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Box 1-10

Sound recordings of lectures, interviews, discussions, and meetings 1955-1977

Physical Description: 141 sound tape reels
 

Armen Albert Alchian sound recordings, 1959 June

Box/Folder 1

Economics as a Science of Choice, 1959 June 15

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008766

Scope and Contents note

Series: Microscopic View of Freedom (Individual)
Alchian examines why people make the choices they do, illustrating his different points with a variety of scenarios.
Box/Folder 1

Private Property, 1959 June 16

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008767

Scope and Contents note

Alchian argues that the individual is most free when it respects private property the most.
Box/Folder 1

A group discussion with Armen Alchian, 1959 June 17

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008772

Scope and Contents note

Several men discuss the implications of Alchian's theories on property and liberty.
Box/Folder 1

General Utility Approach to Case of Monopoly versus Competition, 1959 June 17

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008771
Box/Folder 2

Legal and Economic Analysis of Monopoly and Competition, 1959 June 18

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008792

Scope and Contents note

Alchian examines monopoly and competition, especially as it applies to labor unions and particularly the Teamsters.
The accessioned tape also includes a discussion with Morley of success of the federal government.
Box/Folder 2

Problems of Monopoly: Discrimination and Restrictions on Entry, 1959 June 19

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008793

Scope and Contents note

Alchian examines the barriers of entry that a monopoly creates using examples such as bankers, used-car dealers, insurance agents, and university football programs.
Box/Folder 2

Academic Tenure, 1959 June 22

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008797

Scope and Contents note

A talk on education, including school tuition, state support of education, and tenure.
Box/Folder 2

Monopoly Theory and Inflation, 1959 June 23

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008800
Box/Folder 2

Property Rights in Inflation, 1959 June 24

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008805
 

Herrell DeGraff sound recordings, 1957 June

Box/Folder 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture, 1957 June 17

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008806
Box/Folder 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture, 1957 June 19

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008809
Box/Folder 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture, 1957 June 21

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008812
Box/Folder 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture on technology in agriculture, 1957 June 24

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008813
Box/Folder 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture on agriculture and the Commodity Credit Corporation, 1957 June 26

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008817
Box/Folder 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture on agricultural economics, 1957 June 27

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008818
Box/Folder 2

Herrell DeGraff lecture on agricultural economics, 1957 June 28

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008821
 

Aaron Director sound recordings, 1956 June

Box/Folder 2

Aaron Director speech on monopoly as treated by the classical economists, 1956 June 02

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005821
Box/Folder 2

Aaron Director speech on the classical liberal school, 1956 June 11

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005820

Scope and Contents note

Director examines the classical liberal school (particularly Smith, Mill, and Hume) and its relevance to the contemporary world. Topics include the division of labor, self-interest, decentralization of government, voluntary exchange, government intervention, civil liberty, and the relationship of political and economic freedoms.
Box/Folder 3

Aaron Director speech on new conservatives, 1956 June 14

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Director speaks about the new conservatives. Critical of the group, he compares and contrasts them against the liberal school. He covers a variety of topics including, but by far not limited to: humanities and utilitarian education, materialism, agriculture and commerce, and their intellectual base of Marx.
Box/Folder 3

Aaron Director speech on monopoly, 1956 June 15

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005753
Box/Folder 3

Aaron Director speech on monopolies, 1956 June 16

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005814

Scope and Contents note

Director speaks about monopolies, not monopoly price theory.
Box/Folder 3

Aaron Director speech on freedom of enterprise and monopoly, 1956 June 18

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005815
Box/Folder 3

Aaron Director speech on full employment policy., 1956 June 20

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005816

Scope and Contents note

Director argues that the public policy of full employment is not a new concept; it is grounded in the idea of maximum output.
Box/Folder 3

Aaron Director speech on housing prices, 1956 June 23

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

In this talk, Director discusses housing prices. He covers price controls, housing assistance, and zoning regulations.
 

Milton Friedman sound recordings

Box/Folder 3

Milton Friedman seminar, 1955 June 17

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0006849

Scope and Contents note

This recording sounds like a seminar Friedman had with a small audience, who regularly ask questions and for clarifications. The session has more of a feel of a workshop than a traditional lecture. The focus seems to be on wages and prices.
Box/Folder 3

International Monetary Arrangements, 1955 June 20

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman speaks about exchange rates in international trade. He is critical of fixed rates, instead advocating flexible rates.
Box/Folder 3

Monopoly and the Role of the State, 1955 June 21

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman discusses monopoly, antitrust, competition, and things that restrict competition such as patents, tariffs, and building codes.
Box/Folder 3

