Guide to the George Leland Bach Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0502
Creator: Bach, George Leland, 1915-1994.
Title: George Leland Bach papers
Dates: 1937-1994
Physical Description: 5.5 Linear feet (11 boxes)
Summary: The collection covers Bach's professional career from his graduate student days at the University of Chicago in the late 1930s to the dedication of the George L. Bach Auditorium at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1993. Included are primarily: publications, articles, papers, and speeches dealing with topics such as inflation, government economic policies, economic education, and the future of corporate growth; course materials, notes, and articles intended for use in Stanford University undergraduate and Graduate School of Business courses; several folders dealing with "inflation", a primary focus of Bach's career, and several working papers by noted economists such as Milton Friedman, Robert J. Gordon, and Arthur Okun; correspondence, covering Bach's pre-Stanford activities at Carnegie Institute of Technology, his involvement with the Ford Foundation's Committee for Economic Development, and communications with various publishers and corporations, including the NY Times, World Book Encyclopedia, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard; drafts of testimony and correspondence concerning appearances before governmental bodies; Stanford correspondence primarily concentrated in the early to mid-1980s time period, chronicling the "Bach Chamber Society's" concern with criticism of business school programs; and copies of legal papers, newspaper articles, and handwritten notes concerning the dismissal case of Professor Franklin. Included with the biographial material are class notes and papers from Bach's graduate school days at the University of Chicago.
Language(s): The materials are inEnglish.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Biographical/Historical Sketch

George Leland Bach earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1940. He worked as a research economist for the Federal Reserve Board during World War II. After the war, Bach became the founding dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Adminstration at Carnegie-Mellon University. In 1959, Bach became the chairman of the Ford Foundation's National Task Force and the Committee for Economic Development (CED). Two years later, CED recommended the introduction of basic courses in economic theory at the high school level. In 1962, Bach accepted a visiting scholar position at Stanford University, and received a full appointment to the Graduate School of Business in 1966. At Stanford, Bach was an advocate of rigorous standards for MBA candidates. As a member of the Faculty Senate at Stanford, he sat on the hearing board in the 1971 Franklin dismissal case. The author of several books and articles on inflation, monetary policy and basic economic theory, Bach also worked for a variety of organizations and corporations, and frequently gave testimony before Congress on economic policy.

Description of the Collection

The collection covers Bach's professional career from his graduate student days at the University of Chicago in the late 1930s to the dedication of the George L. Bach Auditorium at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1993. Included are primarily: publications, articles, papers, and speeches dealing with topics such as inflation, government economic policies, economic education, and the future of corporate growth; course materials, notes, and articles intended for use in Stanford University undergraduate and Graduate School of Business courses; several folders dealing with "inflation", a primary focus of Bach's career, and several working papers by noted economists such as Milton Friedman, Robert J. Gordon, and Arthur Okun; correspondence, covering Bach's pre-Stanford activities at Carnegie Institute of Technology, his involvement with the Ford Foundation's Committee for Economic Development, and communications with various publishers and corporations, including the NY Times, World Book Encyclopedia, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard; drafts of testimony and correspondence concerning appearances before governmental bodies; Stanford correspondence primarily concentrated in the early to mid-1980s time period, chronicling the "Bach Chamber Society's" concern with criticism of business school programs; and copies of legal papers, newspaper articles, and handwritten notes concerning the dismissal case of Professor Franklin. Included with the biographial material are class notes and papers from Bach's graduate school days at the University of Chicago.

