Guide to the Robert LeFevre papers
1946-1981

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Creator: LeFevre, Robert, 1911-
Title: Robert LeFevre papers
Dates: 1946-1981 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 36.5 linear feet (73 containers)
Collection Number: Coll 202
Summary: Robert LeFevre (1911-1986) was a conservative and later radical libertarian journalist, writer and teacher. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, speeches, organizational files, and other materials that reflect his career.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Robert LeFevre was born in Gooding, Idaho in 1911. His family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when LeFevre was quite young. It was there that LeFevre developed an interest in the theatre. He attended Hamline University in St. Paul from 1931 to 1932 where he studied English and drama. After leaving the university, LeFevre worked at a variety of jobs, including acting and radio announcing. Upon the advent of World War II, LeFevre enlisted in the Army and eventually became an officer in the education and orientation division of the Army Air Corps. He spent a year in Europe and was discharged from the Army in 1945 after being injured in a jeep accident in France.

After leaving the Army, LeFevre worked in real estate in San Francisco. In 1949 he became part owner of Falcon's Lair, an estate formerly owned by the silent film actor Rudolph Valentino, and became embroiled in a controversy over turning the estate into a shrine dedicated to Valentino. During this time LeFevre became involved with the San Francisco Group, an organization formed to impart the religious and educational views of its members to the general public. He also represented the Falcon Lair Foundation, which was dedicated to world peace. LeFevre eventually declared bankruptcy because of problems encountered in his real estate business, some of which he blamed on government interference.

Following an unsuccessful run for Congress in Los Angeles' 14th Congressional District in 1950 as a Republican, LeFevre moved to Florida where he worked in radio and television as a newscaster. It was during these years, from the late 1940's to early 1950's, that LeFevre became more involved in right-wing anti-union and anti-communist political organizations. He was a member of the Wage Earners Committee, an organization formed in 1949 to counter unionism, and he eventually founded the Miami Breakfast Club which was associated with Merwin K. Hart's conservative Freedom Club organization. LeFevre served as the Executive Director of the Congress of Freedom and the United States Day Committee, both of which advocated conservative agendas including the demand that the United States should withdraw from the United Nations.

In an article published in Human Events in 1954, LeFevre charged that the Girl Scout Handbook contained "socialist" and "one world government" propaganda. The article attracted nationwide attention from the public and the news media and eventually forced the scouting organization to make changes in the Handbook.

LeFevre moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado late in 1954 to become an editorial writer for R. C. Holies' newspaper, the Gazette Telegraph. While still working at the newspaper where he would eventually become editor, LeFevre started the Freedom School, a small private school dedicated to teaching free market and anti-government principles.

By this time LeFevre's politics had moved from more traditionally conservative positions to more radical libertarian ones. He thought that the ideal state would have no government or political entities and the functions that government would normally be expected to handle--education, policing, and so forth--would be handled by the private sector. He rejected all political action and would eventually even reject the Libertarian Party that formed in the early 1970's.

The Freedom School began with teaching short sessions during the summer months and was not, nor would it ever be, accredited by any educational organization. The school did, however, draw a number of prominent libertarian and free-market thinkers. Ludwig von Mises, Frank Chodorov, Milton Friedman and Rose Wilder Lane all visited the Freedom School at one time or another, some to teach or lecture. In the late 1960's, LeFevre and the school's operations moved to Santa Ana, California. He changed the name of the school to Rampart College and shifted its emphasis from small classroom sessions to lectures, home study courses, and seminars directed mainly at business executives.

LeFevre left the school in 1973 and continued to lecture, write, and publish material on libertarian subjects. He had been a charismatic orator throughout most of his life and he remained a popular speaker on the libertarian lecture circuit until his death in 1986. During his lifetime LeFevre also published a number of books, newsletters, and pamphlets dealing with politics, government, economics, and his libertarian philosophy. In addition to his libertarian writings, LeFevre wrote fiction works late in his life but was apparently unsuccessful in getting them published.

Content Description

The Robert LeFevre Papers consist of correspondence and a variety of other collected materials dealing with the individuals and organizations with whom LeFevre associated throughout his life. These individuals and organizations are, for the most part, extremely conservative or libertarian in their outlook and the collection contains a wealth of material that reflects these points of view. Additionally, manuscripts, speeches, radio and television scripts, published material, subject files, personal material, photographs, and books are part of the papers.

Regarding the arrangement of this collection, an attempt was made to preserve LeFevre's system of organization which is based on subject matter and relatively distinct periods of LeFevre's life. For this reason correspondence and material that may appear related can be found deposited in different places throughout the collection.

The first series, general correspondence, is arranged alphabetically and includes correspondence LeFevre had with individuals and organizations that dealt with his politics, philosophy and teachings, or his business interests relating to these areas. Some of the more important conservative political organizations included here are the Congress of Freedom, the National Economic Council, Operation America, and the United States Day Committee. The National Economic Council correspondence was authored primarily by Merwin K. Hart. A few of the most notable correspondents include Richard M. Nixon, who exchanged letters with LeFevre during his campaign for the Vice Presidency in 1952 and Robert Heinlein, the prominent science fiction writer.

