Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Lee Edwards papers
Collection Number: 2010C14
Creator: Edwards, Lee
323 manuscript boxes, 3 card file boxes, and 4 oversize boxes
(139.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, memoranda, reports, studies, financial records, printed matter, and sound recordings
of interviews and other audiovisual material, relating to conservatism in the United States, the mass media, Grove City College,
the Heritage Foundation, the Republican Party, Walter Judd, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan. Includes extensive research
material used in books and other writing projects by Lee Edwards. Also includes papers of Willard Edwards, journalist and
father of Lee Edwards.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
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.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Lee Edwards papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.
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
. 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.
Walter H. Judd papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Ronald Reagan subject collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Edwards, a historian of American conservatism, has been the author or editor of over 20 books, including biographies of Ronald
Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and Edwin Meese III, as well as histories of the Heritage Foundation and the conservative movement
as a whole.
Edwards earned a doctorate in world politics from the Catholic University of America as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree
in English from Duke University. He completed graduate work at The Sorbonne, Paris and received an honorary doctoral degree
in humane letters from Grove City College.
An adjunct professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, Edwards was also the founding director of the Institute
of Political Journalism at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University. Edwards was also a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.
A frequently guest on cable and broadcast outlets such as Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, NBC, PBS, C-SPAN and NPR, Edwards has
also been published in the
Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, National Review, Human Events and
Among his awards and honors are the Millennium Star of Lithuania, the Cross of Terra Mariana of Estonia, the Friendship Medal
of Diplomacy from the Republic of China (Taiwan), the John Ashbrook Award, the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award and the
Walter Judd Freedom Award.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection contains a wide variety of materials documenting the life and work of Lee Edwards. Extensive research material
used in books and other writing projects is included, relating to conservatism in the United States, the mass media, Grove
City College, the Heritage Foundation, the Republican Party, Walter Judd, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan.
The collection also includes materials about the consulting firm Lee Edwards Associates, as well as documentation on Edwards'
involvement in the Center for International Relations and Intercollegiate Studies Institute. In addition, personal papers
of Lee Edwards, materials on his wife, Anne Edwards, and papers of Willard Edwards, journalist and father of Lee Edwards,
are included. The papers include a variety of physical forms including correspondence, speeches, writings, memoranda, reports,
studies, financial records, printed matter, sound recordings of interviews and other audiovisual material.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.
United States--Politics and government--1989-
Mass media--United States.
Grove City College.
Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Judd, Walter Henry, 1898-1994.
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
Edwards, Willard, 1902-1990.