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Register to the Paul Hollander papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Dale Reed
Date Completed:
2013
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Collection Summary

Title: Paul Hollander papers
Dates: 1961-2006
Collection Number: 2007C23
Creator: Hollander, Paul, 1932-
Collection Size: 13 manuscript boxes (5.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, curricular materials, and questionnaires, relating mainly to attitudes of American intellectuals toward communist countries and of American visitors to communist countries.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Hollander papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2007.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical/Historical Note

1932 Born, Budapest, Hungary
1956 Left Hungary, taking up residence in Great Britain and then the United States
1959 B.A., London School of Economics
1960 M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
1963 Ph.D., Princeton University
1963-1968 Assistant professor, Department of Social Relations, Harvard University
1968-2000 Associate professor and professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1973 Author, Soviet and American Society: A Comparison
1981 Author, Political Pilgrims: Travels of Western Intellectuals in the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba, 1928-1978
1983 Author, The Many Faces of Socialism: Comparative Sociology and Politics
1988 Author, The Survival of the Adversary Culture: Social Criticism and Political Escapism in American Society
1992 Author, Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad, 1965-1990
1992 Author, Decline and Discontent: Communism and the West Today
1999 Author, Political Will and Personal Belief: The Decline and Fall of Soviet Communism
2002 Author, Discontents: Postmodern and Postcommunist
2006 Author, The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries and Political Morality
2009 Author, The Only Superpower: Reflections on Strength, Weakness, and Anti-Americanism
2011 Author, Extravagant Expectations: New Ways to Find Romantic Love in America

Scope and Content of Collection

The Paul Hollander Papers in the Hoover Institution Archives consist of materials donated by Hollander in 2007, with subsequent increments. They document only a portion of Hollander's work as a sociologist and author. This work concentrated on the study of the political commitment of intellectuals, Western fellow travelers of the Soviet Union and other Communist bloc countries, sources of anti-Americanism within the United States and abroad, and leftist disillusionment in the wake of the collapse of Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
The largest volume of material in the collection is in the Research Projects and Proposals series. This series is especially notable because of its inclusion of much sociological raw data, accumulated and used by Hollander in some of his books, but susceptible to further analysis and use. Substantial data from five projects are included in the collection. The most voluminous data are in the form of questionnaire responses by American visitors to the Soviet Union in 1966. Hollander made use of this data in his book Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad, 1965-1990 (1992) and in a journal article in Society (2007). A second bloc of questionnaire responses on attitudes toward the United States was submitted by Canadian academics in 1989. A third bloc of questionnaire responses on political attitudes was made by members of the conservative National Association of Scholars in 1995.
In 1994 Hollander elicited free-form written replies from readers of an ad he placed in The Nation. American supporters of the Soviet Union or other Communist bloc countries were invited to describe the sources of their political commitment and how they had modified or reassessed it in the light of world events. Hollander drew upon these replies, present in the collection, in his book The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries and Political Morality (2006). Another group of transcripts and summaries of interviews of intellectuals from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe was made about the same time, dealt with the same questions, and is also present in the collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Americans--Communist countries.
Communism and intellectuals.
Intellectuals--United States.


Collection Contents

Box: 1

Correspondence, 1967-2007.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

General, 1967-2007

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Ethics and Public Policy Center (Ernest W. Lefever), 1985-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Includes proposal for publication on the Institute for Policy Studies and related correspondence
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 1984-1986

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Horowitz, Irving Louis (Transaction Books), 1987-2003

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

John M. Olin Foundation, 1982-1989

Box:

Events File, 1985-1998.

Scope and Content Note

Conference papers, programs, correspondence and press coverage, arranged chronologically by event
Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Moral Equivalence: False Images of Soviet and U.S. Values: Seminar, Washington, D.C., 1985 May 1-2.

Scope and Content Note

Conference papers and abstract
Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Interdisciplinary Social Science Conference of Hungarian and Hungarian-Born Political Scientists and Sociologists, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1988 May 15-20.

Scope and Content Note

Program and correspondence
Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Marxismen, Historien og de Intellektuelle: Conference, Roskilde Universitetscenter, Denmark, 1997 November 24-26.

Scope and Content Note

Program, correspondence and press coverage
Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Late Cold-War Perception Roundtable (Rand Corporation), Washington, D.C., 1998 July 9-10.

Scope and Content Note

Letter and list of participants
Box: 2

Speeches and Writings, 1973-2008.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts, with associated correspondence and reviews, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Soviet and American Society: A Comparison, Publisher correspondence, 1973

 

Political Pilgrims: Travels of Western Intellectuals to the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba, 1928-1978, 1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Correspondence. Includes publisher correspondence, reactions of readers, and reactions to reviews

Box/Folder: 2 :

Italian edition, 1988

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Preface. Typescript (in English) and correspondence

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Reviews (in Italian, with some English translations). Includes some correspondence

Box/Folder: 2 : 5-7

The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries and Political Morality, Typescript, 2006

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Hungary under Communism, 2008

Scope and Content Note

(Internet Global Museum on Communism contribution). Typescript and correspondence
Box: 3-4

Academic Course Materials, 1961-1999.

