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  • Title: Sam Tanenhaus papers
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1998
    Collection Number: 97029
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 69 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes (32.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, trial transcripts, memoranda, notes, and printed matter, relating to the life of Whittaker Chambers and to the Alger Hiss espionage case. Used as research material for the book by Sam Tanenhaus, Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (New York, 1997). Includes letters by Chambers.
    Creator: Tanenhaus, Sam
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    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.


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

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1997.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Communism -- United States
    Espionage, Russian -- United States
    Hiss, Alger
    Chambers, Whittaker