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Hart, Jeffrey Peter, 1930-2019



  • Existence: 1930 - 2019

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.' 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.

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Jeffrey Hart papers

Identifier: MS-941
Overview 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...