Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Stephen J. Tonsor Papers
Collection number: 2000C97
Tonsor, Stephen J. (Stephen John), 1923-
46 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
18.8 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Papers of the American historian include correspondence, speeches, and writings, relating to conservative political thought
and higher education in the United States.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research
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[Identification of item], Stephen J. Tonsor papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002
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.
|1923 November 26
||Born, Jerseyville, Illinois
||Student, Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois
||Served as Sergeant (Cryptographer) Signal Corps, U.S. Army
||B.A., Philosophy, University of Illinois
||Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
||Student, University of Munich, West Germany
||Awarded Ph.D., History, University of Illinois
||Assistant professor to professor of history, University of Michigan
||Pre-doctoral instructor, University of Michigan
|1957, 1962, 1972
||Horace H. Rackham grantee
||Instructor, University of Michigan
National Socialism: Conservative Reaction or Nihilist Revolt?
||Assistant professor, University of Michigan
||Recipient, University of Michigan Literary and Education Class of 1923 Award for Distinguished Teaching
||Relm Foundation grantee
||Associate professor, University of Michigan
||Consultant, President's Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, D.C.
||Summer grantee, Earhart Foundation
||Awarded honorary D. Litt
||Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Tradition and Reform in Education Member, Mont Pelerin Society
||Member, board of directors, YM-YWCA, Ann Arbor, Michigan
America's Continuing Revolution: An Act of Conservation
Freedom, Order, and the University
Reflections on the French Revolution: A Hillsdale Symposium
Quest for Liberty: America in Acton's Thought
Scope and Content of Collection
The Stephen John Tonsor papers, acquired in 2002, consist of correspondence, speeches and writings and other materials relating
to conservative political thought and to higher education in the United States.
The bulk of the materials contained in the Correspondence series include Stephen Tonsor's personal correspondence with his
friends and family members, various organizations he was associated with, and exchange of official letters with his colleagues
relating to students' requests for recommendations for teaching positions and admission to graduate programs in different
universities around the country. Among his personal correspondents, special mention should be made of, F. A. Hayek, Sidney
Hook, Henry Regnery, and Eric Voegelin. Speeches and Writings reflect his political ideas relating to conservative ideology,
his views about current educational systems and problems arising out of that system. Some of Henry Regnery's writings are
included in the Writings by Others series.
The inclusion of photographs sent to him by his friends, such as Annelise Thimme, George Tilton, and others, complement the
series previously mentioned.
The collection is organized into eight series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, University of Michigan
File, Writings by Others, Subject File, Oversize Material, Photographs
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.
Universities and colleges--United States.
United States--Politics and government.