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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jacob Marschak Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1980
    Collection number: 1275
    Creator: Marschak, Jacob, 1898-
    Extent: 198 boxes (99 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
    Repository: 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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    Publication rights for all unpublished materials of Dr.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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jacob Marschak Papers (Collection 1275). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233370 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dr. Ann Jernberg and Dr. Thomas Marschak, 1979.

    Biography

    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 books include 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 Republic.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    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.