Scope and Content Note

Course outlines, reading lists, examination questions, lecture notes and student papers, arranged alphabetically by course
 

Political Sociology courses

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Course outlines and reading lists

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Examination questions

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Lecture notes

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Social Problems courses. Course outlines, examination questions and lecture notes

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Sociology of Crime and Deviance courses. Course outlines and examination questions

 

Sociology of Literature and Mass Culture courses

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Course outlines and reading lists

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Examination questions

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Student papers

 

Soviet Society courses

Box/Folder: 4 : 2-3

Course outlines and reading lists

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Examination questions

Box/Folder: 4 : 5-6

Lecture notes

Box: 5-16.

Research Projects and Proposals, 1966-2001.

Scope and Content Note

Proposals, correspondence, questionnaire responses, interview transcripts and summaries, and other written responses, regarding social science research projects, arranged chronologically
 

Soviet Travel Project, 1966

Scope and Content Note

In this project Hollander asked American travelers to the Soviet Union to fill out questionnaires assessing their knowledge of and attitude toward the Soviet Union and their attitude toward the United States before and after their trips. The questionnaires were distributed to two groups of travelers, one to participants in a person-to-person exchange program sponsored by the Citizen Exchange Corps, and the other to members of the American Mathematical Society attending an international conference in Moscow. Hollander made use of the responses in his book Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad, 1965-1990 (1992) and in a Society journal article (2007)
 

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

General

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

American Mathematical Society

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Citizen Exchange Corps

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Background material regarding social science surveys in general and regarding travelers to the Soviet Union in general

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Preparatory material. Notes, questionnaire drafts and coding materials, and lists of survey participants

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Pilot questionnaires

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Questionnaire responses by Citizen Exchange Corps group participants before trip

Box/Folder: 6 : 1-4

Questionnaire responses by Citizen Exchange Corps group participants before trip (contd.)

Box/Folder: 7 : 1-4

Questionnaire responses by Citizen Exchange Corps group participants before trip (contd.)

Box/Folder: 8 : 1-2

Questionnaire responses by Citizen Exchange Corps group participants before trip (contd.)

Box/Folder: 8 : 3-4

Questionnaire responses by Citizen Exchange Corps group participants after trip

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-4

Questionnaire responses by Citizen Exchange Corps group participants after trip (contd.)

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-2

Questionnaire responses by Citizen Exchange Corps group participants after trip (contd.)

Box/Folder: 10 : 3-4

Questionnaire responses by American Mathematical Society group participants before trip

Box/Folder: 11 : 1-3

Questionnaire responses by American Mathematical Society group participants before trip (contd.)

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

Questionnaire responses by American Mathematical Society group participants after trip

Box/Folder: 12 : 1-2

Questionnaire responses by American Mathematical Society group partipants after trip (contd.)

Box/Folder: 12 : 3

Questionnaire responses flagged by Hollander as exemplifying positive assessments of the United States

Box/Folder: 12 : 4

Questionnaire responses flagged by Hollander as exemplifying moderately negative assessments of the United States

Box/Folder: 12 : 5

Questionnaire responses flagged by Hollander as exemplifying strongly negative assessments of the United States

Box/Folder: 12 : 6

Blank questionnaires

Box/Folder: 13 : 1

Blank questionnaires (contd.)

Box/Folder: 13 : 2

Tabulations of responses

Box/Folder: 13 : 3

Cult of Personality in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Project Proposal, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Proposals and correspondence
Box/Folder: 13 : 4

Anti-Americanism Study Project Proposal, 1979-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Proposals and correspondence
 

Canadian Academic Survey Project, 1989

Scope and Content Note

In this project Hollander asked faculty members of Canadian universities to fill out questionnaires assessing their attitudes toward the United States
Box/Folder: 13 : 5

General. Correspondence and coding data

Box/Folder: 13 : 6

Questionnaire responses

Box/Folder: 14 : 1-2

Questionnaire responses (contd.)

 

Disillusionment with Communist Systems Project, 1991-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Project to interview intellectuals and former party or government officials in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe regarding disillusionment with communism
Box/Folder: 14 : 5

General. Proposals and correspondence

Box/Folder: 14 : 6

Interview transcripts and summaries

 

Political Commitment Project, 1994-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Project to solicit free-form written responses (letters or essays) from American leftists regarding their political commitments and reassessments of commitments. Hollander made use of the responses in his book The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries and Political Morality (2006)
Box/Folder: 15 : 1

General. Notes, proposals and correspondence

Box/Folder: 15 : 2

Responses flagged by Hollander as indicating change of attitude

 

Responses flagged by Hollander as indicating modified commitment

Box/Folder: 15 : 3

General

Box/Folder: 15 : 4

Amery, Al. Lengthy memoir regarding experiences as a member of the Communist Party, U.S.A. and as a member of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War

Box/Folder: 15 : 5

Responses flagged by Hollander as indicating no change of attitude

 

National Association of Scholars Project, 1995

Scope and Content Note

In this project, commissioned by the National Association of Scholars, Hollander asked members of the association to fill out questionnaires assessing their political attitudes and reasons for joining the association
Box/Folder: 15 : 6

Correspondence and background material

Box/Folder: 15 : 7

Questionnaire responses

Box/Folder: 16 : 1-2

Questionnaire responses (contd.)

Box/Folder: 16 : 3

Transcribed responses

Box/Folder: 16 : 4

The Social and the Personal: Novels and the Ends of Our Lives Project Proposal, 2001

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding proposed book on literature and society