Videotape film and transcripts of television series hosted by William F. Buckley and produced by the Southern Educational
Communications Association, relating to conservative thought, especially in the United States, and to American foreign and
domestic policy. Also includes background research files, administrative files, transcripts, sound recordings, photographs
and motion picture film. A searchable database describing all
programs is available at
With 1,505 installments over 33 years,
Firing Line is the longest-running public-affairs show with a single host, William F. Buckley Jr., in television history.
189 manuscript boxes, 218 oversize boxes, 3 card file boxes, 1 motion picture film, 352 linear feet of video tapes
(948 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
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.