A discussion with Milton Friedman, 1955 June 22

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Topics covered include: deposits, fractional reserve systems, the Federal Reserve, fixed exchange rates, gold, freedom of choice and monopoly. Throughout, Friedman and the others use a variety of goods to illustrate their point: bricks, Aspirin, paintings, hi-fi systems, etc.
Box/Folder 3

Education and the State, 1955 June 23

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman looks at the role of government in education. He believes that the state does have a concern in education, but he believes it should be left at funding of but not administration of education. Central to his analysis is the neighborhood-effect, in the process comparing education requirements to safety requirements in automobiles. He advocates a voucher system, though not by that name. He looks at the implications of his system on racial segregation.
Box/Folder 3

Milton Friedman lecture on welfare considerations, 1955 June 24

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman speaks about several issues all tied to welfare considerations. Topics include, but are not limited to: public housing, medical care--with particular emphasis on the British experience and the AMA's prohibition of foreign-trained doctors, and minimum wage laws.
Box/Folder 3

Distribution of Income, 1955 June 25

Availability

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Box/Folder 3

Basic Principles of Liberalism, 1958 June 16

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman analyzes the history of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such as Adam Smith to his contemporary world where it is more commonly called libertarianism, a term Friedman dislikes due to its closeness to the word libertine.
Box/Folder 4

Friedman-Kemp discussion, 1958 June 17

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

A discussion on the role of government with an emphasis on a liberal society.
Box/Folder 4

Role of Government in a Liberal Society, 1958 June 17

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman looks at the role of government in a free society. Topics include: means and ends, unanimity without homogeneity, proportional representation, neighborhood effects and regulation, paternalism over the insane and children, occupational licensing, and parks.
Among the audience is F.A. Hayek, who asks a question.
Box/Folder 4

Problems of Maintaining Economic Stability, 1958 June 18

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

In this speech, Friedman concentrates on the stability of money. In the process, he looks at backing a currency with commodities, counterfeiting, the dollar during the Civil War, the Federal Reserve System, a history of American monetary policy particularly during the Great Depression, and the role of government in monetary policy.
Box/Folder 4

Discrimination in Employment and Education, 1958 June 19

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Dr. Friedman examines discrimination against ethnic and racial minorities. He believes a liberal, free-market system is the most beneficial system to these groups. He explains how the situations where discrimination is most prevalent is also where the situations are the most monopolistic. Other topics include, but are not limited to: taste vs. discrimination, free vs. fair speech, and right-to-work laws.
Box/Folder 4

Distribution of Income and Welfare Actions of Government, 1958 June 24

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0006920
Box/Folder 4

Foreign Aid and Economic Development, 1958 June 25

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Friedman speaks about the intersection of foreign aid, tariffs, developed countries, and underdeveloped countries.
Box/Folder 4

Is a Free Society Stable?, 1958 June 26

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

With a "random comments" structure, Friedman ponders if a free country is stable on the long term. He analyzes this question noting that the history of the world has shown that despotism has been the natural state of man. He focuses his attention on the development and rejection of liberalism in the United Kingdom.
Box/Folder 4

A group discussion with Milton Friedman, 1958 June 27

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0006979
Box/Folder 4

Monopoly and the Social Responsiblity of Businessmen, 1968 June 27

Monopoly and the Social Responsiblity of Businessmen, 1968 June 27

Scope and Contents note

Friedman speaks about monopolies, oligopoly, competition, labor unions, and cartels.
 

Friedrich A. von Hayek sound recordings

Box/Folder 4

Coercion and the State, 1956 June 12

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Part of the June 1956 series of lectures, The Creative Powers of the Free Civilization
Hayek speaks about the use of coercion by the government and how this is different from coercion used by others. He argues that society institutes government to stop worse coercion by others. Saying coercion is not all the influence men can have on others, nor the state in which all choice is eliminated, he defines coercion as when a person makes it so that what he wants someone else to do is the least evil choice. Following, he spends much time explaining what is, what is not, and what leaves an opening for coercion. He believes law is a pre-condition of freedom. To him, coercion is objectionable because it is a form of destroying a mind; it does not allow a man to make proper choice. On how coercion by government differs from other coercions, he says the government usually acts with the threat of coercion, though he states taxation is a form of coercion. Hayek believes coercion is only justifiable to stop the harm of other persons than the coerced person; it cannot be used when the only people affected are the participants in an activity--Hayek uses the example of homosexuality. He finishes by mentioning John Stuart Mill.
Topics discussed during the following question-and-answer session include, among others, conscription, taxation, Hayek versus Mill, Nazism/fascism, changing definitions of coercion, and monopoly and collusion versus coercion.
Box/Folder 4

