Register of the Paul Jacob papers

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Title: Paul Jacob papers
Date (inclusive): 1944-1991
Collection Number: 90036
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 19 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 card file box (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.
Creator: Jacob, Paul, 1960-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1990.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Jacob papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

1960 Born
1978 Formed campus chapter of Libertarian Party, Westminster College, Missouri
1981 Elected Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas
1981 Received draft registration letter from the Selective Service System
1982 Traveled the United States speaking to students and youth about refusing to register
1981 Refused to register and left Arkansas to go underground
1984 Arrested by the FBI and sentenced to 5 years in prison
1982 Indicted by grand jury for failure to register for the draft
1985 November 25 Released from prison
1985 July 2 Entered 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

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

 

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 1, folder 1

Agendas 1989-1991

box 1, folder 2

Awards 1980-1988

box 1, folder 3

CATO summer seminar notes 1982

box 1, folder 4

Clippings undated

box 1, folder 5

Clippings 1980-1982

box 1, folder 6

Clippings 1983-1984

box 1, folder 7-8

Clippings 1985

box 19, folder 1

Clippings 1985

box 1, folder 9

Clippings 1986-1987

box 1, folder 10

Clippings 1988-1989

box 1, folder 11

Court records 1985-1986

box 1, folder 12

Flyers 1985-1990, undated

box 2, folder 1

Jail records 1980-1985

box 2, folder 2

National Speakers Association printed material 1986-1987

box 2, folder 3

News releases undated

box 2, folder 4

Photographs 1989, undated

box 2, folder 5-6

Poems undated

box 2, folder 7

Poems 1979-1983

box 19, folder 2

Posters 1983-1985, undated

box 2, folder 8

Probation records 1985-1990

box 2, folder 9

Short biographies 1985-1989, undated

box 2, folder 10

Student records 1980-1989

box 2, folder 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 2, folder 12

Undated

box 3, folder 1

1980-1984

box 3, folder 2

1985

box 3, folder 3

1986

box 3, folder 4

1987

box 3, folder 5

1988

box 3, folder 6

1989

box 3, folder 7

1990-1991

box 3, folder 8

Baltic, Bernard 1985-1991

box 3, folder 9

CATO 1987

box 3, folder 10

Kerle, Gillam 1986-1987

box 3, folder 11

Letter drafts 1985-1989, undated

box 3, folder 12-13

Letters received in prison 1985

box 4, folder 1

Letters received in prison 1985

box 4, folder 2

Letters sent from prison 1985

box 4, folder 3

Letters to editors 1982-1989

box 4, folder 4

Libertarian Ballot Access Committee 1988-1989

box 4, folder 5

Libertarian Finance Committee 1987-1988

box 4, folder 6

Libertarian National Committee 1986-1989

box 4, folder 7

Libertarian Party 1979-1989

box 4, folder 8

Libertarian Party News 1986

box 4, folder 9

Libertarian Student Network 1984-1987

box 4, folder 10

Lindsay, Allen 1985-1988, undated

box 4, folder 11

Paul Jacob Defense Fund 1985-1986

box 5, folder 1-2

Paul Jacob Defense Fund 1985-1986

box 5, folder 3

Paul, Ron 1987-1990

box 5, folder 4

Personal 1984-1990

box 5, folder 5

Scream! 1985

box 6, folder 1

Selective Service System 1981-1990

box 6, folder 2

Speaking engagements 1985-1990, undated

box 6, folder 3

Tax Accountability Amendment Committee 1989-1990

box 6, folder 4

Volunteers for America 1986-1988

box 6, folder 5

Welcome home letters 1985-1986

box 6, folder 6

Winger, Richard 1986-1989

box 6, folder 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 6, folder 8

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

box 6, folder 9

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

box 6, folder 10

Article for the Arkansas Gazette, notes and typescripts undated

box 6, folder 11

Interview of Paul Jacob by Frontlines undated

box 6, folder 12

"A Letter to the Libertarian National Convention," undated

box 6, folder 13

Libertarian Party move to Washington writings, typescript undated

box 6, folder 14

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

box 6, folder 15

"My Political Writings," holograph and typescript undated

box 6, folder 16

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

box 6, folder 17

Response to the War on Drugs, undated

box 6, folder 18

Speech, New Hampshire, notes undated

box 6, folder 19

Speech, Ohio Libertarian Party convention undated

box 6, folder 20

Speech on the Selective Service System, Sherwood Kiwanis Club undated

box 6, folder 21

Speech, outlines undated

box 6, folder 22

Speech, untitled undated

box 6, folder 23

Speech, untitled introduction and afterword undated

box 6, folder 24

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

box 6, folder 25

Unemployment writings undated

box 6, folder 26

