John K. Langum (1913-1998) Papers, 1923-2001

22 linear feet (22 archival boxes)

Owner and president of Business Economics, Inc. founded in 1951 in Chicago, Ill.; Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1941-1951; economics lecturer at University of Minnesota, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, Northwestern, and University of Indiana; seminar instructor in banking at various universities; and chairman of the Elgin Illinois Planning Commission for 25 years. In his business as an economic consultant, Langum served as an expert witness, especially in finance and rate of return, for public utilities, public utilities commissions and courts, most notably in the Illinois Bell Telephone case. He was also very interested in the environment.

He was married to Virginia de Mattos, who died in 1967. Together they had one son, David J. Langum, a professor of law at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. In 1972 he married W. Sue Nelson. They moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1993 and they lived there together until Langum’s death in 1998.

Correspondence, class notes and quizzes, reports, transcripts of speeches and lectures, transcripts of testimony, statistical evidence, minutes of meetings, pamphlets, published material, news clippings, awards, autobiographical statements, publications, copies of interviews all document the career and civic involvement of John K. Langum. Also included are his appointment and date books and the property which was owned by JKL, either by himself or with his wife and/or son, JKL’s marriage and moving to California, birth of son, David John Langum, financial problems, income tax returns, receipts, WWII-war ration books and holder, move to Elgin, IL. Travels for business and pleasure. Of special interest is a scrapbook of John from 2 months old until late 1940’s and an oral history that is 228 pages.

Access: Open for research
Acc. No. 2001-18, 2005-1, 2006-16, 2007-19, 2011-30
Processed by: Connie Butts, June 2001 and Debbie Hamm, May, 2005; May, 2006; Jan. 2010; Feb, 2011; David Langum 2001-2011

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Biographical Sketch

John K. Langum was owner and president of Business Economics, Inc. which he founded in 1951 in Chicago, Ill.; Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1941-1951; economics lecturer at University of Minnesota, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, Northwestern, and University of Indiana; seminar instructor in banking at various universities; and chairman of the Elgin Illinois Planning Commission for 25 years. He was born in Big Timber, Montana, the son of Henry Langum, Lutheran minister, and Anna Georgina Nelson Langum. He spent his childhood in Wyoming and Minnesota and graduated from high school at the age of 15. In 1933 he received his B.A. from Colorado College, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa. In 1936 he received his M.A. and in 1943 his Ph.D., both from the University of Minnesota. While earning his Ph.D., Langum was a faculty member of the School of Business Administration at the University of Minnesota. In 1940 he went to the University of California at Berkley as a lecturer in economics where one of his students, Ray Lapin, eventually became the first president of FNMA and invented the concept of the secondary mortgage market. He left California in 1941 to go to the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, as head of its Research Department. While there, he served on the Board of Governors and Presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks, which determines the monetary and credit policies of the nation’s central banking system. In 1945 he was one of the founders of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and continued to lecture there on money markets and the American economy for the next 38 years. He was on the faculty of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University for 31 years. He also lectured at the Graduate Southwestern School of Banking held in Dallas, Texas at Southern Methodist University, the Pacific Coast School of Banking held in Seattle, Washington at the University of Washington, the Graduate School of Savings and Loan held in Bloomington, Indiana at Indiana University and at Northwestern.

In 1951 he started a private business, Business Economics, Inc., as an economic consultant which he continued to run until his death. As a consultant he acted as an expert witness in many cases, especially on financing and fair rate of return, before public utility commissions and in the courts, specifically in the Illinois Bell Telephone case. Mutual funds were also a special interest and he was Chairman of the Board of Founders Funds from 1960’s until his retirement in 1996. In 1950 he was selected as one of two of Chicago’s “Outstanding Young Man of the Year”, along with Charles Percy. In 1994 he was selected for the Benezet Award for Career Achievement by Colorado College.

As a resident of Elgin, Illinois he was active in civic affairs and helped write the city’s land use policies while acting as chairman of the City Planning Commission. He was very interested in the environment and was a board member of the Fox River Path Association, Friends of the Fox River, the Lake Michigan Federation and Citizens for a Better Environment. He was a board member of many community associations and groups including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Larkin Home for Children. He belonged to the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson.

Langum was married to Virginia de Mattos until her death in 1967. Together they had one son, David J. Langum, a professor of law at the Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. In 1972 he married W. Sue Nelson whose husband, Norm Nelson, (died in 1969) a city engineer, had known Langum from the City Planning Commission. Virginia and Sue had worked together for the League of Women Voters. Sue remained very active in many citizens’ organizations while married to John. In 1993 they moved to Tucson, Arizona, where they lived together until his death in 1998.

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Scope and Content

The John K. Langum Papers consist of 22 linear feet of correspondence, reports, teaching materials and quizzes, testimony, statistical evidence, pamphlets, published material, minutes of meetings, interviews and news clippings documenting his career and civic involvement. It also includes JKL’s appointment and date books 1944 to 1998 and the different real property owned by him, JKL’s marriage and moving to California, birth of son, David John Langum, financial problems, income tax returns, receipts, WWII-war ration books and holder, move to Elgin, IL. Of special interest is a scrapbook of John from 2 months old until late 1940’s and the oral history, 228 pages.

