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Guide to the Dept. of Economics records, 1938-2005

Abstract

The study of economics has a long history at Duke University. Economics classes were taught at Trinity College, the forerunner of Duke University, as early as the 1899-1900 academic year. Several individuals particularly important to the Department's development and programming: include Calvin Bryce Hoover; Joseph J. Spengler; H. Gregg Lewis; and Martin Bronfenbrenner.

The collection contains miscellaneous office files associated with the daily operations of the Department of Economics including: correspondence, memoranda, class schedules, faculty rosters and files, reports, and undergraduate honors theses. Also present are the Working Papers in Economics produced by the Department of Economics, Duke University dating 1981-1990, 1992.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Dept. of Economics.
Title
Dept. of Economics records, 1938-2005
Language of Material
English
Extent
11.0 Linear Feet, 11,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains miscellaneous office files associated with the daily operations of the Department of Economics including: correspondence, memoranda, sound recordings, class schedules, faculty rosters and files, reports, undergraduate honors theses, and material concerning TIPS (Teaching Information Processing System) a programmed learning technique developed at Duke. Also present are the Working Papers in Economics produced by the Department of Economics, Duke University dating 1981-1990, 1992. Accession UA2008-0047 largely includes files pertaining to the Triangle Census Research Data Center. This accession is restricted for 25 years from date of origin of the material.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Class Schedules, 1938-1976
Box 1
Blackburn, John O., 1964-1978
Box 1
Bronfenbrenner, Martin, 1974-1985
Box 1
Bronfenbrenner, Martin, Memorial Lecture, December 5, 1997 (includes color photographs and an audio cassette of the lecture)
Box 1
Course Curriculum, 1961-1970
Box 1
Davies, D.G. (Chairman) Correspondence, 1971
Box 1
Dept. of Economics and Business Administration Evaluation for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1965
Box 1
Economics 155, 1974
Box 1
Economics and Business Administration Department, 1947-1967
Box 1
Economics Class Schedules, 1969-1973
Box 1
Economics Course Outlines, 1971
Box 1
Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty, 1963-1964
Box 1
Faculty Publications, 1960-1961
Box 1
[Faculty] Publication Lists, 1969
Box 1
Faculty Rosters 1944-1973 (2 folders)
Box 2
Geography course, 1966-1967
Box 2
Letters, 1971-1973
Box 2
MBA Ad Hoc Committee, February 8, 1968
Box 2
Memoranda, 1970-1973(2 folders)
Box 2
NDEA Fellowship, 1965
Box 2
Newsletter, Oeconophile, 1975-1977
Box 2
Programmed Documentation of the PSSH, 1965-1967
Box 2
PSSH Working Papers for Data Handling,
Box 2
Population Studies Program, 1965
Box 2
1979 (Kelley) The Economics Department: Past, Present, and Future a challenge for the 1980's (2 copies)
Box 3
1981 (Weintraub) Duke's Graduate Program in Economics: 1972-1981
Box 3
Saville, Lloyd, 1964-1972
Box 3
Tuthill, R.L., 1973-1984
Box 3
Duke Journal of Economics, v. 4 (Spring 1992), v. 5 (Spring 1993), v. 8 (Spring 1996) (2 copies)
Box 4
Alessandria, George A. "Japanese Capital Markets in an era of Global Capital Liberalization," 1992
Box 4
Barholdson, John A. "The impact of the luxury tax on the boat-building industry," 1992
Box 4
Carrier, Thomas F., "Comparative U.S.-Japanese Management Philosophies and Industrial Structures," 1991
Box 4
Cooper, Andrew, " A cross-industry analysis of hospital utilization among members of a North Carolina HMO," 1992
Box 4
Fishman, David L., "The debate on capital markets regulation: How six areas of society analyze the policy issue, " 1992
Box 4
Funari, Carla, "cable regulation: How does governmental regulation influence the cable-provider industry?" 1996
Box 4
Hanke, Skip, "The aggregate economic effects of downsizing the United States Navy: a policy process study," 1992
Box 4
Harrison, Katherine L. "Explaining the anomalies: an experimental test of the determinants of giving in public goods experiments," 1996
Box 4
81-01-81-12
Box 5
82-1 thru 82-13; 82-17 thru 82-23
Box 5
83-01 thru 83-05; 83-11
Box 5
84-01 thru 84-14
Box 5
85-01 thru 85-12
Box 5
86-01 thru 86-19
Box 5
87-00 thru 87-08
Box 6
88-01 thru 88-04; 88-06 thru 88-08
Box 6
89-01 thru 89-05
Box 6
90-01
Box 6
92-01 thru 92-06
Box 6
Miami-Dade TIPS Briefing on TIPS, undated
Box 7
Miami-Dade Lecture and Briefing, May 20, 1971
Box 7
Miami-Dade Chicago City TV College, undated
Box 7
Miami-Dade Man and Environment Book, November 1970
Box 7
Miami-Dade Man and Environment Items written for TIPS
Box 7
Miami-Dade, England's Open University
Box 7
Miami-Dade Man and Environment Materials TV Course, including TIPS, 1972 (2 folders)
Box 7
Miami-Dade TIPS survey form, 1971
Box 7