Law, Command, and Order, 1956 June 13

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008152
Box/Folder 4

Man's Ignorance of Civilization, 1956 June 14

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek speaks about how man's ignorance of various things prevents mankind from moving forward. Included, he looks at the individual and its relationship with civilization and culture.
Box/Folder 4

Progress, 1956 June 15

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek speaks about progress of society, what it is, what it means, whether it is inevitable, what causes it, and the importance of freedom in the equation.
Box/Folder 4

Freedom, Reason, and Tradition, 1956 June 18

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek looks at how various thinkers and noted people have approached freedom, liberalism, and reason through the years.
Box/Folder 5

Equality, Value, and Merit, 1956 June 19

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek speaks about compensation for work and its place in economic, political, and social systems.
Box/Folder 5

Evolution and Significance of Rule of Law, 1956 June 21

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek outlines the history of the rule of law from antiquity to the present.
Box/Folder 5

Rule of Law (continued), 1956 June 23

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

This talk is a continuation of his previous talk on the rule of law. This talk focuses more on what the rule of law is and its implications.
Box/Folder 5

The Decemberline of Socialism and the Rise of the Welfare State, 1958 June 16

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek delivers the first of a series of lectures on concrete dangers to a liberal society. He defines liberty as a state where state coercion is at a minimum. This lecture is an analysis of various experiments with socialism and the varying degrees of a welfare state throughout the West.
Box/Folder 5

Social Security, 1958 June 18

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek looks at the relationship of the individual and society when it comes to those than cannot provide for themselves. Included, he looks at the possibly of requiring people to purchase insurance to provide for them in times of need. While he looks at similar programs throughout the West, he concentrates on the United States' program. He feels it is a highest problem that the program is seen as an account someone pays into and not as a welfare program.
Box/Folder 5

Taxation and Redistribution, 1958 June 20

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Hayek recalls the history of taxation and the aims of various taxes through history.
The audio is of poor quality at the beginning.
There is a second program on the original tape, as if someone (poorly) recorded over a group discussion with the talk by Hayek.
Box/Folder 5

Housing and Town Planning, 1958 June 25

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Saying cities are what defines civilization from primitive cultures, Hayek looks at the role of government and society in defining city life. He argues that while private property rights are not the end-all decider of what one can do with land, the marketplace has been the most efficient allocator of resources--as opposed to central planning. He is harshly critical of rent control and housing cost ceilings. He also looks at government subsidized housing. He finished analyzing building regulations.
Box/Folder 10

Meeting of the Institute for Humane Studies featuring F. A. Hayek, 1977 June 10

Meeting of the Institute for Humane Studies featuring F. A. Hayek, 1977 June 10

Scope and Contents note

The first featured speaker is Lou Spadaro, the Institute's new president. His remarks are on "the why" of the Institute. He then introduces Professor Hayek.
Hayek provides moral arguments for defeating socialism. He begins by saying the goals of the Institute are his, and that they both work to supply people with ideas for two reasons: helping business people defend their property and persuade politicians, and they provide intellectuals with the truth. Following, he lays the background for the talk by reflecting on the philosophical background of economists and how that affects their work. Getting to the thesis of his talk, he argues that one needs to make both the economic and moral arguments to defeat socialism, that one cannot do so with either by itself. Hayek then concentrates his time on the moral arguments. Touching on many facets, one such argument is calling the term "social justice" to be meaningless, arguing to demand the concept of social justice is to demand the destruction of western society. He ends by commenting on young people's relationship with classical liberalism. A short question-and-answer session follows the talk.
Charles Koch functions as a master of ceremonies for the meeting and, with Ken Templeton, gives introductions.
A recording of this meeting is also found in the Hayek papers, Object ID 86002.7.
 

Herber Heaton sound recordings, 1956 June

Box/Folder 5

Medieval and Mercantilist Enterprise, 1956 June 13

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Heaton recalls the living conditions, both stereotypical and real, of Medieval civilizations in Europe. He uses this to compare and contrast it with contemporary conditions, values, and appraisals of Medieval times.
Box/Folder 5

Period from 1450 to 1750, 1956 June 14

Availability

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Box/Folder 5

Industrial Revolution, 1956 June 16

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Heaton recalls the history of the Industrial Revolution.
Box/Folder 5

The Widening Range of Competitive Enterprise in the 19th Century, 1956 June 18

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

A talk on the industrial revolution.
Box/Folder 5

Development of Entrepreneurship and Capital, 1956 June 20

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

To Heaton, entrepreneurship encompasses

1. One-man, family, or partnership

2. Joint stock corporation

3. Public Enterprise
His discussion of capital focuses on its origin and accumulation.
Box/Folder 5

Development of Entrepreneurship and Capital (continuation), 1956 June 21

Availability

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Box/Folder 5

Competitive Features of Modern Enterprise During Last 150 Years, 1956 June 22

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Scope and Contents note

Heaton recalls the economic history of the West of the previous 150 years.
Box/Folder 6

Balance Sheet: A Look at Freedom and Competitive Enterprise, 30's-50's, 1956 June 23

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Heaton speaks about the nationalization of industries in Great Britain and the United States in the first half of the 20th century.
 