Women's rights writings undated

box 6, folder 27

Letters to the editor 1980-1989, undated

box 6, folder 28

Anti-draft article, Liberty 1981

box 6, folder 29

Lists of publications and speeches 1981-1987, undated

box 7, folder 1

Published draft registration opposition articles 1982-1987

box 7, folder 2

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

box 7, folder 3

Anti-draft article, LP News 1982 September

box 7, folder 4

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

box 7, folder 5

Press release 1982 October 25

box 7, folder 6

"The Draft Is Slavery," The Rainbow Cadenza 1983

box 7, folder 7

Interview of Paul Jacob by Dianne Pilcher, Libertarian Vision 1983

box 7, folder 8

Interview of Paul Jacob by Wendy McElroy, Caliber 1983

box 7, folder 9

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

box 7, folder 10

Press release 1983 August 1

box 7, folder 11

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

box 7, folder 12

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

box 7, folder 13

Press release 1985 April 5

box 7, folder 14

Press release 1985 May 1

box 7, folder 15

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

box 7, folder 16

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

box 7, folder 17

Press release 1986 January 19

box 7, folder 18

Speech, Libertarian National Committee 1986 August

box 7, folder 19

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

box 7, folder 20

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

box 7, folder 21

"Ballot Access," notes and holograph 1989, undated

box 7, folder 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 7, folder 23

General 1969-1984

box 7, folder 24

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

box 7, folder 25

Assorted articles, The Journal of Libertarian Studies 1977-1981

box 7, folder 26

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

box 7, folder 27

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

box 7, folder 28

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

box 7, folder 29

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

box 7, folder 30

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

box 7, folder 31

Karp, Walter. "Republican Virtues," 1979

box 7, folder 32

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

box 7, folder 33

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

box 8, folder 1

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

box 8, folder 2

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

box 8, folder 3

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

box 8, folder 4

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

box 8, folder 5

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

box 8, folder 6

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

box 8, folder 7

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

box 8, folder 8

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

box 8, folder 9

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

box 8, folder 10

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

box 8, folder 11

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

box 8, folder 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 8, folder 13

CATO 1987

 

Libertarian Party 1980-1991, undated

box 8, folder 14-16

General 1984-1989

box 8, folder 17

Arkansas state chair 1980-1981

box 9, folder 1-2

Assorted campaign materials 1980-1989

box 19, folder 3

Assorted campaign materials 1980-1989

box 9, folder 3-7

Ballot Access Committee 1988, undated

box 19, folder 4

Ballot Access Committee 1988, undated

box 10, folder 1

Citizens for Congressional Reform 1988-1991

box 10, folder 2

Conventions 1981-1991

box 10, folder 3

Finance Committee 1987

box 10, folder 4

Mid-Atlantic workshop 1981

box 10, folder 5

National Committee 1981-1989

box 10, folder 6

Platform Committee 1987, undated

box 10, folder 7

Printed material 1985-1989, undated

box 11, folder 1

Ron Paul for president 1987-1989

box 11, folder 2

Selective Service System 1982-1987, undated

box 19, folder 5

Selective Service System 1982-1987, undated

box 11, folder 3

State parties 1985-1991

 

Notes 1982-1989, undated

box 11, folder 4-6

Undated

box 12, folder 1

1982-1989

 

Paul Jacob Defense Fund 1985, undated

box 12, folder 2

General 1985

box 12, folder 3

Anti-draft stickers undated

box 12, folder 4

Scream! undated

 

Tax accountability amendment committee 1990-1991, undated

box 12, folder 5

General 1990

box 12, folder 6

Printed material 1990-1991, undated

 

Volunteers for America 1985-1987, undated

box 12, folder 7

General 1986-1987

box 12, folder 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 12, folder 9-10

Undated

box 13, folder 1

1975-1983

box 13, folder 2

1984

box 19, folder 6

1984-1989

box 13, folder 3-4

1985

box 13, folder 5-6

1986

box 13, folder 7

1987

box 14, folder 1-2

1987

box 14, folder 3

1988

box 14, folder 4

1989

box 14, folder 5

1990-1991

 

