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Finding Aid for the Vernon L. Smith Nobel Prize Ceremony Papers 2008.42.r
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  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • Arrangement note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note

  • Title: Vernon L. Smith Nobel Prize Ceremony Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 2008.42.r
    Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
    One University Drive
    Orange, CA 92866
    Phone: 714-532-7711
    Email: rboyd@chapman.edu
    Language of Material: The majority of the collection is in English.
    Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet (7 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 2002
    Date (inclusive): 1979-2002
    Abstract: The Vernon L. Smith Papers consist of books from Vernon Smith's personal library (located in the Vernon L. Smith Reading Alcove, 2nd floor Leatherby Libraries), a number of honorary degrees, plaques, and awards given to Smith by various institutions as well as his Nobel Prize for Economics, the Nobel certificate and a bronze replica of the medal (on display in the Reading Alcove). Accompanying the Nobel Prize are photographs and ephemera relating to the Prize ceremony and a related trip to Japan. In addition, there are offprints of authored articles in academic journals.
    Language of Materials note: The majority of the material in this collection is in Englishwith a very few items in Swedish.
    Location note: Leatherby Libraries

    Biographical/Historical note

    Vernon Lomax Smith was born January 1, 1927 in Wichita, Kansas where he attended Wichita North High School and Friends University. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Caltech in 1949, an M.A. in economics from the University of Kansas in 1952, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1955.
    Smith shared the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Daniel Kahneman. Much of the research that earned Smith the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was conducted at the University of Arizona between 1976 and 2002. In 2002 Smith left Arizona for George Mason University. In 2008, Smith founded the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University in Orange, California.
    Vernon Smith is professor of economics at Chapman University School of Law and School of Business in Orange, California, a research scholar at George Mason University Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center, all in Arlington, Virginia. Smith shared the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Daniel Kahneman. He is the founder and president of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics and an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute in Washington D.C.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Vernon L. Smith Papers consist of books from Vernon Smith's personal library (located in the Vernon L. Smith Reading Alcove, 2nd floor Leatherby Libraries), a number of honorary degrees, plaques, and awards given to Smith by various institutions as well as his Nobel Prize for Economics, the Nobel certificate and a bronze replica of the medal (on display in the Reading Alcove). Accompanying the Nobel Prize are photographs and ephemera relating to the Prize ceremony and a related trip to Japan. In addition, there are offprints of authored articles in academic journals.
    The majority of the collection is various honorariums given to Smith after he received the Nobel Prize. The collection is organized by material type and the majority of the photos do not have captions, the ones that do have them written on the photographs and are not included in the finding aid.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is arranged by material type.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Some materials in this collection require permission of the donor before public use.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item], Vernon L. Smith Nobel Prize Ceremony Papers, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Vernon Lomax Smith with the blessing of Candace C. Smith.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Smith, Vernon, (Vernon Lomax), 1927-
    Chapman University. Economic Science Institute.
    Faculty papers
    Nobel Prize winners