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Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri
Photograph of evicted sharecroppers, 1939.

Review ofAmerican Political TraditioninThe NewYork Herald Tribune, September 19, 1948.
Review of American Political Tradition in The New York Herald Tribune (Weekly Book Review), September 19, 1948, written by Avery Craven.

Memo from Eric L. McKitrick regarding research forThe Age of Reform(page one)
Notes taken by Eric L. McKitrick for Richard Hofstadter's The Age of Reform.

Letter from Taylor Caldwell, 1956 (page one)
A 1956 letter to Richard Hofstadter from right-wing novelist Taylor Caldwell in response to his 1954 article, "The Pseudo-Conservative Revolt," which was later republished in the 1965 collection, The Paranoid Style in American Politics.

Authors Guild membership card, 1966
Richard Hofstadter's Authors Guild membership card, 1966.

Current Biographyprofile photograph
Profile of Richard Hofstadter in Current Biography, October 1956.

Review ofThe Ageof Reformin Newsweek, October 31, 1955
A selection of reviews of Richard Hofstadter's Pullitzer Prize-winning 1955 book, The Age of Reform, from assorted publications across the United States.

Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards
Photograph of Richard Hofstadter with the other recipients of the 1963 Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards. Hofstadter won for Anti-Intellectualism in American Life.

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

Lecture Announcement, March 13, 1962
Announcement of a lecture, by Richard Hofstadter, entitled "The Place of Principle in Politics," appearing in Town Hall (Los Angeles), March 13, 1962. In his lecture, Hofstadter discussed the problem of the conflation of morality with politics in the…

"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.

Felice Swados Writing Novel
Felice Swados Writing Novel, 1940. Oil on canvas by Margaret LeFranc.

Letter from Woodward, page one
Correspondence between Richard Hofstadter and historian C. Vann Woodward regarding a draft of Hofstadter's book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, May 1962.

Letter from Charles A. Beard to Richard Hofstadter, May 8, 1944
Letter from Charles A. Beard, written May 8, 1944, congratulating Hofstadter for his article, "U.B. Phillips and the Plantation Legend," which appeared in the April 1944 issue of The Journal of Negro History.

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.

"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.

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…

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

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…

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 from Columbia, 1944
Letter from John A. Krout, professor of history at Columbia University, 1944.

"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.

Merle Curti letter, page one.
Letter from Merle Curti to Hofstadter, 1946.

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.

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.
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