Access Terms

Bach, George Leland.
Carnegie-Mellon University. Graduate School of Industrial Administration.
Feldstein, Martin S.
Ford Foundation.
Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University. Graduate School of Business
Academic Freedom--California.
Business and education--United States.
Economic History--1945-1971.
Economic History--1971-
Economics
Economics--United States--Studying and Teaching.
Inflation(Finance)--United States.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Publications 1940-1959

Box 1, Folder 2

Publications 1960-1969

Box 1, Folder 3

Publications 1971-1979

Box 1, Folder 4

Skeptic Article Oct. 1974

Box 1, Folder 5

Book Reviews by Bach

Box 1, Folder 6

Address to New GSB Students 1971-1980

Box 1, Folder 7

America's Love-Hate Affair With big Business and Economic Education. [University of Tennessee] 1978

Box 1, Folder 8

Business Economic Environment -1980. [Stanford Alumni. 1969]

Box 1, Folder 9

Comment on Professor's Smith's Paper: Time Deposits, Free Reserves, and Monetary Policy 1966

Box 1, Folder 10

Comments On The Cost Of Inflation no date

Box 1, Folder 11

Economic Conditions And The Timing Of Logistics Decisions. [GSB] 1967

Box 1, Folder 12

Economic Education and America's Love-Hate Affair With Big Business. [Toronto] 1979

Box 1, Folder 13

Economic Education In The Schools. [Reprint of Address Before Oregon Assn. of School Adminstrators] 1964

Box 1, Folder 14

Economic Education-Some Practical Next Steps. [N.Y. Luncheon] 1977

Box 1, Folder 15

Economic Environment-1980. [Executive Seminar, 1971]

Box 1, Folder 16

Economic Forecast for Hewlett-Packard Executives 1970

Box 1, Folder 17

Economics For The Millions? 1966

Box 1, Folder 18

Economic Outlook for AMFAC 1976

Box 1, Folder 19

Economic Outlook-How Much Stability Ahead? [Southeastern Louisiana Economic Symposium] 1978

Box 2, Folder 1

Economic Outlook For Young Presidents' Organization 1976

Box 2, Folder 2

IAMANship Lectures. [Carnegie Instutute of Technology] 1953

Box 2, Folder 3

Impact of Government Economic Policies On Big Business. [Stanford Business Conference] 1966

Box 2, Folder 4

Impact of Moderate Inflation on Incomes and Assets of Economic Groups no date

Box 2, Folder 5

Implications of Recent Monetary Research for Policy. [American Bankers' Assn. Conference] 1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Improving the Teaching of Economics: Achievements and Aspirations. [American Economic Assn.] 1983

Box 2, Folder 7

Inflation Speech. [Stanford Alumni, Los Angeles] 1980

Box 2, Folder 8

Inflation And The Redistribution Of Wealth. Co-Author: James B. Stephenson [GSB Research Paper #124] 1972

Box 2, Folder 9

Lasting Effects Of An Introductory Economics Course: An Exploratory Study. Co-Author: Phillip Saunders 1968?

Box 2, Folder 10

Living With Inflation. [Georgia Tech] 1973

Box 2, Folder 11

Living With Inflation. [Mortgage Bankers' Assn.] 1979

Box 2, Folder 12

Management and Corporations Revisited-1960-1985-201O. [GSIA Award Speech] 1985

Box 2, Folder 13

Managing Stabilization Policy: Economics and Politics 1971

Box 2, Folder 14

Money, Interest Rates, and Economic Activity: A Look Ahead. [American Bankers' Assn. Symposium] 1967

Box 2, Folder 15

More Economics For The Millions? Co-Author: Phillip Saunders [Article for Think Magazine (IBM)] 1965

Box 2, Folder 16

Price Level Stabilization: Some Theoretical and Practical Considerations. [Outline for book (?)] No Date

Box 2, Folder 17

Reagan Economics and the American Economy. [With John Anderson (?) ] 1981

Box 2, Folder 18

Revolution-Business Education And A Look Into The Future. [Address before Japanese Business Executives] 1973

Box 2, Folder 19

State Of Education In Economics 1966

Box 2, Folder 20

Student Learning In Basic Economics: An Evaluated Experimental Course 1966

Box 2, Folder 21

Use and Development of High Potential Personnel Within the Corporation. [AT&T Seminar] 1967