The Miami Breakfast Club series contains LeFevre's correspondence from the early 1950's with the conservative Freedom Club organization, club members, speakers, and several politicians, including Nevada Senator Pat McCarran.

Documentation of the Girl Scout Handbook controversy consists primarily of correspondence that LeFevre had with individuals who were concerned about the alleged socialist influences that he had uncovered. Human Events editors Frank Chodorov and Frank Hanighen and Girl Scout officials are included among the correspondents. Other material contained in the series consists of articles, clippings, and other items collected by LeFevre that relate to the controversy.

LeFevre's newspaper career is the main focus of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph series. Included are correspondence, personnel records, editorials, and other material from the period when LeFevre was an employee of the Gazette Telegraph. Most of the correspondence deals with editorial subject matter and the day-to-day operations of the newspaper.

Freedom School/Rampart College files include a large volume of material LeFevre generated while teaching and administering the school. The first subseries includes an exhaustive collection of financial records from the period that LeFevre was at the school. A variety of material documenting the school's administration and operation follows. Included are the school's annuals, enrollment and fund raising reports, staff memoranda, and workshop and seminar materials. The last three subseries contain materials published by the school, promotional literature, and publicity items regarding the school. The Pine Tree Features/Press series that follows contains a number of newspaper column manuscripts authored by LeFevre and several other Freedom School employees during 1967 and 1968. The columns reflect the anti-government and pro-free enterprise ideals of their authors.

Manuscripts are comprised of LeFevre's writings from the late 1940's to early 1980's. Article length manuscripts deal primarily with LeFevre's political philosophy and many were printed in libertarian publications. Short story length manuscripts are all fiction pieces LeFevre wrote late in life and none appear to have been published. Book length manuscripts include drafts of several of LeFevre's published works regarding government and politics as well as a number of his unpublished fiction works. Also appearing among these manuscripts is LeFevre's unpublished, untitled, 2000+ page autobiography. Within each subseries, all manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title.

A small series of speeches is arranged chronologically. Most of these were presentations to various business and civic groups and reflect LeFevre's political views. Radio program material consists of program scripts from the early 1950's that LeFevre used in his radio shows, and are arranged chronologically under each program name. The subject matter of the scripts reflects LeFevre's conservative outlook at the time. There are also several folders of television material consisting of program reports and layouts. The published material is comprised of articles, pamphlets, reprints, and other miscellaneous items of LeFevre's work that were published in magazines, newspapers, and other media from the 1950's through the mid-1970's.

Collected material concerning a number of individuals, organizations, and other topics of interest to LeFevre can be found within the subject files series. A wealth of literature and records regarding organizations with a conservative bent, such as the Congress of Freedom, Operation America, United States Day Committee, and the Wage Earners Committee is included in this series. Many of the files contain correspondence, manuscripts, and an assortment of printed matter and publications. Of interest is the Audio-Forum Cassettes file which contains catalogs listing tape-recorded lectures by LeFevre on his libertarian philosophy.

The personal material series contains correspondence, legal materials, financial papers, publicity items, and files for other family members. Legal documents and correspondence with LeFevre's attorney, Aaron Sargent, can be found in the Retail Credit Company lawsuit subseries. The unsuccessful lawsuit was initiated in 1955 when LeFevre became aware of an unfavorable credit report being circulated about him that included statements he considered to be libelous. Publicity consists of newspaper clippings and other items LeFevre collected about himself.

Artifacts include microfiche copies of a number of LeFevre's works. Photographs in the collection are mainly of the Freedom School campus and its faculty and students. Finally, the collection includes several books. The most interesting of these is a volume entitled The Power of Congress (As Congress Sees It), a compilation of sometimes heated correspondence between LeFevre and dozens of Congressmen on the failings of representative government.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Robert LeFevre papers, Coll 202, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Series: General Correspondence
  • Series: San Francisco Group
  • Series: Miami Breakfast Club
  • Series: Girl Scout Handbook Controversy
  • Series: Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
  • Series: Freedom School/Rampart College
  • Series: Literary Manuscripts
  • Series: Speeches
  • Series: Radio Program Materials
  • Series: Television Material
  • Series: Published Materials (authored by LeFevre)
  • Series: Subject Files
  • Series: Personal Materials
  • Series: Original Drawings

