Lee Edwards papers (1878-2021) contains correspondence and clippings, writings and research material, speeches, memoranda, reports, studies,
financial records, printed matter, material related to the Victims of Communism Museum, sound recordings of interviews, video
recordings and digital media. The material relates to conservatism in the United States, the mass media, Grove City College,
the Heritage Foundation, the Republican Party, Walter Judd, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan and includes material related
to his work with various centers and institutions. The collection includes extensive research material used in books and other
writing projects by Edwards. Additionally, the collection includes material from his wife Anne, who assisted him with his
writing; clippings of articles by his father, Willard Edwards; and records from the consulting firm
Lee Edwards Associates.
Edwards (1932- ), a historian of American conservatism is the author or editor of over 25 books, including biographies of Ronald
Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and Edwin Meese III, as well as histories of the Heritage Foundation and the conservative movement.
Edwards was influenced by his parents who were anti-communist; his father, Willard Edwards, was a journalist for the "Chicago
Tribune." Edwards received his bachelor's degree from Duke University and doctorate in world politics from Catholic University.
He also completed graduate work at The Sorbonne, Paris and received an honorary doctoral degree in humane letters from Grove
440 manuscript boxes, 12 card file boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 5 film reels, 1 oversize folder
(164.03 Linear Feet)
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The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual
or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.