The collection is divided into 19 files: Federal Reserve Years, 1941-1960; Speaking Engagements, Correspondence & Programs, 1950-1994; Teaching, University and Summer Institutes, 1934-1983; Business Economics, Inc., 1951-1999; Business Organizations & Clubs, 1952-1996; Honors, 1950-1994; Rate of Return Consultation & Testimony, 1923-1994; Directorships, 1959-1996; The Langum Report on the American Economy, 1959-1991; Elgin Planning Commission, 1955-1981; Civic, Charitable & Miscellaneous Offices & Directorships, 1957-1995; Articles, Recollections & Interviews, 1948-1998; JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998; Diamond T Ranch, 1968-2001; Property of JKL, 1957-1992; Personal Correspondence to/from JKL-1940-1996; JKL’s Youth and School Years, includes 25th and 50th class reunions-1913-1983; JKL’s Miscellaneous Personal; and JKL’s Travels, 1948-1998.

The Federal Reserve Years, 1941-1960 (Boxes 1-2) is arranged alphabetically by subject and includes material related to his activities while working, including speaking engagements, teaching, and his published works. Many were written during WWII and consider it in relation to the economy.

Speaking Engagements, Correspondence & Programs, 1950-1994 (Boxes 2-4) is arranged alphabetically according to subject and includes his banker’s mortgage talks and the text of his “Prospects for the American Economy”, which were lectures he gave periodically in various cities across the country.

Teaching, University, and Summer Institutes, 1934-1983 (Box 4) is arranged alphabetically according to subject and includes information related to his teaching at the various universities, banking schools and seminars. Includes information about the institutions, syllabi, correspondence and copies of some lectures.

Business Economics, Inc. 1951-1998 (Boxes 4-5) is arranged alphabetically according to subject and includes financial and tax information and a large sample of telephone messages for Mr. Langum.

Business Organizations & Clubs, 1952-1996 (Box 5) is arranged alphabetically according to subject and includes memos, reports, and minutes of various organizations and correspondence with business associates and friends.

Honors, 1950-1994 (Box 6) is organized alphabetically and contains awards, news clippings related to honors and tributes to John Langum by business associates and friends.

Rate of Return Consultation & Testimony, 1923-1994 (Boxes 6-7) is organized alphabetically according to subject and includes copies of testimony by John Langum, statistical evidence, compilation of court opinions using Langum’s testimony, and correspondence related to public utilities cases.

Directorships, 1959-1996 (Boxes 7-8) is arranged alphabetically according to subject and includes correspondence, financial information and minutes of meetings from the mutual funds groups directed by Langum.

The Langum Report on the American Economy, 1959-1991 (Box 9) is organized alphabetically according to subject and includes correspondence, research examples, advisory committee, and copies of the publication.

Elgin Planning Commission, 1955-1981 (Box 9) is arranged alphabetically and includes information related to his chairmanship, commuter parking, land usage, and Langum’s retirement from the commission.

Civic, Charitable & Misc. Offices & Directorships, 1957-1995 (Box 9) is arranged alphabetically according to subject and includes papers of Sue Langum for certain Elgin organizations, as well as those John was involved with including environmental groups.

Articles, Recollections & Interviews, 1948-1998 (Box 10) are arranged alphabetically by subject and include several interviews of JKL for the Chicago Sun-Times and U.S. News & World Report. It also includes his own autobiographical statement used for business purposes, and recollections and obituaries for JKL. There also an oral history (228 pages) of JKL.

JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998 (Boxes 10-12) is arranged chronologically. It contains JKL’s daily appointments and activities.

Diamond T Ranch, (Box 13), The Diamond T Ranch, located in Tucson, Arizona, was bought in 1968 and owned by JKL until his death. It was used for vacations until 1993 when JKL and Sue lived there permanently. It contained several guest houses, which were rented out to vacationers.

Property of JKL, 1957-1992 (Boxes 13-15), is arranged alphabetically by state and includes the property that was owned by JKL either by himself or with his wife and/or son.

Personal Correspondence to/from JKL, 1940-1996 (Box 15-17), is letters, cards, etc. to/from sisters, Georgene and Arlene (Artsie) and their children, WSL, other relatives and friends; outgoing to DJL, HL, VAL (incoming in their papers) (outgoing correspondence to DJL 1990-1998 located in DJL papers). Also included are notes on personal telephone calls.

JKL’s Youth and School Years 1913-1983 (Boxes 17-19) is arranged chronologically starting with youthful sermons to college. The files contains graphs, postal savings book, inventions, Sunday school items, high school graduation and reunions, college reunions, personal correspondence, marriage and new baby, move to California and then to Elgin, IL. There is a scrapbook of JKL from 8 weeks old to 1940’s with other pictures of family and friends.

JKL’s Miscellaneous Personal (Boxes 19-20) Miscellaneous subjects which include the probate of JKL; deaths of various family members, credit; spiritualism; American Association for the Advancement of Science; personal financial statements; Internal Revenue Service; and health reports of JKL.

