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Richard M. Alston papers

Identifier: 06-03---002

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the research and writings of Richard M. Alston on economics with special attention paid to the economics of the environment.


  • Creation: 1951-2006
  • Other: Date acquired: 1996; 2006.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Richard M. Alston, “Dick,” was born on March 25, 1943. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Economics in 1966 and received his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University in 1968 and 1970 respectively. Dr. Alston began teaching in the Economics Department at Weber State University in 1969. During that time he served for six years as Department Chair in Economics (1990-1996), won Professor of the Year in 1974, won Presidential Distinguished Professor in 1981-82, and the Crystal Crest award in 1988 as well as in 1998. He was also awarded the John S. Hinckley Award for exemplary teaching, outstanding scholarship, and extraordinary service in 1992. His areas of research included the economic impacts of roadways in Utah, the National Forest Service, and general economics. He retired from Weber State University on December 31, 2006.


12.89 Linear Feet (28 Hollinger boxes, 1 half-Hollinger box, and 1 flat box.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in __ series. Series 1: Letter-sized papers, 1951-2006; Series 2: Digitized documents, 1994-2006; Series 3:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Dr. Alston (1996-028); (2006-040).

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408