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Inventory of the Institute for Humane Studies Miscellaneous Records
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  • Title: Institute for Humane Studies miscellaneous records
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1975
    Collection Number: 85023
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 11 manuscript boxes (4.4 linear feet)
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Institute for Humane Studies.


    Collection is open for research. Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available for immediate access.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Institute for Humane Studies miscellaneous records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.


    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.

    Historical Note

    The Institute for Human Studies was established in 1961 in Menlo Park, California by Dr. F.A. Harper. As a former economics professor at Cornell University, Dr. Harper made it his goal to establish an institute whose primary mission would focus on, “research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity, and social harmony.” Since its 1985 relocation to Fairfax, Virginia the institute has been associated with George Mason University where it continues today in the goals established by Dr. Harper.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection comprised of sound recordings of lectures by various economists and other speakers delivered at the Institute for Humane Studies, relating to laissez-faire economic and political theory; correspondence, memoranda and financial records, relating to production of the festschrift Toward Liberty (1971) in honor of the Austrian-American economist Ludwig von Mises, and to a visit to the United States by the Austrian economist Friedrich A. von Hayek in 1975.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992.
    Von Mises, Ludwig, 1881-1973.
    Political science.