Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Center for the Study of Popular Culture Records
Collection number: 2005C25
Center for the Study of Popular Culture.
Horowitz, David, 1939-
124 manuscript boxes.
(74 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, memoranda, schedules, legal and financial records, printed matter, sound recordings, and video tape,
relating to conservatism and the mass media in the United States. Includes papers of David Horowitz, founder and president
of the Center.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Collection is open for research. Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials
include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the
materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the
Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Center for Popular Culture Records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
The collection was acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.
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
. 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.
The Center for the Study of Popular Culture, based in Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1988 by David Horowitz, president
of the Center since the beginning, and Peter Collier, his associate.
The Center's objectives are to promote traditional conservative values, especially regarding racial and social issues, and
mold public opinion by challenging opposing points of view. To achieve these goals the Center distributes pamphlets, links
its website to others with similar goals, probes political affiliations of members of academic institutions, and campaigns
in favor of anti-liberal talk shows and other programs. The Center has worked with an organization of conservative college
students and the Committee for Media Integrity (COMINT) to focus public attention on the liberal bias it sees in the media.
In addition, David Horowitz personally contributes to the mission of the Center by promoting his books, appearing on radio
and television programs, and speaking on college campuses around the country.
The Center has three branches:
FrontPage Magazine, a daily online journal; Wednesday Morning Club, a forum to promote conservative ideas in the media and entertainment industries;
and the Individual Rights Foundation, which provides legal support to the Center and litigates constitutional rights cases.
Contributions from private organizations with conservative affiliations, such as the Bradley Foundation, Carthage Foundation,
Olin Foundation, Richard Scaife Foundation, and others, have enabled the Center to build a strong financial base.
Scope and Content of Collection
Acquired in 2003, the Center for the Study of Popular Culture records consist of writings, correspondence, memoranda, schedules,
legal and financial records, printed matter, sound recordings, and videorecordings, relating to conservatism and the mass
media in the United States. The collection includes papers of David Horowitz, founder and president of the Center.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States--Politics and government--1989-
Mass media--United States.