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Hoge, James F.
James F. Hoge Papers
Public Policy Papers
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The Papers of James F. Hoge, journalist, editor and foreign affairs expert, chronicle his contributions to foreign affairs issues while he was the editor of Foreign Affairs magazine from 1992-2010 and the Peter G. Peterson Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations. Hoge's intellectual contributions to foreign affairs discussions are in the form of speeches, articles, commentaries, book reviews, correspondence and interviews with contemporary experts or participants in the foreign affairs issues of the time.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The James F. Hoge Papers primarily document Hoge's tenure as editor of Foreign Affairs and his time at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1992-2010. The Papers include many of Hoge's speeches, articles, op-ed pieces, book reviews and other forms of commentary on key foreign policy issues during this time as well as a substantial amount of background information and correspondence related to his writings. The Foreign Affairs records include discussion and correspondence around articles for publication or issues to be covered by the magazine and some reference to the administration and design of the publication. General correspondence and records of Hoge's Board membership activity are also included.


The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hoge, James F.

James Fulton Hoge, Jr. (1935-) is a well-known speaker and writer on international affairs, with extensive knowledge of US foreign policy, media issues, and the rise of Asia. Hoge is perhaps best known for his tenure as Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair of Foreign Affairs, a bi-monthly magazine of analysis and commentary on international affairs and US foreign policy. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 1992, Hoge spent three decades in newspaper journalism as a Washington correspondent, then editor-in-chief and publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times and lastly as publisher of The New York Daily News. Both papers won Pulitzer Prizes while under his direction. During his twelve years at Foreign Affairs, the magazine more than doubled its circulation, developed Spanish, Japanese, and Russian editions, and became a well-respected authoritative voice on key matters of foreign policy. Hoge has written many articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces as well as edited books on international affairs, and has participated in multiple round-table discussions, interviews and seminars examining key foreign affairs developments. He has been a fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Freedom Forum Media Center at Columbia University, and served on the American Political Science Association's Congressional Program. He serves as a Board member or advisor to numerous organizations, including the International Center for Journalists and the Center for Global Affairs at New York University. He is currently Chair of Human Rights Watch.

Collection History


The collection was donated by James Hoge in 2012. The accession number associated with this donation is ML.2012.046.

James Hoge donated the materials in the 2016 accession in April 2016. The accession number associated with this donation is ML.2016.006.


One file of personal legal correspondence was returned to the donor. No other materials were separated from the collection.

For the digital materials in the 2016 donation, one empty folder was deleted initially; an additional 14 empty folders were deleted after the removal of duplicate files. The folder "Hoge pix," which contained personal photographs, was also deleted. The folder "Hoge archives" and its subfolder "Princeton Archives" were deleted after the files within these folders were moved to the appropriate top-level folder or to the "Uncategorized Files" folder created by the archivist.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dan Santamaria and Sara Griffiths in 2013. Finding aid created by Dan Santamaria and updated by Sara Griffiths in 2013. A collection-level description and a file-level inventory were created but no physical processing or arrangement occured at this time. Digital materials in Series 5 and 6 were processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in 2015

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Contains records created and used on various Windows and Mac desktop computers. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

James F. Hoge Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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The Public Policy Papers division at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript library includes the papers of a number of editors of Foreign Affairs, authors of articles in Foreign Affairs, as well as the records of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Subject Terms:
International relations -- 20th century.
Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- 20th century -- Records and correspondence.
Research institutes -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Born digital.
Drafts (documents).
Council on foreign relations
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.