JKL’s Travels, 1948-1998 (Boxes 20-22) is arranged chronologically by date. Some of the trips are to Florida, Arizona, California, Caribbean, Colorado, Hawaii, Europe, Canada, Newfoundland, and Norway. The files contain flyers, brochures, letters, postcards, maps, expenses, photos and miscellaneous items pertaining to the different trips.

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Container List

Box 1: The Federal Reserve Years, 1941-1960

Folder Contents
1 Conferences – 1943-1952
2 Correspondence – 1941-1949
3 Correspondence Re: Lectures & Speaking Engagements – 1948-1950
4 Correspondence Re: Publications
5 Draft Statement and Duties at Federal Reserve
6 Miscellaneous-Federal Reserve
7 Encyclopedia Britannica
8 Federal Reserve Bank-Memos, News Releases, Reports and Telegrams, 1942-1950
9 Federal Reserve Bank-Draft Status and Duties
10 Itinerary of Speeches, 1947-1949
11 Miscellaneous Cards, Notes, Pamphlets, Reports and Articles-1941-1949
12 Notes, Memos, Press Releases, Reports, Maturity Schedule of Securities, 1941 and Pamphlets, 1941-1951
13 Pacific Coast Banking School, 1949, Resident Section
14 Printed Articles By or About JKL, 1942-1950
15 Published Articles, 1939
16 Published Articles, 1940’s
17 Published Articles, 1950’s
18 Published Articles, 1960’s
19 Research Committee and Advisory Board/Committee for Economic Development, May 10, 1946
20 Speeches, 1949
21 Speaking Activities-Federal Reserve, 1941-1950
22 Total Receipts and Total Expenditures Analyzed from the Standpoint of Cash or Non-Cash Transactions for Fiscal 1945
23 University of Chicago Class, 1945
24 War Finance and the Money Markets, July 13, 1942-July 27, 1942
25 War Finance and the Money Markets, Aug. 3, 1942-Aug. 24, 1942

Box 2: The Federal Reserve Years Cont. / Speaking Engagements, Correspondence and Programs, 1950-1994

Folder Contents
  The Federal Reserve Years Cont.
1 War Finance and the Money Markets, Sept. 28, 1942-Dec. 21, 1942
2 War Finance and the Money Markets, Feb. 8, 1943-Mar. 3, 1943
  Speaking Engagements, Correspondence & Programs, 1950-1994 
3 A. G. Becker, 1960’s
4 The American Economy and Outlook for Industry, Jan. 1954-Jan. 1956
5 The American Economy, June 1972-Nov. 1978
6 Bankers Mortgage Talks, 1950’s
7-8 Bankers Mortgage Talks, 1960’s
9 Biographical
10 Central National Bank, 1957-1959
11 Colorado Youth Forum, 1958
12 Conferences and Speaking Engagements, 1953-1959
13 Correspondence and Programs, 1951
14 Current Developments in the Canadian Economy, April 1959-Oct. 1959
15 Inflation and What It Means to the Bell System, 1952
16 Mile High Club, 1954
17 Newspaper Articles about JKL Speaking in Reprints, 1951-1966
18 Nurses Appreciation Day, Friday May 19, 1967
19 Prospects for the American Economy, July 1954-Oct. 1956
20 Prospects for the American Economy, Jan. 1957-Oct. 1957
21 Prospects for the American Economy, Jan. 1958-Oct. 1958
22 Prospects for the American Economy, Jan. 1959-Oct. 1959
23 Prospects for the American Economy, 1957-1959
24 Prospects for the American Economy, Feb. 1960-May 1961
25 Prospects for the American Economy, Jan. 1962-Nov. 1963

Box 3: Speaking Engagements, Correspondence & Programs, 1950-1994 Cont.

Folder Contents
1 Prospects for the American Economy, Jan.-Oct. 1964
2 Prospects for the American Economy, Feb. 1965-Dec. 1966
3 Prospects for the American Economy, May 1967-April 1969
4 Speakers Bureau, 1989-1991
5 Speaking Engagements, 1950’s
6 Speaking Engagements, 1952-1959
7-9 Speaking Engagements, Correspondence and Programs, 1960-1969
10 Speaking on the Economy in the 1970’s
11 Speaking on the Economy in the 1980’s
12 Speaking on the Economy in the 1990’s
13 Speech Promotion, 1989-1992
14 Speech Promotion, 1980-1994
15 Summary of Meetings and Guest Lists, 1961-1968
16 Summaries of Dates of Speeches (very partial) 1951-1952, 1968
17 Transcripts and Tests, 1956-1966
18 Transcripts and Tests, 1957-1976
19 The United States Economy/The Canadian Economy, Nov. 1972-Feb. 1974
20 Various Papers Used for Courses, 1960, 1966
21 Miscellaneous Correspondence, Programs & Notes, 1970-1980

Box 4: Speaking Engagements, Correspondence & Programs, 1950-1994 Cont. / Teaching, University and Summer Institutes, 1934-1983 / Business Economic, Inc. 1951-1998

Folder

Contents

Box 5: Business Economics, Inc. 1951-1998 Cont. / Business Organizations & Clubs, 1952-1996

