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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Mary Jean Bowman Papers 1916-1998

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Bowman, Mary Jean. Papers

Dates:

1916-1998

Size:

21 linear feet (42 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Mary Jean Bowman (1908-2002) University of Chicago economist best known for her work on the economics of education. The Mary Jean Bowman papers contain published work by Bowman as well as manuscript drafts, notes, and research and teaching materials. The collection also includes reprints and manuscripts by other scholars, correspondence, and some personal files.

Information on Use

Access

Series V includes student evaluative material restricted until 2062 and personal financial material restricted for fifty years. The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Mary Jean Bowman. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Mary Jean Bowman was born in New York City in 1908 and raised in Newton Center, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. in economics from Vassar College in 1930, an M.A. in economics from Radcliffe College in 1932, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1938. During the 1930s Bowman did casework and research at the Massachusetts Women’s State Prison and began teaching at Iowa State College. In 1943 Bowman, along with her husband C. Arnold Anderson, Theodore Schultz. D. Gale Johnson and others left Iowa State during the “oleomargarine controversy.” (During World War II, Iowa State College faculty published a pamphlet recommending the use of oleomargarine during wartime. Under pressure from the state dairy industry, the college president urged the faculty to revise the pamphlet.) Bowman then worked as a price economist for the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and as a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to Chicago with her husband in 1949. Because C. Arnold Anderson was a faculty member in the Education department at the University of Chicago, Bowman was not awarded a faculty appointment in the Economics department until 1958 after the University relaxed nepotism rules. She did, however, teach as an Associate Professor in the Economics department prior to 1958. In 1969 she was awarded a joint appointment in the Economics and Education departments.

Bowman was best known for applying human capital theory to the study of education. She published six books and more than seventy five articles over the course of her career. With George Leland Bach, she co-authored the textbook Economic Analysis and Public Policy, which was the most widely used college economics textbook in the 1940s and 1950s. She published influential research on income distribution in the 1950s and produced a major study of the economics of poverty-stricken Eastern Kentucky in the 1960s. She also researched internationally, and published books on the Ivory Coast and Japan as well as numerous articles on economics and education in developing countries. She collaborated with her husband (who directed the University’s Comparative Education Center) to publish work on economics and education based on both domestic and international research.

Mary Jean Bowman died in Chicago in 2002 at age 93.

Scope Note

The Mary Jean Bowman papers include reprints of scholarly articles, manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and other documents. Series I contains work by Mary Jean Bowman, including manuscripts and reprints of articles and books, ranging from 1929 to 1998. Included are works authored by Bowman alone as well as those jointly authored with other scholars, including Bowman’s husband C. Arnold Anderson. Series II contains a variety of research and teaching materials. Included are subject files containing publications and notes on various topics, as well as files of statistical data, syllabi and notes for several courses. Series III contains copies of Bowman’s vitae, information from several conferences, correspondence, miscellaneous notes, and material for a volume about C. Arnold Anderson that Bowman compiled for Anderson’s memorial service in 1990. Series IV contains work by other scholars, including reprints from scholarly journals as well as manuscript drafts. Bowman organized some of these materials by author; the remainder have been grouped into manuscripts organized alphabetically by author (or lead author) name and reprints organized alphabetically by author (or lead author) name. Series V is a restricted file containing personal financial documents and student recommendation letters.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

