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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ernest W. Lefever papers
    Date (inclusive): 1933-2007
    Collection Number: 73090
    Creator: Lefever, Ernest W., 1919-
    Collection Size: 173 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes, 1 album box (71 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, interview summaries, notes, printed matter, and photographs, relating to pacifism in World War II, postwar African politics, United Nations intervention in the Congo, nuclear proliferation, American military and police-training aid to foreign countries, the role of religion in public policy, and activities of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
    Language: 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

    [Identification of item], Ernest W. Lefever papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1973.


    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.

    Access Points

    United Nations--Congo (Democratic Republic)
    Nuclear weapons.
    Military assistance, American.
    Police training.
    Africa--Politics and government--1960-
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    Congo (Democratic Republic)
    Congo (Democratic Republic)--Politics and government--1960-
    Nuclear energy.
    World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors.
    Conscientious objectors--United States.
    Religion and international affairs.
    United States--Religion.
    Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington, D.C.)
    World War, 1939-1945.

    Biographical Note

    1919 Nov. 12 Born, York, Pennsylvania
    1945-1948 Field Secretary, World Alliance of Young Mens' Christian Associations, United Kingdom and West Germany
    1952-1954 International affairs specialist, National Council of Churches
    1956-1957 Faculty, Department of Government, University of Maryland
    1957 Author, Ethics and U.S. Foreign Policy
    1957-1959 Research staff, Acting Head, Foreign Affairs Division, Library of Congress
    1959-1960 Foreign affairs staff, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
    1960 Author, Profile of American Politics
    1960-1961 Research Associate, Washington Center for Foreign Policy Research, Johns Hopkins University
    1961-1964 Senior Staff, Institute of Defense Analyses, Washington
    1962 Editor, Arms and Arms Control
    1964-1976 Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institute
    1965 Author, Crisis in the Congo
    1967 Author, Uncertain Mandate: Politics of the U.N. Congo Operation
    1970 Author, Spear and Scepter: Army, Policy and Politics in Tropical Africa
    1972 Author, Ethics and World Politics
    1974 Author, TV and National Defense: An Analysis of CBS News
    1976- Founder and President, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
    1977 Author, Morality and Foreign Policy
    1979 Author, Amsterdam to Nairobi: The World Council of Churches and the Third World

    Author, Nuclear Arms in the Third World: U.S. Policy Dilemma

    Editor, Will Capitalism Survive?
    1980 Author, The CIA and the American Ethic
    1981 Designate, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
    1982 Author, The Apocalyptic Premise
    1983 Author, Scholars, Dollars and Public Policy