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Robert LeFevre in 1980.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Peter Backes, Manuscripts Processor.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series:  General correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 A
1 2 Anderson, Marion T.
1 3 April House
1 4 Arno Press Inc. (See also Kephart Comm. 6/3, Libertarian Review 6/8, and Audio Forum 49/1)
1 5 B
1 6-7 Beardslee, Hermona
1 8 Belnap, Paul A.
1 9 Bosley, David
1 10 Brightwell, George and Barbara
1 11 C
1 12 Callahan, John
1 13 Chapman, Gene (see also 49/2)
1 14 Congress of Freedom (see also subject files 49/3-5)--Thomas, George J. May 1955-March 1956
1 15 Congress of Freedom (see also subject files 49/3-5)--Miscellaneous December 1953-May 1955
1 16 Congress of Freedom (see also subject files 49/3-5)--Miscellaneous June 1955-March 1956
1 17 Cooper, David L.
1 18 Council for a Competitive Economy (Richard Wilke)
2 1 D
2 2-11 Dazey, Ruth (Secretary to LeFevre)
2 12 DeFlon, Dewey
3 1-3 Dial, David W.
3 4 Dirschel, John
3 5 Eisenhower, Dwight D.
3 6-8 England, Delmar
3 9-10 Estes, Charles and Mary
3 11 F
3 12-13 Famous Writers School
3 14 Ferguson, Tim (The Register)
3 15 Fifield, James W.
3 16 Furgerson, Ann (secretary to LeFevre)
4 1-5 Forum for Contemporary History
4 6 Free Press Association
4 7 G
4 8 Goodman, Robert
4 9 Grant, Richard W.
4 10 Gregg, Ken Jr. (see also 50/2)
4 11 Grove, Cecil
5 1 H
5 2-6 Hansen, Vern
5 7 Harvey, John William
5 8 Heinlein, Robert A.
5 9 Hildebrandt, Henry F.
5 10 Hillsdale College
5 11 Holmes, Rollie W.
5 12 Houston Tribune, The
5 13 I
5 14 Institute for Humane Studies
5 15 Integrated Data Corp.
5 16 Jeffrey Norton Publishers (see also 49/1)
5 17 Johnson, Charles W.
6 1 Johnson, Floy
6 2 Jury, Jack
6 3 Kephart Communications
6 4-6 Kroy, Moshe
6 7 Leenerts, Cynthia A.
6 7 Leon, Seymour and Riqui (see 27/1-2)
6 8 Libertarian Review
6 9 Liberty Bookstore
6 10-11 Liberty Fund, Inc. (Correspondence with David Franke)
6 12 Library College Association, Inc.
6 13 Licher, Lloyd
7 1-4 Llewellin, Marjorie
7 5 M
7 6-7 Marketing Associates
7 8 Millikan and Co.
7 9 Mohn, Paul "Stormy"
7 10-12 Mollison, Susan F.
7 13 Moorman, Fabiola C.
8 1-2 National Economic Council, Inc. (Merwin K. Hart) (see also 50/12)
8 3 New World Action
8 4 Nixon, Richard M. (and staff)
8 5 Oakley R. Bramble Publisher
8 6-7 Operation America (see also 51/2)
8 8 P
8 9 Page, Reid A.
8 10-11 Parks, Mercer H.
8 12-13 Paton, William A.
8 14 Peterson, Dyanne (Center for Libertarian Studies)
9 1 R
9 2-4 Reason Magazine
9 5 Register, The (Patricia Mundi)
9 6 Richardson, Robert D.
9 7 Rosborough, Robert, Doug, and Debby
9 8 Ryan, Walter R. Jr.
9 9-13 Sanders, Thomas W.
10 1 Sanders, Thomas W.
10 2 Sanders, Thomas W.
10 3 Schureman, John C
10 4 Seligmann and Collier Literary Agents
10 5 Shaffer, Butler
10 6-8 Shank, Edith
10 9-13 Slocum, Priscilla K. (P. K. Slocum Booksellers)
11 1-3 Smith, Denison E.
11 4 Society for Individual Liberty
11 5 T
11 6-8 Taylor-Radford, Richard
11 9 U.S. Day Committee (see also subject files 51/4-5)
11 10 V-W
11 11 Watts, V. Orval
11 12-14 Wells, Sam L. Jr.
12 1 Whalen, Robert J.
12 2 World Research Inc. (see also 51/8)
12 3-5 Yankus, Stanley
12 6 Yench, John (Christian Laissez-Faire)
12 7 Z
12 8 Zube, John

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Series:  San Francisco Group
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
12 9 Correspondence March 1946-May 1949
12 10 Correspondence June 1949-November 1955
12 11 Legal material
12 12 Financial material: Reports
12 13 Financial material: Journals
13 1 Financial material: Miscellaneous
13 2 Falcon Lair Foundation: Legal material
13 3 Falcon Lair Foundation: Printed matter
13 4 Falcon Lair Foundation: Publicity
13 5 Falcon Lair Foundation: Miscellaneous
13 6 Jefferson Hotel

