The Vervon Orval Watts papers document the life and career of a conservative economist, academic, and opinion maker. An early
critic of the New Deal, Watts maintained a lifelong commitment to laissez-faire principles, opposing government intervention
in the economy and most social welfare programs. He sought to popularize these ideas by communicating them to a broad audience.
The papers are largely comprised of writings, research materials, writings by others, and printed matter.
24 manuscript boxes
(9.6 linear feet)
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