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Guide to the Sidney Hook Papers TAM.429

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 19, 2014
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 Edited to reflect updated administrative information  , July 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989
Title: Sidney Hook Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1929-1960
Abstract: Sidney Hook (1902-1989) was an influential political philosopher. A teacher and author of many books on Marxism, public policy and education, Hook became a prominent anti-Communist and founded organizations such as the CIA-funded Congress for Cultural Freedom. The collection consists of clippings related to Hook’s writing and thought, class lectures, correspondence, and documents pertaining to Feinberg Law cases against several professors in the City University of New York system. The Feinberg Law made the public schools and institutions of higher education responsible for policing themselves against subversive employees and was the statute under which many teachers were terminated for alleged membership in the Communist Party.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet  (1 box)
Language of Materials note: Materials, for the most part, are in English. There are several items in Russian.
Mixed materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM.429