Folder Contents
  Business Economics, Inc. 1951-1998 Cont.
1 Salaries and Federal Income Taxes, 1967
2 Salaries and Taxes Withheld, 1989; Business History
3 Salaries and Taxes 1990 [1971, 1990]; Salaries and Taxes Withheld Jan-Mar.-1991; Unemployment Compensation-1990
4 Telephone Messages, 1984-1985
5 Unemployment Compensation, 1991; Salaries and Taxes Withheld April-June, 1991
6 University of Chicago, 1985
7 Income Tax Returns 1940-1949
8 Income Tax Returns 1950’s
9 Income Tax Returns 1960-1969
10 Income Tax Returns 1970-1979
11 Income Tax Returns 1980-1989
12 Income Tax Returns 1990-1996
13 Internal Revenue Audits
  Business Organizations & Clubs, 1952-1996
14 Blue Chip Economic Indicators
15 Blue Chip Forecasting Service; Blue Chip Economic Indicators, 1991
16 Club 14, 1993-1995
17 Conference of Business Economists, 1990-1994
18 Conference of Business Economists, 1993-1996
19-20 Correspondence, Business and Personal Business Friends, 1952-1996
21 Hoadley, Walter
22 Lapin, Raymond
23 Miscellaneous Groups
24 National Association of Business Economists, 1989-1995

Box 6: Honors, 1950-1994 / Rate of Return Consultation and Testimony, 1923-1994

Folder Contents
  Honors, 1950-1994
1 Colorado College-Benezet Award, 1994
2 Miscellaneous Tributes, Thanks (Other than in Correspondence)
3 Outstanding Young Man of Chicago, 1950
  Rate of Return Consultation & Testimony, 1923-1994
4 Central Illinois Light, 1955
5 Compilation of Court Opinions Using JKL’s Testimony, Presented as Father’s Day Gift by David J. Langum, 1982
6 Intervention as Party in Commonwealth Edison Case, 1971
7 Tributes from ClientsRate Cases
8 Consultation and Rate Cases, 1953-1973
9 Consumer Price IndexAll Items Less Food, Home Purchase, Mortgage Interest, Cost, and Energy, 1967-1980
10 Corporate Gross Product Analysis, Duplicate
11 Corporate Profits Data from the First National City Bank of New York
12 CPL-Central Power and Light Tax, 1976
13 Example of Statistics Used in Rate and Other Consultations, 1963-1980
14 Industrial Acceptance Corporation, 1962
15 JKL Exhibits Re: CER (Corporate Earnings Ratings) 1971-1973
16 Lists of Rate Cases, 1951-1977
17 Qualifications & Lists of Rate Cases
18 Rate Case Correspondence 1955-1994; Rate Case Testimony 1969-1972
19 Rate Case Correspondence 1955-1994; Reports Used in Rate Cases
20 Rate Case: Illinois Bell Telephone before the Illinois Commerce Commission 1951
21-22 Rate Case: Illinois Bell Telephone before the Illinois Commerce Commission 1972
23 Rate Case: Illinois Bell Telephone before the Illinois Commerce Commission 1973

Box 7: Rate of Return Consultation & Testimony, 1923-1994 Cont. / Directorships, 1959-1996

Folder Contents
  Rate of Return Consultation & Testimony, 1923-1994 Cont.
1-2 Rate Case: Illinois Bell Telephone 1972, Langum Testimony and Qualifications
3 Rate Case: Illinois Bell Telephone before the Illinois Commerce Commission, 1981
4 Rate Case: Southern Bell Telephone, Langum Testimony before the Florida Public Utilities Commission, 1965
5 Senate Republican Policy Committee, 1952
6 Small SampleExamples of Collections of Reports, Articles etc. on Topics-Airlines, Service Economy, Productivity and Under-ground Economy
7 Supreme Court, 1923-1968
8 Tables on Profits, 1929-1985
9 Testimony before the Florida Public Service Commission, 1984
10 Willet, Inc., 1988, 1993
11 Yields on Public Utility Bonds, Newly Issued vs. Distributed
  Directorships , 1959-1996
12 Audit, 1991
13 Board of Directors-The Selected Funds, 1975-1992
14 Centennial Fund, Miscellaneous, 1959-1965
15 Dow Jones Sweepstakes
16 Eugene H. Vaughn, 1978-1989
17 First Federal Savings of Elgin, 1966-1988
18 Financial Statement FMDC (Founders Mutual Depositor Corporation) and Founders Corporation, 1975, 1980-1990
19 Founders, 1974-1976
20 Founders, 1995
21 FoundersFinancial and Statistical Information, 1993-1996

Box 8: Directorships, 1959-1996 Cont.

