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Inventory of the H. R. (Hugh Redwald) Trevor-Roper Sound Recording : Hitler's Place In History
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: H. R. (Hugh Redwald) Trevor-Roper sound recording : Hitler's place in history
    Dates: 1964
    Collection Number: XX598
    Creator: Trevor-Roper, H. R. (Hugh Redwald), 1914-
    Collection Size: 1 item (3 phonotape reels) (0.1 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Lecture relating to Adolf Hitler. Delivered at Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: 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

    H. R. (Hugh Redwald) Trevor-Roper sound recording : Hitler's place in history, Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    British historian.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Trevor-Roper, professor of history at Oxford, gave this speech on 2 December 1964. He analyzes Hitler in both moral and political areas. He finds Hitler completely contemptible as a person. He argues that Hitler was much more a skilled politician than many give him credit; that he was not simply a pawn of others. He notes how successful Hitler was in implementing his plan outlined in Mein Kampf before making the poor choice of invading the Soviet Union. From time to time he compares Hitler to past figures such as Napoleon, Frederick the Great, Lenin, and Bismarck. Parts 1 and 2 contain the speech, part 3 is a question-and-answer session. Use copy reference number: xx598_a_0008075

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
    Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
    National socialism.
    World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
    Stanford University.