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Murray Weidenbaum Papers (WUA00117)

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Personal Data

Washington University Professorship

Washington University, Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day)

Washington University, Center for the Study of American Business, Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day except for the "Media Use of Center Research" folders which have items arranged in ascending chronological order)

Presidential Economics (arranged chronologically by administration, then alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)

Reagan Administration Scrapbooks (Washington, D. C.) (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in chronological order by day)

Commissions, Committees, Organizations

Company Boards Involvement

Publications by Weidenbaum

Publicity



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Collection Overview

Title: Murray Weidenbaum Papers (WUA00117), 1955-2006Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1980-2000

ID: WUA/03/wua00117

Primary Creator: Weidenbaum, Murray

Extent: 12.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection documents Murray Weidenbaum’s involvement at Washington University; his work with several companies, commissions, committees, and organizations; and his work under several U.S. Presidents.

The collection is organized into ten series as detailed below:

Series 01: Personal Data (arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically) Includes articles about and by Weidenbaum, awards, biographical data, correspondence, organizational involvement, and photographs.

Series 02: Washington University Professorship (arranged by class number and subject, then chronologically) Includes Weidenbaum’s course outlines, exams, and assignments for students.

Series 03: Washington University Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day) This material documents Weidenbaum’s work at  Washington University. Includes newspaper, newsletter,  journal and magazine articles; radio broadcasts and press releases; committee pamphlets; and conference, speech, and event programs.

Series 04: Washington University, Center for the Study of American Business, Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day except for the “Media Use of Center Research” folders which have items arranged in ascending chronological order) This material was kept by the Center for the Study of American Business and documents the work of Weidenbaum and the Center.  Includes newspaper and magazine clippings and newsletters; annual reviews, special reports and reports on studies; and letters to “special friends of the Center for the Study of American Business.”

Series 05: Presidential Economics (arranged chronologically by administration, then alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject) Documents activities by Weidenbaum as part of four presidential administrations.  Includes articles from journals, newspapers, and magazines; news releases, correspondence, and reports; general memorandum; and photographs.

Series 06: Reagan Administration Scrapbooks (Washington, D. C.) (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in chronological order by day) This material was kept by Weidenbaum’s secretary at the White House and documents his work while he served in the Reagan administration. Includes newspaper and magazine clippings.

Series 07: Commissions, Committees, Organizations (arranged alphabetically by name of commission, committee, or organization; then alphabetically by subject; then chronologically within subject) Documents Weidenbaum’s work for non-profit entities, government bodies, and corporations. Includes the U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission Briefing and Public Hearing transcripts.

Series 08: Company Boards Involvement (arranged alphabetically by name of company board, then alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within subject) Documents his involvement with various company boards such as Beatrice Company, May Department Stores, Contel, Medicine Shoppe, and Tesoro Petroleum. Includes articles, news releases, annual reports, and correspondence; stockholders’ annual meeting notes and meeting minutes.

Series 09: Publications by Weidenbaum (articles arranged by type of article, then chronologically; pre-publication material arranged chronologically by publication date, then by subject, then chronologically within subject; monograph and books arranged alphabetically by book title) Includes articles from journals and newspapers by Weidenbaum, reports and articles by Weidenbaum and the Center for the Study of American Business; pre-publication material for books written by Weidenbaum, including drafts, reviews, and correspondence with publishers; and copies of some of Weidenbaum’s monographs and books. Series 10: Publicity (arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each folder) Includes articles about and by Weidenbaum from journals, magazines, and newspapers; awards; correspondence; news releases; remarks by Weidenbaum; and reports.

The collection does not include any correspondence with U.S. Presidents or any personal papers. For more information about Weidenbaum’s time as the chairman of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers (1981 – 1982), please see Weidenbaum’s memoir: Advising Reagan: Making Economic Policy, 1981-82: A Memoir St. Louis: Washington University in St. Louis, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, 2005 (a copy is available in Series 09).

For publications by Weidenbaum, please see the Washington University Library catalog.

There are additional materials related to this collection. See the "Related Materials" note for more information.

Collection Historical Note

Murray Weidenbaum was born on February 10, 1927.  Weidenbaum holds various degrees including the following, B.B.A from City College of New York (1948), M.A. from Columbia University (1949), Ph.D. from Princeton University (1958), and honorary LL.D.s from Baruch College (1981), University of Evansville (1983), and McKendree College (1993).

