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The Congressional Record - House, 10339
Richard Hofstadter honored in the United States House of Representatives, as recorded in The Congressional Record, November 16, 1970.

"American Historians Shift Emphasis To Conflict"
Article in The New York Times, from January 1969, that discusses the major historiographic shifts that were underway in the final years of Richard Hofstadter's life.

"The Paranoid Style in American Politics"
Original edition of Richard Hofstadter's famous essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," which appeared in Harper's magazine, November, 1964.

Curriculum vitae, Spring 1970
Richard Hofstadter's curriculum vitae, drafted in 1970 shortly before his death.

Letter of Condolence from President Richard Nixon
Condolence letter to Beatrice Hofstadter from President Richard Nixon, October 27, 1970.

Hofstadter discussing The Idea of A Party System
Richard Hofstadter discussing his 1969 book, The Idea of A Party System, with historian John A. Garraty. This is one of a series of interviews that Garraty conducted with other academic historians as part of his series, the American Historians…

Letter #1
A collection of letters to the editors of The American Heritage in response to Richard Hofstadter's article, "America as a Gun Culture," which appeared in that magazine in October, 1970. Hofstadter did not live to see these replies, all of which were…

America at 1750 Book Jacket
America at 1750 review in The New York Times, November 21, 1971.

Cover of A People and a Nation
Documents relating to A People and A Nation, a 1971 United States history textbook co-authored by Richard Hofstadter and Clarence ver Steeg.

Van Am Award acceptance speech
Draft of a speech that Richard Hofstadter delivered in May 5, 1970, upon receiving a Van Am Award from Columbia University for his 1969 book, The Idea of A Party System.

"Our Violent Disposition," The Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
Reviews of American Violence, a 1970 book co-edited by Richard Hofstadter and his graduate student Michael Wallace.

"The Age of Rubbish" (page one)
Full text of Richard Hofstadter's article, "The Age of Rubbish," which appeared in Newsweek, July 4, 1970.

Memorial Service, Columbia University, program cover
Program for Richard Hofstadter's memorial service at Columbia University, October 30, 1970.

Letter to David Truman (page one)
Items relating to the aftermath of the "Columbia Crisis" of the spring of 1968: (1) a two-page letter written by Richard Hofstadter to David Truman, Vice President of Columbia University, in which he proposes several reforms to the university…

Ad for The Progressive Historians
Advertisement and review of Richard Hofstadter's book The Progressive Historians, 1968.

Interview with Eric Foner about the Columbia Crisis of 1968
Interview conducted by Professor Michael J. Birkner with Professor Eric Foner, November 19, 1992, regarding Richard Hofstadter and the historic student demonstrations at Columbia University in the spring of 1968.

Statement Condemning Hofstadter, May 1968
Items relating to Richard Hofstadter's commencement speech at Columbia University, June 1968: (1) statement, issued by student protesters, condemning Hofstadter for his support of the university administration's response to demonstrations on campus;…

Box 27 Columbia 1968 - 0005.jpg
Items relating to the "Columbia Crisis" in the spring of 1968. (1) telegram to Richard Hofstadter, from University President Grayson Kirk, announcing an emergency faculty meeting; (2) statement signed by Hofstadter and other faculty in support of…

The Forces of Liberation
This note appears to have been left in Richard Hofstadter's office following the occupation of several buildings on the Columbia Campus in April 1968. The reverse side of the page shows that the note was folded up into a paper airplane.

Reply from President Johnson (page one)
President Lyndon B. Johnson's seven-page reply to five Columbia faculty members (including Richard Hofstadter) regarding the war in Vietnam, 1966.

Letter to President Johnson (page one)
A five-page letter written by Daniel Bell, and co-signed by four other Columbia University faculty members (including Richard Hofstadter), expressing their concerns to President Lyndon B. Johnson regarding the Vietnam War, 1966.

"American Intellectuals and Foreign Policy," by Irving Kristol, Foreign Affairsmagazine: cover page
A four-page letter written by Richard Hofstadter to Irving Kristol regarding Kristol's 1967 article in Foreign Affairs magazine entitled "American Intellectuals and Foreign Policy." Also included is the title page of Hofstafter's copy of the article.

Letter to Elizabeth Sutherland
Two different letters from Richard Hofstadter, both from April 1968, concerning Black Panther Party leader and author Eldridge Cleaver. Hofstadter donated to Cleaver's defense fund following a shootout between several members of the Panthers,…

Letter Concerning Campus Demonstrations, 1967 (page one)
A two-page letter from Richard Hofstadter to Columbia University President Grayson Kirk regarding the punishment of antiwar undergraduates who protested CIA recruitment on campus in February, 1967.
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