John Jewkes sound recordings, 1959 June

Box/Folder 6

Lecture on Great Britain as the highest profile welfare state, 1959 June 15

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

A talk on Great Britain as the highest profile welfare state. He notes that the prime beneficiary of this system is the middle class, not the poor who the system was designed to benefit.
Box/Folder 6

Lecture on location and productivity in manufacturing, 1959 June 16

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

This talk is about the effect of location on manufacturers on productivity in Great Britain and what role the government should play in determining where businesses and factories are located.
Box/Folder 6

Lecture on the National Health Service of Great Britain, 1959 June 17

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

This talk is on the National Health Service of Great Britain and who should pay for medical care in an ideal system.
Box/Folder 6

Lecture on health care in Great Britain, 1959 June 18

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Jewkes delivers a lecture continuing the previous lecture's focus on health care in Great Britain. He uses this examination to then look at the health care system of the United States.
Box/Folder 6

Lecture on the nationalization of industries in Great Britain, 1959 June 19

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Jewkes look at nationalization of industries in Great Britain and how this relates to the welfare state.
Box/Folder 6

First lecture on science and technology, 1959 June 23

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Box/Folder 6

Second lecture on science and technology, 1959 June 24

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Scope and Contents note

Antagonistically, Jewkes delivers a second lecture on science and technology. He argues that education in science and technology is not more important than education in "the humane studies." He goes on to argue how knowledge in such studies is more important than faster advancement through technology or science. He believes there is a danger in oversupply of scientists.
Box/Folder 6

Lecture on John Kenneth Galbraith and the book The Affluent Society, 1959 June 25

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Jewkes provides his thoughts on John Kenneth Galbraith and the book The Affluent Society. He argues that the book is appealing to people because it assures people they can be both humane and wealthy, where the contemporary, conventional wisdom holds the two as mutually exclusive. Jewkes finds Galbraith's history atrocious before examining Galbraith's economic arguments.
 

Bruno Leoni sound recordings

Box/Folder 6

Which Freedom?, 1958 June 16

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Leoni examines the various definitions of the word "freedom." He argues the semantic differences between ideologies and/or locations is a serious problem. He calls for economists and politicians to work toward ending this problem, though he notes (with a nod to Ludwig von Mises) some people often purposefully misuse words for their own benefit.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193186&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 6

Freedom and Constraint, 1958 June 17

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Scope and Contents note

The sound quality is terrible at the beginning and the end.
In this talk, Leoni looks at how the concept of constraint defines what freedom is. As with his lecture the previous day, he touches on semantics, but for the most part looks at the contrast between freedom and constraint and how this defines both. He argues that freedom and liberty are the same thing and that it is ridiculous to argue about a freedom from some other thing.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193188&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 6

Freedom and the Rule of Law, 1958 June 18

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Scope and Contents note

Leoni examines the rule of law, how it is fundamentally an English-speaking world creation, and its application around the world.
The text of the lecture was available from The Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193190&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 6

Freedom and Certainty of the Law, 1958 June 19

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Scope and Contents note

The sound quality is terrible at the head of the program.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193192&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 6

Freedom and Legislation, 1958 June 20

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Scope and Contents note

The sound quality at the head of program is terrible.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193194&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 7

A group discussion with Bruno Leoni, 1958 June 20

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Scope and Contents note

Concerns coercion, progressive taxation, etc.
Box/Folder 7

Freedom and Representation, 1958 June 23

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Scope and Contents note

Includes a discussion at the end about market and political aspects of stockholder voting and rights in the modern corporation.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193196&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 7

Freedom and Commonwealth, 1958 June 25

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Scope and Contents note

This lecture is about group decisions and individual choices.
The sound quality is suboptimal at times, with a high-pitched squeal audible.
The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193198&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of JS, 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 7

Possibility of a Restoration of a Maximum Area of Free Individual Choice, 1958 June 27

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Scope and Contents note

The text of the lecture was available from the Online Library of Liberty, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=920&chapter=193200&layout=html&Itemid=27 as of 27 Aug 2012.
Box/Folder 10

