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Charles W. Hanko papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0421

Scope and Contents

This collection contains both materials authored by Hanko and those which he collected on topics of interest to him, as well as materials written about him (book reviews, newspaper clippings), and correspondence. Sermons, pamphlets, book drafts, and numerous letters to the editor are included in these materials, largely concerning evangelical or fundamentalist Christianity, American politics, economics, the Republican party, and religious-based education in the United States.


  • 1938 - 1984, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research; unprocessed collection. Materials have not been arranged or reviewed and additional restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Consult Special Collections and University Archives. You must seek permission from Special Collections & University Archives staff before making any reproductions.

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1920, Charles W Hanko was a Congregationalist minister, educator (in religion and economics), and newspaper columnist in the middle 20th century. His published works included sermons, pamphlets, lectures, and books on evangelicalism, fundamentalism, American politics, capitalism, communism, and the role of Christianity in civil society, as well as church history and religious movements. He was an active member in the Republican party and engaged in correspondence with many prominent national and local political figures. He spent much of his life in and around Pennsylvania, the Gulf Coast, and in his later years northern Iowa. He died in 1990.


6 Linear Feet (6 record cartons)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Universal 1.0 Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license.


This collection is open for research but has not been arranged or reviewed. The information presented in this record is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but may contain errors.

Materials in this collection may be discarded during processing, and additional care or restrictions may be required during use. Staff may at any time restrict materials in this collection if it violates legal statutes, professional ethics, or donor stipulations.

MS-0421, Charles W. Hanko papers. 1938 - 1984, undated
A.L. Carson
May 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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