C. Arnold Anderson. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Writing by Bowman

Box 1   Folder 1

"Restriction in the Rubber and Coffee Industries," 1929-1930

Box 1   Folder 2

Manuscripts and reprints, 1939-1958

Box 1   Folder 3

Manuscripts and reprints, 1961-1963

Box 1   Folder 4

Manuscripts, 1963-1964

Box 1   Folder 5

Manuscripts and reprints, 1964-1966

Box 2   Folder 1

Manuscripts and reprints, 1966-1967

Box 2   Folder 2

Manuscripts and reprints, 1968-1970

Box 2   Folder 3

Manuscripts and reprints, 1970-1971

Box 2   Folder 4

Manuscripts and reprints, 1972-1974

Box 2   Folder 5

Manuscripts and reprints, 1975-1976

Box 3   Folder 1

Manuscripts and reprints, 1976-1977

Box 3   Folder 2

Manuscripts and reprints, 1978

Box 3   Folder 3

Manuscripts and reprints, 1979-1980

Box 3   Folder 4

Manuscripts and reprints, 1980-1981

Box 3   Folder 5

Manuscripts and reprints, 1984

Box 4   Folder 1

Manuscripts and reprints, 1985-1991

Box 4   Folder 2

Manuscripts, 1991-1992

Box 4   Folder 3

Manuscripts, 1996-1998

Box 4   Folder 4

Manuscript on Kentucky, undated

Box 5   Folder 1

Manuscript on Kentucky, undated

Box 5   Folder 2

Manuscript on Kentucky, undated

Box 5   Folder 3

Manuscripts. undated

Box 5   Folder 4

Manuscripts. undated

Box 5   Folder 5

Manuscripts. undated

Box 6   Folder 1

Manuscript on Ivory Coast, undated

Box 6   Folder 2

Manuscript on Ivory Coast, undated

Box 6   Folder 3

Manuscripts undated

Box 6   Folder 4

Manuscripts by Mary Jean Bowman and C. Arnold Anderson, 1949-1961

Box 7   Folder 1

"Human Resource Development and Economic Development," Bowman and Anderson, 1961

Box 7   Folder 2

Manuscripts by Mary Jean Bowman and C. Arnold Anderson, 1961- 1965

Box 7   Folder 3

"Interdisciplinary Aspects of the Theory of Regional Development," Bowman and Anderson, 1965

Box 7   Folder 4

"Interdisciplinary Aspects of the Theory of Regional Development," Bowman and Anderson, 1965

Box 7   Folder 5

Manuscripts by Mary Jean Bowman and C. Arnold Anderson, 1966

Box 8   Folder 1

"Commentary on Aid Educational and Manpower Programs in Africa," Bowman and Anderson, 1966

Box 8   Folder 2

Manuscripts by Mary Jean Bowman and C. Arnold Anderson, 1966- 1968

Box 8   Folder 3

"Students, Teachers, and Opportunity Perceptions in Kenya," Volume I, Bowman and Anderson, 1969

Box 8   Folder 4

"Students, Teachers, and Opportunity Perceptions in Kenya," Volume II, Bowman and Anderson, 1969

Box 9   Folder 1

Manuscripts by Mary Jean Bowman and C. Arnold Anderson, 1969- 1976

Box 9   Folder 2

"Notes on a Trip through China," Bowman and Anderson, 1977

Box 9   Folder 3

"The Participation of Women in Education in the Third World," Bowman and Anderson, 1978

Box 9   Folder 4

"The Participation of Women in Education in the Third World," Bowman and Anderson, 1978

Box 10   Folder 1

"The Participation of Women in Education in the Third World," Bowman and Anderson, 1978

Box 10   Folder 2

"Memorandum on IFER," Bowman and Anderson, 1983

Box 10   Folder 3

"Mass Higher Education: Some Perspectives from Experience in the U.S., Bowman and Anderson, undated

Box 10   Folder 4

Bowman and Anderson, miscellaneous manuscripts and notes

Box 10   Folder 5

Bowman and Anderson, miscellaneous manuscripts and notes

Box 10   Folder 6

Economic Analysis and Public Policy, Bowman and Bach, 1948

Box 11   Folder 1

"Communication and the Ecology of Mountain Development," Bowman and Plunkett, 1968

Box 11   Folder 2

"Communication and the Ecology of Mountain Development," Bowman and Plunkett, 1968

Box 11   Folder 3

"Communication and the Ecology of Mountain Development," Bowman and Plunkett, 1968

Box 11   Folder 4

"Communication and the Ecology of Mountain Development," Bowman and Plunkett, 1968

Box 12   Folder 1

"Communication and the Ecology of Mountain Development," Bowman and Plunkett, 1968

Box 12   Folder 2

Miscellaneous manuscripts, Bowman and Plunkett, undated

Box 12   Folder 3

"A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Vocational Preparation in Japan," Bowman et. al., 1970

Box 12   Folder 4

"Frontiers of Economic Research and Development for the 1970s," Bowman et. al., 1971

Box 13   Folder 1

"Frontiers of Economic Research and Development for the 1970s," Bowman et. al., 1971

