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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.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Jeffrey Hart papers

Identifier: MS-941
Date(s): 1982 to 2005
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...

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Peter Hart

Identifier: DOH-11
Date(s): 1997-07-15 to 1997-07-18
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Jeffrey Hart is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Jane L. Carroll during July 1997. The entire interview runs for approximately four hours and covers his time at Dartmouth as a student, his own writings and his connections to political figures such as Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. He also spoke B.A.out Dartmouth events such as the study of the canon, the shanty protests, the...
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