Collection comprised of sound recordings of lectures by various economists and other speakers delivered at the Institute for
Humane Studies, relating to laissez-faire economic and political theory; correspondence, memoranda and financial records,
relating to production of the festschrift Toward Liberty (1971) in honor of the Austrian-American economist Ludwig von Mises,
and to a visit to the United States by the Austrian economist Friedrich A. von Hayek in 1975.
The Institute for Human Studies was established in 1961 in Menlo Park, California by Dr. F.A. Harper. As a former economics
professor at Cornell University, Dr. Harper made it his goal to establish an institute whose primary mission would focus on,
“research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity,
and social harmony.” Since its 1985 relocation to Fairfax, Virginia the institute has been associated with George Mason University
where it continues today in the goals established by Dr. Harper.
11 manuscript boxes
(4.4 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research. Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available for immediate access.