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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Kendall P. Cochran Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cochran, Kendall P.
Title: Cochran, Kendall P., papers
Dates: 1950-2007
Abstract: The Cochran Papers are comprised of publications, correspondence, research notes, lectures, awards, and other materials chronicling the professional career of economics scholar Dr. Kendall P. Cochran.
Accession No.: 2014-242
Extent: 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A national leader in social economics, Dr. Kendall P. Cochran was instrumental in the founding of the University of North Texas economics department and served as its first chair, a position he held from 1969 to 1977. Cochran also strove to improve economics education by serving as director of the summer Institute for High School Teachers of Economics from 1964 to 1972.

Born in Newton, Kansas, Cochran served in the U.S. Army during World War II before embarking upon his college studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned both his bachelor’s (1949) and master’s (1950) degrees. During this important period he studied under Dr. Clarence Ayres, noted economics professor and founder of UT’s institutional economics movement. Cochran then enrolled at Ohio State University, earning his doctorate in 1955 and working for two years as an assistant professor before moving to the University of North Texas.

In 1993 Cochran was awarded the prestigious Thomas Devine Award from the Association for Social Economics, a group that Cochran served for many years in various leadership roles. Kendall Cochran died in Dallas in 2007.

Source: Dallas Morning News obituary, Dec. 9, 2007

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Scope and Contents

The Cochran Papers are comprised of publications, correspondence, research notes, lectures, awards, and other materials chronicling the professional career of economics scholar Dr. Kendall P. Cochran.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cochran, Kendall P.
Ayres, Clarence Edwin, 1891-1972.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of North Texas.
Subjects
Economics research.
Economic history.

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Related Material

Book: Economics: From the Dismal Science to the Moral Science, The Moral Economics of Kendall P. Cochran, by Susan McHargue Dadres, Mona Hersh-Cochran, and David J. Molina, University of North Texas Press, 1st ed. 2014, 2nd ed. 2015.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kendall P. Cochran Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2014-242/1 Kendall Cochran’s Curriculum Vitae
Program from memorial service, obituary, 2007
PhD diploma from Ohio State University, 1955
Fort Worth Society of Public Accountants speech, 1975
MANAS with Cochran quote from the Review of Social Economy, 1975
Wardman Group, Association for Evolutionary Economics, 1962-1990
Retirement notes and remarks, 1989
Thomas Devine Award, 1993
Special Recognition Award, University of North Texas, 1986
Bishop College project, 1968-1970
Awards
Miscellaneous papers: drafts, notes, articles
Correspondence, 1957-1985
Paper: “Rules of the Game”
Texas Academy of Sciences, 1971
Prime rate editorial, Wimberley View, 1980
Herbert Hoover quotes
Tax implications
“Why a Social Economics,” 1979
Future of free enterprise lecture by Ira Corn, 1976
Book reviews and articles
“Economics as a Moral Science,” 1974
“The Instrumentalist Foundation for Institutionalist Economic Thought,” 1983
“A Selective and Sketchy History of the Department of Economics, University of North Texas,” 1993
University of North Texas Department of Economics meeting minutes and notes
Dick Armey
Master’s Thesis: “The Aid to Dependent Children in Texas,” Kendall Cochran, University of Texas at Austin, 1950

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