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Jeffrey Hadden Papers
ARC Mss 24  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jeffrey Hadden Papers
    Dates: 1958-2000
    Bulk Dates: 1977-2000
    Collection number: ARC Mss 24
    Creator: Hadden, Jeffrey K.
    Collection Size: 10 linear feet (8 cartons and 10 audiocassettes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical location: Series 1-6 (SRLF); Series 7 (Annex 2).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Jeffrey Hadden Papers. ARC Mss 24. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Jeffrey Hadden, 2002; Hadden estate, 2003.


    Jeffrey K. Hadden, professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, was well known for his studies on religious broadcasters, the emergence of the Christian Right in the 1980s, and the comparative study of religion and politics. He was coauthor of Prime Time Preachers: The Rising Power of Televangelism (1981) and Televangelism: Power and Politics on God's Frontier (1988), as well as several works on politics, religion, and social change. Hadden worked closely with a number of religious groups such as the Unification and Scientology churches, sometimes acting as an expert witness in court cases. He died in 2003 at the age of 66.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains files (correspondence, financial and tax records, clippings, notes, website printouts, brochures, newsletters, mailings and other promotional literature) assembled by Hadden, relating to various religious groups and leaders, mainly televangelists such Jim Bakker (PTL), Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson.


    The collection contains the following series:
    • Series 1: Radio/Television
    • Series 2: Bakker [Jim]
    • Series 3: Falwell [Jerry]
    • Series 4: Religious Right
    • Series 5: Robertson [Pat]
    • Series 6: Politics and Religion
    • Series 7: Audiocassettes
    The manuscript collection is accompanied by a related collection of books that have been cataloged separately and that can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bakker, Jim, 1940-.
    Falwell, Jerry.
    Robertson, Pat.