The Hakman mss., 1950-1958, consist of materials created or collected by Nathan Hakman, 1921-2001, political science professor, concerning author and philosopher Arthur Fischer Bentley, 1870-1957. Hakman studied Bentley's thought for years and published at least one article on the topic. Hakman paid particular attention to Bentley's philosophical views of group interaction (or transaction) in the political process.
Much of the collection consists of correspondence by or about Bentley. Other correspondents are Edward Weamer Carter, Charles Benner Hagan, Nathan Hakman, George Andrew Lundberg, and Richard Wirth Taylor.
The collection includes a copy of a speech by Charles Banner Hagan which discusses Bentley's views, as well as a draft of a comparison of the political views and impact of Bentley and Floyd Henry Allport by Hakman. Several miscellaneous items, including a "selected bibliography" of Bentley's writings complete the collection.
Collection size: 28 items