Murray Weidenbaum’s economic career began in 1948 at the New York State Department of Labor as a junior economist (1948 – 1949).  Since that time he worked as an economist for the U.S. Bureau of the Budget (1949 – 1957), the corporate economist at The Boeing Company (1958 – 1963), and a senior economist at the Stanford Research Institute (1963 –1964).

In 1964 Professor Weidenbaum joined the faculty at Washington University, and as of 2006 serves as Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor.  From 1966 – 1969 he also served as chair of the Economics Department.  In 1975 he founded the Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), serving as director for most of 1975 to 2000.  Upon retiring from the directorship at the end of 2000, Dr. Weidenbaum became Honorary Chair of the renamed Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.

Weidenbaum’s professional experience has been recognized with many awards and honors, including: The Founder’s Day Medal, from Washington University; the Distinguished Writers Award, from the Center for Strategic and International Studies; the Alexander Hamilton Award, for distinguished leadership in the Department of Treasury; the Adam Smith Award from the Association of Private Enterprise Education; and membership in the Missouri Academy of Squires.  He is a fellow of the National Association of Business Economists, Honorary Fellow of the Association for Technical Communication, and a past president of the Midwest Economic Association.

Weidenbaum served in various capacities under the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush presidential administrations.  Under President Nixon, Dr. Weidenbaum served as the first Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy (1969 – 1971).  Weidenbaum served as chairman of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from January 1981 to August 1982.  Also during the Reagan administration, Weidenbaum served as a member of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board (1982 – 1989).  During the administration of George H. W. Bush, he served as a member of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (1991 – 1994).  Also during the Bush administration, he served as a member of the Presidential Mission to Poland in 1989.

Weidenbaum was also involved in Congressional Committees.  In 1995 he was appointed to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, Revenue Estimating Advisory Board (1995 – 1998).  During 1999 – 2000, he chaired the congressionally-appointed Trade Report Review Commission.  He has presented over 60 statements and testimony to Congressional Committees, on topics ranging from the “Economic Effect of Vietnam Spending” (1967) to “Replacing the Federal Income Tax” (1995).  Please see the Washington University Library Catalog for relevant government documents.

Since 1979, Weidenbaum has served on the board of several large U.S. companies, including the May Department Stores (1979 – 1999) and Tesoro Petroleum (1992 – 2002).  He also was a member of advisory boards of Mattel and Monsanto.

Author and co-author of several hundred articles, numerous monographs, and nine books in multiple editions, Weidenbaum is one of America’s most widely quoted economists.  His articles have appeared in publications ranging from The American Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal.  In 2005, Dr. Weidenbaum published the monograph, Advising Regan: Making Economic Policy 1981-1982 (Washington University in St. Louis: Weidenbaum Center).  His books include Business and Government in the Global Marketplace (7th edition 2004, Prentice-Hall) and Small Wars, Big Defense (1992, Oxford UP) which was selected as the Outstanding Economic Book of the Year by the American Publishers Association Advisory Panel.

For further biographical information see the web site for The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and his vita located within the collection in Series 01, Biographical Data.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to the University Archives by Murray Weidenbaum in May and June 2006. Additional materials transferred from the University of Wyoming in June 2008.

Related Materials:

Publications - Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy (WU Archives)

Many of Murray Weidenbaum’s publications by the Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB) (now the Weidenbaum Center) at Washington University in St. Louis are available online in Washington University’s Open Scholarship http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/mlw_papers/.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Sonya McDonald, Sarah Pabarcus, and Miranda Rectenwald in August 2006. Updated by Christian Frommelt in Summer 2009.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012.


