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Collection Details


Collection Name: Richard Hofstadter Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/hof.html
Dates Spanned: 1972-1972
Description: This project brings together the recollections of students, faculty, colleagues, and others who knew Richard Hofstader, for the most part during his years at Columbia (1946-70), where he became DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History. Contributors recall him as a teacher, social observer, and friend, tracing the intellectual development of a major scholar. Specifics include comments on Social Darwinism in American Thought, The American Political Tradition, The Age of Reform, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, and other works as well as insights into the mind and character of the man.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 9
Interviews: [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Biography; Education
ASP Subjects: Biography; College teachers; Columbia University, New York, NY; History; New York; New York, NY; Oral history; Personality; United States; Universities and colleges--Departments
Collection Code: OHC0000844