Inventory of the Gordon Tullock papers
Finding aid prepared by Gordon Brady; revised and updated by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Gordon Tullock papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-2009
Collection Number: 82072
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 407 manuscript boxes, 1 phonotape reel, 4 phonotape cassettes (152.1 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers of Gordon Tullock, an American economist and social scientist, consist of writings, correspondence, studies, reports, financial records, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings related to public choice, decision-making theory, political and economic theory, and legal procedure.
Creator: Tullock, Gordon
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Gordon Tullock papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1982, with several increments received between 1990 and 2012.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.
|1922||Born, Rockford, Illinois|
|1947||J.D., University of Chicago|
|1947-1956||Worked in China, Hong Kong, and Korea for the United States Foreign Service|
|1949-1951||Chinese language studies at Yale University|
|1951-1952||Chinese language studies at Cornell University|
|1958||Started post-doctoral work at the University of Virginia|
|1959-1962||Assistant and associate professor, University of South Carolina|
|1962-1967||Associate professor, Thomas Jefferson Center for Political Economy, University of Virginia|
|1962||Author, with James M. Buchanan, The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy|
|1965||Author, The Politics of Bureaucracy|
|1966||Founded Public Choice journal|
|Author, The Organization of Inquiry|
|1967-1968||Professor of economics and political science, Rice University|
|1968-1983||Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|1968-||Editorial director, Center for the Study of Public Choice|
|1970||Author, Private Wants, Public Means|
|1971||Author, The Logic of the Law|
|1974||Author, The Social Dilemma|
|1976||Author, The Vote Motive|
|1980||Author, Trials on Trial: The Pure Theory of Legal Procedure|
|1983-1987||Holbert R. Harris university professor, George Mason University|
|1987-1999||Karl Eller professor of economics and political science, University of Arizona|
|1993||Author, Rent Seeking|
|1994||Author, The Economics of Non-Human Societies|
|1998||Author, On Voting: A Public Choice Approach|
|1999-2008||Professor of law and economics, George Mason University|
|2008||Retired to Tucson, Arizona|
|2014, November 3||Died, Des Moines, Iowa|
The papers document the career of Gordon Tullock, an economist known for his work on the theories of public choice and rent seeking. The collection includes writings, correspondence, studies, reports, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings related to public choice, decision-making theory, political and economic theory, and legal procedure. The materials are divided into three groups based on date of acquisition by the Hoover Institution Archives. Although the collection has not been arranged, the index to major groups can serve as a guide to the collection.
The Biographical file includes family correspondence, photographs, awards, and resumes.
Tullock corresponded with many well-known economists and political figures, including Yale Brozen, Karl Brunner, William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Coase, Milton Friedman, Gottfried Haberler, F. A. Harper, F. A. von Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Karl R. Popper, Murray Rothbard, George Stigler, and Kenneth S. Templeton. Correspondence includes Tullock's letters to and from economists and other scholars.
Tullock was a professor at several universities, including the University of Virginia, George Mason University, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the University of Arizona. The collection includes correspondence and course materials from each of these universities, as well as a general Teaching file.
In addition to his work as an educator, Tullock was a prolific writer. Speeches and writings contain drafts, research files, correspondence, notes, and printed copies related to Tullock's many books and articles. Further drafts of speeches, as well as meeting materials of the Mont Pelerin Society, can be found in the Conference and travel file.
With James Buchanan, Tullock founded the economics journal Public Choice in 1966, when it was originally named Papers in Non-Market Economics. Tullock was the editor of Public Choice for many years. The Public Choice file includes papers submitted to the journal, subscriptions, orders, correspondence, meeting agendas, and sales information.
The collection also contains Writings by others in the form of drafts and printed matter. In addition to a rough proof of Religion and Science by Bertrand Russell, the collection includes writings by Duncan Black, Yale Brozen, James M. Buchanan, James S. Coleman, Otto Davis, Milton Friedman, John Harsanyi, Thomas Ireland, Richard B. McKenzie, Fritz Machlup, Donald Mackinnon, Warren Nutter, Mancur Olson, Edgar Olson, and Vincent Ostrom.
|Biographical file: Includes correspondence, photographs, awards, and resumes.||76,89,199,230,326,377,386,396,400|
|Public Choice file: Includes papers submitted to the journal, subscriptions, orders, correspondence, meeting agendas, and sales information.||3-8,141,143,145-146,163,171-173,181,193,199,211-212,214-217,230,244,276-277,282-286,289-301,308-309,341,366,406-407|
|Correspondence: Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with economists and others.||10-18,84,86-88,95,114-126,152-153,174-182,190-192,196,198,204,206-210,214,222-225,231-233,237,239,241,243-244,247-254,267-268,270-275,278-282,287-290,303-309,311,313-321,323-324,354-355,363-365,367-377,406-407|
|Writings by others: Includes drafts and printed matter.||2-5,18-39,46-54,66-75,81,85,127-135,153,180-182,196-197,201,214,236,256-261,269,384-385,396-397|
|Speeches and writings: Includes drafts, correspondence, book reviews, research files, comments and critiques, and printed copies.||2,9,17,40-45,61-65,77-80,90-91,96-99,100-111,113,136-140,142-144,147-151,155-162,165-170,174-175,181-192,200-203,213-214,218-222,226-229,233-249,251-254,262,267-273,287,302-311,313-321,335-336,342-343,345-354,356-363,367-383,387-396,399-407|
|Conference and travel file: Includes materials from Mont Pelerin Society meetings and speeches by Tullock. Includes correspondence and travel arrangements.||55-60,82-83,90,152,193-196,225,230,255,288,310,321-322,325,332|
|Teaching file: Includes exam prompts and lecture notes and materials from the University of Arizona and the University of Virginia, as well as other schools.||82,99,112,174,191,255,327-334,337-341,343-345,398|
|Photographs: Includes slides of scenic views and images of buildings and people.||1|
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Justice, Administration of.
Gordon Tullock papers inventory, 1927-2009