Guide to the Oral history interview with Jeffrey P. Hart, 1997 July 15 - 1997 July 18Manuscript DOH-11

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Title:

Guide to the Oral history interview with Jeffrey P. Hart, 1997 July 15 - 1997 July 18

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-11

Collection Dates:

1997 July 15 - 1997 July 18

Size of Collection:

4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each)

Abstract:

Jeffrey Hart, Professor of English, Emeritus at Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his undergraduate years and teaching career at Dartmouth College.

Access to Collection:

First half unrestricted; second half closed until 2023.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

First half unrestricted; second half closed until 2023.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of Jeffrey Hart is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Jane L. Carroll during July 1997. The entire interview runs for approximately four hours and covers his time at Dartmouth as a student, his own writings and his connections to political figures such as Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. He also spoke B.A.out Dartmouth events such as the study of the canon, the shanty protests, the founding of The Dartmouth Review and the controversies surrounding that newspaper, and the advent of diversity on campus. He discusses the athletic programs, the elimination of the Indian Symbol and the presidencies of John Kemeny, David McLaughlin and James Freedman.

Biography

Jeffrey Peter Hart was born on April 22, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in New York City. He entered Dartmouth as a member of the class of 1951 and left during his junior year. He received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1952 followed by his PhD and served in the U.S. Naval Intelligence during the Korean War. Hart returned to Dartmouth and taught English from 1963 to 1993. While there, he served as faculty advisor for The Dartmouth Review and continues to advise the paper. He was a right-leaning syndicated columnist as well as a speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Reagan. He became senior editor of The National Review in 1969. Hart is author of nine books including The Making of the American Conservative Mind: National Review and Its Times , Acts of Recovery: Essays on Culture and Politics , and Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education .

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: July 1997

Transcripts

Access Restrictions

First half open, remainder closed until 2023.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

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Box: 2, Dates: July 1997

Master and Copies of Audio Cassette Tapes

Access Restrictions

First half open, remainder closed until 2023.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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