Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Ervin K. Zingler papers, 1936-1989 MS 435

creator aut Zingler, Ervin K.
Title: Ervin K. Zingler papers
Dates: 1936-1989
Abstract: These papers include correspondence between University of Houston economist Ervin Zingler and his wife, Gilberta, as well as academic materials, publications and awards.
Identification: MS 435
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Economist Ervin K. Zingler was born in Wisconsin in 1913. He graduated B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Lawrence University in 1935, M.A. University of Illinois 1936, Ph. D. University of Illinois 1938. He taught in many schools, including University of Cape Town, South Africa, University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, New York University, University of Illinois and University of Houston. He also served in the government as Chief Economist, 1944-1953.

Zingler was posthumously honored by a professorship being named for him at Rice University, known as the Ervin K. Zingler Professor of Economics and Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. The Zingler Chair was established by Gilberta Zingler, former assistant librarian for resources at Rice's Fondren Library, to honor her late husband, who was a professor of economics at the University of Houston. In Spring 1988, the Rice Board of Governors approved the appointment of Malcolm Gillis as the first Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics.

Scope and Contents

These papers include correspondence between economist Ervin Zingler and his wife, Gilberta, as well as academic materials, publications and awards.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ervin K. Zingler Papers, 1936-1989, MS 435, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gilberta Zingler,1993.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence 1946-1986

Box Folder
1 1 Ervin to Gilberta, Texas 1946-1955
2 Ervin to Gilberta, Washington, DC 1948-1950
3 Ervin to Gilberta, Arkansas 1949
4 Ervin to Gilberta, Louisiana 1949
5 Ervin to Gilberta, Chicago 1950
6 Ervin to Gilberta, Oklahoma 1950-1953
7 Ervin to Gilberta, California 1955
8 Ervin to Gilberta, University of Colorado 1958
9 Ervin to Gilberta, Vanderbilt University 1960
10 Ervin to Gilberta, University of Puerto Rico 1963
11 Ervin to Gilberta, Farleigh Dickinson University 1964, Teaneck, NJ
12 Ervin to Gilberta, University of Arizona 1966
13 Ervin to Gilberta, University of Wyoming 1967
14 Ervin to Gilberta, University of Nebraska 1968
15 Condolence cards and letters 1989-1990
16 Zingler Scholarship 1990
17 Miscellaneous 1949-1986

Series II: Personal and Academic Materials 1913-1990

Box Folder
2 18 Birth Certificate, 1913
19 Education
20 Thesis 1936 “Theoretical Aspects of the Laws of Cost” University of Illinois
21 Vitae
22 Omicron Delta Epsilon
23 Death certificate and obituary 1989
24 Resolutions and memorials honoring E.K. Zingler 1990
Box Folder
3 25 Faculty notices/ announcements/ lectures, University of Houston 1953- 1985
26 Notices/ announcements
27 Research / reference materials
28 Course materials, Folder 1 of 2
29 Course materials, Folder 2 of 2
30 Assorted printed materials
31 Clippings
32 Photographs

Series III: Publications and Awards 1957-1979 and undated

Box Folder
4 33 "The Proposed Value Added Tax for USA"
34 Parts of unpublished book by EKZ
35 St. Mary's University Graduate School, publications, published articles
36 University of Houston publications, published articles
37 Publications, Folder 1 of 2: The Determination of Economic Feasiblility of Multiple-Purpose Dams, April 1957; Economic Feasiblity of Multi-Purpose Dams; Economic Feasibility Study for the Community Bank; Economic Feasibility Study for the Northgate State Bank The Post Oak National Bank
38 Publications, Folder 2 of 2: Advertising and the Maximisation of Profit and reprint; "Veblen vs. Commons: A Comparative Evaluation" reprints; "Land-Value Taxation and Contemporary Economic Thought"; "The National Labor Relations Board and the Federal Courts" The Executive, "The Folklore of Administered Prices"; Review of Problems of Economic Policy
39 Awards: Omicron Delta Epsilon award for Outstanding Service to the Society, 1979; Omicron Delta Epsilon Distinguished Award for Outstanding Service to the Society, 1971; University of Houston Emeriti Award, 1979; University of Houston Men's Club pins: 3-20 years