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[Series 1: Personal Data],
[Series 2: Washington University Professorship],
[Series 3: Washington University, Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day)],
[Series 4: Washington University, Center for the Study of American Business, Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day except for the "Media Use of Center Research" folders which have items arranged in ascending chronological order)],
[Series 5: Presidential Economics (arranged chronologically by administration, then alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)],
[Series 6: Reagan Administration Scrapbooks (Washington, D. C.) (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in chronological order by day)],
[Series 7: Commissions, Committees, Organizations],
[Series 8: Company Boards Involvement],
[Series 9: Publications by Weidenbaum],
[Series 10: Publicity],
[All]

Series 7: Commissions, Committees, OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
(arranged alphabetically by name of commission, committee, or organization; then alphabetically by subject; then chronologically within subject)
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Clean Air Act Advisory Committee - Committee Information, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clean Air Act Advisory Committee - Correspondence, 1991 - 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Clean Air Act Advisory Committee - Meetings, 1991, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Clean Air Act Advisory Committee - Reports, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation - Revenue Estimating Advisory Board, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Institute for Educational Affairs - Annual Report, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Institute for Educational Affairs - Board of Directors Information, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Annual Meeting, Mattel 1998 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - By-laws and Charter, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Correspondence, 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Contacts, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Meetings, 1998, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - News clippings 1999 - 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Press Releases, 1997 - 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Publications, Mattel, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Regulations for Global Manufacturing Principles, 1998, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Reports, 1998 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council - Reports, Mattel, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council, ICCA - Annual Meeting, 2004 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council, ICCA - By-laws and Incorporation, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council, ICCA - Correspondence, 2003 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council, ICCA - Mission Statement, 2005, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council, ICCA - Reports, 1998 -1999, 2003 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council, ICCA - Resignations, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Mattel Independent Monitoring Council, ICCA - Publications, including web site, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Metropolitan Forum - Regional Fiscal reform Panel, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Midwest Economic Association - Correspondence, 1984, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Midwest Economic Association - Executive Committee Meetings, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Midwest Economic Association - News Release, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Midwest Economic Association - Publications, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Missouri Academy of Squires - Correspondence, including Photograph, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Monsanto Public Policy Advisory Committee - Annual Report, Monsanto 2000 - 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Monsanto Public Policy Advisory Committee - Articles, 1991, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Monsanto Public Policy Advisory Committee - Correspondence, 1990 - 1992, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Monsanto Public Policy Advisory Committee - Memorandum by Weidenbaum, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Monsanto Public Policy Advisory Committee - Remarks by others, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Panel of Economics Advisors - Correspondence, including Panel Member Information, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Study of Economics Vietnam War - Works by Weidenbaum, 1966 - 1968, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Study of Economics Vietnam War - Writings by Others, 1967 - 1971, 1983, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 40: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Budget, 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 41: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Correspondence, 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 42: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Creation, 1998 - 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 43: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing TranscriptsAdd to your cart.
(The collection includes the transcripts of the hearing.  Olin Library has The U.S. Trade Deficit: Causes, Consequences, and Recommendations for Action by the U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission, Washington, D. C.: The Commission, 2000 (GovDoc#Y3.2:T67), which is the reports of the commission.  There is an accompanying CD that includes the reports, transcripts, and copy of the website.)
Folder 44: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, August 19, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 45: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, September 9, 1999 (folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 46: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, September 9, 1999 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 47: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, October 29, 1999 (folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 48: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, October 29, 1999 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 49: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, November 15, 1999 (folder 1of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 50: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, November 15, 1999 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 51: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, November 16, 1999 (folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, November 16, 1999 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, December 10, 1999 (folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, December 10, 1999 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, January 21, 2000 (folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, January 21, 2000 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, February 24, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, March 13, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, April 26, 2000 (folder 1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Hearing Transcript, April 26, 2000 (folder 2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Meeting minutes and notes, 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Members, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Memorandum from Weidenbaum, 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - News Clippings, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 14: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - News Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 15: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Reports 1999 - 2000 (Final Report November 14, 2000)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - U.S.-China Commission 2000, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 17: U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission - Writing by Others, 1999Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Personal Data],
[Series 2: Washington University Professorship],
[Series 3: Washington University, Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day)],
[Series 4: Washington University, Center for the Study of American Business, Scrapbooks (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in reverse chronological order by day except for the "Media Use of Center Research" folders which have items arranged in ascending chronological order)],
[Series 5: Presidential Economics (arranged chronologically by administration, then alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each subject)],
[Series 6: Reagan Administration Scrapbooks (Washington, D. C.) (arranged chronologically by year and month, within each month the items are generally arranged in chronological order by day)],
[Series 7: Commissions, Committees, Organizations],
[Series 8: Company Boards Involvement],
[Series 9: Publications by Weidenbaum],
[Series 10: Publicity],
[All]


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