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Edmund D. McGarry papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 27/F/455

This collection includes correspondence, lecture notes, typescripts and reprints of Edmund D. McGarry's speeches and articles, newspaper clippings, publications of the National Association of Teachers of Marketing and Advertising (NATMA), and printed materials concerning marketing and business research.

Materials from McGarry's career before coming to the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1927 include lecture notes from courses in business administration (West Virginia University, 1914, and Columbia University, 1927), publications and newspaper clippings concerning McGarry's work with the Extension Committee of West Virginia University in the 1920s, and correspondence relating to his dissertation. The bulk of the papers date from ca. 1930 to 1955 and document McGarry's career at the State University of New York at Buffalo. They include lecture notes, correspondence, speeches and committee papers.

Materials of particular interest for the State University of New York at Buffalo include a file on communism that contains documents relating to the University's policy on communists and ex-communists on the faculty as well as testimony before investigating bodies in 1953. McGarry was a member of an ad hoc committee appointed by University of Buffalo Chancellor T.R. McConnell in March 1953 to formulate the University's policy. This ad hoc committee drafted a policy statement which was discussed by the Faculty Advisory Committee in March and April, and submitted to the University Council's Committee on General Administration on April 13. The policy was announced to the faculty by Chancellor McConnell in a statement dated May 8, 1953. Additional materials of historic interest include speeches on the history of the School of Business Administration and a memoir of his co-worker in the School of Business Administration and the Bureau of Business and Social Research, Robert Riegel (1890-1970).

McGarry's research in marketing, particularly in the problems of small retail and chain stores, can be found in VI: Marketing, Retailing in Chain Stores, including files on Buffalo, New York firms such as the S.M. Flickinger Company and the Larkin Soap Company.

Professional affiliations are documented by correspondence and printed items from the National Association of Teachers of Marketing and Advertising (NATMA) and related organizations. The papers also include a typescript draft of an unpublished book, How we get along: a sketch of economics, as well as typescripts and reprints of published articles. McGarry's speeches cover a variety of topics in addition to marketing, including his experiences in Great Britain during World War I when he was suspected of being an Irish terrorist, his trips to Africa in the 1960s, and fishing.

Dates

  • 1914-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The bulk of the Edmund D. McGarry Papers are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (2 cartons)

Overview

This collection includes correspondence, lecture notes, typescripts and reprints of Edmund D. McGarry's speeches and articles, newspaper clippings, publications of the National Association of Teachers of Marketing and Advertising (NATMA), and printed materials concerning marketing and business research.

Chronology

1891
Born, Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia
1914
A.B., West Virginia University
1914-1915
History teacher, Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, West Virginia
1917-1918
Office Manager, Morris Beef Company, London, England
1918
2nd Lieutenant, United States Army, Field Artillery
1919-1920
Traveling Accountant, United States Income Tax Unit
1921
M.B.A, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
1921-1927
Assistant to the Associate Professor of Economics, West Virginia University
1927-1930
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo
1927-1942
Bureau of Business and Social Research, State University of New York at Buffalo
1930-1961
Professor, Marketing and Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo
1931
Ph.D., Columbia University
1932-1956
Chairman, Marketing Department, State University of New York at Buffalo
1933
President, National Association of Teachers of Marketing and Advertising (predecessor of American Marketing Association)
1950-1953
Faculty Advisory Committee, State University of New York at Buffalo (Chairman, 1951-1953)
1952
Visiting Professor, University of Washington
1955-1956
Fulbright Professor, University of Edinburgh
1958-1959
Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Arizona
1961
Visiting Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business Administration, Turin, Italy
Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Buffalo
1964
Visiting Professor, Inter American University, Puerto Rico
1973
Died, Buffalo, New York

Arrangement

The collection is divided into seven series:
  1. Education and Early Career
  2. State University of New York at Buffalo
  3. Visiting Professorships
  4. Speeches, Articles, and Books
  5. Professional Organizations
  6. Marketing, Retailing, and Chain Stores
  7. Bureaus of Business Research

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Mrs. Edmund McGarry, June 14, 1978.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff in the 1980s.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for Edmund D. McGarry papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
2006
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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