Current Ideas on Federalism, 1962 August 17

Current Ideas on Federalism, 1962 August 17

Scope and Contents note

Bruno Leoni speaks about federalism in the United States.
Box/Folder 10

Law, Economy, and Individual Freedom, 1962 August 20

Law, Economy, and Individual Freedom, 1962 August 20

 

Felix Morley sound recordings,

Box/Folder 7

Freedom and Its Connection with Particular Forms of Government, 1959 June 15

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Scope and Contents note

Morley delivers the introductory lecture to the Sixth Institute on Freedom and Competitive Enterprise, held at Claremont Men's College (later known as Claremont McKenna College) in Claremont, California.
Box/Folder 7

A group discussion with Felix Morley, 1959 June 16

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Scope and Contents note

"Free Society and Federalism"
Box/Folder 7

Nature of Federal Form of Government, 1959 June 16

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Scope and Contents note

Morley examines federalism in the American system. In the process, he compares it to other forms of government in other countries, other eras, and Indian tribes. Occasionally through the lecture, he references the lecture of John Jewkes earlier that day. He places some importance on noting that the American system is not a political democracy.
Box/Folder 7

Federal System (U.S.) of Divided and Septemberarated Power, 1959 June 17

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Scope and Contents note

Morley lectures on the American federal system: of state governments, a national government, and the people's opinions thereon. One point he emphasizes is how misuse and abuse of words like national and federal have lead to a great deal of confusion in the country.
Box/Folder 7

Response to Changing Characteristics of a Society in Political Government, 1959 June 18

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Scope and Contents note

Morley looks at how government systems, with the focus on the American system, change shape over time, through amendment or Constitutional interpretation by the judiciary. In the process, he thoroughly analyzes the response to the 14th amendment and its ratification process.
Box/Folder 7

Service State, 1959 June 19

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Scope and Contents note

Morley looks at the political aspects of the welfare state and the permanence thereof.
Box/Folder 7

Imperial Washington, 1959 June 22

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Scope and Contents note

Morley lectures on how the United States' government is revealed in its international relations. He does this in showing how America is susceptible to the service state.
Box/Folder 7

Tenacity of Tradition, 1959 June 24

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Scope and Contents note

Morley lectures on the factors operating to maintain the system of federalism despite centralizing tendencies and pressures. Included is an analysis of the voting process and Electoral College.
Box/Folder 7

Federalism, 1959 June 25

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Scope and Contents note

Morley analyzes the importance of federalism as the nature of freedom.
Box/Folder 7

United States Economy Has Vested Interest in Preparation for War, 1959 June 28

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Scope and Contents note

Morley is troubled by the increasing reliance of the United States economy on defense spending since the end of World War II. Because of this, he looks at the foreign and military polices of the country. An important crux of his argument is the amount of democracy in a country's political system and its effectiveness.
Box/Folder 10

The Theory of Government, 1962 August 14

The Theory of Government, 1962 August 14

Box/Folder 10

The Practice of Government, 1962 August 16

The Practice of Government, 1962 August 16

 

Jacques Rueff sound recordings, 1955 June

Box/Folder 8

The Monetary Mechanism and the Keynesian Theory, 1955 June 16

Availability

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Scope and Contents note

Parable of the diner today
Box/Folder 8

Monetary Theory and Economic Policy, 1955 June 17

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Box/Folder 8

Forty Years of Monetary Experience in Europe, 1955 June 18

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Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008512

Scope and Contents note

The very beginning of the talk is unavailable on the tape and thus on the digital file.
Box/Folder 8

German Monetary Reform, 1955 June 20

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008517
Box/Folder 8

Correlation of Unemployment to Wage and Price Mechanism, 1955 June 21

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008519
Box/Folder 8

Jacques Rueff discussion seminar, 1955 June 21

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008518
Box/Folder 8

European Community of Steel and Coal, 1955 June 22

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008524
Box/Folder 8

View of a World Without Economic Intervention, 1955 June 24

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008525

Scope and Contents note

Rueff lectures on prices and the price system with liberal and socialist/communist economic systems.
Box/Folder 8

How to Influence Those Who Don't Agree With Us, 1955 June 25

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008526

Scope and Contents note

A talk on the Marxist theory of surplus value
 

David McCord Wright sound recordings, 1955 June

Box/Folder 8

Weakness of the Free World, 1955 June 13

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008529

Scope and Contents note

Wright speaks about the strengths and weaknesses the West and the communists possess in economic, social, moral, morale, and military matters.
The sound quality is poor due to the tape's paper base.
Box/Folder 8

David McCord Wright discussion seminar, 1955 June 20

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008530

Scope and Contents note

A discussion on Marxim, socialism, and capitalism.
Box/Folder 8

German Economy vs. British Economy: A Comparison of the Post-War Rates of Recovery, 1955 June 21