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Series:  Miami Breakfast Club
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
13 7 Freedom Club: correspondence February 1953-October 1954
13 8 Freedom Club: Publications
13 9 Freedom Club: Charter and constitution
13 10 Freedom Club: Miscellaneous
13 11 General correspondence February 1953-April 1953
13 12 General correspondence May 1953-August 1955
14 1 Member correspondence February 1953-March 1954
14 2 Member correspondence April 1954-October 1955
14 3 Potential member correspondence February 1953-April 1954
14 4 Potential speaker correspondence Febraury 1953-May 1954
14 5 Charter and agendas
14 6 Meeting programs
14 7 Mailers; lists
14 8 Stories and jokes
14 9 Miscellaneous

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Series:  Girl Scout Handbook Controversy
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
15 1 Correspondence: A
15 2 Correspondence: B
15 3 Correspondence: C
15 4 Correspondence: D-F
15 5 Correspondence: G
15 6-7 Correspondence: H
15 8 Correspondence: I-J
15 9 Correspondence: K
15 10 Correspondence: L
15 11 Correspondence: M
15 12 Correspondence: N
15 13 Correspondence: O-R
16 1-2 Correspondence: S
16 3 Correspondence: T-V
16 4 Correspondence: W-Y; unidentified
16 5-6 Collected related matter: Articles
16 7-9 Collected related matter: Newspaper clippings
16 10 Collected related matter: Miscellaneous

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Series:  Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
17 1-2 Correspondence: A
17 3-5 Correspondence: B
17 6-8 Correspondence: C
17 9-10 Correspondence: D
17 11 Correspondence: E
17 12 Correspondence: F
18 1 Correspondence: G
18 2 Correspondence: Gibson, Tom L.
18 3-5 Correspondence: H
18 6 Correspondence: Hindman, Jo
18 7 Correspondence: J
18 8 Correspondence: K
18 9 Correspondence: L
18 10 Correspondence: Loweke, George P.
18 11 Correspondence: M
18 12 Correspondence: Mc
18 13 Correspondence: McDonough, Frank Jr.
19 1 Correspondence: N-O
19 2 Correspondence: P
19 3-4 Correspondence: R
19 5-6 Correspondence: S
19 7 Correspondence: T
19 8 Correspondence: Tillman, Steve
19 9 Correspondence: U
19 10 Correspondence: V
19 11 Correspondence: W-Z
20 12 Personnel files: Employee records
20 1-3 Personnel files: Job applications
20 4 Syndication queries
20 5-6 Reprint correspondence
20 7 Published material: Editorials by LeFevre
20 8 Published material: United Nations columns and related material
20 9 Editor on the Spot (TV program format)

