Scope and Content
Title: Jacob Marschak Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1980
Collection number: 1275
Marschak, Jacob, 1898-
Extent: 198 boxes (99 linear ft.)
5 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Jacob Marschak (1898-1977) was a professor of economics and operations research at the UCLA Graduate School of Management
(1960- ). He helped develop the information theory of economics and was a leading researcher in econometrics. The collection
consists of Marschak's correspondence, manuscripts and working papers, reprints, notes and teaching materials.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.
Publication rights for all unpublished materials of Dr. Marschak in this collection are retained by his heirs, and their permission
is required for publication.
[Identification of item], Jacob Marschak Papers (Collection 1275). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dr. Ann Jernberg and Dr. Thomas Marschak, 1979.
Marschak was born on July 23, 1898 in Kiev, Russia; attended the Technical Institute of Kiev, 1916-18, and the University
of Berlin, 1919; received his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg in 1922; taught at Heidelberg, Oxford, the University
of Chicago, and Yale University before becoming a professor of economics and operations research at the UCLA Graduate School
of Management in 1960; helped develop the information theory of economics and was a leading researcher in econometrics; published
Economic theory of teams (1972) and
Economic information, decision, and prediction: selected essays (c1974); nominated several times for a Nobel Prize; he died on July 27, 1977 in Los Angeles.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and working papers, reprints, notes and teaching materials of economist
and professor Jacob Marschak. Includes materials relating to the origin of modern econometrics and Germany during the Weimar
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Marschak, Jacob, 1898- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate School of Management--Faculty--Archival resources.
Economists--United States--Archival resources.
Information theory in economics.
Genres and Forms of Material
Manuscripts for publication.