Box 13   Folder 2

Reports to the World Bank, Bowman et. al., 1978

Box 13   Folder 3

"Education and Income," Bowman et. al., 1980

Box 13   Folder 4

"Human Resources in Africa," Bowman et. al., 1982

Box 13   Folder 5

Miscellaneous manuscripts, Bowman et. al., 1983-1984, undated

Box 14   Folder 1

"Emergence of a Modern Labor Force in the Ivory Coast," Bowman and Clignet, 1983

Box 14   Folder 2

"Fertility, Child Employment and Schooling in Mexico," Bowman and Goldblatt, 1983

Box 14   Folder 3

"Fertility, Child Employment and Schooling in Mexico," Bowman and Goldblatt, 1984

Box 14   Folder 4

Manuscripts on Mexico, Bowman and Goldblatt

Box 14   Folder 5

Mexico notes and manuscripts, Bowman and Goldblatt

Box 14   Folder 6

"The Political Economy of Public Support of Higher Education," Bowman et. al., 1986

Box 15   Folder 1

"The Political Economy of Public Support of Higher Education," Bowman et. al., 1986

Box 15   Folder 2

Manuscripts on Japan, Bowman et. al., undated

Box 15   Folder 3

"Readings on Education and Economic Development," Bowman et. al., undated

Series II: Research & Teaching

Box 15   Folder 4

China, 1981-1991

Box 15   Folder 5

Altruism, 1986-1989

Box 16   Folder 1

Rational Expectations, 1977-1986

Box 16   Folder 2

Uncertainty, 1969-1985

Box 16   Folder 3

Income Distribution, 1964-1983

Box 16   Folder 4

Income Distribution and Public Policy, 1969-1983

Box 16   Folder 5

Education and Income, 1916-1971

Box 17   Folder 1

Education and Income, 1972-1981

Box 17   Folder 2

Education History, 1946-1979

Box 17   Folder 3

Economics of Education, 1986

Box 17   Folder 4

Child Development, 1996-1997

Box 17   Folder 5

Economic and Time, 1965-1972

Box 17   Folder 6

Africa, 1983

Box 18   Folder 1

Methodology, 1969-1986

Box 18   Folder 2

Non-formal Education, 1973-1976

Box 18   Folder 3

Poverty and Development, 1980-1988

Box 18   Folder 4

Growth, Inequality, and Income Distribution in Less Developed

  • Countries, 1960-1980
Box 18   Folder 5

Growth, Inequality, and Income Distribution in Less Developed

  • Countries, 1980-1988
Box 18   Folder 6

Rationality and Economics, undated

Box 18   Folder 7

Education and Earnings, 1969-1987

Box 19   Folder 1

Earnings and Labor Markets, 1976-1980, undated

Box 19   Folder 2

Migration, 1980-1987

Box 19   Folder 3

Economic Theory, 1978-1984

Box 19   Folder 4

World Bank Africa policy papers, 1984-1986

Box 19   Folder 5

Japan, reprints and manuscripts

Box 19   Folder 6

Japan, reprints, 1962-1992

Box 20   Folder 1

Income Distribution and Mobility, 1973-1981

Box 20   Folder 2

Growth, Demographics and Income Distribution, 1978-1983

Box 20   Folder 3

Education and Employment, 1977-1987, undated

Box 20   Folder 4