Folder Contents
  Directorships, 1959-1996 Cont.
1 Founders Fund, 1990’s
2 Founders FundCorrespondence and Miscellaneous, 1960-1975
3 Founders FundCorporate Information, 1993
4 Founders Fund Minutes of Meetings, 1975-1976, Incomplete
5 Founders Fund Minutes of Meetings, 1988-1989
6 Founders Fund and Minutes and Correspondence, 1960-1990
7 Founders Minutes and Memos, 1992-1995
8 Founders Procedures Discussed by JKL in Response to Shareholder Inquiry, 1994
9 Founders Retirement-JKL, 1996
10 FoundersTravel Expenses and Reimbursements for JKL, 1995
11 Jeffrey Krinsk vs. CMA Money Fund, 1988
12 Miscellaneous Minutes of Meetings for Founders Fund, Gryphon Fund, Second Centennial Fund, 1960-1975
13 Mutual Funds Cases, 1987-1990
14 Mutual Funds Writings, 1976-1995
15 Performance, 1991
16 Sales & Redemption of Mutual Funds, 1971-1976
17-19 Selected Funds
20 Selected Shares, Retirement Compensation, 1993

Box 9: The Langum Report on the American Economy, 1959-1991 / Elgin Planning Commission, 1955-1981 / Civic, Charitable & Misc. Offices & Directorships, 1957-1995

Folder Contents
  The Langum Report on the American Economy, 1959-1991
1 Advisory Committee, 1979-1987
2 Area PatternsNational Edition: Size; Economic Base; Growth; Business Cycle; Business Conditions, 1961
3 Contacts Used, 1985-1990
4 The Langum Report, Mar.7, 1984-Feb. 25, 1988
5 The Langum ReportCorrespondence, 1981-1985
6 Money Market, 1968
7 Names List, 1987-1991
8 Research Examples
9 Production & Research, 1959-1985
  Elgin Planning Commission, 1955-1981
10 Elgin Commuter Parking, 1980
11 Elgin Planning Commission Minutes, 1956-1971, Incomplete
12 Elgin Planning Commission Miscellaneous, 1955-1976
13 Elgin Planning Commission Retirement, 1981
  Civic, Charitable & Misc. Offices & Directorships, 1957-1995
14 Citizens for a Better Environment, 1989
15 Current History Forum
16 Easter Seal Center, Sue Langum, 1986-1988
17 Ecker Foundation for Mental Health
18 Elgin Historical Society, Sue Langum, 1983-1988
19 Elgin Symphony League, Sue Langum, 1983-1993
20 Elgin Symphony Orchestra, 1984-1993
21 Elgin Symphony Orchestra Board Reports, 1984-1985
22 Faith United Methodist, Sue Langum, 1986-1988
23 Fox River Path Association, 1970-1972
24 Friends of Fox River, 1970-1990
25 Larkin Home for Children, 1970-1978
26 League of Women Voters, 1987-1988
27 Miscellaneous, 1971-1995
28 Non-Federal Testimony before Legislature, 1972
29 Pima County, Arizona, 1970
30 Political Correctness Incident, 1992
31 Sons of Norway, Tucson, 1996
32 Testimony before Congress, 1957-1962

Box 10: Articles, Recollections & Interviews, 1948-1998 / JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998

Folder Contents
  Articles, Recollections & Interviews, 1948-1998
1 Autobiographical Statements-Business
2 Edwin Darby Interviews of JKL for Chicago Sun-Times, 1981-1985
3 Newspaper Articles (Interviews or Quotes), 1976-1992
4 Recollections, Obituaries, 1997
5 Time MagazineJKL Quotes, 1962-1968
6 U.S. News & World Report-Interviews, 1957-1962
7 Who’s Who Material (and Similar Registries), 1948-1998
8 Additional Publications
9 “Looking Behind the Crystal Ball” – Book
10 Oral History of John K. Langum – 1997 (228 Pages)
  JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998
11-13 JKL’s Diary Notes – 1945-1946
14-27 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1944-1956

Box 11: JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998 Cont.

Folder Contents
  JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998 Cont.
1-2 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1957 (2)
3-8 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1958-1963
9-10 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1964 (2)
11-13 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1965-1967
14-15 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1968 (2)
16-21 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1969-1974

Box 12: JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998, Cont.

Folder Contents
  JKL’s Date and Appointment Books, 1944-1998 Cont.
1-22 JKL’s Date and Appointment Book – 1975-1998

Box 13: Diamond T Ranch / Property of JKL, 1957-1992

Folder Contents
  Diamond T Ranch
1 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaPurchase in 1968
2 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaGraham Property
3 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaProperty Taxes
4 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaDepartment of Water Resources
5 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaBorrowed on
6 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaFidelity National Title Agency (Mortgages)
7 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaGreen Tree Financial Corporation, American Remodeling, Inc.
8 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaLoan from John David Langum, Jr. (Grandson)
9 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaIncome Tax and Bank Closures after JKL’s Death
10 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaExpenses
11 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaRentals (Leases, Rent Receipts, Checks, Houses)
12 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaRental Expenses
13 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaRezoning
14 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaLoan on JKL’s Account – 1987
15 Diamond T Ranch, Tucson, ArizonaReal Estate in Area of DT
  Property of JKL, 1957-1992
16 Arizona – Houghton Road, Tucson, 1971-1975 (Purchase)
17 Arizona – Houghton Road, 1976-1977
18 Arizona – Houghton Road, 1978-1979
19 Arizona – Houghton Road, 1980+

Box 14: Property of JKL, 1957-1992 Cont.

