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  • Title: James Burnham Papers
    Collection Number: 88022
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (5.1 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1983
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to communism in the United States and abroad, the Congress for Cultural Freedom and other anti-communist movements in the United States and abroad, political conditions in the United States and the world, and conservative political thought.
    Creator: Burnham, James, 1905-1987


    Collection is open for research.
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    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Burnham Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988.


    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.


    1905 Nov. 22 Born, Chicago, Illinois
    1929-1942 Professor of Philosophy, New York University
    1929-1933 Co-editor, Symposium
    1931 Co-author (with Philip Wheelwright), Introduction to Philosophical Analysis
    1941 Author, The Managerial Revolution
    1943 Author, The Machiavellians
    1947 Author, The Struggle for the World
    1948 Author, The Case for De Gaulle (with Andre Malraux)
    c. 1949-1953 Consultant, Central Intelligence Agency
    1950 Author, The Coming Defeat of Communism
    1953 Author, Containment or Liberation?
    1954 Author, The Web of Subversion
    1955-1977 Editorial Board, National Review
    1959 Author, Congress and the American Tradition
    1964 Author, Suicide of the West
    1967 Author, The War We Are In
    1987 July 28 Died, Kent, Connecticut

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Congress for Cultural Freedom
    Anti-communist movements--United States.
    Anti-communist movements.
    Communism--United States.
    Conservatism--United States.
    Political science.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.
    United States--Politics and government.
    World politics--1945-