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008533

Scope and Contents note

Wright examines why the German economy grew faster than the British economy following World War II, when both countries were devastated.
Box/Folder 8

Barriers to Communication, 1955 June 22

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008534

Scope and Contents note

A talk about socialist and communist societies and how liberals can successfully engage, debate, and refute the socialist and communist ideas.
As a follow up to Wright's claim in the lecture that universities ought to be able to show how many faculty members can provide the pro-capitalist/anti-communist arguments, Wright and Milton Friedman debate the makeup of university economic department faculties.
Box/Folder 8

Wage Theory: Role of Unions in the Free Society, 1955 June 23

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008535

Scope and Contents note

Wright examines the effect of labor unions on wages, taking both a historical and a contemporary view. He believes union power is analogous to corporate power and that neither should be allowed to achieve too large a size.
Box/Folder 9

David McCord Wright discussion seminar, 1955 June 24

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008536
Box/Folder 9

Some Modern Confusions, 1955 June 24

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008537

Scope and Contents note

Wright speaks about capitalism, particularly the notion that capitalism and private property are the same thing. He goes on to compare and contrast the systems, such as, for one of many points, which system is most beneficial to artists.
 

Arthur Kemp sound recordings, 1962

Box/Folder 10

Distribution of Wealth and Income, 1962 August 21

Distribution of Wealth and Income, 1962 August 21

Box/Folder 10

The Welfare State: National Health Services, 1962 August 23

The Welfare State: National Health Services, 1962 August 23

Scope and Contents note

Arhur Kemp looks at the health care systems of the United States and the United Kingdom.
Box/Folder 10

Economics of Social Security and Medical Care, 1962 August 24

Economics of Social Security and Medical Care, 1962 August 24

Box/Folder 10

Foreign Aid and Assistance in a Free Society, 1962 August 28

Foreign Aid and Assistance in a Free Society, 1962 August 28

Scope and Contents note

A significant portion of Arthur Kemp's lecture is unavailable due to what sounds like a recording error at the time of initial creation.
Box/Folder 9

Domestic Monetary Framework, 1962 June 29

Domestic Monetary Framework, 1962 June 29

Scope and Contents note

Arhur Kemp speaks on the monetary policy of the United States, with both historical and contemporary considerations.
Box/Folder 9

Economic Systems: Isms and Schisms, 1962 August 01

Economic Systems: Isms and Schisms, 1962 August 01

Scope and Contents note

Arhur Kemp speaks about liberalism--as embodied in F. A. Hayek--in the contemporary world, especially as it relates to conservatism--as embodied by Russell Kirk--and what Americans refer to as liberalism, a kind focused on welfare.
Box/Folder 9

The Role of Government and That of the Market and discussion, 1962 August 02

The Role of Government and That of the Market and discussion, 1962 August 02

Scope and Contents note

Arhur Kemp discusses the proper role of government and market forces in society, touching on broad topics such as paternalism before looking at how his ideas apply to specific issues. He speaks broadly, but often cites examples from and for the United States.
Box/Folder 9

The Domestic Monetary Framework, 1962 August 03

The Domestic Monetary Framework, 1962 August 03

Box/Folder 9

International Monetary Order, 1962 August 06

International Monetary Order, 1962 August 06

Box/Folder 9

Government's Role in Education and Similar Activities, 1962 August 07

Government's Role in Education and Similar Activities, 1962 August 07

Box/Folder 9

Common-Law Attitude Toward Monopoly, 1962 August 10

Common-Law Attitude Toward Monopoly, 1962 August 10

 

Thomas LeDuc sound recordings, 1962 August

Box/Folder 10

Environment and Human Intelligence, 1962 August 14

Environment and Human Intelligence, 1962 August 14

Box/Folder 9

Federalism and Anti-Federalism, 1962 August 01

Federalism and Anti-Federalism, 1962 August 01

Box/Folder 9

Historical Relativism and Objectivity, 1962 August 03

Historical Relativism and Objectivity, 1962 August 03

Box/Folder 9

Political Party Competition and Foreign Relations Before 1812, 1962 August 06

Political Party Competition and Foreign Relations Before 1812, 1962 August 06

Scope and Contents note

Thomas LeDuc speaks about the early foreign policy of the United States of America and how it intersects with economic and trade matters.
Box/Folder 9

The Age of Jackson, 1962 August 07

The Age of Jackson, 1962 August 07

Box/Folder 9

Fresh Thinking on the Reconstruction Period, 1962 August 08

Fresh Thinking on the Reconstruction Period, 1962 August 08

Scope and Contents note

Thomas LeDuc speaks about the United States following the Civil War including the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the relationship between branches of government (President-Congress, House-Senate, etc.).
Box/Folder 9