Folder Contents
  Property of JKL, 1957-1992 Cont.
1 CaliforniaBixby Creek, Monterey County, 1962-1979
2 CaliforniaBixby Creek, Monterey County, 1963-1966
3 CaliforniaBixby Creek, Monterey County, 1980
4 CaliforniaBixby Creek, Monterey County, 1990 (sale)
5 CaliforniaBixby Creek, Monterey CountyPayments and Correspondence, 1960’s
6 California50 AcresCoast Ridge RoadBig Sur, 1965
7 California – 123 AcresCoast Ridge RoadBig Sur
8 Illinois1186 Duncan Avenue, ElginResidence
9 Illinois 1186 Duncan Avenue, ElginHoover Burnidge
10 Illinois 1186 Duncan Avenue, ElginAssessment and Complaint
11 Illinois1186 Duncan Avenue, Elgin, 1992 (Sale)
12 Illinois477 Oakhill Road, ElginResidence
13 Illinois477 Oakhill Road, ElginBills
14 Illinois477 Oakhill Road, ElginSale
15 Illinois477 Oakhill Road, ElginLot 11
16 Illinois477 Oakhill Road, ElginLot 12
17 Illinois477 Oakhill Road, ElginThe Woods11 and 12
18-19 WisconsinManitowish Waters, Balsam BayJames Bart
20-23 WisconsinManitowish Waters, Balsam Bay
24 WisconsinManitowish Waters, Balsam BayWill Byram
25 WisconsinManitowish Waters, Balsam Bay (1955)Sale, 1997

Box 15: Property of JKL, 1957-1992 Cont. / Correspondence To/From JKL, 1940-1996

Folder Contents
  Property of JKL, 1957-1992 Cont.
1 WisconsinAdams County, 40 Acres 1957-1959
2 WisconsinGerald R. Blain PurchaseLots 1 and 2, 1986
3 WisconsinAdams County, Bluff PropertySelling, 1986-1988
4 WisconsinEaston, Adams CountyRichard MatschBuyer 1988
5 WisconsinMiscellaneous
  Correspondence to/from JKL, 1940-1996
6-12 Correspondence from Georgene W. Langum Darby, 1940-1978
13-17 Telephone Notes from JKL on Georgene W. Langum Darby, 1960’s-1978
18 Written Communications and Miscellaneous from JKL to Georgene W. Langum
19 Correspondence from John Darby (Georgene’s Son) 1958-1996
20-25 Correspondence from Arlene (Artsie) H. Langum Wright, 1935-1990’s
26-30 Telephone Notes from JKL on Arlene (Artsie) H. Langum Wright, 1935-1990’s

Box 16: Correspondence to/from JKL, 1940-1996 Cont.

Folder Contents
  Correspondence to/from JKL, 1940-1996 Cont.
1 Correspondence about Chuck Wright, Jr. (Nephew) Criminal Matter, 1995-1996
2 Writings Concerning Artsie or Chuck Wright
3 Correspondence from Chuck Wright, Jr. and Tommy Wright (Artsie’s Sons)
4 Incoming Correspondence from Other Relatives
5 Outgoing Correspondence to Henry and Anna G. Langum (Parents) – 1940’s
6 Outgoing Correspondence to Henry and Anna G. Langum (Parents) – 1950’s
7 Outgoing Correspondence to Henry and Anna G. Langum (Parents) – 1960’s
8 Outgoing Correspondence to Virginia A de Mattos Langum (1st Wife) Not Dated
9 Outgoing Correspondence to Virginia A de Mattos Langum (1st Wife) 1940’s & 1950’s
10 Outgoing Correspondence to Virginia A de Mattos Langum (1st Wife) 1960-1967
11 Outgoing Correspondence to David J. Langum (Son) 1950-1954
12 Outgoing Correspondence to David J. Langum (Son) 1955-1959
13 Outgoing Correspondence to David J. Langum (Son) 1960-1964
14 Outgoing Correspondence to David J. Langum (Son) 1965-1969
15 Outgoing Correspondence to David J. Langum (Son) 1970-1974
16 Outgoing Correspondence to David J. Langum (Son) 1975-1979
17 Outgoing Correspondence to David J. Langum (Son) 1980-1989
18 CorrespondenceBetty Fletcher (Sister of Mother-In-Law)
19 CorrespondenceJoAnne Adams Langum (Daughter-In-Law), DJL, Sr. (Son) and Grandchildren, Virginia and John
20 Correspondence with Bernadette Pucine Langum and Her Children
21 CorrespondenceGwen Sullivan
22 CorrespondencePhyllis de Mattos (Mother-In-Law “Gabo”) 1940-1949
23 CorrespondencePhyllis de Mattos (Mother-In-Law “Gabo”) 1950-1959
24 CorrespondencePhyllis de Mattos (Mother-In-Law “Gabo”) 1960-1971
25 Correspondence to and from Helen Overpeck
26 Correspondence to and from Phillip M. Hauser
27 Correspondence with W. Sue Walker (Nelson) Langum (2nd Wife) Pre-Marriage 1969-1972
28 Correspondence with W. Sue Walker (Nelson) Langum (2nd Wife) 1973-1998
29 Correspondence with W. Sue Walker (Nelson) Langum (2nd Wife) No Date
30 Correspondence with Mabel Nelson Kepler (Aunt; Sister of JKL’S Mother)
31 Correspondence with Elaine Kepler Koch (Cousin; Daughter of Mabel Kepler)
32 Correspondence with Friends and Other Relatives 1924-1949
33 Correspondence with Friends and Other Relatives 1950’s
34 Correspondence with Friends and Other Relatives 1960’s
35 Correspondence with Friends and Other Relatives 1970’s
36 Correspondence with Friends and Other Relatives 1980’s
37 Correspondence with Friends and Other Relatives 1990’s
38 Correspondence with Friends and Other RelativesNo Date

