Inventory of the George Weigel papers

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Inventory of the George Weigel papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
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Date Completed:
2010
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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

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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.)


Collection Contents

Box: 1

Correspondence, 1979-1988

Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence between Weigel and private individuals as well as correspondence with members of related organizations. Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1980-1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Archdiocese of Seattle, 1980-1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Kontos, C. William, 1985

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Lutheran Church in America/Pacific Northwest Synod, 1979 May

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Martin, Diarmuid, 1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Schiffer, Richard, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Ambassador, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, United States Department of State
Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Zagano, Phyllis, 1983 September 27

Box: 1-10

Organization and project records, 1976-1992

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents related to organizations and specific projects Weigel was involved in. The bulk of the materials come from Weigel's involvement with the World Without War Council, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and the Millennium Appeal to Mikhail Gorbachev (1988) for freedom of religion in the Soviet Union. Arranged alphabetically by name of project or organization.
Box/Folder: 1 : 8-11

Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), 1988-1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

EPPC Conference, September 16-18, 1988, 1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

EPPC Sollicitudo Rei Socialis Conference, March 18, 1988, 1988

Box: 1-2

Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Senior Seminars, 1985-1991

Scope and Content Note

Includes seminar materials, notes, and related correspondence. Arranged by seminar date
Box/Folder: 1 : 14

1987 October 5-7, 1987 October 5-7

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

1988 March 2, 1988 March 2

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

1988 April 18-22, 1988 April 18-22

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

1988 June 2-3, 1988 June 2-3

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

1988 September, 1988 September

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

1988 September 14-16, 1988 September 14-16

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

1989 March 7-8, 1989 March 7-8

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

1989 May 18, 1989 May 18

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

1989 September 25-26, 1989 September 25-26

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

1990 May 23-24, 1990 May 23-24

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

1991 January 15, 1991 January 15

Box: 2-3

James Madison Foundation file, 1986-1987

Box/Folder: 2 : 10-11

Congressional work, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, newsletters, collected materials and clippings, and other materials related to the foundation and their work with Congressman John Miller
Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Congressional work, (contd.), 1986

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Weigel's resignation from Congressman Miller's staff and related materials, 1987

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Closure information, 1987 August

Box: 3-6

Millennium Appeal project, 1988-1989

Scope and Content Note

Consists of materials pertaining to an appeal to Mikhail Gorbachev for freedom of religion in the Soviet Union. Includes correspondence, notes, and related documents
Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Book project, 1988-1989

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents in Russian and Ukrainian
Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Chronology, 1988

Box/Folder: 3 : 6-8

Correspondence, 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 3 : 9-10

Database, 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-2

Distribution, first and second edition, 1988-1989

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Distribution, third edition, 1989

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Press conference, 1988 April

Box: 4

Press coverage, 1988

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

America, 1988 May 14

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Christianity Today, 1988 June 17

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Congressional Record, 1988 May 17

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Keston News Service, 1988 May 12

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

National Catholic Register, 1988 May 15

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

New York Times, 1988 April 26

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Washington Post, 1988 April 29

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Washington Times, 1988 April 26, April 29

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Miscellany, 1988 April-September

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Press coverage set, 1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-3

Project records, 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Project report, 1988 June

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

World Without War Council (WWWC) regional projects, 1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 6-9

Signatories, circa 1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

Consists of completed forms and related correspondence for those whose signatures appeared on the appeal
Box/Folder: 6 : 1-2

"Assessing Religious Freedom in the Soviet Union: One Year After the Millennium" conference, 1989

Scope and Content Note

Includes follow-up information to the Millennium Appeal and other related documents
Box: 6-7

National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and Peace, Freedom, and Security Studies (PFSS) materials, 1984-1992

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Advisory committee, 1984-1987

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Correspondence course, 1989 May 24

Scope and Content Note

Includes course materials and related documents
Box/Folder: 6 : 5-8

General information, 1984-1992

Box/Folder: 6 : 9-10

Guidelines on Peace Freedom and Security Studies booklet, critiques, responses, and other information, circa 1985-1986

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

Northwest Regional PFSS Program, 1987 November 23

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

Programs, 1988-1989

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

NAE/Union Seminary consultation, 1987 December 10

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

WWWC involvement and Bob Pickus correspondence, 1984-1986

Box/Folder: 7 : 5-6

Washington World Affairs Fellows (WWAF) records and financial information, circa 1986-1987

Box: 7-9

World Without War Council (WWWC) records, 1986-1992

Box/Folder: 7 : 7-10

General documents, 1986-1992

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

Board of directors meetings and related documents, 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Chicago office, 1988-1989

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Introductory materials, circa 1980-1984

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Midwest office, 1985-1986

Box/Folder: 8 : 3-7

Northern California office, 1985-1989

Box/Folder: 8 : 8-9

Seattle office, 1985-1986

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-6

Seattle office, 1985-1991

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

Study Guide to Bishops Statement The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response, 1983

Box: 9-10

Other organizations, projects, and collected items, 1983-1988

Box/Folder: 9 : 8-9

Ad-Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Evangelicals, 1983-1985

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

"Reestablishing and Extending the Idea of the Common Good" project, 1993

Scope and Content Note

A joint project between the James Madison Foundation and the WWWC
Box/Folder: 10 : 3

