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Inventory of the Robert G. Wesson papers
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Description
Correspondence, writings, memoranda, and clippings relating to the Soviet political system, political and economic conditions in Latin America and other parts of the world, and the theory of evolution.
Background
Robert G. Wesson was an American political scientist who served as a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution for over a decade. Wesson was interested in natural science and philosophy as well as political science, and as a result, his works, numbering over 30 published books in his career, span topics ranging from debt in Latin America to modern thought on the theory of evolution. Born in Washington D.C. in 1920, Wesson served in the Navy between 1944 and 1946. Wesson served with the Foreign Service in Brazil and Columbia and spent a number of years living in South America. He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona, his master's at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and his Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University. He taught for thirteen years at the University of California at Santa Barbara before joining the Hoover Institution in 1977. He had eight children and died of cancer in 1991 at 71 years of age.
Extent
18 manuscript boxes (7 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.