Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Norman Allderdice Collection
Collection number: 2000C53
Allderdice, Norman, 1894-1961, collector.
135 ms. boxes, 1 oversize box
(81 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, and other printed ephemera, issued by right-wing, left-wing and other political organizations, and by
governmental, business, labor, religious, educational and other organizations, relating to political, social and economic
conditions in the United States and abroad, and especially to right-wing and left-wing movements in the United States.
Physical location: Hoover Instituion Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Collection is open for research. Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials
include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the
materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the
Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Norman Allderdice Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
The collection was acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.
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.
|1894 February 16
||Born, McKeesport, Pennsylvania
||Worked in open hearth department, Carnegie Steel Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
||Graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology
||Superintendent, open hearth department, National Tube Company, Homestead, Pennsylvania
||Manager, Pittsburgh office, Manning, Maxwell and Moore, Inc.
||President and treasurer, Arch Machinery Company, Pittsburgh
||Special agent, Frank M. Knox Company
||Retired to Tucson, Arizona
|1961 July 27
||Died, Tucson, Arizona
Scope and Content of Collection
The Norman Allderdice collection consists of pamphlets, leaflets, and other printed ephemera issued by right-wing, left-wing
and other political organizations, and by governmental, business, labor, religious, educational and other organizations. The
collection relates to political, social and economic conditions in the United States and abroad, and especially to right-wing
and left-wing movements in the United States. The materials span a period of approximately one hundred years. They include
English-language publications from publishing houses in Beijing, Hanoi, Moscow, and Pyongyang.
The bulk of the materials are organized in two series, each in rough alphabetical order. Within each series, most material
is arranged by the name of the creator, although some items are arranged by title, subject, or country. Oversize materials
are arranged separately at the end of the collection (box 135).
The desire to collect these materials grew out of Norman Allderdice's interest in individual freedom; conservative beliefs
with respect to social and political issues; U.S. foreign relations, particularly with Russia; and opposition to any system
of government that upholds autocracy.
The collection was acquired by Northern Arizona University in 1965. The university added printed matter gathered by a number
of other collectors to Allderdice's collection, including much material published after Allderdice's death in 1961. The Hoover
Institution Archives acquired this pamphlet collection in 2000. The Norman Allderdice collection of serial publications is
available at the University of California at Davis.
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.
United States--Economic conditions.
United States--Social conditions.
Right and left (Political science)
Christianity and politics.
Anti-communist movements--United States.
World politics--20th century.
The Norman Allderdice collection of serial publications is available at the University of California at Davis.