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Series:  Freedom School/Rampart College
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
21 1 Financial material: Deferred wages
21 2 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1956
21 3 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1957
21 4 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1958
21 5 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1959
21 6 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1960
21 7 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1961
21 8 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1962
21 9 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1963
21 10 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1964
21 11 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1965
22 1 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1966
22 2 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1967
22 3 Financial Material: Weekly Reports 1968
22 4 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1960
22 5 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1961
22 6 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1962
22 7 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1963
22 8 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1964
22 9 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1965
22 10 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1966
22 11 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1967
22 12 Financial Material: Monthly Reports 1968
23 1 Freedom Schools, Inc.: Audit Reports 1957-1961
23 2 Freedom Schools, Inc.: Audit Reports 1962-1964
23 3 Rampart College, Inc.: Audit Reports 1965-1967
23 4 Rampart College, Inc.: Financial reports September 1968-June 1970
23 5 Rampart College, Inc.: Financial reports August 1970-February 1971
23 6 Rampart College, Inc.: Financial reports March 1971-August 1971
23 7 Rampart College, Inc.: Financial reports September 1971-February 1972
23 8 Rampart College, Inc.: Financial reports April 1972-October 1972
24 1 Rampart College, Inc.: Financial reports November 1972-January 1973
24 2 Rampart College, Inc.: Scholarship Fund 1962
24 3 Rampart College, Inc.: Scholarship Fund 1963
24 4 Rampart College, Inc.: Scholarship Fund 1964
24 5 Rampart College, Inc.: Scholarship Fund 1965
24 6 Rampart College, Inc.: Scholarship Fund 1966
24 7 Rampart College, Inc.: Scholarship Fund 1967
24 8 Rampart College, Inc.: Scholarship Fund 1968
24 9 Rampart College, Inc.: Tuition Account 1962
24 10 Rampart College, Inc.: Tuition Account 1963
24 11 Rampart College, Inc.: Tuition Account 1964
24 12 Rampart College, Inc.: Tuition Account 1965
24 13 Rampart College, Inc.: Tuition Account 1966
24 14 Rampart College, Inc.: Tuition Account 1967
24 15 Rampart College, Inc.: Tuition Account 1968
25 1 Organizational Files: LeFevre speeches
25 2 Organizational Files: Enrollment Reports Pre-1968
25 3 Organizational Files: Enrollment Reports 1968
25 4 Organizational Files: Freedom School prospecti and annuals 1957-1963
25 5 Organizational Files: Fund drive materials
25 6 Organizational Files: Library Fund 1962-1964
25 7 Organizational Files: Library Fund 1965
25 8 Organizational Files: Library Funds 1966
25 9 Organizational Files: Library Fund 1967
25 10 Organizational Files: Library Fund 1968
25 11 Organizational Files: Library Funds 1969-1970
25 12 Organizational Files: Library sales materials 1968
25 13 Organizational Files: Rampart Journal reports 1965
26 1 Organizational Files: Rampart Journal reports 1966
26 2 Organizational Files: Rampart Journal reports 1967
26 3 Organizational Files: Rampart Journal reports 1968
26 4 Organizational Files: Tax Exemption Materials 1968
26 5 Organizational Files: Freedom School workshops 1961
26 6 Organizational Files: Freedom School workshops 1962
26 7 Organizational Files: Freedom School workshops 1963-1964
26 8 Organizational Files: Freedom School workshops 1965
26 9 Organizational Files: Rampart College workshops 1966-1967
26 10 Organizational Files: Rampart College workshops 1968
26 11 Organizational Files: Freedom School seminars ca. 1980
26 12 Organizational Files: Staff memoranda and correspondence April 1964-April 1966
26 13 Organizational Files: Staff memoranda and correspondence May 1966-May 1968
26 14 Organizational Files: Staff memoranda and correspondence June 1968-March 1978
27 1-2 Organizational Files: Seymour and Riqui Leon correspondence and articles
27 3 Organizational Files: Certificates and awards
27 4 Organizational Files: Miscellaneous
27 5 Published materials: Pine Tree Magazine--Sample magazine, printing materials
27 6 Published materials: Pine Tree Magazine--Distribution materials
27 7 Published materials: Pine Tree Magazine--Cartoons
27 8 Published materials: Pine Tree Magazine--Rampart College newsletters
27 9 Published materials: Pine Tree Magazine--Miscellaneous booklets
27 10 Published materials: Promotional materials--Freedom School--Brochures, mailers 1963
27 11 Published materials: Promotional materials--Freedom School--letters April 1961-June 21, 1961
27 12 Published materials: Promotional materials--Freedom School--letters June 23, 1961-October 12, 1961
27 13 Published materials: Promotional materials--Freedom School--letters August 18, 1961-October 12, 1961
28 1 Published materials: Promotional materials--Freedom School--letters October 13, 1961-November 28, 1961
28 2 Published materials: Promotional materials--Freedom School--Miscellaneous
28 3 Published materials: Promotional materials--Rampart College--Promotional Album 19630
28 4 Published materials: Promotional materials--Rampart College--Miscellaneous 1963
28 5 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Newspaper clippings September 12, 1958-March 19, 1963
28 6 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Newspaper clippings March 20, 1963-April 5, 1963
28 7 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Newspaper clippings April 7, 1963-May 6, 1963
28 8 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Newspaper clippings May 8, 1963-September 6, 1963
29 1 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Newspaper clippings September 12, 1963-October 25, 1964
29 2 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Newspaper clippings October 26, 1964-January 27, 1965
29 3-5 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Miscellaneous Newspaper clippings
29 6-7 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Magazine and newsletter articles
29 8 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Magazine and newsletter articles--Magazine advertisements
29 8 Published materials: Publicity: Free Press (The Gazette Telegraph's local opposition)--Magazine and newsletter articles--Magazine advertisements
30 1 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) April 17, 1967-May 19, 1967
30 2 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) May 26, 1967-June 16, 1967
30 3 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) June 23, 1967-July 14, 1967
30 4 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) July 21, 1967-August 11, 1967
30 5 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) August 18, 1967-September 15, 1967
30 6 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) September 22, 1967-October 13, 1967
30 7 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) October 20, 1967-November 17, 1967
30 8 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) November 24, 1967-December 15, 1967
30 9 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) December 22, 1967-January 12, 1968
31 1 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) January 19, 1968-February 9, 1968
31 2 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) February 16, 1968-March 8, 1968
31 3 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) March 15, 1968-April 12, 1968
31 4 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) April 19, 1968-May 10, 1968
31 5 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) May 17, 1968-June 6, 1968
31 6 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) June 7, 1968-June 28, 1968
31 7 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) July 5, 1968-July 26, 1968
31 8 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Columns (see also box 48, folder 7) August 2, 1968-August 30, 1968
32 1 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Undated columns by LeFevre
32 2 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features/Press--Undated columns by various authors
32 3 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Features miscellaneous
32 4 Published materials: Publicity: Pine Tree Press/Publications materials