Eastern Migration as a Safety-Valve of Urban Discontent, 1962 August 09

Eastern Migration as a Safety-Valve of Urban Discontent, 1962 August 09

Box/Folder 9

Turner's Frontier Hypothesis, 1962 August 10

Turner's Frontier Hypothesis, 1962 August 10

Box/Folder 9

Agrarian Bias in American Historical Writing, 1962 August 13

Agrarian Bias in American Historical Writing, 1962 August 13

 

Sylvester Petro sound recordings, 1962 August

Box/Folder 9

An Historical Survey of the Monopoly Problem, 1962 August 08

An Historical Survey of the Monopoly Problem, 1962 August 08

Box/Folder 9

Monopoly and Competition Identified, 1962 August 09

Monopoly and Competition Identified, 1962 August 09

Box/Folder 10

Trade Unions and the Monopoly Problem, 1962 August 13

Trade Unions and the Monopoly Problem, 1962 August 13

 

Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., sound recordings, 1962 August

Box/Folder 10

Foundations of American Foreign Policy, 1962 August 15

Foundations of American Foreign Policy, 1962 August 15

Box/Folder 10

Manifest Destiny and the American Mission, 1962 August 16

Manifest Destiny and the American Mission, 1962 August 16

Scope and Contents note

Arthur Ekirch looks at American foreign policy through its history. He begins looking at the concept of Manifest Destiny. He uses this as a springboard to examine the American Revolution's influence throughout the world and America's later foreign relations throughout the world.
Box/Folder 10

From Isolation to Imperialism, 1962 August 17

From Isolation to Imperialism, 1962 August 17

Scope and Contents note

Arthur Ekirch looks at how the Progressive movement in the United States turned the country's foreign relations stance from isolationism to imperialism. Particular focus is placed on growing paternalism by the government in domestic affairs, President Roosevelt, Anglo-Saxon chauvinism/racism.
Box/Folder 10

Changing U.S. Military Institutions, 1962 August 20

Changing U.S. Military Institutions, 1962 August 20

Box/Folder 10

Significance of the First World War, 1962 August 21

Significance of the First World War, 1962 August 21

Scope and Contents note

Arthur Ekirch argues that American involvement in World War I was the climax of the Progressive Era and caused the backlash against Progressivism. Key figures in his narrative are Wilson, Dewey, Bourne, and Carver. He further shows how war results in centralization of power.
Box/Folder 10

Peace and Isolationism Between Wars, 1962 August 22

Peace and Isolationism Between Wars, 1962 August 22

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this Arthur Ekirch talk is available, but is not a totally complete recording of the lecture.
Box/Folder 10

The Coming of World War II, 1962 August 23

The Coming of World War II, 1962 August 23

Box/Folder 10

Total War and Individual Freedom, 1962 August 24

Total War and Individual Freedom, 1962 August 24

Scope and Contents note

Arthur Ekirch looks at the American experiences in war, particularly World War I and World War II, and the corresponding influence on economic freedom and civil liberties.
Box/Folder 10

The Cold War in Perspective, 1962 August 27

The Cold War in Perspective, 1962 August 27

Box/Folder 10

The Permanent War Economy and the Power Elite, 1962 August 28

The Permanent War Economy and the Power Elite, 1962 August 28

 

Louis M. Spadaro sound recordings, 1962 August

Box/Folder 10

Liberal Economic Thought and Its Background, 1962 August 15

Liberal Economic Thought and Its Background, 1962 August 15

Scope and Contents note

Louis M. Spadaro traces the history of Western and liberal economic thought from Plato, Aristotle, and the ancient Israelis through Adam Smith to the present.
Box/Folder 10

The 19th Century Attack on Economic Liberalism, 1962 August 16

The 19th Century Attack on Economic Liberalism, 1962 August 16

Box/Folder 10

The Neo-Classical Defense, 1962 August 17

The Neo-Classical Defense, 1962 August 17

Scope and Contents note

Louis M. Spadaro focuses on defending against the ideas of Marx.
Box/Folder 10

The Basic Issues: An Evaluation, 1962 August 21

The Basic Issues: An Evaluation, 1962 August 21

 

Miscellaneous sound recordings

Box/Folder 1

James Doenges talk at the Freedom School on Social Security, 1957 August 04

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005892
Box/Folder 1

Pepperdine lecture by Dr. William Mayer, 1961 April 19

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008755

Scope and Contents note

This lecture concerns communist management of American soldiers in captivity in Korea.
Box/Folder 1

