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  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Joseph Hansen papers
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1980
    Collection Number: 92035
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 109 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 envelopes, 1 audio cassette (46.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, minutes, reports, internal bulletins, resolutions, theses, printed matter, sound recording, and photographs relating to Leon Trotsky, activities of the Socialist Workers Party in the United States, and activities of the Fourth International in Latin America, Western Europe and elsewhere.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Hansen, Joseph,

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Hansen papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1992.

    Accruals

    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.

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (127 reels).

    Biographical Note

    1910 June 16 Born, Salt Lake City, Utah
    1928-1934 Attended University of Utah part-time
    1931 Married Reba Hooper
    1934 Joined Communist League of America (predecessor of Socialist Workers Party)
    1936-1937 Staff writer, Voice of the Federation (Maritime Federation of the Pacific), and Labor Action
    1937-1940 Secretary to Leon Trotsky, Coyoacan, Mexico
    1939 Author, Father Coughlin: Fascist Demagogue
    1940 Author, Wall Street's War, Not Ours!
    1940-1975 Member, National Committee, Socialist Workers Party
    1941-1945 Merchant seaman
    1944 Author, American Workers Need a Labor Party
    1945-1954 Staff writer, The Militant (newspaper of Socialist Workers Party)
    1946 Socialist Workers Party candidate for United States Senate, New York
    1948 National lecture tour on "The Struggle for Power in Europe"
      Author, <title render="italic">The Socialist Workers Party: What It Is, What It Stands For</title>
    1950 Socialist Workers Party candidate for United States Senate, New York
    1951 National lecture tour on "America and the World Crisis"
    1954 Editor, The Militant
    1955-1959 Editor, International Socialist Review (theoretical journal of Socialist Workers Party)
    1957 Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Los Angeles National lecture tour on "The Outlook for Socialist Regroupment"
    1959-1967 Editor, The Militant
    1960 Visit to Cuba
      Founding member, Fair Play for Cuba Committee
      Author, <title render="italic">Too Many Babies? The Myth of the Population Explosion</title>
      Author, <title render="italic">The Truth about Cuba</title>
    1961 Attended Conferencia Latinoamericana por la Soberania Nacional, la Emancipacion Economica y la Paz, Mexico City
      Author, <title render="italic">In Defense of the Cuban Revolution: An Answer to the State Department and Theodore Draper</title>
    1961-1962 Four-month tour of Latin America
    1962 National lecture tour on "What Makes Latin America Explosive"
      Visit to Algeria
      Author, <title render="italic">The Theory of the Cuban Revolution</title>
      Author, <title render="italic">Trotskyism and the Cuban Revolution: An Answer to Hoy</title>
    1962-1965 Socialist Workers Party representative in Europe, based in Paris
    1963 Attended 7th (Reunification) World Congress of Fourth International
    1963-1979 Fraternal member, United Secretariat of Fourth International Editor, Intercontinental Press (originally entitled World Outlook; published on behalf of United Secretariat of Fourth International, at first in Paris and later in New York City)
    1965 Co-author, Khrushchev's Downfall/New Deepening of the Sino-Soviet Rift?
    1966 Editor, Healy "Reconstructs" the Fourth International: Documents and Comments by Participants in a Fiasco
    1967 Attended Organizacion Latinoamericana de Solidaridad conference, Havana
      Co-author, <title render="italic">Behind China's "Great Cultural Revolution"</title>
    1968 Co-author, <title render="italic">Murder in Memphis: Martin Luther King and the Future of the Black Liberation Struggle</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">The Nature of the Cuban Revolution: Record of a Controversy, 1960-1963</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">Revolt in France, May-June 1968: A Contemporary Record</title>
    1969 Attended 9th World Congress of Fourth International
      Co-author, <title render="italic">Class, Party and State and the Eastern European Revolution</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">The Invasion of Czechoslovakia</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">Leon Trotsky: The Man and His Work: Reminiscences and Appraisals</title>
    1972 Author, <title render="italic">The Abern Clique</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">Nixon's Moscow and Peking Summits: Their Meaning for Vietnam</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">A Revolutionary Strategy for the 70s: Documents of the Socialist Workers Party</title>
    1973-1977 Fraternal member, Steering Committee, Leninist-Trotskyist Faction of Fourth International
    1974 Attended 10th World Congress of Fourth International
      Author, <title render="italic">The Workers and Farmers Government</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">Towards a History of the Fourth International</title>
      Editor, <title render="italic">Marxism vs. Ultraleftism: The Record of Healy's Break with Trotskyism</title>
    1975 ff. Target of accusation campaign by Workers Revolutionary Party (Great Britain) and Workers League (U.S.)
    1976 Co-author, <title render="italic">The Fight against Fascism in the USA: Forty Years of Struggle Described by Participants</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">Healy's Big Lie: The Slander Campaign against Joseph Hansen, George Novack, and the Fourth International</title>
      Co-author, <title render="italic">What Is American Fascism? Writings on Father Coughlin, Mayor Frank Hague, and Senator Joseph McCarthy</title>
    1978 Author, Dynamics of the Cuban Revolution: The Trotskyist View
    1979 January 18 Died, New York City
    1979 Author, The Leninist Strategy of Party Building: The Debate on Guerrilla Warfare in Latin America (published posthumously)
    1980 Author, James P. Cannon the Internationalist (published posthumously)
    1986 Co-author, Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women (published posthumously)

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, minutes, reports, internal bulletins, resolutions, theses, printed matter, sound recording, and photographs relating to Leon Trotsky, activities of the Socialist Workers Party in the United States, and activities of the Fourth International in Latin America, Western Europe and elsewhere.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fourth International.
    Socialist Workers Party.
    Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
    Communism--Europe.
    Communism--Latin America.
    Communism--United States.
    Journalists.
    Socialism--Europe.
    Socialism--Latin America.
    Socialism--United States.