Income Distribution in Developing Countries, 1973, 1976

Box 20   Folder 5

Education and Inequality, 1973-1984, undated

Box 20   Folder 6

Upsala VI, Notes

Box 21   Folder 1

Dynamic growth theory, manuscripts and notes

Box 21   Folder 2

Dynamic growth theory, manuscripts and notes

Box 21   Folder 3

Yugoslavia, notes, 1973

Box 21   Folder 4

Brownfields, notes and research

Box 21   Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes

Box 21   Folder 6

NIE report, correspondence and notes

Box 22   Folder 1

Miscellaneous notes

Box 22   Folder 2

Option values, notes

Box 22   Folder 3

Rural development, notes

Box 22   Folder 4

Miscellaneous references

Box 22   Folder 5

Japan, notes

Box 22   Folder 6

Japan, notes

Box 22   Folder 7

Miscellaneous tables

Box 22   Folder 8

Charts on Women

Box 22   Folder 9

Zero order correlation matrix of 1970 data

Box 23   Folder 1

Data sets, 1968-1970, 1984, 1986

Box 23   Folder 2

Charts, 1982

Box 23   Folder 3

Data sets, 1984-1987

Box 23   Folder 4

Data sets, 1987

Box 23   Folder 5

Data sets, 1986-1987

Box 23   Folder 6

Data sets, 1985-1986

Box 24   Folder 1

Data sets, 1986

Box 24   Folder 2

Data sets, 1986-1978

Box 24   Folder 3

State equations data sets, 1983-1986

Box 24   Folder 4

State univariate tables

Box 24   Folder 5

Data sets, 1986

Box 24   Folder 6

State univariates

Box 24   Folder 7

Data sets, 1985

Box 24   Folder 8

Correlations, 1960

Box 25   Folder 1

Data sets, 1983, 1985

Box 25   Folder 2

Data sets, 1985

Box 25   Folder 3

Data sets. 1985

Box 25   Folder 4

Health data

Box 25   Folder 5

Data sets, 1985

Box 25   Folder 6

Data sets, 1983-1985

Box 26   Folder 1

Data sets, 1985

Box 26   Folder 2

Data, 1970

Box 26   Folder 3

Course materials, Education 322

Box 26   Folder 4

Course materials, Education 326

Box 26   Folder 5

Course materials, Human Resources, Berkeley, 1948-1949

Box 26   Folder 6

Miscellaneous course notes

Series III: Personal Files, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous

Box 27   Folder 1

Bowman vitae, publications, employment history

Box 27   Folder 2

Bowman, awards, 1982, 1995

Box 27   Folder 3

Correspondence, 1938-1988

Box 27   Folder 4

Correspondence, 1990-1999

Box 27   Folder 5

Correspondence, undated

Box 27   Folder 6

Address lists

Box 28   Folder 1

Letters for C. Arnold Anderson memorial service, 1990

Box 28   Folder 2

"Bits of the Lives of Students and Close Associates," C. Arnold

  • Anderson memorial service, 1990
Box 28   Folder 3

University of Chicago Comparative Education Center

Box 28   Folder 4

National Institute of Education Conference, 1971

Box 28   Folder 5

Symposium on Expectations and Demands for Places in Higher Education Institutions, 1984