Box 17: Correspondence To/From JKL, 1940-1996 Cont. / JKL’s Youth and School Years 1913-1983

Folder Contents
  Correspondence to/from JKL, 1940-1996 Cont.
1 CorrespondencePersonal Business 1950’s
2 CorrespondencePersonal Business 1960’s
3 CorrespondencePersonal Business 1970’s
4 CorrespondencePersonal Business 1980’s
5 CorrespondencePersonal Business 1990’s
6 Telephone Notes on Calls with W. Sue Langum1969; 1971; 1988
7 Telephone Notes on Calls with “Gabo” (Mother-In-Law) and Betty (de Mattos) Fletcher (Sister of “Gabo”) 1967-1970
8 Telephone Notes on Calls with Betty Fletcher 1971-1973; DJL Calls Concerning “Gabo” Last IllnessJan-Feb 1971
9 Telephone Notes on Calls with Henry and Anna Langum 1962-1966 [Except 12/12/1966 and later]
10 Telephone Notes on Calls Regarding Last Illness and Death of Henry and Anna Langum 12/1966-4/1967
11 Telephone Notes on Conversations with Virginia A. Langum (Wife) [Except 12/16/1966 and about Henry and Anna Langum 1962-1967
12 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1960-1962
13 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1963
14 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1964
15 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1965
16 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls re DJL, Sr. Hospitalization 8/1965-9/1865
17 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1966
18 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1967
19 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1968
20 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1969
21 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1970
22 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1971
23 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1972
24 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1973-1974
25 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1975-1976
26 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1977-1978
27 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1979-1980
28 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1981-1982
29 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. and JoAnne 1983-1984
30 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. and JoAnne 1985-1986+
31 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1987-1988
32 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1989-1990
33 JKL notes on DJL, Sr. and Telephone Calls with DJL, Sr. 1991-1998
34 Miscellaneous Personal Calls
  JKL’s Youth and School Years 1913-1983
35 Youthful Sermons
36 Miscellaneous Youth
37 Inventions and Plans
38 Sunday School
39 Diaries1928-1929
40 Boy Scouts
41 CollectionsRecords of
42 Miscellaneous Incoming Correspondence
43 School Grades and Reports

Box 18: JKL’s Youth and School Years 1913-1983 Cont.

Folder Contents
  JKL’s Youth and School Years 1913-1983 Cont.
1 Sixth Grade Book
2 BiologySophomore
3 High School Papers
4 Litchfield, MN High School Graduation
5 Litchfield, MN High School Reunions
6 Litchfield, MN High School Newspaper
7 Langum Insurance Company
8 Account Ledger and Trial Balance Book
9 Colorado CollegeUndergraduate Diary, Senior Year-9/1932-4/1933
10 Colorado CollegeWork Papers
11 Colorado CollegeReligious, Philosophical & Other Work or Speculations
12 Colorado College25th Reunion, 1958
13 Colorado College50th Reunion, 1983
14 Colorado CollegeLater Alumni Activities
15 University of MinnesotaGraduate Studies
16 University of MinnesotaGrades, Awarding of Ph.D., Dissertation
17 BV University of MinnesotaThesis“A Critical Analysis of Monetary Theories of Underconsumption”, 1936
18 BV University of MinnesotaThesis  – “The Structure of Cash Balances1934-1940” 1941

Box 19: JKL’s Youth and School Years 1913-1983 Cont. / JKL’s Miscellaneous Personal

