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Inventory of the William R. Kintner papers, 1951-1986
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: William R. Kintner papers, 1951-1986
    Dates: 1951-1986
    Collection Number: 81082
    Creator: Kintner, William R.
    Collection Size: 93 manuscript boxes (37.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The William R. Kintner papers document the career of an important American foreign policy analyst whose career spanned the Cold War. The bulk of the papers consists of correspondence, much of it deriving from Kintner's leadership role in the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he served first as director and then as president. In addition to routine correspondence pertaining to the workings of the institute, the collection also has important exchanges of letters between Kintner and other foreign policy experts, including Henry Kissinger and Walt W. Rostow. The papers also contain many of Kintner's writings, including drafts of his monograph, Soviet Global Strategy.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: The collection is in 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], William R. Kintner papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.

    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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1915 Born, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
    1940 Awarded bachelor's degree by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
    1940-1961 Served in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of colonel
    1949 Received Ph.D. from Georgetown University
    1950 The Front Is Everywhere
    1961-1985 Professor of political science, University of
    1969-1973 Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute
    1973-1975 U.S. ambassador to Thailand
    1976-1982 President, Foreign Policy Research Institute
    1987 Soviet Global Strategy
    1997 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William R. Kintner papers document the career of an important American foreign policy analyst whose career spanned the Cold War. The bulk of the papers consists of correspondence, much of it deriving from Kintner's leadership role in the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he served first as director and then as president. In addition to routine correspondence pertaining to the workings of the institute, the collection also has important exchanges of letters between Kintner and other foreign policy experts, including Henry Kissinger and Walt W. Rostow. The papers also contain many of Kintner's writings, including drafts of his monograph, Soviet Global Strategy.
    Kintner was an advocate of a strong military posture for the United States and achieved his greatest influence during the Nixon and Reagan administrations. A critic of détente and an opponent of nuclear disarmament, Kintner advanced his views through numerous articles, position papers, and reports, many of which can be found in the papers. In addition to his work as a foreign policy analyst, Kintner was a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, and the papers contain materials relating to his teaching career. There are also briefing papers in the collection that were prepared for Kintner when he was appointed in 1973 as U.S. ambassador to Thailand.

    Arrangement

    The collection is not arranged.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Foreign Policy Research Institute.
    World politics--1945-1989.
    United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989.
    United States--Military policy.