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Register of the Rodney Kennedy-Minott Papers, 1967-1994
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rodney Kennedy-Minott Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1994
    Collection Number: 90010
    Creator: Kennedy-Minott, Rodney
    Collection Size: 29 manuscript boxes, 17 envelopes, 1 phonotape cassette (13.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings, relating to the 1967 congressional campaign of Paul McCloskey in California, McCloskey's 1972 Republican presidential primary campaign, the 1976 presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter (especially in California), American foreign policy during the presidential administration of Jimmy Carter, and United States relations with Sweden.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    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], Rodney O'Gliasain Kennedy-Minott papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


    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 http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . 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.

    Access Points

    United States--Foreign relations--1977-1981.
    Sweden--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations--Sweden.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.
    Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
    McCloskey, Paul N., 1927-
    Presidents--United States--Election--1972.
    Presidents--United States--Election--1976.
    California--Politics and government--1951-
    United States. Congress. House.
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)
    Democratic Party (U.S.)
    United States. Dept. of State.
    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    Diplomats--United States.


    1928, June 1 Born, Portland, Oregon
    1950-1952 Served with the United States Army
    1953 B.A., Stanford University
    1956 M.A., Stanford University
    1960 Ph.D., Stanford University
    1960-1961 Instructor in History, Stanford University
    1961-1962 Assistant Professor, Assistant Director, History of Western Civilization Program, Stanford University
    1962 Author, Peerless Patriots: The Organized Veterans and the Spirit of Americanism
    1962-1963 Assistant Director, Summer Session, Western Civilization Program, Stanford University
    1963-1965 Director, Summer Session, Western Civilization Program, Stanford University
    1964 Author, The Fortress That Never Was: The Myth of Hitler's Bavarian Stronghold
    1965-1966 Associate Professor, Portland State University; Congressional Staff Member
    1966-1967 Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Instruction, California State University, Hayward
    1967-1969 Division Head, Humanities, California State University, Hayward
    1968 Author, The Sinking of the Lollipop: Shirley Temple vs. Pete McCloskey
    1969-1975 Professor, California State University, Hayward
    1971 Author, "In the Name of Democracy Bring Back Bossism", Report on Democratic Party Reform, California Democratic State Central Committee's Reform Commission, Sacramento
    1977-1980 Ambassador to Sweden and Chairman, Swedish Fulbright Commission
    1981 Adjunct Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California
    1981-1982 Senior Research Scholar, Hoover Institution
    1982-1983 Executive Vice President, Direction International, Washington D.C.
    1983 Chairman, Alpha International, New York City
    1986 Senior Fellow, Center for International and Strategic Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles
    1986- Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    1988 Author, The Far North: The Tension Point

    U.S. Regional Force Application: The Maritime Strategy and its Effect on Nordic Stability
    1989 Author, Tension in the North: Sweden and Nordic Security
    1990 Distinguished Guest Lecturer for National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
    1990 Author, Lonely Path To Follow: Nonaligned Sweden, United States/NATO, and the USSR