Register of the Paul Jacob papers

Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Watson
Hoover Institution Archives
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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-

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

Accruals

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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.

 

Biographical File, 1979-1991

Scope and Contents note

Agendas, awards, short biographies, poems, and printed materials mentioning Paul Jacob. Also includes material relating to Jacob’s arrest, court proceedings, and time spent in prison. Arranged alphabetically by physical form.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Agendas, 1989-1991

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Awards, 1980-1988

Box/Folder 1 : 3

CATO summer seminar notes, 1982

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Clippings, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Clippings, 1980-1982

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Clippings, 1983-1984

Box/Folder 1 : 7-8

Clippings, 1985

Box/Folder 19 : 1

Clippings, 1985

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Clippings, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Clippings, 1988-1989

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Court records, 1985-1986

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Flyers, 1985-1990, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Jail records, 1980-1985

Box/Folder 2 : 2

National Speakers Association printed material, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 2 : 3

News releases, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Photographs, 1989, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 5-6

Poems, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Poems, 1979-1983

Box/Folder 19 : 2

Posters, 1983-1985, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Probation records, 1985-1990

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Short biographies, 1985-1989, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Student records, 1980-1989

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Underground ID, 1984-1985, undated

 

Correspondence, 1978-1991, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters sent and received by Paul Jacob while in prison. Also includes correspondence with various Libertarian Party committees, the Paul Jacob Defense Fund, the Selective Service System, Volunteers for America, and private individuals, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
 

General

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Undated

Box/Folder 3 : 1

1980-1984

Box/Folder 3 : 2

1985

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1986

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1987

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1988

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1989

Box/Folder 3 : 7

1990-1991

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Baltic, Bernard, 1985-1991

Box/Folder 3 : 9

CATO, 1987

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Kerle, Gillam, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Letter drafts, 1985-1989, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 12-13, 4 : 1

Letters received in prison, 1985

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Letters sent from prison, 1985

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Letters to editors, 1982-1989

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Libertarian Ballot Access Committee, 1979-1989

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Libertarian Finance Committee, 1988-1989

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Libertarian National Committee, 1987-1988

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Libertarian Party, 1986-1989

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Libertarian Party News, 1986

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Libertarian Student Network, 1984-1987

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Lindsay, Allen, 1985-1988, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 11, 5 : 1-2

Paul Jacob Defense Fund, 1985-1986

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Paul, Ron, 1987-1990

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Personal, 1984-1990

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Scream!, 1985

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Selective Service System, 1981-1990

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Speaking engagements, 1985-1990, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Tax Accountability Amendment Committee, 1989-1990

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Volunteers for America, 1986-1988

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Welcome home letters, 1985-1986

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Winger, Richard, 1986-1989

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Young Libertarian Alliance, 1978

 

Speeches and Writings, 1980-1989, undated

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, notes, and typescripts of speeches given by Paul Jacob. Also includes published and unpublished writings and personal statements, as well as transcripts of interviews. Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically thereunder.
Box/Folder 6 : 8

Anti-draft writings, drafts, notes, and typescript, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 9

"The Anti-war Demonstrations of the Sixties," typescript, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Article for the Arkansas Gazette, notes and typescripts, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Interview of Paul Jacob by Frontlines, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 12

"A Letter to the Libertarian National Convention," undated

Box/Folder 6 : 13

Libertarian Party move to Washington writings, typescript, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 14

"The Major Patries Deserve Duke and LaRouche," Libertarian View, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 15

"My Political Writings," holograph and typescript, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 16

Response to The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord, holograph, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 17

Response to the War on Drugs, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 18

Speech, New Hampshire, notes, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 19

Speech, Ohio Libertarian Party convention, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 20

Speech on the Selective Service System, Sherwood Kiwanis Club, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 21

Speech, outlines, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 22

Speech, untitled, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 23

Speech, untitled introduction and afterword, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 24

Speech, student aid for draft non-registrants, notes, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 25

Unemployment writings, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 26

Women's rights writings, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 27

Letters to the editor, 1980-1989, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 28

Anti-draft article, Liberty, 1981

Box/Folder 6 : 29

Lists of publications and speeches, 1981-1987, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Published draft registration opposition articles, 1982-1987

Box/Folder 7 : 2

"An Open Letter to N.O.W and All Feminists," 1982 February 11

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Anti-draft article, LP News, 1982 September

