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Inventory of the George Weigel papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: George Weigel papers
    Dates: 1978-1992
    Collection Number: 2010C7
    Creator: Weigel, George, 1951-
    Collection Size: 13 manuscript boxes (5.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, memoranda, minutes, and printed matter relating to Weigel's role as a theologian and scholar, the role of religion, specifically from the Christian and Catholic point of view, in American foreign policy, peace and disarmament movements, and activities of the World without War Council and the Ethics and Public Policy Center..
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Weigel papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1951, April 17 Born, Baltimore Maryland
    1973 B.A. (magna cum laude), St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD
    1974-1975 Lecturer in theology, Christian Brothers College, Orangeville, Ontario
    1975 M.A. (summa cum laude), University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario
    1975-1977 Assistant professor of theology and assistant dean of studies, St. Thomas Seminary, Washington, DC
    1975-1978 Instructor in religion and pastoral theology, Religious Education Center, Seattle, WA
    1977-1984 Scholar in residence, World without War Council of Greater Seattle, Seattle
    1980-1984 Founder and director of Cathedral Fellowships in World Affairs
    1980-2005 Member of executive committee, Institute on Religion and Democracy
    1981-1984 Member of Board of Regents, Seattle University
      Co-director of American Initiatives Project, World without War Council
    1982-1984 Member of advisory committee on ethical values, U.S. Information Agency
    1983-1995 Member of board of directors, Rural Development Institute
    1984 Mars Lecturer on theology, ethics, war, and peace, Northwestern University
    1984-1985 Research fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    1985-1989 President, James Madison Foundation, Washington, DC
    1986-1989 Associate, Center on Religion and Society
    1987-1992 Member, Keston-USA; Member, Puebla Institute
    1987-Present Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty; Editor and principal author, American Purpose; Co-director, U.S. Institute of Peace Seminar
    1989-1996 President, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC
    1996-2007 Senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
    1996-Present Director of the Catholic Studies program, Ethics and Public Policy Center
    2005 Author, The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics without God, Basic Books (New York, NY)
    2008-Present Distinguished senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
    Sources and Other Resources:
    "George Weigel." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 24 Sept. 2010
    George Weigel. n.d. Web. http://georgeweigel.blogspot.com/  24 Sept. 2010
    "The Syndicated Column of George Weigel: The Catholic Difference." Denver Catholic Register: The Archdiocese of Denver, 2010. http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/ID/342 . Web. 24 Sept. 2010

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers consist of correspondence, writings, memoranda, minutes, and printed matter relating to Weigel's role as a theologian and scholar, the role of religion, specifically from the Christian and Catholic point of view, in American foreign policy, peace and disarmament movements, and activities of the World without War Council and the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
    The bulk of material relates specifically to Weigel's work as a member of the World without War Council, the James Madison Foundation, and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Extensive documentation is also present regarding Weigel's role in the Millennium Appeal for freedom of religion in the Soviet Union that was sent to Mikhail Gorbachev.
    Materials of interest include booklets regarding the role religious leaders can play in world peace and disarmament.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Religion and international affairs.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Religion.
    Peace.
    Pacifism.
    Disarmament.
    Catholic Church.
    World without War Council.
    Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington, D.C.)