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Inventory of the Norman Allderdice Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Norman Allderdice Collection
    Dates: 1895-1984
    Collection number: 2000C53
    Collector: Allderdice, Norman, 1894-1961, collector.
    Collection Size: 135 ms. boxes, 1 oversize box (81 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, and other printed ephemera, issued by right-wing, left-wing and other political organizations, and by governmental, business, labor, religious, educational and other organizations, relating to political, social and economic conditions in the United States and abroad, and especially to right-wing and left-wing movements in the United States.
    Physical location: Hoover Instituion Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Norman Allderdice Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

    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 Note

    1894 February 16 Born, McKeesport, Pennsylvania
    1911-1915 Worked in open hearth department, Carnegie Steel Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1914 Graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology
    1916-1921 Superintendent, open hearth department, National Tube Company, Homestead, Pennsylvania
    1921-1927 Manager, Pittsburgh office, Manning, Maxwell and Moore, Inc.
    1927-1936 President and treasurer, Arch Machinery Company, Pittsburgh
    1936-1939 Special agent, Frank M. Knox Company
    1941? Retired to Tucson, Arizona
    1961 July 27 Died, Tucson, Arizona

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Norman Allderdice collection consists of pamphlets, leaflets, and other printed ephemera issued by right-wing, left-wing and other political organizations, and by governmental, business, labor, religious, educational and other organizations. The collection relates to political, social and economic conditions in the United States and abroad, and especially to right-wing and left-wing movements in the United States. The materials span a period of approximately one hundred years. They include English-language publications from publishing houses in Beijing, Hanoi, Moscow, and Pyongyang.
    The bulk of the materials are organized in two series, each in rough alphabetical order. Within each series, most material is arranged by the name of the creator, although some items are arranged by title, subject, or country. Oversize materials are arranged separately at the end of the collection (box 135).
    The desire to collect these materials grew out of Norman Allderdice's interest in individual freedom; conservative beliefs with respect to social and political issues; U.S. foreign relations, particularly with Russia; and opposition to any system of government that upholds autocracy.
    The collection was acquired by Northern Arizona University in 1965. The university added printed matter gathered by a number of other collectors to Allderdice's collection, including much material published after Allderdice's death in 1961. The Hoover Institution Archives acquired this pamphlet collection in 2000. The Norman Allderdice collection of serial publications is available at the University of California at Davis.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Economic conditions.
    United States--Social conditions.
    Right and left (Political science)
    Conservatism.
    Fascism--United States.
    Antisemitism--United States.
    Christianity and politics.
    Anti-communist movements--United States.
    Communism--United States.
    Socialism--United States.
    Radicalism--United States.
    World politics--20th century.

    Related Material

    The Norman Allderdice collection of serial publications is available at the University of California at Davis.