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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Carl Gershman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1984
    Collection Number: 81124
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 31 manuscript boxes (12.7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, minutes, resolutions, and printed matter relating to the U.S. Mission to the U.N., socialist and radical movements in the U.S., and Social Democrats, U.S.A.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Gershman, Carl


    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], Carl Gershman papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981, with incremental material received later.


    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 catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1943 Born in New York City
    1965 Graduated with a B.A. from Yale University
    1965-1967 Volunteered as a Service to America (VISTA) worker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1968 Graduated with an M.Ed., Harvard University
    1969-1974 Director of Research, Co-Chairman, and Executive Director, successively, of the Youth Committee for Peace and Democracy in the Middle East
    1970-1974 Vice Chairman, Co-Chairman, and Chairman, successively, of the Young People's Socialist League
    1971-1974 Director for the Youth Institute for Peace in the Middle East
    1975-1980 Executive Director, Social Democrats, U.S.A.
    1981-1984 Counselor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
    1984- President of the National Endowment for Democracy

    Scope and Contents note

    Correspondence, speeches and writings, minutes, resolutions, and printed matter relating to the U.S. Mission to the U.N., socialist, radical, and labor movements in the U.S., the Young People’s Socialist League, and Social Democrats, U.S.A. Includes an audio recording of a debate between Carl Gershman and M. Stanton Evans.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Social Democrats, U.S.A.
    Young People's Socialist League of America.
    Radicalism--United States.
    Socialism--United States.
    United States--Politics and government.