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Series:  Literary Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Article Length
Box
Folder
32 5 Academy Architecture
32 5 The Anatomy of Criticism
32 5 The Case for Plagiarism
32 5 Coercion on the Local Level
32 5 Communism Unveiled
32 5 Confrontation in the Agora
32 5 Demonstration of Character
32 6 Education
32 6 Egoism Re-examined
32 6 End (and Means) at Odds
32 6 Examination of the United Nations
32 6 Frank Chodorov
32 6 From That Day to This
32 6 The Future of Education
32 7 The Gaskins Story
32 7 Government Defined (book outline)
32 7 Individualist Cohesion
32 7 Libertarianism
32 7 The Moral Nature of the Receiver of Stolen Goods
32 8 The Morality of Autarchy
32 9 Primer to a New World
32 9 Public Housing
32 9 A Question of Loyalty
32 9 Research Is Ruining Fiction
32 10 The Social Goals of Business
32 10 Strategy for Rightists
32 10 Union Bosses Aren't So Much
32 10 "What Can I Do . . . ?"
32 10 What Is the Greatest Evil?
32 10 The Wooden Horse (2 versions)
32 10 Why Not a Third Party?
33 1 Untitled manuscripts 1965-1973
33 2 Untitled manuscripts 1965-1973
33 3 Untitled and undated manuscripts and fragments
Short Story Length
Box
Folder
33 4 The Baby Factory
33 5 Backyard Airlift
33 5 The Climb
33 5 Death Valley Johnny
33 6 Gettysburg {2 versions, critique included
33 7 Gnomesday Coming
33 7 Man's Best Friend
33 7 The Moons of Exetermo
33 8 The Motherhood Web
33 8 New Racket for Luigi
33 8 The Offer
33 8 A Perfect Specimen
33 9 Return to Innocent (2 versions, critique included)
33 10 A Shot of Courage
33 10 They Hunt Whales, Don't They?
33 10 The Virus of Hate
Book Length
Constitutional Government Today in Soviet Russia
Box
Folder
33 11 Draft
34 1 Draft
34 2 Draft (cont.); copyright; reviews; bookjacket
Grove of the Kissil Bashi
Box
Folder
34 3-4 Draft
Kran Kandas
Box
Folder
34 5-7 Draft
35 1 Draft (cont.); fragments
35 2 Draft of abridged version
Libertarian
Box
Folder
35 3 Draft; booklet; miscellaneous
The Nature of Man and His Government
Box
Folder
35 4 First draft
35 5 Second draft
35 6-9 Publisher correspondence
36 1 Contracts, reviews
36 2 Serialized version; pamphlet reprint
The Power of Congress (As Congress Sees It)
Box
Folder
36 3-5 Draft
36 6-7 Publisher correspondence
Return to Innocence
Box
Folder
36 8-9 Draft; fragments; outline
This Bread Is Mine
Box
Folder
37 1-2 Draft
37 3 Correspondence
37 4 Promotion and revision material
37 5 Editorial critique by Jay Morrison
37 6-7 Reviews
You Can't Keep a Great Uncle Down
Box
Folder
37 8 Draft
Untitled drafts and fragments
Box
Folder
37 9 Untitled drafts and fragments
38 1 Untitled drafts and fragments
[Untitled autobiography]
Box
Folder
38 2-6 [Untitled autobiography]
39 1-6 [Untitled autobiography]
40 1-6 [Untitled autobiography]
41 1-5 [Untitled autobiography]
Rejection letters
Box
Folder
42 1-4 Rejection letters

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Series:  Speeches
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
42 5 Untitled. Breakfast Meeting of the Christian Business Men. (2 copies) January 22, 1955
42 5 Statement of Robert LeFevre before the Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. {2 copies) April 11, 1955
42 5 Untitled. El Paso County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting November 7, 1959
42 5 "How Much Coercion?" Clovis Chamber of Commerce. {2 drafts) November 16, 1959
42 6 "The Moral Issue of Advertising." Mountain Advertisers. (Note cards included) October 2, 1960
42 7 "The Role of Private Property in a Free Society." Kiwanis Club of Chicago. (Pamphlet included) February 28, 1963
42 7 "First Capitalist Revolution." July 26, 1963
42 7 "Limited Government--Hope or Illusion?" Freedom Club of Los Angeles. {2 copies, pamphlet) October 5, 1963
42 8 "Freedom--The American Adventure." Presented at the President's Forum sponsored by The Employers'Association of Greater Chicago and the Associated Employers of Illinois. (2 copies, pamphlet) January 17, 1964
42 8 "Cost Accounting in a Free Society." Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. February 17, 1965
43 1 "Money." Wichita Rotary. (2 copies, pamphlet and pamphlet galley) April 5, 1965
43 2 "How to Neutralize the Conflict Between Socialism and Private Capitalism." Graduate Forum at Rampart College. July 1967
43 2 "The Moral Imperative." Graduate Forum at Rampart College. {2 copies) July 1967
43 3 "Prelude to Hell." Downtown Lions Club, Wichita, Kansas. (One complete and one partial copy) November 1, 1967
43 3 "Entrepreneurship." Sales and Marketing Executives Association of Los Angeles. December 7, 1967
43 4 "My Health is Private Property." February 27, 1968
43 4 "The Future of Free Enterprise." Chief Executives Forum, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina September 24, 1969
43 5 "Liberating the Revolution." Festival of Liberation, University of Southern California. November 14, 1970
43 5 "Can Government Protect Society from Crime?" Culver-Stockton College. Canton, Missouri. (Pamphlet included) November 19, 1974
43 6 Undated. "Bureaucracy."
43 6 Fragments, speech notes, outlines, and miscellaneous
43 7 Assorted seminar material
43 8 Speaking engagement correspondence

