Harper Hubert Wilson papers, 1954-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Wilson, Hubert Wilson, 1909-
Harper Hubert Wilson papers
1954-1970 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (4 folders)
Collection Number
A 209
Harper Hubert Wilson (1909 - ?) was a professor of political science at Princeton University. The collection (1954-1970) contains correspondence with Robert Staughton Lynd and with J. Edgar Hoover, among others, regarding civil liberties and politics of the day, and also clippings regarding Wilson, Hoover, and Lynd.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Harper Hubert Wilson (1909 - ?) was a professor of political science at Princeton University. He corresponded with Robert Staughton Lynd, and with J. Edgar Hoover, regarding violations of civil liberties.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The letters with exchanged with J. Edgar Hoover are quite acrimonious. There are over 102 letters between Wilson and Robert Staughton Lynd, a noted American sociologist. There are 134 letters total in the collection.

The outgoing correspondence file contains letters dated 1954 to 1974.

The incoming correspondence file contains letters from J. Edgar Hoover, Lyle Mercer, and Robert B. Payne, among others.

The collection does contain correspondence about politics, but also letters from parents or students regarding classes Wilson taught, who were upset at perceived political or philosophical biases. The collection includes Wilson's answers to these letters.

There is a separate file for incoming letters from Robert S. Lynd.

The collection also contains a file of media clippings regarding exchanges between Hoover, Wilson, and Lynd.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harper Hubert Wilson papers, A 209, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education, Higher--United States--History--20th century
  • Personal Names :
  • Wilson, Hubert Wilson, 1909-
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--Politics and government--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence