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The Theodore Roszak Papers in Focus

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Event Details:

This all-day event will feature the Theodore Roszak papers, c. 1940-2017 throughout Hohbach Hall. Acquired in 2019 and recently processed, the manuscript collection is now available for research in the Department of Special Collections.

Theodore Roszak (1933-2011) was an American author, academic, and social critic who first achieved fame for his 1969 book The Making of a Counter Culture, subsequently writing prolifically about history, science, technology, literature, belief, society, and the life of the mind.

Schedule of events:

  • All day: An installation of banners highlighting key items from Roszak’s collection in conversation with the John Perry Barlow materials in Paper Trails: The Art of Processing Archival Collections. 
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMTabletop Tuesdays: Counterculture in Games (Hohbach Hall 126)
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: A showcase exhibit featuring selections from the Roszak archive (Hohbach Hall IC Classroom 166) 
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM:  A conversation between Kathryn Roszak, daughter of Theodore and Betty Roszak and Peter Richardson, scholar of the Counter Culture and author of the recent work Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo (2022) from 4:30-5:30 in Hohbach Hall 122.  RSVP for the conversation here.

This event is open to the general public. Please visit our library website to learn more how visitors without a library card or Stanford ID can join us for this event.