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Interview of Paul Jacob by KARN, radio broadcast transcript, 1982 September

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Press release, 1982 October 25

Box/Folder 7 : 6

"The Draft Is Slavery," The Rainbow Cadenza, 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Interview of Paul Jacob by Dianne Pilcher, Libertarian Vision, 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Interview of Paul Jacob by Wendy McElroy, Caliber, 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Interview of Paul Jacob by Peter Elloway, Free Texas, 1983 August

Box/Folder 7 : 10

Press release, 1983 August 1

Box/Folder 7 : 11

Speech, Libertarian and War Conference, Los Angeles, 1984 March 31-April 1

Box/Folder 7 : 12

Interview of Paul Jacob by Jerry Markon, The Michigan Daily, 1985 February 6-7

Box/Folder 7 : 13

Press release, 1985 April 5

Box/Folder 7 : 14

Press release, 1985 May 1

Box/Folder 7 : 15

"S.S. Prosecutes Man Who Tried to Enlist," 1986, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 16

"With a Little Help from My Friends," monthly column drafts, 1986-1987, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 17

Press release, 1986 January 19

Box/Folder 7 : 18

Speech, Libertarian National Committee, 1986 August

Box/Folder 7 : 19

Interview of Paul Jacob by James W. Harris, Chic Magazine, 1986 October

Box/Folder 7 : 20

Speech, introduction for Ron Paul, Young Americans for Freedom conference, Washington D.C., 1987

Box/Folder 7 : 21

"Ballot Access," notes and holograph 1989, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 22

Personal statement, 1989 July 15

 

Writings by Others 1944-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note

Articles and other writings mainly related to Libertarianism and war, arranged alphabetically by author.
Box/Folder 7 : 23

General, 1969-1984

Box/Folder 7 : 24

"A Program for Vietnam Veterans... and Everyone Else Who Should Care," WTTW/Chicago, broadcast transcript, 1986

Box/Folder 7 : 25

Assorted articles, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, 1977-1981

Box/Folder 7 : 26

Bandow. National Service: The Enduring Panacea, book outline, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 27

Baxter, Rev. David M. "Why I Am Opposed to the Draft," 1982

Box/Folder 7 : 28

Crane, Edward H. "America's Counterrevolution," undated

Box/Folder 7 : 29

Hart, B. H. Liddell. "Conscription," Why We Don't Learn from History, 1944

Box/Folder 7 : 30

Hayek, F. A. "Why I Am not a Conservative," The Constitution of Liberty, 1960

Box/Folder 7 : 31

Karp, Walter. "Republican Virtues," 1979

Box/Folder 7 : 32

Lawson, Kay. "How State Laws Undermine Parties," Elections American Style, 1987

Box/Folder 7 : 33

Liggio, Leonard P. "Early Anti-Imperialism," Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought, 1966

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Liggio, Leonard P. "Isolationism, Old and New," Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought, 1966

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Liggio, Leonard P. "Palefaces or Redskins: A Profile of Americans," Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought, 1966

Box/Folder 8 : 3

Martin, James J. "A Look at Conscription, Then and Now," undated

Box/Folder 8 : 4

Muskie, Edmun S. "The Draft: What Are the Alternatives?," Vital Speeches of the Day, 1969

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Paul, Ron. "The Scheming to Tighten the Bank Secrecy Act," Congressional Record, 1984 September 25

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Peck, M. Scott. "Mylai: An Examination of Group Evil," People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, 1983

Box/Folder 8 : 7

Rothbard, Murray N. "America's Libertarian Revolution," Reason, 1976

Box/Folder 8 : 8

Rothbard, Murray N. "War and Foreign Policy," For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, 1978

Box/Folder 8 : 9

Rothbard, Murray N. "War Collectivism in World War I," New History of Leviathan, 1972

Box/Folder 8 : 10

Schwartz, Peter. "Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty," The Intellectual Activist, 1986

Box/Folder 8 : 11

Smith, George H. "Will the Real Herbert Spencer Please Stand Up?," The Libertarian Review, 1978

Box/Folder 8 : 12

Webster, Daniel. "An Unpublished Speech," photocopy, undated

 

Office Files, 1980-1991, undated

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, reports, notes, and printed material relating to the Libertarian committees and anti-draft organizations Paul Jacob participated in. Arranged alphabetically by organization, then alphabetically by title.
Box/Folder 8 : 13

