Welcome to the From the Archives blog at the Foundation for Economic Education. The purpose of this blog will be to provide context for the archive materials which will be periodically posted on FEE’s website. As one of the oldest free-market organizations in the United States, FEE has a vast collection of letters, articles, memos, audio files, video files, etc., dating back as far as its 1946 founding (and a few pieces that predate its establishment). The letters and papers of two individuals–FEE founder and President Leonard E. Read and journalist and author Henry Hazlitt–constitute the bulk of the archives. But the archives also contain correspondence and papers by some of the most important advocates of the free market, such as: Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, F.A. “Baldy” Harper, Murray Rothbard, Ayn Rand, William F. Buckley, Jr., and Israel Kirzner, among many others.