Box 2, Folder 22

Vietnam War and the Economy. [GSB] 1970

Box 2, Folder 23

What Is A Princilples Course In Economics? 1973

Box 2, Folder 24

What Should A Principles Course In Economics Be? Reprint 1976

Box 2, Folder 25

What Should A Principles Course In Economics Be? 1989

Box 2, Folder 26

Whither Education for Business-1950-2000? [University of South Florida] 1977

Box 2, Folder 27

Whither Education For Business-1950-2000? [Comments upon receipt of Dow Jones Award, AACSB] 1975

Box 2, Folder 28

1985, or Whither Business? [Stanford Senior Executive Program] 1975

Box 2, Folder 29

1988, or Whither Business? [Stanford Senior Executive Program] 1978

Box 2, Folder 30

Business 201, Evaluation of Computer Game 1967

Box 2, Folder 31

Business 201 Late 1960s-mid 1970s

Box 3, Folder 1

Business 201 1970s

Box 3, Folder 2

Business 201 Spring 1972-1975

Box 3, Folder 3

Macroeconomics--MBA Students

Box 3, Folder 4

Economy I--Class Notes (II)

Box 3, Folder 5

Business 595

Box 3, Folder 6

Business, Government, and the Market System. [Stanford Executive Program] 1978

Box 3, Folder 7

Photocopied Excerpts from Politics and Markets, Charles E. Lindblom 1977

Box 4, Folder 1

Corporations and Politics: Articles, Papers, and Copies of Testimony Before Government Hearing 1979

Box 4, Folder 2

Government Regulation: Articles and Papers

Box 4, Folder 3

Government Regulation, Corporate Responsibility: Articles and Clippings

Box 4, Folder 4

Government Regulation of Business: Notes and Articles

Box 4, Folder 5

Corporate Responsibilty: Articles and Papers

Box 4, Folder 6

Corporate Responsibilty: Articles, Clippings, and Papers

Box 4, Folder 7

Corporate Responsibility-Nestle's Formula Case: Notes, Articles, and Clippings

Box 4, Folder 8

Dresser Industries and South Africa: GSB Case Study by Patricia Mintz 1980

Box 4, Folder 9

Business Ethics: Articles and Clippings

Box 4, Folder 10

Bribery: Clippings and Articles

Box 4, Folder 11

Anti-Trust: Notes, Articles, and Clippings

Box 4, Folder 12

Anti-Trust-Von' s Groceries, Marine Bancorporation Cases: Notes and Court Opinions

Box 4, Folder 13

Anti-Trust-DuPont Cellophane Case: Notes.

Box 4, Folder 14

Anti-Trust-Proctor and Gamble Clorox Case; Bethlehem Steel Case: Notes and Court Opinions.

Box 4, Folder 15

Anti-Trust-Alcoa Aluminum Case: Notes, Clippings, Laws, and Papers

Box 5, Folder 1

Anti-Trust-Cereal Companies: Paper and Clippings

Box 5, Folder 2

The Future of Business: Articles, Clippings, and Notes

Box 5, Folder 3

The Case for the Market and Private Enterprise; Rise of Modern Management: Notes and Article

Box 5, Folder 4

The New Industrial State and Economics and the Public Purpose, John K. Galbraith: Reviews and Notes

Box 5, Folder 5

Inflation: Research Papers, Notes, Correspondence

Box 5, Folder 6

Inflation: Research Papers, Articles, and Notes

Box 5, Folder 7

Inflation: Research Papers, Notes

Box 5, Folder 8

Inflation: Research Papers, Articles, and Notes

Box 5, Folder 9

Tight Money: Graphs and Notes On Inflation

Box 5, Folder 10

Amme, Carl H. Jr: The World PoliticallMilitary Outlook In 1980." Research Paper: SRI Conference 1969

Box 5, Folder 11

Blinder, Alan S: The Level And Distribution Of Economic Well-Being." NBER Research Paper #488 1980

Box 5, Folder 12

Feldstein, Martin: The Welfare Cost Of Permanent Inflation And Optimal Short-Run Economic Policy." NBER Research Paper #201 [Also Titled NBER Reprint #59.] 1977

