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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Paul Jacob papers
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1991
    Collection Number: 90036
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 19 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (10.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, press releases, campaign literature, serial issues, clippings, and memorabilia relating to activities of the Libertarian Party in the United States, its efforts to secure positions on the ballot for its candidates in various states, its opposition to military draft registration, and the trial and imprisonment of Paul Jacob in 1985 for refusal to register for the draft.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Jacob, Paul, 1960-

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items, computer media, and digital files. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos, films, or digital files 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 material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul Jacob papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

    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

    1960 Born
    1978 Formed campus chapter of Libertarian Party, Westminster College, Missouri
    1981 Elected Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas
    1981 Recieved draft registration letter from the Selective Service System
    1981 Refused to register and left Arkansas to go underground
    1982 Traveled the United States speaking to students and youth about refusing to register
    1982 Indicted by grand jury for failure to register for the draft
    1984 Arrested by the FBI and sentenced to 5 years in prison
    1985 July 2 Entered prison
    1985 November 25 Released from prison
    1986 Director of Sales, CATO
    1987-1988 Director, National Libertarian Party
    1988-1989 National Coordinator, Ballot Access Committee
    1990 Campaign Manager, Tax Accountability Amendment Committee

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Paul Jacob papers consist of writings, correspondence, press releases, campaign literature, serial issues, clippings, and memorabilia relating to activities of the Libertarian Party in the United States, its efforts to secure positions on the ballot for its candidates in various states, its opposition to military draft registration, and the trial and imprisonment of Paul Jacob in 1985 for refusal to register for the draft. Personal correspondence, speeches, writings, clippings, and memorabilia of Jacob are also included.
    The majority of the material focuses on Jacob’s draft registration resistance. Jacob traveled the United States during the early 1980s, making his anti-draft registration opinions known in speeches at Libertarian Party and non-Libertarian Party events, letters to the editors of various publication, by creating the anti-draft organization Volunteers for America, publishing the anti-war magazine Scream!, and writing an afterword published in the book The Rainbow Cadenza. Published and unpublished articles and related notes can be found in the Speeches and Writings series, while material relating to the organizations Jacob participated in can be found in the Office Files series.
    In addition, Jacob held many prominent roles in the Libertarian Party throughout the 1980s. Materials such as internal memoranda, reports, notes, and printed material relating to his time as the Chairman of Arkansas, National Director, National Ballot Access Coordinator, and his time serving on the National Committee can be found in the Office Files series. Additional Libertarian Party printed material can be found in the Printed Material series.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Libertarianism--United States.
    Libertarian Party.
    Draft--United States.
    Draft registration--United States.
    Free enterprise.