Folder Contents
  JKL’s Youth and School Years 1913-1983 Cont.
1 Employment for Krey, 1934-1935
2 IncomingPersonal Correspondence Mid 1930’s
3 GirlfriendMaidie Power, 1938
4 Social ActivitiesMinneapolisLate 1930’s
5 Trip1939BoraksCalifornia
6 Marriage and Move to California1940
7 Settling into California1940
8 Naming the BabyDavid John Langum
9 New Baby and CongratulationsOctober 24, 1940
10 Virginia’s Post Delivery Illness and Family Correspondence
11 Financial Problems / Winter / Spring-1940 / 1941-Correspondence with Family
12 CashbookJanuary-March, 1941
13 Employment Correspondence and Miscellaneous1939-1941
14 Outgoing Correspondence from JKL to Faculty and Colleagues
15 Ingoing Correspondence to JKL from Faculty and Colleagues
16 Correspondence with Larry Williams, 1939-1941
17 JKLAutobiographical Notes Mostly 1930’s – Early 1940’s
18 World War IIWar Ration Books and Holder
19 Cash Book, 1945
20 Miscellaneous and RecreationalEarly 1940’s
21 Furniture, 1940’s
22 Marital Difficulties and Move to Elgin, IL1946-1947
23 Memory BookJohn K. Langum, Age 8 Weeks to Late 1940’s
24 Ancestor Chart
  JKL’s Miscellaneous Personal
25 JKL – ProbateSale of Diamond T Ranch
26 JKL – ProbateOther and Miscellaneous
27 JKL – ProbateAttorney Fees
28 JKL – ProbateCorrespondence 1998-2001
29 JKL – ProbateComplaint to Arizona State Bar
30 JKL – ProbateCourt Papers
31 JKL – ProbatePrevious Wills
32 JKL – Tucson Funeral and Elgin Memorial 1998
33 Justin Darby’s DeathJKL’s Brother-In-Law (Georgene’s Husband) 1967
34 Lucille WalkerDeathWSL’s Mother 1970
35 Norman Nelson’s DeathWSL’s 1st Husband
36 Betty Brown
37 Lamentations
38 Traffic Tickets
39 Women

Box 20: JKL’s Miscellaneous Personal Cont. / JKL’s Travels, 1948-1998

Folder Contents
  JKL’s Miscellaneous Personal Cont.
1 Example of a JKL Subject File
2 Charlotte Williams
3 Loans from DJL, Sr. and Friends (Business)
4 Credit Standing/Credit Reporting Agencies
5 Credit Collection Problems
6 American Association for the Advancement of Science
7 Bad Checks
8 Commencement SpeechElgin High School (IL) 1966
9 Travels to Minneapolis Incident to February-April, 1967 (Parent’s Last Illnesses and Deaths)
10 Treasury Board Investment 1958
11 W. Sue Langum – Miscellaneous
12 Courtship with Sue Nelson 1969-1972
13 1972 Wedding with Sue – Planning and Expenses
14 Spiritualism 1967-1970
15 Insured Tuition Payment Plan 1958-1965
16 Internal Revenue Service – Communications 1960’s-1980’s
17 JKL – Personal Financial Statements 1965-1995
18 JKLInternal Revenue Service – Communications, Levies, etc. 1990’s
19 Southside Presbyterian Church – Tucson
20 JKL Health Reports 1951, 1968, 1980’s
21 JKL Health Reports 1990’s
  JKL’s Travels, 1948-1998
22 Florida, April, 1948
23-24 Arizona (Primarily Tucson), March-April, 1949 (Side Trip to Los Angeles)
25 Minneapolis, December, 1949
26 South Dakota, May, 1950
27-29 Caribbean Cruise, December 1959-January 1960

Box 21: JKL’s Travels, 1948-1998 Cont.

Folder Contents
  JKL’s Travels, 1948-1998 Cont.
1 New Hampshire (DJL’s), April, 1962
2 California, September, 1962 (Drive with DJL)
3 Hawaiian Cruise, November-December, 1962
4 California, June, 1965 (DJL’s Law Graduation)
5 Proposed Trip of Trans Siberian Railway – 1970
6 Missouri River, July, 1971 (Canoe Trip with DJL)
7 Disneyland and Rose Bowl, December, 1971
8 Colorado, 1972
9 Japan, February, 1973
10 Israel and Middle East, March, 1973
11-12 Hawaiian Cruise, July-August, 1973
13 Alaska Cruise, August, 1974
14 Morocco, April, 1975
15 Washington, D.C., May, 1975
16-17 Kenya and East Africa, February, 1976
18 England, April, 1976
19 Europe, Late Spring, 1976
20 Norway, July, 1976
21 Springfield, IL, January, 1977 (Inauguration of James Thompson)
22 Washington, D.C., January, 1977 (Inauguration of Carter)
23 China and Singapore, November, 1977
24 Europe, March, 1978
25 China, February, 1979
26 Canadian Rockies, June, 1981
27 Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Austria, March, 1982
28 Britain, December, 1983
29 Spain, March, 1984
30 Germany, Luxembourg, Oberammergau, Switzerland, June, 1984
31 Washington, D.C., October, 1984
32 New York, November, 1984
33 Greece, March, 1988
34 JKL – MiscellaneousClient and Non-Client Travels, 1989
35 W. Sue LangumMiscellaneous Travels, 1989
36 JKL, 1991

Box 22: JKL’s Travels 1948-1998 Cont.

Folder Contents
  JKL’s Travels, 1948-1998Cont.
1 W. Sue Langum, 1991
2 JKL, 1992
3 W. Sue Langum, 1992
4 JKL, 1993
5 Selected American SharesReimbursement TravelBusiness Board Fees, 1993
6 Founders FundReimbursement TravelBusiness, 1993
7 Moving from Chicago to Tucson, 1993
8 New York, 1993
9 JKL and W. Sue Langum, 1995
10 JKL, 1996
11 Miscellaneous Travels, 1997
12 Northfield, Minnesota, July, 1997
13 Newfoundland, September, 1997
14 Panama Canal Cruise and Train to Florida, January, 1998
15 Miscellaneous Travel, 1974-1997

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