Box 5, Folder 13

Feldstein, Martin; and Summers, Lawrence: Inflation And Taxation Of Capital Income In the Corporate Sector." NBER Research Paper #312 1979

Box 6, Folder 1

Fischer, Stanley; and Modigliani, Franco: Aspects Of The Costs Of Inflation." Research Paper, MIT, and "Towards An Understanding Of The Real Effects And Costs Of Inflation." NBER Reprint #47 1977, 1980

Box 6, Folder 2

Gordon, Robert J: Postwar Macroeconomics: The Evolution of Events and Ideas." NBER Research Paper #459, and "World Inflation and Monetary Accommodation in Eight Countries." Research Paper, Northwestern University 1980, no date

Box 6, Folder 3

Lindbeck, Assar: Stabilization Policies In Open Economies With Endogenous Politicians." Institute for International Economic Studies Seminar Paper #54, University of Stockholm 1975

Box 6, Folder 4

Okun, Arthur M: Research Paper, Inflation: Its Mechanics and Welfare costs." Brookings Institution no date

Box 6, Folder 5

Graduate School of Industrial Administration (CIT): Job Negotiations

Box 6, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence at Carnegie-Mellon

Box 6, Folder 7

Ford Foundation. Correspondence

Box 6, Folder 8

Personnel, and Personal Correspondence At Stanford.

Box 6, Folder 9

Mellon Endowment At GSB

Box 6, Folder 10

General Correspondence: Originals and Copies January 1979-February 1980

Box 6, Folder 11

General Correspondence: Originals and Copies March-October, 1980

Box 6, Folder 12

Material For Advisory Council Discussion Of MBA Education, Business, and The Media, 1983, and Bach Chamber Society Correspondence, 1984

Box 6, Folder 13

Bach Chamber Group: Materials for Session July 2, 1984

Box 7, Folder 1

Bach Chamber Society: Correspondence February-December, 1984

Box 7, Folder 2

Bach Chamber Group: Correspondence January-June, 1985

Box 7, Folder 3

Miscellaneous Correspondence August 1985-December 1985

Box 7, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Correspondence at Stanford

Box 7, Folder 5

World Book Encyclopedia Economics" Entry: Material and Correspondence 1961-63

Box 7, Folder 6

The New Inflation, Correspondence, Reviews,Some Drafts 1971-1973

Box 7, Folder 7

N.Y. Times Magazine Article, Correspondence and Outline 1976

Box 7, Folder 8

Economics, 11th. Edition: Correspondence 1986

Box 7, Folder 9

Committee for Economic Development: Articles, Clippings, and Correspondence 1961

Box 7, Folder 10

The American Economy" Television Course: Materials, Clippings, Articles, and Correspondence 1962-1965

Box 7, Folder 11

Economic Education: Aspirations and Achievements, AER Article By Bach and Saunders: Drafts, Articles, Clippings, and Correspondence 1965

Box 8, Folder 1

Westinghouse-GSB Seminar, 1971: Materials, Notes, and Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 2

Hoover Commission: Reports and Correspondence 1948

Box 8, Folder 3

Joint Economic Committee Hearings: Draft Of Testimony and Correspondence May and December, 1958

Box 8, Folder 4

Federal Reserve-Treasury Conference on Debt Management: Notes and Correspondence May, 1959

Box 8, Folder 5

Statement On Federal Reserve Organization and Policy, Before the House Banking and Currency Committee: Draft of Paper 1964

Box 8, Folder 6

Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Federal Reserve Talk: Draft Of Paper, and Correspondence 1966

Box 8, Folder 7

The Price Stabilization Program: Testimony Before the Price Commission: Draft of Statement 1972

Box 8, Folder 8

Inflation's Effects On Distribution Of Income And Wealth: Testimony Before Tunney Sub-Committee Hearing: Notes and Correspondence 1973

