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James M. Buchanan papers C0247
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Economist James McGill Buchanan, Jr. was born on October 3, 1919 in Murfreesboro, Tenessee. Buchanan studied at Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Chicago, and he taught at a variety of schools, including the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and George Mason University. At Virginia Tech, he founded the Center for the Study of Public Choice, which moved to George Mason in 1983. Buchanan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1986 for his work on Public Choice Theory. He died on January 9, 2013.
The collection contains material covering James Buchanan's life, education, and academic career, from his time at Middle Tennessee State University in the 1930s to his death in 2013. There is also a photo from his early childhood, circa 1920. Academic and personal correspondence, drafts, revisions, and printed versions of writings, conference materials and travel information, collected articles read by Buchanan, and material produced as part of the Center for the Study of Public Choice's operations are all included in the collection. Also of note is correspondence, etc. from Buchanan's long-time secretary Betty Tillman, as well as administrator for the Center for the Study of Public Choice Jo Ann Burgess.
The collection is currently being arranged into nine series.
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There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the James M. Buchanan papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Buchanan, James M.
Center for the Study of Public Choice.
Public Choice Society.
James M. Buchanan papers, C0247, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Acquired by George Mason University Special Collections Research Center in September 2016.
Collection is currently being processed. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in June 2017.