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The American Political Tradition: The Unpublished Introduction
Full text of the unpublished introduction to Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It.

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.

National Student League membership application form, 1935.

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.

"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Full text of an unpublished essay that Richard Hofstadter wrote around 1950, entitled "The New Deal and American Liberalism."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.

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

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.

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.

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…

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

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

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

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.

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

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

American Political Tradition Book Jacket.
Book jacket for Richard Hofstadter's copy of The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It, original edition, 1940s.

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"

William Leggett, Spokesman of Jacksonian Democracy"

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"
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