Box 8, Folder 9

Miscellaneous Government Hearings and Testimony: Drafts, Notes, and Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 10

Presidential Inflation Meeting: Correspondence and Clippings 1974

Box 8, Folder 11

Armed Forces Service: Reports, Correspondence, and Identification Card 1944-1951

Box 8, Folder 12

Career Opportunites Outside Of Carnegie Institute of Technology: Correspondence 1942-1960

Box 8, Folder 13

IBM, Hewlett-Packard Corporate Seminars: Material and Correspondence 1963, 1970

Box 8, Folder 14

AACSB Dow Jones" Award, Draft of Speech and Correspondence 1975 April

Box 8, Folder 15

Carnegie-Mellon University, George L. Bach Auditorium: Architectural Abstracts, Draft Of Comments, and Correspondence 1993

Box 8, Folder 16

Development Of Graduate Programs in Business: Papers, Articles and Clippings

Box 8, Folder 17

Development of Business School Programs: Transcript of Taped Interview with Prof. Jim Howell, (No Date). Report To Haas Foundation, 1981

Box 9, Folder 1

Biographical Material: Articles, Clippings, and Awards

Box 9, Folder 2

Stanford Business School Magazine. Bach Obituary Dec. 1994

Box 9, Folder 3

University of Chicago Graduate School: Course Book, "The Divisional Course in Economics."

Box 9, Folder 4

University of Chicago Graduate School: Class Notes and Paper, "History Of The Bank Of England During 'The Restricted Period.'" (1937-1938). "

Box 9, Folder 5

University of Chicago Graduate School: Class Notes and Paper, "Cost Of Production, And Its Relation To Value In The Classical School (1937 -1938)."

Box 9, Folder 6

University of Chicago Graduate School: Class Notes and Papers 1937-1941

Box 9, Folder 7

University of Chicago Graduate School: Class Notes and Papers 1939-1940

Box 10, Folder 1

Prof. Franklin Case: Formal Statement of Charges Before Advisory Board; ACLU Brief Amicus Curiae (No Date) March 22,1971

Box 10, Folder 2

Prof. Franklin Case: Lawyers' Reports July-August, 1971

Box 10, Folder 3

Prof. Franklin Case: Lawyers' Reports September, 1971

Box 10, Folder 4

Prof. Franklin Case: University's Supplemental Brief 1971

Box 10, Folder 5

Prof. Franklin Case: Final Supplementary Brief 1971

Box 10, Folder 6

Prof. Franklin Case: Advisory Board vs. Prof. Franklin March-June, 1971

Box 10, Folder 7

Prof. Franklin Case: Decision of the Advisory Board 1972

Box 10, Folder 8

Franklin (ACLU) vs. Stanford University: Plaintiff Complaint, August 15,1972, and Defendants' Answer, October 26,1972

Box 11, Folder 1

Franklin (ACLU) vs. Stanford University: Memorandum of Points, 29, 1972, Jan 12, 1973; Summons to Appear Jan. 20, 1973

Box 11, Folder 2

Franklin (ACLU) vs. Stanford University: Memorandum of Points, Jan. 8, 1973, May 24, 1973; Reconsideration, June 11, 1973

Box 11, Folder 3

Franklin (ACLU) vs. Stanford University: Motions to Reconsider: Aug. 9, 1973, July 24, 1973; Judge Kelly's Remarks, Aug. 17, 1973

Box 11, Folder 4

Prof. Franklin Case: Advisory Board Hearing Notes

Box 11, Folder 5

Prof. Franklin Case: Copies of Advisory Board Hearing Notes

Box 11, Folder 6

Prof. Franklin Case: Copies of Legal Studies

Box 11, Folder 7

Prof. Franklin Case: Reprints of the Decision of the Advisory Board

Box 11, Folder 8

Prof. Franklin Case: Newspaper Clippings, Mostly Stanford Daily January 1971-January 1972

Box 11, Folder 9

Prof. Franklin Case: Clippings, Correspondence, and Press Releases (Stanford University News Service)