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Bureau of Business Research records

Scope & content

The Bureau of Business Research records contains reports and correspondence related to its mission of developing a close relationship between the Department of Economics at Brown University and the Rhode Island business and manufacturing community. The records have been organized into two series: Series I. Reports is dated from 1919 to 1939. It includes reports regarding labor turnover in manufacturing, recent tendencies in the jewelry inductry, and employment and unemployment in Rhode Island. Series II. Correspondence is dated from 1925 to 1927 and is arranged alphabetically. It contains correspondence with businesses in the northeastern United States, including such well known Rhode Island firms such as the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company, the Davol Rubber Company and the Gorham Manufacturing Company.