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

The American Political Tradition: The Unpublished Introduction
Full text of the unpublished introduction to Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It.

"The Need of New Values"
Richard Hofstadter, review of Georgia Harkness, "The Recovery of Ideals," New York Herald Tribune, June 6, 1937

Jefferson's Ideas on Class Relations
"Jefferson's Ideas of Class Relations," an essay written by Richard Hofstadter for a graduate seminar in intellectual history taught by Merle Curti at Columbia University in the late 1930s.

The New Deal and American Liberalism
Full text of an unpublished essay that Richard Hofstadter wrote around 1950, entitled "The New Deal and American Liberalism." Scroll down to "Document Viewer" to browse.

One act play, page one
A one-act play written by Richard Hofstadter while a high school student in Buffalo, NY.

"The Tariff and Homestead Issues in the Republican Platform of 1860"
Richard Hofstadter's senior thesis, written at the University of Buffalo, May, 1936.

"A Medieval Spirit in the Modern World"
Richard Hofstadter, review of Vida Dutton Scudder, "On Journey," New York Herald Tribune, April 18, 1937.

Graduate School Research Paper, Table of Contents
A research paper, written by Richard Hofstadter while a graduate student at Columbia University, about the politics of New York City's working class in the 1830s and '40s.

Academic Survivals of Predatory Traits, page one
Satirical description of the world of academia, written by Richard Hofstadter around 1940.

Notes on Andrew Jackson, forThe American Political Tradition chapter 3, "Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism" (page 1 of 4)
Notes taken by Richard Hofstadter on President Andrew Jackson, for chapter 3 of his book, The American Political Tradition,entitled "Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism"

Cover page, "William Leggett, Spokesman of Jacksonian Democracy"
Cover of Hofstadter's article, "William Leggett, Spokesman of Jacksonian Democracy," in Political Science Quarterly, December, 1943.

Notes on "the Spoilsmen," page one
Notes for Chapter 7 of The American Political Tradition, "The Spoilsmen: An Age of Cynicism"

"From Calhoun to the Dixiecrats"
Cover page of a draft of Richard Hofstadter's article, "From Calhoun to the Dixiecrats," which appeared in the June 1949 issue of Social Research.

Cover page ofThe American Political Tradition, unpublished introduction.
The cover page of Richard Hofstadter's unpublished introduction to The American Political Tradition, with marginalia and drawings by the author.

Research Proposal, early 1950s
Research proposal sent by Richard Hofstadter to the Council for Research in the Social Sciences for a project to be called "The Significance of Status in American History."

The Age of Reform, Japanese edition (front cover)
Japanese edition of Richard Hofstadter's Age of Reform, printed in 1967.

Richard Hofstadter Discussing Thomas Cole, 1954
Audio recording of Richard Hofstadter discussing the nineteenth-century American landscape painter Thomas Cole on a 1964 broadcast of a radio program entitled "Perspectives in American Art." On the program, Hofstadter describes a work painted by Cole…

Das Land Lincolns:Cover
Lecture by Richard Hofstadter translated into German for a radio broadcast on Westdeutscher Rundfunk, December 4, 1959. Published by Amerika-Haus Köln, February 1960).

Composition notebook containing notes for Richard Hofstadter's 1963 book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life.

Statement on Loyalty Oaths
A statement by Richard Hofstadter declaring his opposition to student loyalty oaths, 1960. Also included is a copy of a loyalty oath form, which was required as part of the National Defense Education Act of 1958.

Extreme Right Memo
A report on right-wing extremism that Richard Hofstadter wrote for the Fund for the Republic in 1957.

Box 22 Misc. reviews and articles written for various publications Letter to NYT.jpg
Letter from Richard Hofstadter to the editors of The New York Times regarding Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, June 16, 1964.

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.

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,…
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