The Young Americans for Freedom was founded in 1960 and still exists today. Ideologically the group follows the Sharon Statement developed at the home of William F. Buckley in Sharon Connecticut, which emphasizes the importance of free will, the free market, national defense and the importance of the Constitution and the U.S. Government in upholding those principals.
The group was most prominent in the 1960s and past members are a who’s who in the conservative movement including:
- U.S. President Ronald Reagan, former YAF Honorary National Chairman
- U.S Vice President Dan Quayle;
- U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions;
- Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge James Buckley
There are ~400 items from The Young Americans for Freedom and its main publication The New Guard in the Hall Hoag Collection Part II.