Finding Aid for the Allan Murray Cartter papers, 1952-1975 LSC.1488

Finding aid prepared by Caroline Cubé, 2011.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Allan Murray Cartter papers
Creator: Cartter, Allan Murray
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1488
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box.
Date (inclusive): 1952-1975
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.
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Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Allan Murray Cartter papers (Collection Number 1488). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of Allan M. Cartter, May, 1989.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942326683606533 


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 1952.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Educators -- United States -- Archives.
Cartter, Allan Murray--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education--Faculty -- Archives

box 1, folder 1

Projects 1974-1975.

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets and reports with descriptions and evaluations of the UCLA Teacher Education Laboratory. Includes a report on the Teacher Credential Program for the academic year of 1974-1975.
box 1, folder 2

Projects June 13, 1975.

Scope and Contents note

Thirty-six page report titled Mini Project: Affirmative Action and its Impact Upon Students' Appraisals of their Employment Prospects with appendices.
box 1, folder 3

Reports October, 1975.

Scope and Contents note

Draft excerpts from the President's Biomedical Research Panel. Includes the report of the Behavioral Sciences Interdisciplinary Cluster and the Report on the Status and Future of Communicative Sciences.
box 1, folder 4

Reports October, 1975.

Scope and Contents note

Draft excerpts from the President's Biomedical Research Panel. Includes the final reports of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioengineering Interdisciplinary Cluster, the Nutrition Interdisciplinary Cluster, the Pharmacology, Substance Abuse, and Environmental Toxicology Interdisciplinary Cluster, the Social and Behavioral Development Interdisciplinary Cluster and the Tissue and Organ Biology Interdisciplinary Cluster.
box 1, folder 5

Reports April, 1973.

Scope and Contents note

Draft chapter excerpt from a survey of 279 institutions included in the membership of the American Association of the State Colleges and Universities and a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develpmont, Education Committee titled The Education Situation in Member Countries: A Review of Trends and Priority Areas for Policy.
box 1, folder 6

Proceedings June 8, 1973.

Scope and Contents note

A transcript of the Proceedings of the Conference on Availability of Data Relating to Careers, pp. 1-46.
box 1, folder 7

Proceedings June 8, 1973.

Scope and Contents note

A transcript of the Proceedings of the Conference on Availability of Data Relating to Careers, pp. 47- 103, with appendices.
box 1

Allan M. Cartter's doctoral dissertation (bound) 1952.

Scope and Contents note

The Redistribution of the Income in Post-War Britain through Central Government Finance.