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Series:  Radio Program Materials
Container(s)
Description
Dates
News commentary sample scripts
Box
Folder
44 1 News commentary sample scripts July 1951
44 1 News commentary sample scripts June 1952
"Commentary" by R. LeFevre. (Sponsored by the Bonded Collection Agency)
Box
Folder
44 2 Program scripts October 9, 1952-October 30, 1952
44 3 Program scripts November 6, 1952-December 4, 1952
44 4 Program scripts December 11, 1952-January 15, 1952
44 5 Program scripts January 22, 1953-February 26, 1953
44 6 Program scripts March 5, 1953-April 2, 1953
44 7 Program scripts April 9, 1953-May 7, 1953
44 8 Program scripts May 14, 1953-June 11, 1953
45 1 Program scripts June 18, 1953 June 25, 1953
"Past Is Prologue." (Sponsored by the Babcock Company)
Box
Folder
45 2 Program scripts 1952, Sept. 21-Oct. 12
45 3 Program scripts 1952, Oct. 19-Nov. 9
45 4 Program scripts 1952, Nov. 16-Dec. 7
45 5 Program scripts 1952, Dec. 14-1953, Jan. 4
45 6 Program scripts 1953, Jan. 11-Feb. 1
45 7 Program scripts 1953, Feb. 8-March 1
45 8 Program scripts 1953, March 8-29
46 1 Program scripts 1953, April 5-26
46 2 Program scripts 1953, May 3-24
46 3 Program scripts 1953, May 31-June 14
46 4 "Past Is Prologue" pamphlet reprints of radio scripts October 26, 1952-February 8, 1953
46 5 "Past Is Prologue" pamphlet reprints of radio scripts February 15, 1953-June 7, 1953
"Voice of Freedom." (Sponsored by United Taxpayers)
Box
Folder
46 6 Program scripts March 4, 1951-March 25, 1951
46 7 Program scripts April 1, 1951-April 22, 1951
47 1 Program scripts April 29, 1951-May 20, 1951
47 2 Program scripts May 27, 1951-June 24, 1951
47 3 Program scripts June 24, 1951-July 8, 1951
Schedules, promotional materials, miscellaneous
Box
Folder
47 4 Schedules, promotional materials, miscellaneous

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Series:  Television Material
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
47 5 "Commentary" program reports October 1953-February 1954
47 6 "Florida Cavalcade." Format layout and script August 1953
47 7 "Past Is Prologue." Program format proposal and script, "The World Today."

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Series:  Published Materials (authored by LeFevre)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
47 8 Magazine and newsletter articles August 1952-April 1954
48 1 Magazine and newsletter articles September 1957-January 1958
48 2 Magazine and newsletter articles October 1966-May 1976
48 3 Pamphlets
48 4 Reprints, tearsheets, book reviews, miscellaneous "Freedom" (newspaper column published in the American Statesman)
48 5 Reprints, tearsheets, book reviews, miscellaneous "Freedom" (newspaper column published in the American Statesman) March 11, 1960-August 26, 1960
48 6 Reprints, tearsheets, book reviews, miscellaneous "Freedom" (newspaper column published in the American Statesman) September 2, 1960-February 10, 1961
48 7 "Pine Tree Features" (newspaper column published in the Pinehurst Gazette March 1974-August 1975

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Series:  Subject Files
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
49 1 Audio Forum Cassettes (Jeffrey Norton Publishers)
49 2 Chapman, Gene (The Nathan Hale Society)
49 3-5 Congress of Freedom
49 6 The Discussion Club
49 7 Fictionaires
49 8 Forum for Contemporary History
49 9 Future of Freedom Conference (see also Kenneth Gregg, Jr., Box 50, folder 2)
49 10 Future Presentations
50 1 Grant, R. W. (First Libertarian Church)
50 2 Gregg, Kenneth Jr.
50 3 Harper, F.A.
50 4-5 Jackson Memorial Hospital
50 6 Love Box Co.
50 7 Manne, Henry G.
50 8 Merchants and Manufacturers Association Management Conference: Conference schedule and outline
50 9 Merchants and Manufacturers Association Management Conference: Publicity
50 10 Morse, A. Reynolds: Correspondence; posters
50 11 Morse, A. Reynolds: Posters (continued)
50 12 National Economic Council, Inc.
51 1 National Writers Club
51 2 Operation America
51 3 William Schockley
51 4 United States Day Committee: Mailers; lists; manuscripts
51 5 United States Day Committee: Miscellaneous
51 6 Wage Earners Committee: Speeches; articles; magazines
51 7 Wage Earners Committee: Organization outline; mailers; records; papers
51 8 World Research, Inc.
51 9 Zeigler, John