Simon, William E. speech at University of Notre Dame, 1985 October 15 and 1976-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes text of speech, related correspondence, and other writings by Simon
Box/Folder: 10 : 4

Target Seattle, 1982

Box/Folder: 10 : 5

Wilson Quarterly project, 1986

Box: 10-13

Speeches, writings and conference materials, 1978-1989

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials related to conferences, workshops, seminars and other speaking engagements in which Weigel participated, as well as some of his writings and related materials. Arranged by organization or title.
Box/Folder: 10 : 6

American Bar Association (ABA) National Security Workshop, Deception and Deterrence in "Wars of National Liberation," State-Sponsored Terrorism, and Other Forms of Secret Warfare, 1987 May 20-21

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

ABA workshop, The Vietnam Debate: A Fresh Look at the Arguments, 1986 October 17-18

Scope and Content Note

Includes Weigel's article "'Vietnam' and the transformation of the American Catholic Debate on War and Peace"
Box/Folder: 10 : 8

"An Appeal for the Religious Freedom in the Soviet Union on the Occasion of the Millennium of Christianity in the Kievan Rus," 1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts and related correspondence
Box/Folder: 10 : 9

Arms Control and Disarmament Agency/Strategic Defense Initiative correspondence, 1986-1987

Box/Folder: 10 : 10

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Campus Ministers, 1981 February 28 and 1981 January-March

Box/Folder: 10 : 11

Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation Conference, 1986 April 19

Box/Folder: 10 : 12

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Seminar, 1986 December 12

Box/Folder: 10 : 13

Christian Century Colloquium, 1983 February 18 and 1981-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, clippings and information regarding Bishop Armstrong
Box/Folder: 10 : 14

Christian College Coalition American Studies Program Seminar, 1985 December 4

Box/Folder: 10 : 15

"Christian-Marxist Dialogue on Human Rights," 1989 September 29-October 7 and 1989 January-November

Box/Folder: 11 : 1

"Christian Responsibility in an Election Year" at St. Marks Church, 1980

Box/Folder: 11 : 2

Communion and liberation lecture, Catholic University, 1988 May

Box/Folder: 11 : 3

CRS/James Madison Foundation "After the Threat" conference, 1989 January-April

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

CSIS/ Washington Quarterly colloquium, 1988 June

Box/Folder: 11 : 5

Denominational executives retreat, 1981 June 2

Box/Folder: 11 : 6

English Speaking Union Lecture, 1981 May 2 and 1981 April-May

Box/Folder: 11 : 7

"Exorcising Wilson's Ghost: Morality and Foreign Policy in America's Third Century," Washington Quarterly, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft and copy of published version
Box/Folder: 11 : 8

Foreign Policy Association, "1985 National Great Decisions Leadership Conference," 1985 September 8-10

Box/Folder: 11 : 9

George Mason University, Nuclear War Education Conference, 1986 April 10-12

Box/Folder: 11 : 10

"Great Thinkers and the Arms Race," 1979-1980, undated

Box/Folder: 11 : 11

"International Human Rights Quotient," undated

Box/Folder: 11 : 12

Lithuanian Catholic groups, 1987

Box/Folder: 11 : 13

Lithuanian Catholic Religious Group and the 100th U.S. Congress, 1987

Box/Folder: 11 : 14

National Federation of Priests Council Disarmament Resolution, 1978

Box/Folder: 11 : 15

1979 Northwest Religious Education Congress, Yakima, WA, 1979 January-October

Box/Folder: 11 : 16

1980 Northwest Religious Education Congress, Seattle, 1980

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Seafirst Retreat, 1982 March 3-5

Box/Folder: 12 : 2

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference on Peace Research in History (CPRH) Seminar, 1986 June 26 and 1986 February-May

Box/Folder: 12 : 3

UN Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance: UNHRC; meeting with Schifter, 1986 September 10

Box/Folder: 12 : 4

US State Department Relations with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) discussion, 1985 October 11

Box/Folder: 12 : 5

US State Department Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe briefing, 1988 April 7 and 1987-1988

Box/Folder: 12 : 6

USIA Worldnet, 1988 April

Box/Folder: 12 : 7

US Institute of Peace (USIP) Public Workshop on Pacifism and Citizenship, 1988 September 28

Box/Folder: 12 : 8

USIP Democracy and Peace Workshop, 1989 April 17 and 1989 April-May

Box/Folder: 12 : 9

University of Washington course "Arms, Citizens and the Shape of the Future," 1981-1983

Box/Folder: 12 : 10

University of Washington Spectrum course, "Understanding the Arms Race", 1982

Box/Folder: 12 : 11

University of Washington Strategic Seminar, 1981-1983

Box/Folder: 12 : 12-14

Peace Bishops and the Arms Race (PB/AR) booklet and related materials, 1982-1983

Box/Folder: 13 : 1

PB/AR booklet, 1982-1984

Box/Folder: 13 : 2-5

PB/AR reprints from Catholic newspapers and publications, 1981

Box: 13

Memorabilia and Photographs, 1979-1984

Scope and Content Note

Name tags from various speaking events and engagements as well as photographs of Weigel alone or with colleagues.
Box/Folder: 13 : 6

Name tags from various events, 1979-1984

Box/Folder: 13 : 7

Photographs of Weigel at various speaking engagements and gatherings, undated