Flyers 1981-1984, undated

box 14, folder 6

General 1981-1984, undated

box 14, folder 7

Anti-draft registration 1984, undated

 

Newsletters 1979-1991

box 14, folder 8

General 1981-1988

box 14, folder 9

Amnesty International Newsletter 1987

box 14, folder 10

Association for a Volunteer Army undated

box 14, folder 11

Assorted student publications 1979-1981

box 15, folder 1

Ballot Access News 1989

box 15, folder 2

Board-O-Gram 1986

box 15, folder 3

Free Marin 1986

box 15, folder 4

Frontlines 1980-1981

box 15, folder 5

Individual Liberty 1981-1987

box 15, folder 6

Libertarian Party of Alabama 1987

box 15, folder 7

Libertarian Party of Alaska 1980-1981

box 15, folder 8

Libertarian Party of Arizona 1984

box 15, folder 9

Libertarian Party of Arkansas 1979-1983

box 15, folder 10

Libertarian Party of California 1979-1987

box 15, folder 11

Libertarian Party of Canada 1980, 1984

box 15, folder 12

Libertarian Party of Colorado 1984-1986

box 15, folder 13

Libertarian Party of Connecticut 1984-1985

box 15, folder 14

Libertarian Party of Georgia 1981-1985

box 15, folder 15

Libertarian Party of Hawaii 1979

box 15, folder 16

Libertarian Party of Illinois 1980-1981, 1990

box 15, folder 17

Libertarian Party of Louisiana 1984, 1989

box 15, folder 18

Libertarian Party of Massachusetts 1986, 1989

box 15, folder 19

Libertarian Party of Maryland 1980, 1987

box 15, folder 20

Libertarian Party of Michigan 1984-1986

box 15, folder 21

Libertarian Party of Missouri 1987

box 15, folder 22

Libertarian Party of New Hampshire 1989

box 15, folder 23

Libertarian Party of New Jersey 1987

box 15, folder 24

Libertarian Party of New Mexico 1987

box 15, folder 25

Libertarian Party of New York 1981-1986, 1988

box 16, folder 1

Libertarian Party of Ohio 1986-1987, undated

box 16, folder 2

Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania 1981, 1986

box 16, folder 3

Libertarian Party of South Carolina 1984-1987

box 16, folder 4

Libertarian Party of Texas 1984, 1986

box 16, folder 5

Libertarian Party of Utah 1985

box 16, folder 6

Libertarian Party of Virginia 1980-1989

box 16, folder 7

Libertarian Vanguard 1982

box 16, folder 8

Liberty Pledge 1986-1991

box 16, folder 9

Taxnews 1990

box 16, folder 10

The Familist 1985-1986

box 16, folder 11

The Liberator 1987

box 16, folder 12

The Reporter 1984, 1986-1987

box 16, folder 13

Resistance 1984-1985, undated

box 16, folder 14

Ron Paul's presidential campaign 1987-1988

 

Pamphlets 1983, undated

box 16, folder 15

General undated

box 16, folder 16

Anti-draft registration 1983, undated

 

Periodicals 1979-1991

box 16, folder 17

General 1979-1984, undated

box 17, folder 1

General 1985-1989

box 17, folder 2

American Libertarian 1986-1988

box 17, folder 3

CATO Byline 1986-1987

box 17, folder 4

CATO Policy Analysis 1980-1989

box 17, folder 5

CATO Policy Report 1986, 1989

box 17, folder 6

The Citizen's Claw 1984-1985

box 17, folder 7

Citizens Rule Book undated

box 17, folder 8

Crossroads: Term Limitation Today 1991

box 17, folder 9

Exegesis 1986-1989

box 17, folder 10

Final Draft 1987

box 17, folder 11

Freedom Network News 1986-1987

box 17, folder 12

Free Norma Jean 1987-1989

box 17, folder 13

Free World Chronicle 1983-1985

box 17, folder 14

Index on Liberty 1987

box 17, folder 15

Journal of Civil Defense 1986

box 17, folder 16

The Justice Times 1986-1987

box 18, folder 1

Laissez Faire Books 1983, 1987

box 18, folder 2

Liberty Today 1989

box 18, folder 3

Nomos 1983-1987

box 18, folder 4

The Objector 1982

box 18, folder 5

The Officer 1987

box 18, folder 6

Recon 1985, undated

box 18, folder 7

Resistance News 1981-1987

box 18, folder 8

Scream! 1984

box 18, folder 9

University publications 1982-1990

box 18, folder 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 18, folder 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