Register of the American subject collection, 1899-2004

Processed by Linda Bernard; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
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© 1997
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the American Subject collection, 1901-1996

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email:
Processed by:
Linda Bernard
Date Completed:
1995 (revised)
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: American Subject collection,
Date (inclusive): 1899-2004
Collection Number: XX742
Collection Size: 20 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 9 phonorecords, 7 phonotape cassettes. (9.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, serial issues, clippings, other printed matter, memoranda, reports, letters, writings, and miscellany, relating to political and social conditions in the United States, and especially to socialist, libertarian and radical movements.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research except for one folder in Box 3 that may only be used by persons that sign restriction agreement.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American subject collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


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 . 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.

Scope and Content of Collection

Pamphlets, leaflets, serial issues, clippings, other printed matter, memoranda, reports, letters, writings, and miscellany, relating to political, social and economic conditions in the United States, and especially to socialist, libertarian and radical movements.

Indexing Terms

Radicalism--United States.
Socialism--United States.
Libertarianism--United States.
United States--Politics and government--20th century.
United States--History--20th century.
Free enterprise.

Series Description

Box: 1-12

SUBJECT FILE, 1901-1994.

Scope and Content Note

Addresses, appointment books, articles, brochures, bulletins, campaign material, circulars, correspondence, directories, essays, invitations, financial records, flyers, leaflets, legislation, log-books, manuals, memoirs, memoranda, minutes of meetings, newsletters, newspaper issues, notes, pamphlets, proclamations, programs, reports, statements, studies, transcripts of testimony, tributes, clippings and other printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
Map case


Scope and Content Note

Broadside issued by the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights
Record cabinet, Cassette cabinet

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL, n.d. and ca. 1929-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Phonorecords and phonotape cassettes of speeches and statements by American presidents and others relating to American politics

Collection Contents


SUBJECT FILE, 1901-1994

Box 1, 12

General. Serial issues, pamphlets, leaflets, bulletins newsletters, reports, directories, manuals, appointment books, memoranda, and copies of New Deal legislation, 1901-1989, relating to political, social, economic, and military conditions in the United States

Box 8

American Friends Service Committee. Pamphlet relating to German refugees, 1939; and a button, n.d., that belonged to one Elizabeth Everett


American Youth Congress. Clippings, 1935-1970, relating mainly to activities of the American Youth Congress in the 1930s

Box 9

Anti-Semitism. Leaflets issued by the Edmondson (Economic Service), 1934


Armed Forces


Instructional guide, entitled "AirLand Battle," n.d., relating to the theory of coordination of air and ground military operations


Pamphlets, one relating to defense production, 1952, and one relating to the threat of disease and non-battle injury to U.S. military personnel in the Gulf War of 1991, 1991 February 15

Box 8

Miscellany. Two mimeographed technical training bulletins, European Theater, 1945 June-July; one serial issue, 1949, issued by the Bureau of Naval Personnel; and one study, n.d., relating to motor vehicle operation in desert country and cold climates

Box 2

Bicentennial. Addresses, illustrations, proclamations, and other material, l976, issued in commemoration of the Bicentenary of the United States

Box 9

Business. Reprint of a speech by Susanna W. Purnell, 1986, relating to U.S. business abroad and the threat of terrorism

Box 8

Christians for Socialism. Tract, ca. 1983, entitled "Commies for Christ," relating to similarities between Christianity and communism, and to guidelines for U.S. foreign policy

Box 12

Civil rights movement. Pamphlets and leaflets, 1946-1967, relating in particular to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Box 8

Communism. See also socialism


General. Correspondence, speeches, statements, testimonies, reports, studies, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, and clippings, 1946-1977, relating to international communism and to communism in the United States

Box 9

Issue of Left Review, n.d., organ of the John Reed Club of Philadelphia

Box 12

Cooperative movement. Pamphlets, 1943-1944

Box 9



General. Includes a brochure, n.d., describing the Earth Island Institute


Green parties. Flyer issued by the Green Party of California, 1991

Box 8

Hoover, Herbert C.


Issue of The Illustrated Review, 1920 February, featuring Herbert Hoover


Printed articles, 1987-1992, relating to Herbert Hoover's mining career in Australia at the turn of the century


Tributes, 1953-1954, presented to Herbert Hoover by the Bohemian Club

Box 11

LaRouche, Lyndon. Pamphlets, 1994, issued by Lyndon LaRouche groups, relating to world population policy and the electoral candidacies of LaRouche supporters

Box 2-3,




General. Correspondence, reports, essays, financial records, notes, leaflets, pamphlets, bulletins, newsletters, newspaper and serial issues, and other printed matter, relating to libertarianism in the United States, the organization and activities of the Libertarian Party in California and other libertarian organizations and conservative youth groups, and the First National Convention of the Libertarian Party

Box 8

First issue of the newsletter North Texas Libertarian, 1986 March, relating to the beginning of the 1986 Libertarian Party campaign in Texas