Box 29   Folder 1

Miscellaneous conferences

Box 29   Folder 2

Compton Lecture Series, 1996

Box 29   Folder 3

Press coverage of University of Chicago economists

Box 29   Folder 4

Correspondence, information, and statements about T.W. Schultz

Box 29   Folder 5

Miscellaneous vitae

Box 29   Folder 6

Miscellaneous manuscripts

Box 29   Folder 7

Miscellaneous

Box 30   Folder 1

Miscellaneous newsletters

Series IV: Writing by Others

Box 30    Folder 2

Gary Becker, reprints and manuscripts,1966-1977

Box 30    Folder 3

Gary Becker, reprints and manuscripts,1981-1993

Box 30    Folder 4

Gary Becker, vitae and reviews

Box 30    Folder 5

Yoram Ben-Porath, reprints and manuscripts, 1980

Box 30    Folder 6

Mark Blaug, reprints, 1975-1984

Box 31   Folder 1

Mary Brinton, manuscript, 1990

Box 31   Folder 2

Martin Carnoy, reprints, 1970, 1982

Box 31   Folder 3

Claudio de Moura Castro, manuscripts, 1989, undated

Box 31   Folder 4

D.P. Chaudri, manuscripts, 1969, 1977

Box 31   Folder 5

Carmel Chiswick, manuscript, 1975

Box 31   Folder 6

David Cooper, reprints, 1980

Box 31   Folder 7

G.M. Criel, manuscript, 1981

Box 31   Folder 8

Ronald Dore, reprints and manuscripts, 1962-1978

Box 31   Folder 9

Ronald Dore, manuscripts on Japan, undated

Box 32   Folder 1

Gary S. Fields, reprints and mansucripts, 1976-1980

Box 32   Folder 2

Penelope Flores, vitae and manusripts, undated

Box 32   Folder 3

Bruce Harker, mansucrips, undated

Box 32   Folder 4

Stephen Heyneman, reprints, 1978-1980

Box 32   Folder 5

Stephen Heyneman, reprints and manuscripts, 1980-1984

Box 33   Folder 1

Stephen Heyneman, reprints and manuscripts, 1985-1995

Box 33   Folder 2

Torsten Husén, reprints, 1975, 1977

Box 33   Folder 3

William Hyde, reprints and manuscripts, 1975-1979

Box 33   Folder 4

Harry G. Johnson, reprints and manuscripts, 1971, undated

Box 33   Folder 5

Dale Jorgenson, manuscripts, 1977, 1987

Box 33   Folder 6

Simon Kuznets, reprints and manuscripts, 1972-1977

Box 33   Folder 7

Henry Levin, reprints, undated

Box 34   Folder 1

Assar Lindbeck, manuscripts, 1986-1987

Box 34   Folder 2

Robert Lucas, vitae, reprints, press coverage, 1977-1995

Box 34   Folder 3

Donald McCloskey, vitae, reprints, 1972, 1984, undated

Box 34   Folder 4

Jacob Mincer, reprints and manuscripts, 1958-1989

Box 34   Folder 5

Peter Mook, reprints and manuscripts, 1974-1978

Box 34   Folder 6

Jerry Olson, Chicago Teachers' Center manuscript and brochure, 1990

Box 34   Folder 7

Josef Orczyk, manuscripts, 1971, undated

Box 34   Folder 8

Michel Petty, reprints, undated

Box 34   Folder 9

Dudley Plunkett, manuscripts, 1965, 1967

Box 34   Folder 10

Suet-ling Pong and David Post, manuscripts, 1988, undated

Box 34   Folder 11

David Post, reprints, manuscripts, correspondence, 1985-1988, undated

Box 35   Folder 1

George Psacharopoulos, reprints and manuscripts, 1970-1980

Box 35   Folder 2

George Psacharopoulos, reprints and manuscripts, 1981-1984

Box 35   Folder 3

George Psacharopoulos, reprints and manuscripts, 1985-1992

Box 35   Folder 4

George Psacharopoulos, reprints and manuscripts, undated

Box 35   Folder 5

Jeffrey Puryear, reprints and manuscripts, 1979-1996

Box 35   Folder 6

Sherwin Rosen, vitae, reprints, 1972-1988

Box 36   Folder 1

Edward Rannells, manuscripts, 1958-1962, undated

Box 36   Folder 2

Jorge Sanguinetty, manuscript, 1980

Box 36   Folder 3

T. Paul Schultz, reprints and manuscripts, 1980, 1982

Box 36   Folder 4

John Smyth, reprints and manuscripts, 1969-1984

Box 36   Folder 5

Daniel Socolow, manuscript, 1972

Box 36   Folder 6

George Stigler, reprint and manuscripts, undated

Box 36   Folder 7

Vincent Tinto, reprints, 1973, 1981

Box 36   Folder 8

Jan Tinbergen, manuscripts and reprints, 1972-1973, undated

Box 37   Folder 1

Finis Welch, reprints and manuscripts, 1972-1989

Box 37   Folder 2

Robert Willis, reprints, 1979, 1986

Box 37   Folder 3

Douglas Windham, reprints and manuscripts, 1976, 1980

Box 37   Folder 4

Adrian Ziderman, manuscripts, 1989-1990

Box 37   Folder 5

Miscellaneous reprints by students, 1961-1987

Box 37   Folder 6

Miscellaneous articles by Univeristy of Chicago faculty, 1978-1991

Box 38   Folder 1

Ashenfalter - Burt

Box 38   Folder 2

Cameron - Choi

Box 38   Folder 3

Epstein - Jensen

Box 38   Folder 4

Jin Lian - King

Box 39   Folder 1

Knight - Mingat

Box 39   Folder 2

Mingat - Peterson

Box 39   Folder 3

Ram - Zimmerman

Box 40   Folder 1

Abel - Bowles

Box 40   Folder 2

Buchanan - Davidson

Box 40   Folder 3

Davies - Foster

Box 41   Folder 1

Foster - Johnson

Box 41   Folder 2

Karen - Lundberg

Box 41   Folder 3

Machan - Michael

Box 41   Folder 4

Mishkin - Owen

Box 42   Folder 1

Peshkin - Sen

Box 42   Folder 2

Shea - Woodhall, unidentified

Box 42   Folder 3

World Bank staff, "International Technology Transfer"

Series V: Restricted Files

Box 42   Folder 4

Financial papers

Box 42   Folder 5

Letters of recommendation for students