UA2008-0047

(4 boxes)

This material is restricted for 25 years from the date of origin.

Research Data Center (RDC): Notes on Meetings, 2002-2003
Box 8
RDC: To Do, 2003
Box 8
RDC: Meetings with Research Director, 2003
Box 8
Provosts' Draft Letters, 2002
Box 8
Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC): Annual Report, 2003
Box 8
TCRDC: Annual Report, 2002
Box 8
TCRDC: Annual Report, 1998
Box 8
NSF Supplement Budget, 2000-2003
Box 8
NSF Supplement, 2002
Box 8
TCRDC: Annual Revenue Projection, 2003 Sept.
Box 8
A & S Budget Task Force, 2002 Oct.
Box 8
Joint Project Agreement, 2002 Dec.
Box 8
Craufurd Goodwin, 2002
Box 8
NSF, 1998
Box 8
NSF Supplement, 2002
Box 8
TCRDC: Executive Director, 2002
Box 8
Alison Hagy, 2002
Box 8
Thomas Mann, 2003
Box 8
Dan Newlon, 2002
Box 8
Office of the Provost, 2002
Box 8
James Siedow, 1998-2001
Box 8
RDC Director's Conference Call, 2003 Feb.
Box 8
RDC: Grant Proposal and Supplement (includes Fastlane), 1998
Box 8
TCRDC, 2003 (2 folders)
Box 8
TCRDC, 2002-2003 (2 folders)
Box 8
Gale Boyd, 2003-2004
Box 8
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2003
Box 8
Duke Policy/Budget, 2002
Box 8
Supporters, 2003
Box 8
Canadian Conference, 2002 Fall
Box 8
RDC: Projects, circa 2001
Box 8
Census Data, 2003
Box 8
TCRDC: Conference, 2003
Box 8
Manton & Mann, 1998-2003
Box 8
Social Science Initiatives, 1988-1999
Box 8
TCRDC: Loose Material (5 folders)
Box 8
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., 1920, 2007
Box 9
Wolpert's Letter and Reply, circa 1997
Box 9
Robisheau's Email to Ray and Response, 1994
Box 9
Talk, 1994
Box 9
Reports, 1992
Box 9
Data-Request, Summary, Stats, Roland Committee, 1992
Box 9
Ehrenberg, 1984
Box 9
Final Report and Julie's Labor Workshop, 1995
Box 9
Roland Committee, 1992
Box 9
Report, Phil's Email, Board of Visitors, 1994
Box 9
Financial Aid, 1994-1995
Box 9
ACC Expansion, 2003
Box 9
Knight Commission/Athletics, 2002
Box 9
Executive Committee of the Academic Council, 2001-2003
Box 9
Tenure and Promotion, Women's Network, and Ken Pye, 1977
Box 9
Letters of Appointment to Committees, 1976-1979
Box 9
Wardropper Committee-Self Study Proposal, 1978-1979
Box 9
Committees, Ph.D. Exams, etc., 1972
Box 9
Final Report of Committee to Review Graduate Program, 1977
Box 9
University Committees, 1975
Box 9
Committees: Affirmative Action, Judicial Board, etc., 1972
Box 9
University Research Council Grant Application, 1984
Box 9
University Research Council Grant, 1984-1985
Box 9
NSF Grants, 1988 (2 folders)
Box 9
Southern Economic Association, 1999 (3 folders)
Box 9
TRDC, 1998
Box 9
Completed Projects: Cook, 2000-2002
Box 9
Completed Projects: Ravenscroft, 2001
Box 9
Completed Projects: Tinsley, 2000-2001
Box 9
NSF, 1998-2004 (2 folders)
Box 9
Joint Project Agreement, 2001-2002
Box 9
Inquiries, 2002-2005
Box 9
Projects: Chen, circa 2002
Box 9
Projects: Conway, 2003
Box 9
Projects: Emm, 2003
Box 9
Projects: Saunders, 2001
Box 9
Projects: Vigdor, 2003
Box 9
Projects: Bennear, 2004
Box 9
RDU Annual Meeting, 2002
Box 9
RDC Directors Conference Calls, 2002
Box 10
Census/Stat Can Conference, 2002
Box 10
TCRDC Review Board Meeting, 2001 March 22
Box 10
Review Board Meeting, 2001 Sept. 12
Box 10
TCRDC Review Board Meeting, 2002 May 30
Box 10
RDC Research Conference, 2003 Jan. 6
Box 10
RDC Administration, 2003
Box 10
RDC Directors Notes, 2002
Box 10
Possible TCRDC Seminars, 2000-2001
Box 10
TCRDC Summer Series, 2000-2001
Box 10
TCRDC Informational Workshop, 2000
Box 10
Proposed Projects: Yi, 2002
Box 10
Projects Pending Approval, 2002 (2 folders)
Box 10
Potential Researches, 2003-2004
Box 10
Withdrawn Projects, 2001-2002
Box 11
NSF-ITR, 2004
Box 11
RDC Annual Report (2003), 1998-2003 (2 folders)
Box 11
Stallard and Schwartz, 2002-2003
Box 11

