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Manuscript Group 404

Erwin Graue Papers, 1929-1992

5.5 cubic feet

The records of Erwin Graue were donated to the University of Idaho by James W. Graue in March 1995. They were processed by Erika Kuhlman in 2001.

A Brief Biography of Erwin Graue

Born in Germany in 1895, Erwin Graue attended high school in Bremerhaven, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1918. After finishing his bachelor's degree in economics from Cornell University in 1923, he accepted a position as an industrial statistician in New York City, where he worked until 1925. While working in New York, he continued his studies at the New School of Social Research while collaborating with economists at the University of Chicago. Graue returned to Cornell to complete his doctorate in economics in 1928, and then began work as an assistant professor of economics in the School of Business at the University of Idaho. He married Mount Holyoke graduate Sarah Louise Baker in 1929.

Dr. Graue spent a year lecturing in economics at the University of Ankara, Turkey, as a Fulbright Fellow in 1951. From 1954 to 1965, he directed the Public Utilities Executives' Course, conducted each summer at the University of Idaho. During his 37-year career at the University of Idaho, Graue received teaching honors and wrote numerous articles in several scholarly journals. Many of his students went on to hold top positions in businesses and corporations in Idaho and elsewhere. Graue specialized in economic statistics, business, and agricultural economics.

Upon his retirement from the University of Idaho in 1965, Graue accepted a teaching position in Gonzaga University's economics department, where he taught until 1986. At both the University of Idaho and Gonzaga University, Graue earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher and faculty member. He continued to correspond with former students long after they left his classroom. Graue's letters to his students serving in the armed forces during World War II offered them cheer and news of the University of Idaho, to which they eagerly responded. Erwin Graue died on April 21, 1994, at the age of ninety-nine.

Scope And Content

The papers of Erwin Graue span the years 1929 to 1992, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1941 to 1945. Included in the collection are Graue's correspondence with students and colleagues, photographs, professional materials (lecture notes, articles on economics, newspaper clippings), and awards and honors. Graue's correspondence includes letters from University of Idaho graduate A.D. Davis, owner of Winn-Dixie Inc., a grocery store chain; correspondence from the U.S. Senator from Idaho Henry C. Dworshak; and other entrepreneurs and politicians.

Arrangement and Description

Erwin Graue's general correspondence was in no particular order when received. Letters and their envelopes were sorted by date and put in folders arranged chronologically. Graue's professional materials were in labeled folders; these were discarded and replaced with acid-free folders. Original folder headings were generally retained, with additional description added for clarification. Several books, reprints, and journals were sent to serials. This reduced the records by six linear feet.

Series List

I. Correspondence, 1929-1992

II. Professional Materials, 1929-1985

Inventory

Erwin Graue Papers, 1929-1992

Box Folder Description No. Items

I. Correspondence, 1929-1992

1	1	Undated	32
	2	1929-1930	7
	3	1931-1932	18
	4	1933-1935	24
	5	1936-1937	16
	6	1938-1939	14
	7	1940-1941	16
	8	January - June 1942	9
	9	August - December 1942	21
	10	January - February 1943	7
	11	March - April 1943	15
	12	May - June 1943	23
2     13	July - August 1943 	26
	14	September - October 1943	18
	15	November 1943	13
	16	December 1 - December 15, 1943	17
	17	December 16 - December 31, 1943	15
	18	January - February 1944	20
	19	March - April 8, 1944	19
	20	April 12 - May 1944	19
	21	June - July 1944	14
	22	August - September 1944	18
	23	October - November 6, 1944	17
3	24	November 8 - December 7, 1944	18
	25	December 12 - December 31, 1944	21
	26	January - February 1945	17
	27	March 1945	15
	28	April 1945	10
	29	May 1945	16
	30	June - July 1945	16
4	31	August - September 9, 1945	15
	32	September 13 - October 1945	14
	33	November - December 1945	19
	34	1946	21
	35	January - June 1947	14
	36	July - December 1947	8
5	37	1948 - 1949	15
	38	1950	6
	39	1951 - October 1952	14
	40	November 1952 - September 1954	13
	41	December 1954 - August 1955	9
	42 	September 1955 - July 1957	11
	43	August 1957 - December 1957	5
	44	January 1958 - 1959	15
	45	1960 - April 1961	9
	46	June - July 1961 	9
6	47	October 1961 - February 1962	7
	48	April 1962 - April 1963	13
	49	May 1963 - August 1964	12
	50	October - December 1964	8
	51	January - April 1965	16
	52	May 1965	20
	53	June 1 - June 22, 1965	25
	54	June 23 - June 30, 1965	27
7	55	July - August 1965	32
	56	September - December 1965	21
	57	1966	14
	58	1969	17
	59	January 1970 - February 1972	15
	60	March 1972 - November 1974	26
	61	February 1975 - April 1977	49
8	62	May 1977 - July 1978	37
	63	August 1978 - September 1981	19
	64	October 1981 - December 1983	14
	65	April 1984 - December 1992	21
	66	Photographs, undated; 1937 - 1965	34
		

II. Professional Materials, 1929-1985

9	67	Awards and Honors, 1935 - 1965	5
	68	Biographies, undated; 1929 - 1950	33
	69	Capitalism and Banking, undated; 1930 - 1966	11
	70	Corporate and Individual Investment, 1957 -  1963	6
	71	Davis Brothers Correspondence, 1936 - 1964	14
	72	Economic Forecasting, undated; 1929 - 1964	24
	73	Economic Histories, undated; 1929 - 1938	32
	74	Economic Recovery and Keynes, 1952 - 1966	21
	75	Education, undated; 1929 - 1941	18
	76	Foreign Relations, undated; 1945 - 1948	30
	77	Gold and Silver, undated; 1932 - 1964	21
	78	Graue Chair in Economics at Gonzaga University, undated; 1976 - 1977	25
	79	Graue Chair in Economics at Gonzaga University, 1978 - 1981	18
10	80	Graue Curriculum Vitae and Publications, 1929 - 1955	20
	81	Guaranty Trust Company, 1954 - 1959	2
	82	Humor, 1929 - 1946	47
	83	International Monetary Policies, 1945 - 1951	21
	84	Land Economics, 1924 - 1944	48
	85	Lectures, undated	6
	86	Letters of Recommendation, 1985	8
	87	Literature, undated; 1924 - 1932	21
	88	Philosophy, undated; 1929 - 1946	43
	89	Photographs and postcards, undated; 1947 - 1980	30
	90	Poetry clippings, 1929 - 1932	25
	91	Public Utilities Executives' Course, undated	2
	92	Published Articles, 1929 - 1966	6
	93	Published Articles on Economics, 1930 - 1965	198
	94	Quotations, 1933 - 1959	32
	95	Retirement, 1965 - 1977	5
	96	Senator Dworshak Correspondence, 1945 - 1957	37
	97	Speech Transcripts and Materials, undated; 1936 - 1966	44
	98	University Awards, 1961 - 1965	2
	99	University Award, 1977, and slide rule	2


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