Guide to the Papers of Jeffrey P. Hart, 1982 - 2005Manuscript MS-941

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Jeffrey P. Hart, 1982 - 2005

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-941

Collection Dates:

1982 - 2005

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Jeffrey Peter Hart, born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York; attended Dartmouth College, graduated from Columbia University in 1952. Author and Professor of English, Dartmouth College 1963 to 1993. Papers primarily consist of correspondence (typescript and manuscript) with notable political figures, publishers, former students, academics, and personal acquaintances. Correspondents include Richard Nixon, Jack Kemp, Norman Podhertz, Pat Buchanan, William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Richard Viguerie, John Sununu, Jacques Barzun, Lew Lehrman, Nackey Loeb, George Will, George Bush, Sr., Michael Deaver, Ed Koch, Joyce Carol Oates, Harold Bloom, William F. Buckley, Jr.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

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.

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Jeffrey Hart papers primarily consist of correspondence (typescript and manuscript) with notable political figures, publishers, former students, academics, and personal acquaintances. Several published articles and poems by Hart are also included.

The correspondence documents published responses to Hart's submissions, reader response to essays published in the 'National Review,' praise and opinions of Hart's literary work, and writers' thanks to Hart for his praise of their published works.

Correspondents include Richard Nixon, Jack Kemp, Norman Podhertz, Pat Buchanan, William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Richard Viguerie, John Sununu, Jacques Barzun, Lew Lehrman, Nackey Loeb, George Will, George Bush, Sr., Michael Deaver, Ed Koch, Joyce Carol Oates and Harold Bloom. Of note is extensive correspondence with William F. Buckley, Jr., principally about matters relating to the 'National Review.'

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 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 National 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

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1982
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1983
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1984
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1985
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1987
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, 1988
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, 2001
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, 2002
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence, 2003
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence, 2004 Jan. - 2004 Jun.
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, 2004 Aug. - 2004 Dec.
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence, 2005
  • Folder: 13, Articles and Poems, Undated

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