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Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Papers

Identifier: GTM-861002

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Box 1 Correspondence: Public (Fan) Mail from time as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. 1981-1982

Box 2 Public (Fan) mail received (alphabetical) 1981-1983

Box 3 Public (Fan) mail received (alphabetical) 1982-1983

Box 4 Audio cassette tapes: interviews of and talks by Kirkpatrick 1981-1984

Box 5 Public (Fan) mail received 1984-1985

Box 6 Audio cassette tapes: interview of and talks by Kirkpatrick 1983-1984

Box 7 Subject Files (mostly printed materials). Note on the Subject Files in this portion of the Kirkpatrick papers: The files relate to domestic and international politics. Many of the folders are labeled by nation. There appears to be no alphabetical or chronological order. Much of the material is likely from her work for the American Enterprise Anstitute. 1979-1980

Box 8 Subject Files (mostly printed materials); Micro Audiocassettes 1978-1984

Box 9 Subject Files (mostly printed materials. Also Reports 1977-1980

Box 10 Subject Files (mostly printed materials) 1978-1980

Box 11 Subject Files (mostly printed materials and reports) 1978-1980

Box 12 Subject Files (mostly printed materials) 1978-1980

Box 13 Subject Files (mostly printed materials and reports) 1978-1979

Box 14 Subject Files (mostly printed materials and reports) 1977-1979

Box 15 Subject Files (mostly printed materials and reports) 1977-1980

Box 16 Subject Files (mostly printed materials and reports) 1978-1980

Box 17 Subject Files (mostly printed materials and reports) 1976-1980

Box 18 Subject Files (mostly printed materials and reports); 1 reel-to-reel tape: Kirkpatrick (7/31/1984); Kirkpatrick correspondence at American

Box 19 Transcripts of speeches and interviews by Kirkpatrick (mostly from her time at UN) 1981-1984

Box 20 Public (Fan) Mail 1984-1986

Box 21 Lecture poster (rolled/damaged, 1986); Mail Log (1985); Binders: transcripts of speeches, statements, and interviews (1980-1985) 1980-1986

Box 22 - 2 reel-to-reel films (poor condition); 2 audio cassettes (1984); video tape: Meet the Press (1985); Good Neighbor Award (Harry S Truman, 1984) 1983-1985

Box 23 Photo album (Harry S Truman Award, 1984); Large reel-to-reel films; VHS tape, audio cassette tapes; photo album (Santo Domingo 1983) 1984-1985

Box 24 Printed materials. One folder: National Commission on Space 1985-1986

Box 25 Plaques (1984-1985); transcripts of interviews (1982-1983) 1982-1985

Box 26 Subject Files: mostly Central America 1981-1984

Box 27 Professional Correspondence received (alphabetical) 1984-1985

Box 28 Professional Correspondence received (alphabetical) 1985

Box 29 Professional Correspondence sent (copies) (alphabetical) 1981-1985

Box 30 Fan Mail (1985); books/printed materials (1979-1985) 1979-1985

Box 31 Professional Correspondence sent (copies) (alphabetical) (1981-1985); some Professional Correspondence received (alphabetical); 1 loose certificate (1984) 1981-1985

Box 32 Plaque and award (Box in Blue Room: 40/10/1A). Box 32 is fragile and has glass. It will be stored on-site.

Box 33 Videotapes # 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 51, 52, 61, 62, 66, and 67 1984-1985

Box 34 Videotapes # 28, 29, 35, 36, 37, 44, 45, 46, 49, 50, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, and 64; also, 3 audio cassette tapes videos: 1983-1984; audio cassettes: undated

Box 35 Videotapes # 1, 2, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, and 23 1981-1982

Box 36 Videotapes # 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16, 19, 21, 26, 33, 34, and 38 1981-1983

Box 37 Videotapes # 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 40, and 41 1982-1984

Box 38 Lecture notes re: politics and personality and re: public policy; Miscellaneous papers re: a public utilities conference; Several resumes from prospective office staff, e.g. Bryan Lops and Wei Yung; Several miscellaneous speeches 1974-1980

Box 39 Stephens College ephemera; Morley Winograd correspondence, Commission of Presidential Nominations and Party Structure; American Enterprise Institute "Conversations," i.e. papers or lectures with various individuals (similar to informal seminars), e.g. Reverend Sithole, Melvin Lasky, Valerio Zanone, and Vladmir Bukovsky; Telephone message notes 1977-1980

Box 40 Appointment Calendars; Telephone message notes; Desk calendars; Correspondence (1980) incoming and outgoing for time at American Enterprise Institute and some as professor at Georgetown University. 1977-1984

Box 41 Photocopies of newspaper articles, journal articles, and excerpts of "Les Temps Moderne - Les Communistes et la Paix" by Jean-Paul Sartre; 7 miscellaneous political pamphlets; Georgetown University correspondence (1977-1980), including the draft of the press release announcing the addition of J.K. to the faculty; Miscellaneous correspondence; Statement by J.K. to Senate Judiciary Committee re: the reform of the electoral college; Galley proof of article by J.K. for "New Right;" News clippings re: French politics; Miscellaneous syllabi (by J.K. and others); Text and drafts of an article by J.K. called "Democratic Elections, Democratic Government and Democratic Theory;" Paper entitled "Stable Democracy;" Information re: Mariapia Fanfani 1977-1980

Box 42 Correspondence: incoming as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, alphabetical: A-Z; plus mail log for 1982 1982-1983

Box 43 Correspondence: incoming as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, alphabetical: A-Z 1982-1983

Box 44 Plaques and awards 1982-1986

Box 45 Plaques and awards 1982-1986

Additional boxes contains plaques and audiovisual recordings.

The topics of the video tapes are available on a typed list in the curatorial file.


  • 1976 - 1986


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Biographical Note

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick (1926-2006) was a foreign policy expert, college professor, and diplomat. In 1946, she earned an associate's degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In 1948, Kirkpatrick recieved a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in New York City. She took two degrees from Columbia University in New York City: a masters's degree in 1950 and a Ph.D. in 1968.

In 1967, Kirkpatrick joined the faculty at Georgetown University. She became a full professor in 1973, and she retied in 2002 as a professor emeritus. Kirkpatrick was an advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and she was the first woman to serve as U.S. Ambasador to the United Nations (1981-1985).

[Source: "Encyclopedia Britannica" Online].


56 Cubic Feet (57 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The documents were most likely transferred from Jeane J. Kirkpatrick's office at Georgetown University. They were received in 1986.

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Revision Statements

  • 2023-11: Edited for DACS compliance by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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