The collection contains files (correspondence, financial and tax records, clippings, notes, website printouts, brochures,
newsletters, mailings and other promotional literature) assembled by Hadden, relating to various religious groups and leaders,
mainly televangelists such Jim Bakker (PTL), Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson.
Jeffrey K. Hadden, professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, was well known for his studies on religious broadcasters,
the emergence of the Christian Right in the 1980s, and the comparative study of religion and politics. He was coauthor of
Prime Time Preachers: The Rising Power of Televangelism (1981) and Televangelism: Power and Politics on God's Frontier (1988), as well as several works on politics, religion, and social change. Hadden worked closely with a number of religious
groups such as the Unification and Scientology churches, sometimes acting as an expert witness in court cases. He died in
2003 at the age of 66.
10 linear feet
(8 cartons and 10 audiocassettes)
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