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Series:  Personal Material
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
52 1 Correspondence, A
52 2 Correspondence, B-C
52 3 Correspondence, D
52 4-5 Correspondence, DeCourcey, Virginia
52 6 Correspondence, Dimey, Marguerite
52 7 Correspondence, Dorris, Pearl
52 8 Correspondence, E-G
52 9-13 Correspondence, Hamilton, Lorna (sister-in-law)
53 1-11 Correspondence, Hamilton, Lorna (sister-in-law)
54 1 Correspondence, I-L
54 2-9 Correspondence, LeFevre, Daniel G. and Esther (father and step-mother)
55 1 Correspondence, LeFevre, Daniel G. and Esther (father and step-mother)
55 2-7 Correspondence, LeFevre, David and Shirley (son and daughter-in-law)
55 8-9 Correspondence, LeFevre, Loy (wife)
56 1-5 Correspondence, LeFevre, Loy (wife)
56 6-10 Correspondence, LeFevre, Robert, Jr. and Betty (son and daughter-in-law)
57 1-9 Correspondence, LeFevre, Robert, Jr. and Betty (son and daughter-in-law)
57 10-11 Correspondence, LeFevre, Robert III (grandson)
58 1-3 Correspondence, LeFevre, Susan (granddaughter)
58 4-5 Correspondence, LeFevre, Thomas (son)
58 6 Correspondence, M-T
58 7 Correspondence, W-Y
58 8 Correspondence, Unidentified
59 1 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, general correspondence
59 2 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, miscellaneous papers
59 3 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) January 1955
59 4 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) February 1955
59 5 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) March 1955-April 1955
59 6 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) May 1955-December 1955
59 7 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) January 1956-May 1956
59 8 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) June 1956-December 1956
59 9 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) January 1957-June 1957
59 10 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) July 1957-October 1957
59 11 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) November 1957
59 12 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) December 1957
60 1 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) January 1958
60 2 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) February 1958
60 3 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) March 1958-April 1958
60 4 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) May 1958-June 1958
60 5 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Correspondence with Aaron Sargent (attorney) July 1958-February 1960
60 6 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Legal documents 1955-1956
60 7 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Legal documents May 1957-August 1957
60 8 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Legal documents October 1957-November 1957
60 9 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Legal documents December 1957
60 10 Retail Credit Company lawsuit, Legal documents 1958
61 1-4 Military records
61 5-7 LeFevre for Congress Club
62 1-3 Employment applications and correspondence
62 4 Recognition/awards
62 5 Miscellaneous legal correspondence
62 6 Financial files: Bankruptcy records
62 7 Financial files: Ralph Williams Estate inheritance
62 8-9 Financial files: Investments
62 10 Financial files: Contributions
63 1 Publicity: Newspaper clippings 1951-1958
63 2 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1951-1958
63 3 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1959
63 4 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1960
63 5 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1961
63 6 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1962
64 1 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1963
64 2 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1964
64 3 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1965
64 4 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1966
64 5 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1967
64 6 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1968
64 7 Publicity: Miscellaneous material 1969-1981 Undated
64 8 Promotional material
65 1-5 Papers of other family members: Dan and Esther LeFevre (parents)--Trust account documents and related correspondence
65 6 Papers of other family members: Dan and Esther LeFevre (parents)--Receipted bills
66 1-3 Papers of other family members: Ethel Thomas Cooke (mother)--Trust account documents and related correspondence
66 4-7 Papers of other family members: Thomas LeFevre (son)--School records; correspondence
67 Cassette tape: Fictionaries' Robert LeFevre "Roast" March 13, 1975
67 Artifact: Microfiche of selected works of Robert LeFevre
67 Artifact: Freedom School binder
67 Miscellaneous

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Series:  Original Drawings
Container(s)
Description
Box
68 Drawings

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Series:  Photographs (PH179)
3.0 linear feet
LeFevre, Robert, 1911-
Container(s)
Description
Box
1-5 PH179_0000: Photographs

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969--Correspondence
  • Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988
  • Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988--Correspondence
  • LeFevre, Robert, 1911-
  • LeFevre, Robert, 1911---Correspondence
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congress of Freedom, Inc.
  • Freedom Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Freedom School (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • Freedom School (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--Records and correspondence.
  • Miami Breakfast Club
  • Miami Breakfast Club--Records and correspondence
  • Rampart College
  • Rampart College--Records and correspondence
  • United States Day Committee
  • Wage Earners Committee
  • Subject Terms :
  • Anti-communist movements--United States
  • Conservative literature--United States
  • Conservatives--United States--Correspondence
  • Journalists--United States--Correspondence
  • Libertarians--United States--Correspondence
  • Propaganda, Anti-communist--United States
  • Right-wing extremists--United States--Correspondence

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