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Finding Aid for the Milton Friedman Collection 2004.03.r
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Arrangement note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Milton Friedman Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 2004.03.r
    Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
    Chapman University
    One University Drive
    Orange, CA, 92866
    (714) 532 - 7711
    Language of Material: The collection is inEnglish.
    Physical Description: 22.92 Linear feet (14 boxes, 1 folder in flat file, 4 art rails)
    Date (inclusive): 1986
    Location note: Leatherby Libraries
    Language of Materials note: The materials in this collection are in English.
    Abstract: The Milton Friedman Collection consists of awards and certificates, honorary degrees, and doctoral hoods. A handwritten manuscript by Friedman is housed. Also included are obituraries of both Milton and his wife, Rose Friedman.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Milton and Rose Friedman

    Preferred Citation note

    [identify item], Milton Friedman Collection, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    This collection is open for research.

    Arrangement note

    This collection is organized by series and subseries.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 — November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He is best known among scholars for his theoretical and empirical research, especially consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy. He was an economic advisor to U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Over time, many governments practiced his restatement of a political philosophy that extolled the virtues of a free market economic system with little intervention by government. Friedman's political philosophy, which he considered classically liberal and libertarian, emphasized the advantages of free market economics and the disadvantages of government intervention and regulation. Friedman's many books, scholarly articles, magazine columns, television programs, videos and lectures cover a broad range of topics of microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history, and public policy issues.
    Rose Director Friedman (December, 1910 or 1911 — August 18, 2009) was the wife of Milton Friedman. With her husband, she co-wrote two books on economics and public policy, Free to Choose and Tyranny of the Status Quo. She also co-wrote their memoirs Milton and Rose D. Friedman, Two Lucky People, which appeared in 1998. Together they founded the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, with the aim of promoting the use of school vouchers and freedom of choice in education. She also helped produce the PBS television series, Free to Choose.
    Retrieved 3/4/2010 from Wikipedia.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Milton Friedman collection features various awards and certificates for Friedman's contributions to economics and government policy. Among the collection is his Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics which he earned in 1976 "for his achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy." Numerous honorary degrees and doctoral hoods are also included, as well as his 1946 doctoral diploma from Columbia University. Another noted item is a handwritten manuscript of Friedman's 1950 journal article titled "Wesley C. Mitchell as an Economic theorist." The Doctor of Laws diploma from Pepperdine University and doctoral hood earned by his wife, Rose Friedman, are also contained. In addition, the collection holds obituraries for both Milton and Rose Friedman.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Friedman, Milton, Dr., 1912-2006
    Friedman, Rose Director, 1910-2009
    Rose Director Friedman, Prof., 1910?-2009