CATO, 1987

 

Libertarian Party, 1980-1991, undated

Box/Folder 8 : 14-16

General, 1984-1989

Box/Folder 8 : 17

Arkansas state chair, 1980-1981

Box/Folder 9 : 1-2, 19 : 3

Assorted campaign materials, 1980-1989

Box/Folder 9 : 3-7, 19 : 4

Ballot Access Committee, 1988, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Citizens for Congressional Reform, 1988-1991

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Conventions, 1981-1991

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Finance Committee, 1987

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Mid-Atlantic workshop, 1981

Box/Folder 10 : 5

National Committee, 1981-1989

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Platform Committee, 1987, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Printed material, 1985-1989, undated

Box/Folder 11 : 1

Ron Paul for president, 1987-1989

Box/Folder 11 : 2, 19 : 5

Selective Service System, 1982-1987, undated

Box/Folder 11 : 3

State parties, 1985-1991

 

Notes, 1982-1989, undated

Box/Folder 11 : 4-6

Undated

Box/Folder 12 : 1

1982-1989

 

Paul Jacob Defense Fund, 1985, undated

Box/Folder 12 : 2

General, 1985

Box/Folder 12 : 3

Anti-draft stickers, undated

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Scream!, undated

 

Tax accountability amendment committee, 1990-1991, undated

Box/Folder 12 : 5

General, 1990

Box/Folder 12 : 6

Printed material, 1990-1991, undated

 

Volunteers for America, 1985-1987, undated

Box/Folder 12 : 7

General, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 12 : 8

Minuteman project, 1985, undated

 

Printed Material, 1979-1991

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, flyers, newsletters, pamphlets, and periodicals related to the anti-draft movement of the 1980s and Libertarian ideology.
 

Clippings, 1975-1991, undated

Box/Folder 12 : 9-10

Undated

Box/Folder 13 : 1

1975-1983

Box/Folder 13 : 2

1984

Box/Folder 19 : 6

1984-1989

Box/Folder 13 : 3-4

1985

Box/Folder 13 : 5-6

1986

Box/Folder 13 : 7, 14 : 1-2

1987

Box/Folder 14 : 3

1988

Box/Folder 14 : 4

1989

Box/Folder 14 : 5

1990-1991

 

Flyers, 1981-1984, undated

Box/Folder 14 : 6

General, 1981-1984, undated

Box/Folder 14 : 7

Anti-draft registration, 1984, undated

 

Newsletters, 1979-1991

Box/Folder 14 : 8

General, 1981-1988

Box/Folder 14 : 9

Amnesty International Newsletter, 1987

Box/Folder 14 : 10

Association for a Volunteer Army, undated

Box/Folder 14 : 11

Assorted student publications, 1979-1981

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Ballot Access News, 1989

Box/Folder 15 : 2

Board-O-Gram, 1986

Box/Folder 15 : 3

Free Marin, 1986

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Frontlines , 1980-1981

Box/Folder 15 : 5

Individual Liberty, 1981-1987

Box/Folder 15 : 6

Libertarian Party of Alabama, 1987

Box/Folder 15 : 7

Libertarian Party of Alaska, 1980-1981

Box/Folder 15 : 8

Libertarian Party of Arizona, 1984

Box/Folder 15 : 9

Libertarian Party of Arkansas, 1979-1983

Box/Folder 15 : 10

Libertarian Party of California, 1979-1987

Box/Folder 15 : 11

Libertarian Party of Canada, 1980, 1984

Box/Folder 15 : 12

Libertarian Party of Colorado, 1984-1986

Box/Folder 15 : 13

Libertarian Party of Connecticut, 1984-1985

Box/Folder 15 : 14

Libertarian Party of Georgia, 1981-1985

Box/Folder 15 : 15

Libertarian Party of Hawaii, 1979

Box/Folder 15 : 16

Libertarian Party of Illinois, 1980-1981, 1990

Box/Folder 15 : 17

Libertarian Party of Louisiana, 1984, 1989

Box/Folder 15 : 18

Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, 1986, 1989

Box/Folder 15 : 19

Libertarian Party of Maryland, 1980, 1987

Box/Folder 15 : 20

Libertarian Party of Michigan, 1984-1986

Box/Folder 15 : 21

Libertarian Party of Missouri, 1987

Box/Folder 15 : 22

Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, 1989

Box/Folder 15 : 23

Libertarian Party of New Jersey, 1987

Box/Folder 15 : 24

Libertarian Party of New Mexico, 1987

Box/Folder 15 : 25

Libertarian Party of New York, 1981-1986, 1988

Box/Folder 16 : 1

Libertarian Party of Ohio, 1986-1987, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 2

Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania, 1981, 1986

Box/Folder 16 : 3

Libertarian Party of South Carolina, 1984-1987

Box/Folder 16 : 4

Libertarian Party of Texas, 1984, 1986

Box/Folder 16 : 5

Libertarian Party of Utah, 1985

Box/Folder 16 : 6

Libertarian Party of Virginia, 1980-1989

Box/Folder 16 : 7

Libertarian Vanguard, 1982

Box/Folder 16 : 8

Liberty Pledge, 1986-1991

Box/Folder 16 : 9

Taxnews, 1990

Box/Folder 16 : 10

The Familist, 1985-1986

Box/Folder 16 : 11

The Liberator, 1987

Box/Folder 16 : 12

The Reporter, 1984, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 16 : 13

Resistance, 1984-1985, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 14

Ron Paul's presidential campaign, 1987-1988

 

Pamphlets, 1983, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 15

General, undated

Box/Folder 16 : 16

Anti-draft registration, 1983, undated

 

Periodicals, 1979-1991

Box/Folder 16 : 17

General, 1979-1984, undated

Box/Folder 17 : 1

General, 1985-1989

Box/Folder 17 : 2

American Libertarian, 1986-1988

Box/Folder 17 : 3

CATO Byline, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 17 : 4

CATO Policy Analysis, 1980-1989

Box/Folder 17 : 5

CATO Policy Report, 1986, 1989

Box/Folder 17 : 6

The Citizen's Claw, 1984-1985

Box/Folder 17 : 7

Citizens Rule Book, undated

Box/Folder 17 : 8

Crossroads: Term Limitation Today, 1991

Box/Folder 17 : 9

Exegesis, 1986-1989

Box/Folder 17 : 10

Final Draft, 1987

Box/Folder 17 : 11

Freedom Network News, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 17 : 12

Free Norma Jean, 1987-1989

Box/Folder 17 : 13

Free World Chronicle, 1983-1985

Box/Folder 17 : 14

Index on Liberty, 1987

Box/Folder 17 : 15

Journal of Civil Defense, 1986

Box/Folder 17 : 16

The Justice Times, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 18 : 1

Laissez Faire Books, 1983, 1987

Box/Folder 18 : 2

Liberty Today, 1989

Box/Folder 18 : 3

Nomos, 1983-1987

Box/Folder 18 : 4

The Objector, 1982

Box/Folder 18 : 5

The Officer, 1987

Box/Folder 18 : 6

Recon, 1985, undated

Box/Folder 18 : 7

Resistance News, 1981-1987

Box/Folder 18 : 8

Scream!, 1984

Box/Folder 18 : 9

University publications, 1982-1990

Box/Folder 18 : 10

The Voluntaryist, 1983,1985

Box 20

Videorecordings, 1982, undated

Scope and Contents note

3 VHS videocassettes and 1 Betamax videocassette
 

"Image," Ron Paul, undated

 

"Volunteers for America," Paul Jacob, undated

 

"We Hold These Truths," Libertarian Party, 1982 January 1

Box 20

Sound Recordings, 1981-1985, undated

Scope and Contents note

5 compact sound cassettes
 

"Defense Debate: Ronald Reagan vs Walter Mondale," 1984 October 21

 

Let Freedom Rock, Captain Flashback, 1985

 

"Radio Interview of Paul Jacob," 1981 January

 

Songs of Liberty: Music of the Revolutionary War, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, undated

 

"Speech and Questions at The State University of New York at Binghamton," 1982 March 2

 

Memorabilia, 1989, undated

Scope and Contents note

Eight nametags, sixteen pins, two t-shirts, one ribbon, and one cocktail napkin.
Box/Folder 18 : 11

Ribbon and cocktail napkin, undated

Box 21

Assorted "Paul Jacob" name tags, 1989, undated

Box 21

Assorted pins, 1989, undated

Box 22

"Free Paul Jacob" t-shirts, undated