Historical Note

Economics classes were taught at Trinity College, the forerunner of Duke University, as early as the 1899-1900 academic year, but it was not a distinct discipline until 1902 when William Henry Glasson, Ph.D. from Columbia University, came to Durham as Professor of Political Economy and Social Science. In 1908 he became Head of the Department of Economics and Social Science.

The Department of Economics and Social Science was represented in Duke University's first bulletin (1924-1925) as consisting of two branches, Political Science and a combination of Economics and Business Administration. Faculty numbers within the department grew slowly at first, from one in 1899 to two in 1902 and three in 1923. In the late 1920s and the early 1930s the economics branch of the department began to operate more effectively due to the arrival and contributions of the following individuals, Calvin B. Hoover in 1925, Charles E. Landon in 1926, and Earl J. Hamilton in 1927, and in 1925 Robert Wilson who developed what was later (1934) to become the Department of Political Science. Economics and Business Administration were divided into two separate departments in 1967.

Beginning in the 1930s and continuing for several decades afterwards great emphasis was placed upon research despite high teaching load required by faculty members. Importance was also given to identifying weaknesses in the library holdings and promoting the acquisition of new items.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • John O. Blackburn, Chancellor, Records, 1971-1976. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Calvin B. Hoover papers, 1929-1988 (bulk 1929-1968). (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dept. of Economics records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Dept. of Economics records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975-2003 and 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, September 2007

Updated by Crystal Reinhardt, March 2011

Updated by Kimberly Sims, June 2011

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, September 2007

Updated by Kimberly Sims, June 2011

Multiple accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.