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

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.

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

"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.

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.

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…

Correspondence with Harvey Swados, 1965
Correspondence between Richard Hofstadter and the left-wing writer and critic Harvey Swados regarding The Paranoid Style in American Politics in late 1965.

The Genteel Reformers
"Idealists and Professors and Sore-heads," an article by Richard Hofstadter that appeared in Columbia University Forum, Spring 1962.

"Academic Freedom in the University," page one
Copy of Richard Hofstadter's commencement address at the University of California, Berkeley, in May 1967. Hofstadter discussed academic freedom in the university, touching on many of the same ideas that he would again emphasize at his famous Columbia…

Richard Hofstadter and A.J. Ayer, Toronto, 1967
Richard Hofstadter speaking with British philosopher A.J. Ayer in Toronto. Image appeared in the University of Toronto Graduate, April 1968.

President Harry S. Truman Signing National Security Act Amendment of 1949
President Harry S. Truman, with military advisors, signing the National Security Act Amendment of 1949. Under his administration, military operations were expanded and consolidated into a single, unified Department of Defense.

National Student League membership application form, 1935
National Student League membership application form, 1935. Richard Hofstadter headed the University of Buffalo chapter of the organization that year.

List of Historians Who Marched From Selma to Montgomery, page one
A list of American historians who participated in the historic march for African-American civil rights in Alabama, March 25, 1965

Students Fight War
Front page of a National Student League anti-war pamphlet, 1935.

Mencken at typewriter.jpg
Portrait photograph taken in 1913 of a young H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken working at his typewriter in the Baltimore Sun office. He holds a corncob pipe in his hand. The Sun offices were then located in a building on…

Felice Swados, Reform School Girl
Cover image of Felice Swados's Reform School Girl from 1948, originally published in 1941 as House of Fury.

Photograph of Richard Hofstadter, ca. 1948
Photograph of Richard Hofstadter, ca. 1948, which accompanied a review of The American Political Tradition entitled "History Debunked Realistically but to Excess."

The English Octopus
This cartoon depicting the extent of the Rothschild family's control of the global economy was published in the Populist author William Hope Harvey's 1894 book, Coin's Financial School.

The American Republic: illustration from promotional material, page one
Illustrations from promotional materials for The American Republic, a history textbook by Richard Hofstadter, Daniel Aaron, and William Miller.

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.

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;…

High School Commencement Program, page one
Program for Hofstadter's commencement ceremony, Fosdick-Masten Park High School, June, 1933.

University Scholarship Certificate
Certificate announcing Richard Hofstadter's scholarship award for his university education.

Anti-ROTC Petition, 1935
National Student League petition against Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs on college campuses, 1935. That year, Richard Hofstadter headed the NSL strike publicity committee at the University of Buffalo and helped to coordinate the…
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