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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Sidney Hook papers
    Date (inclusive): 1902-2002
    Collection Number: 90003
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 198 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 2 envelopes, 5 sound discs (84.6 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, lecture notes, printed matter, sound recordings, videotape, and photographs relating to philosophy, Marxism, communism in the United States and elsewhere, the question of communists in the educational system, campus disturbances in the 1960s, the Congress for Cultural Freedom and other anti-communist movements, the thought of John Dewey, principles of education, the nature of academic freedom, and affirmative action programs.
    Creator: Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989

    Access

    Box 189 and tapes 19-26 in Box 185 closed. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1990, with increments received in later years.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sidney Hook papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1902 December 20 Born, New York City
    1927 Author, The Metaphysics of Pragmatism
      Ph.D., Columbia University
    1927-1969 Professor of Philosophy, Washington Square College, New York University
    1933 Author, Towards the Understanding of Karl Marx
    1936 Author, From Hegel to Marx
    1939 Author, John Dewey: An Intellectual Portrait
    1940 Author, Reason, Social Myths and Democracy
    1943 Author, The Hero in History
    1946 Author, Education for Modern Man
    1948-1969 Head, All-University Department of Philosophy, New York University
    1953 Author, Heresy, Yes, Conspiracy, No
    1955 Author, Marx and the Marxists
    1957 Author, Common Sense and the Fifth Amendment
    1959 Author, Political Power and Personal Freedom
    1961 Author, The Quest for Being
    1962 Author, The Paradoxes of Freedom
    1967 Author, Religion in a Free Society
    1970 Author, Academic Freedom and Academic Anarchy
    1973 Author, Education and the Taming of Power
    1973-1989 Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
    1974 Author, Pragmatism and the Tragic Sense of Life
    1975 Author, Revolution, Reform and Social Justice
    1980 Author, Philosophy and Public Policy
    1983 Author, Marxism and Beyond
    1987 Author, Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the Twentieth Century
    1989 July 12 Died, Stanford, California
    1990 Author, Convictions (published posthumously)

    Scope and Contents note

    The papers of Sidney Hook consist of correspondence, speeches and writings, lecture notes, printed matter, sound recordings, videotape, and photographs relating to philosophy, Marxism, communism in the United States and elsewhere, the question of communists in the educational system, campus disturbances in the 1960s, the Congress for Cultural Freedom and other anti-communist movements, the thought of John Dewey, principles of education, the nature of academic freedom, and affirmative action programs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Socialism
    Sound recordings
    Communism -- United States
    Philosophy
    Communism
    Liberty
    Anti-communist movements
    Education
    Student movements -- United States
    Communism in education
    Philosophers
    Affirmative action programs
    Academic freedom -- United States
    Marx, Karl, 1818-1883
    Congress for Cultural Freedom
    Dewey, John, 1859-1952