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Aug 16, 2013, 1:53am

FWIW, von Mises left his entire library to Hillsdale College.

I couldn't easily tree which books were his and which were about him in the catalog, but they do look cataloged somehow.

Edited: Aug 28, 2013, 3:03pm

Will cross-post to libertarian-oriented and other relevant groups.

Sep 5, 2013, 11:34pm

The link is dead, Tim.

Sep 6, 2013, 12:53am

(Sorry. Couldn't help it.)

Edited: Sep 6, 2013, 8:11am

There might be a small renovation of their catalogue going on as there's a lot of dead links. Luckily the Mises collection is sorted in their online catalogue. It seems to be catalogued under two locations: Mises/2nd fl and Mises(m)/2nd fl. An advanced search for '*' limiting the fields to location and sorted by date should bring up the results, like this:*%29&SORT=DX&b=mises/X%28*%29&a...

Good luck to whoever's doing it.

Edit: For multiple copies, it's pretty evident but you should only be looking for the 'Locked Shelves" status. I imagine that's their way of saying "Hands Off/Special Collection".

Edited: Jan 1, 2014, 12:02pm

Grove City College has some of his papers.

Jan 1, 2014, 12:03pm

Probably the greatest living expert on Mises is Richard Eberling. I doubt that he is on Librarything, but he is on Facebook and is generally very accessible. I am sure he'd be happy to help with this project.

Jan 1, 2014, 1:14pm

7 > Well, I don't think it's a matter of finding outside expertise; the books are clearly listed. What's needed are volunteers ... *hint, hint*

Jan 2, 2014, 2:04pm

I wouldn't know how to begin. I have no training in library organization, and the only way I manage to more or less keep track of my own library is simply having an exellent memory.

In any case, my point was that I strongly doubt Hillsdale College's claim to have all of Mises' library. I know, for instance, that Richard Ebeling (mis-spelled it the first time) located a couple of box cars full of Mises library and papers from his Austrian days in the old Soviet Union, and copied a heck of a lot of this material. I believe that this was after Ebeling was a professor at Hillsdale, but he could tell you more. (He ended up marrying the lady who was in charge of this horde that had been captured by the Red Army from the Nazis.)

Jan 2, 2014, 4:03pm

Happy to help with this task ... I'd like to cut my teeth . I studied economics under Ludwig Lachmann of the Austrian school interested in this library , though took me years to figure out flaws in the Austrian school thinking and philosophy and I came to realize how much products of their time these men were .