Scope and Content
Title: Allan Murray Cartter papers
Date (inclusive): 1952-1975
Collection number: 1488
Cartter, Allan Murray
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Allan Murray Cartter (1922-1976) was an accomplished economist, scholar, and professor. He is known for his many contributions
in graduate education evaluation, income analysis, and research in education. The collection contains a sampling of some his
academic and professional contributions, mainly from the latter years of his career as an educator and administrator.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of the estate of Allan M. Cartter, May, 1989.
Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser,
[Identification of item], Allan Murray Cartter papers (Collection Number 1488). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Allan Murray Cartter (1922-1976) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colgate University
where he received his B.A. in 1946. He attended Yale University where he earned his M.A. in 1949 and his Ph.D. in1952. He
also served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. Cartter served dual positions as both professor in the Duke Economics Department
and as Dean of the Graduate School from 1959 to 1962. In 1963, Cartter secured a new professorship at New York University,
where he later served as the university chancellor from 1966 to 1972. He was also served as vice president of the American
Council on Education in Washington, D.C from 1963 to 1966. In 1973, Cartter accepted a position at UCLA where he was Professor
of Higher Education and Director of the Laboratory for Research on Higher Education.
Cartter's specializations were in education and economics. His more specific research interests included the evaluation of
graduate education, national income analysis, and labor and tax policy. His
Rating of Graduate Schools: An Assessment of Quality in Graduate Education became a national standard and set the precedent in terms of its quality for future studies of this kind. Other important
works from Cartter include
Higher Education: Who Pays? Who Benefits? Who Should Pay? (McGraw Hill: 1973), and
Ph.D.s and the Academic Labor Market (McGraw Hill: 1976). He died on August 4, 1976 in Los Angeles, California.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of various pamphlets, transcripts, and evaluations in the form of draft reports spanning from the
years 1973 to 1975. Included in these reports are joint findings from interdisciplinary academic clusters, and from a bio-medical
research panel and an academic survey of state colleges and universities. Also included is a copy of his dissertation from
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Cartter, Allan Murray --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education --Faculty -- Archival resources.
Educators --United States --Archival resources.