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Preliminary Inventory of the Lee Edwards Papers
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Related Materials
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Lee Edwards papers
    Date (inclusive): 1878-2004
    Collection Number: 2010C14
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 340 manuscript boxes, 7 card file boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 5 film reels (146.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, memoranda, reports, studies, financial records, printed matter, and sound recordings of interviews and other audiovisual material, relating to conservatism in the United States, the mass media, Grove City College, the Heritage Foundation, the Republican Party, Walter Judd, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan. Includes extensive research material used in books and other writing projects by Lee Edwards. Also includes papers of Willard Edwards, journalist and father of Lee Edwards.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Edwards, Lee

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lee Edwards papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

    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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Walter H. Judd papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Ronald Reagan subject collection, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    Edwards, a historian of American conservatism, has been the author or editor of over 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and Edwin Meese III, as well as histories of the Heritage Foundation and the conservative movement as a whole.
    Edwards earned a doctorate in world politics from the Catholic University of America as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Duke University. He completed graduate work at The Sorbonne, Paris and received an honorary doctoral degree in humane letters from Grove City College.
    An adjunct professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, Edwards was also the founding director of the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Edwards was also a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.
    A frequently guest on cable and broadcast outlets such as Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, NBC, PBS, C-SPAN and NPR, Edwards has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, National Review, Human Events and American Spectator.
    Among his awards and honors are the Millennium Star of Lithuania, the Cross of Terra Mariana of Estonia, the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy from the Republic of China (Taiwan), the John Ashbrook Award, the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award and the Walter Judd Freedom Award.
    Sources: Lee Edwards Staff Page: http://www.heritage.org/About/Staff/E/Lee-Edwards 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains a wide variety of materials documenting the life and work of Lee Edwards. Extensive research material used in books and other writing projects is included, relating to conservatism in the United States, the mass media, Grove City College, the Heritage Foundation, the Republican Party, Walter Judd, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan.
    The collection also includes materials about the consulting firm Lee Edwards Associates, as well as documentation on Edwards' involvement in the Center for International Relations and Intercollegiate Studies Institute. In addition, personal papers of Lee Edwards, materials on his wife, Anne Edwards, and papers of Willard Edwards, journalist and father of Lee Edwards, are included. The papers include a variety of physical forms including correspondence, speeches, writings, memoranda, reports, studies, financial records, printed matter, sound recordings of interviews and other audiovisual material.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Edwards, Willard, 1902-1990.
    Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
    Grove City College.
    Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
    Judd, Walter Henry, 1898-1994.
    Reagan, Ronald.
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    Conservatism--United States.
    Mass media--United States.
    Phonotapes.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.
    United States--Politics and government--1989-
    Video tapes.