case, 1961-1965
30 items.
Publications, 1947-1975
Conferences
Box
Folder
21 312 American Economic Association, Boston Transportation and Research Forum, December 1964.
55 items.
21 313 Association of Oil Pipe Lines, Educator's Tour, June 18-24, 1960
15 items.
21 314 Committee for Economic Development Transit Policy Discussion, Developing Metropolitan Transportation Policies, May 1965
15 items.
22 315 Forum on Optimizing Transport Potential, September 1966
15 items.
22 316 Industrial and Economic Development Conference, 5th Annual, Transportation, Walla Walla, WA, October 3-4, 1963
15 items.
22 317 Washington State University, Wheat Marketing in the Northwest, 2nd Annual Workshop, January 1963
25 items.
Papers and Publications Reviewed by Nelson
Box
Folder
22 318 Dearing, Charles L. Transportation and Communications. Chapter XVI of Government Expenditures Study, 1956
2 items.
22 319 Papers reviewed by Nelson, undated
3 items.
22 320-321 Pendleton, William C. Economic Impact of Highway Improvement, 1958
45 items.
22 322 SARC, Cost Based Freight Rates Study, 1966-1967
1 item.
Papers Presented by Nelson
Box
Folder
23 323 The Challenge of Transportation, Washington State University Invited Address, 1966
45 items.
23 324-326 Conference Papers Presented by Nelson, 1941-1973
50 items.
23 327-328 Freight Trends and Policies and Some Implications for Metropolitan Regions, Conference on Urban Transportation at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York; with accompanying research, March 29, 1971
20 items.
23 329-332 Some Continental Transport Problems Facing the Pacific Northwest, General Conference of the Pacific Northwest Trade Association, Seattle, Washington; with accompanying research, October 31, 1955
50 items.
Publications and Research:
Box
Folder
23 333-337 Control of Entry into Surface Transport Under the Interstate Commerce Act, U.S. Government Sponsored Study. Manuscript and research, 1959
500
24 338 A Critique of Governmental Intervention in Transport, for proposed anthology: Regional Transportation Planning: Problems and Prospects, 1971
3 items.
339 General Economics of Transport Publications, 1940-1966
10 items.
340-343 Interregional and Intraregional Traffic of the Mountain-Pacific Area in 1939; research material, 1948
95 items.
344-358 Railroad Transportation and National Policy, Brookings Institute; manuscript, research, and publication material, 1959
1210
359 Research Basis for Corrective Action with Respect to Inter-territorial Freight Rates, A, Law and Contemporary Problems 12:532-48. Article and Correspondence, Summer 1947
12 items.
25 360 Revision of National Transport Regulation Policy, The American Economic Review 45:910-18. Article, galley proofs, and correspondence, December 1955
20 items.
25 361-394 Taxing Washington's Motor Vehicles Equitably for Highway Services. Report submitted to the Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Highways, Streets, and Bridges. Washington State. Publication, galleys, manuscript, research, and correspondence, 1950
590

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Nelson, James C., 1908- --Archives  ( creator)
  • Corporate Names :
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  • Subject Terms :
  • Economics -- Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Railroads -- United States--Finance
  • Transportation --United States--Finance

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