Is Collective Defense Possible?, 1961 July 24

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0005893

Scope and Contents note

James Doenges speaks at the Freedom School.
Box/Folder 1

An Individual's Defense, 1961 July 30

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008752

Scope and Contents note

LeFevre speaks on the individual's rights to defend themselves and their property.
The sound quality on the accessioned tape is poor.
Box/Folder 1

Sandia lecture by Dr. William Mayer, 1955-1977

Availability

Use copy available. Hoover Identifier 85023_a_0008756

Scope and Contents note

Dr. Mayer speaks about a study of U.S. prisoners of war in Korea. He says the Koreans have developed, as much as possible, the ultimate weapon: brainwashing prisoners of war.
Box/Folder 1

H. W. Luhnow remarks about the Mayer film 'What Can I Do?', 1961 December

H. W. Luhnow remarks about the Mayer film 'What Can I Do?', 1961 December

Scope and Contents note

Speaking to the employees of the Volker Company, Luhnow comments on what Americans can do to re-instill the American spirit in themselves and resist communism. He calls for increased Christianity in America as part of this.
Box/Folder 1

What Can I Do?, 1968 August 02

What Can I Do?, 1968 August 02

Scope and Contents note

James M. Rogers speech
Box/Folder 1

Proofs of a Conspiracy, 1969 November 01

Proofs of a Conspiracy, 1969 November 01

Scope and Contents note

"Proofs of a Conspiracy" - A Seminar conducted by Stuart R. Crane, Ph.D.
Bob Jones, of the university of the same name, introduces Crane.
The program from the event lists the subjects of the talk as:

- Why the super-rich support socialism.

- The interlock between the super-rich and the left.

- How history is distorted by the educators and the news media.

- Why big business wants government controls.

- How the U.S. finances Communism.

- The Establishment's control of Communism.

- Why the federal government wants riots.

- Why the Black Nationalists and the New Left are really tools of the Establishment.

- Why Nixon continues LBJ's policies.

- Why the Establishment must have no-win wars.
While this inventory matches the content of the talk, other paper materials included with the tape indicate the talk happened in Massachusetts. However, during the recording, Crane indicates that the event takes place in California.
Box/Folder 1

Interview with Professor W. H. Hutt, 1971 July 14

Interview with Professor W. H. Hutt, 1971 July 14

Scope and Contents note

Description on the back of the tape box reads:
Interview with Prof. W. H. Hutt by W. M. Evers III, H. G. Resch, Mark Venezia, Jonathan Kahn, and John Hagel on the evening of 13 July '71.
Box/Folder 1

Road to Serfdom + 30 Years, 1973 January 20

Road to Serfdom + 30 Years, 1973 January 20

Scope and Contents note

Arthur Shenfield examines the ideas in F. A. Hayek's book The Road to Serfdom and how they apply to the world since publication of the book. He believes the world has not turned away from the road to serfdom directly, however, the book has indirectly influenced economic policy.
Box/Folder 9

Resources, Wealth, and Economic Growth, 1962 August 08

Resources, Wealth, and Economic Growth, 1962 August 08

Scope and Contents note

Scott Gordon lecture
Box/Folder 9

Conservation and Utilization of Natural Resources, 1962 August 09

Conservation and Utilization of Natural Resources, 1962 August 09

Scope and Contents note

Scott Gordon looks at natural resources from the economist's perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to, ephemeral resources; the economist's prefered usage level of renewable resources than those of, for example, fisherman; resource conservation as investment; resources as market competitors; food and farming economics.
Box/Folder 10

Interview with Ludwig Lachmann, 1974 July 17

Interview with Ludwig Lachmann, 1974 July 17

Scope and Contents note

This interview concerns the history of economic thought, Austrian school, South African conditions, etc.
Box/Folder 10

Methods of Sociology, 1962 August 22

Methods of Sociology, 1962 August 22

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this James w. Wiggins talk is available, but is not a totally complete recording of the lecture.
 

Offce Files 1970-1975

Scope and Contents

Materials comprised of various administrative records including: correspondence, contracts, memoranda, and financial documents.
Box/Folder 11 : 1

Correspondence with Bettina Bien (samples of Mises signatures), 1971

Box/Folder 11 : 2

Dot Design cost estimates - Mises 90th, contract with Edwards, 1970-1972

Box/Folder 11 : 3

Hayek, 1975 fellowship, 1975

Box/Folder 11 : 4

Mises Festschrift, Curran Library (Toward Liberty), 1971-1972

Box/Folder 11 : 5

Mises 90th Festschrift planning, 1971

Box/Folder 11 : 6

Mises, Ludwig von, 1972-1973

Box/Folder 11 : 7

Mises 90th Solicitations, financial contributions, 1970-1971

Box/Folder 11 : 8

Towards Liberty reprints 1970-1972