Box 2

Merchant marine. Log-book (handwritten), for a voyage of the steam-ship Lottie Bennet from San Francisco to Valparaiso, Chile, 1914; and log-book (blank), for a voyage of the schooner W.F. Jewett from San Francisco to Callao, Peru, 1913

Box 9

Migrant labor - California. 1938 reprint of John Steinbeck's essay "Their Blood Is Strong," originally published in 1936 and relating to the migratory agricultural workers in California


Minorities. Reprint of an article by Wendell L. Willkie entitled "The Case for the Minorities," 1942


National Popular Government League. Bulletins, 1929-1940, relating to various aspects of the political process

Box 4

Presidential inaugurations. Reception and concert invitations, programs, and campaign badges, 1953-1973, relating to the inaugurations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon

Box 9

Prisons. Essay, ca. 1960, by U.S. Bureau of Prisons director James V. Bennett, entitled "Of Prisons and Justice," relating to the penal system in general and to vocational training in prisons in particular

Box 4

Protestant Episcopal Church. Clippings and other printed matter, 1974-1978, relating to alleged Marxist influence in the Protestant Episcopal Church and in the World Council of Churches. Includes an Episcopalian study guide entitled "Struggling with the System: Probing Alternatives"


Radicalism. Reports, 1924, relating to activities of the Workers' (Communist) Party, the Industrial Workers of the World, and other leftist organizations in Los Angeles during this period

Box 12

Reform movements. Pamphlets, bulletins, and leaflets issued by various reform movements, 1943-1971

Box 3

Republican Party. Typescript memoir relating to the Republican National Convention of July 1952, and Earl Warren, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Richard M. Nixon. Written by a convention messenger. May be used only by persons agreeing not to disclose the identity of the author

Box 4

Smith Act. Circular, 1952, relating to appeals for the defense of Oleta O'Connor Yates, under indictment on charges of violating the Smith Act

Box 5-7,12



General. Pamphlets, leaflets, booklets, newspaper and serial issues, bulletins, clippings, reports, and minutes, 1911-l967, relating to the Socialist and Communist parties, as well as to other radical movements in the U.S., and to Leon Trotsky and the onset of World War II, as viewed by the communist and Trotskyist press in the U.S. Includes a legal brief and a legal decision, as well as notes, l937-l94l, relating to legal proceedings against Harry Bridges

Box 9

Issue of The N.Y. Socialist, 1919 May 17, put out by the left wing of the Socialist Party and parodying The Socialist, the official organ of the party; and genuine issue of The Socialist, 1919 May 27

Box 12

Pamphlets, 1920-1942? relating to Eugene V. Debs

Box 9

Scrapbook of clippings, 1928-1930, relating to Socialist candidates in the Presidential campaign of 1928 and Congressional and state elections of 1930

Box 12

Roosevelt, Theodore. Program of memorial service, 1919 February 9

Box 7

Trade unions


General. Program of the Needle Trade Union, published by the Trade Union Education League, Needle Trade Section (in Yiddish), 1926


Handbills, 1931-1932, advocating unionization and unemployment relief in the U.S., and expressing pro-Soviet sympathies (some issued by the Communist Party of the United States of America)




Bryant, M. C. Newspaper clippings, 1928, relating to the suicide of M. C. Bryant, an American businessman in France and a member of the American Relief Administration during World War I


Karling, F. Biographical sketch of F. Karling, Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 1918-1920

Box 9

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Brochure, 1986, relating to the work of the council and to the official groundbreaking of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Box 8

Wilson, Woodrow. Mimeographed copy of a letter, 1917 November 22, from President Woodrow Wilson to Jacob H. Schiff, head of the Jewish War Relief, relating to that organization's fund-raising campaign


Miscellany. Two identical leaflets in Cambodian (possibly Thai or Laotian), n.d., dropped from an airplane over Stockton, California



Map-case Map case

Broadside issued by the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights and entitled "High Holiday Boycott Proclamation," calling for a boycott of German goods and services as a way of fighting Nazi Germany and of helping to save the Jewish people from destruction. In English and Hebrew


AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL, n.d. and ca. 1929-1947

Oversize Record cabinet



Inaugural addresses and other speeches by various presidents

item 1

Coolidge, Calvin

item 2-3

Hoover, Herbert (on agriculture and Prohibition)

item 4

Roosevelt, Franklin D.

item 5

Truman, Harry S

item 6

Eisenhower, Dwight D.

item 7

Kennedy, John F.

item 8

Johnson, Lyndon B.

item 9

"Army Week Prayer" (delivered by Major General Luther D. Miller, Chief of Chaplains), produced by the Radio Section of the War Department Public Relations Division, with the cooperation of the Military Order of the World Wars, for Army Week, 1947 April. Includes a statement by General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Oversize Cassette cabinet

Phonotape cassettes. 7 phonotape cassettes of speeches on American politics and political parties by Frank Chodorov, John Hospers, Murray Rothbard, and Ludwig Von Mises

Box: 13-22

Incremental Materials

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