Conservatism

Conservative politics, institutions, and thought form a major collecting area, intersecting with materials concerning anticommunism, free market economic policies, and government. Collections concerning the Libertarian Party and its leaders, student organizations, radical groups, and women of the political right are present, alongside sound recordings of Ronald Reagan and broadcasts of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television program.

Firing Line Broadcast Records, S0873, Hoover Institution Archives

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Collage of sound recording media at the Hoover Institution Archives (Image by Rachel Bauer)

Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley, Steve Forbes, Milton Friedman, Barry Goldwater, and more

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Firing Line Broadcasts

Television program hosted by William F. Buckley, 1966–99

Libertarian Party of California Records

Election campaign material, 1976–83

Committee on the Present Danger Records

US private organization promoting a strong national security policy

Laissez Faire Books Records

US libertarian book distribution business

Ed Clark Papers

US libertarian leader

Roy A. Childs Papers

US libertarian journalist; editor, Libertarian Review

Joan Kennedy Taylor Papers

National coordinator, Association of Libertarian Feminists, 1989–2005

Free Society Association Records

US conservative organization

Center for the Study of Popular Culture Records

US organization for the promotion of conservatism in the media

Peter Hannaford Papers

US public relations executive

Young Americans for Freedom Records

US conservative youth organization

Citizens for Reagan Records

Political organization, 1975–86


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Angus Burgin Delivers Keynote at First Annual Workshop on Political Economy

Monday, July 7, 2014

As part of the inaugural Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy, Professor Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote lecture titled "Hayek, Friedman, and the Return of Laissez-Faire." 

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Thumbnails from videotapes (clockwise from top right): Reagan ad "Foreign Policy

Videos from Reagan's 1976 Presidential Run Now Online

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three campaign ads from Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful presidential primary run in 1976, and four press-conference-style meetings of Governor Reagan with high school students, have been added to California Light and Sound.

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Angus Burgin, of Johns Hopkins University and the author of the Great Persuasion

Angus Burgin, of Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Great Persuasion, used research from the Hoover Archives for his book

Friday, March 22, 2013

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Great Persuasion, the idea in his book—the return of free market economics in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Click here to listen to the interview.

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Lee Edwards' audio interviews

Interviews of Conservative Luminaries Available

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Audio interviews of William F. Buckley, Steve Forbes, Milton Friedman, Newt Gingrich, Barry Goldwater, Edwin Meese III, and Ronald Reagan are among the more than two hundred cassette tapes that have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover’s audio lab.

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Lee Edwards (Image courtesy of the Heritage Foundation)

Lee Edwards’s Interviews of Conservative Luminaries Digitized

Friday, May 2, 2014

Audio interviews of William F. Buckley, Steve Forbes, Milton Friedman, Newt Gingrich, Barry Goldwater, Edwin Meese III, and Ronald Reagan are among the 470 audiotapes dating from the 1960s to the 2000s that have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover’s audio lab.

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Ronald Reagan adviser Richard Wirthlin donates campaign research material to Hoover Institution Archives

Monday, October 16, 2006

Included in the donation are several research studies Wirthlin conducted for Governor Reagan between 1968 and 1974, polling and strategic research conducted for Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1976, 1980, and 1984, plus eight years’ worth of monthly surveys and other event-driven studies done for the Reagan White House between January 1981 and November 1988.

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